ABOVE: Tony Baxter
Anaheim, CA, USA — The Disneyland Alumni Club will be celebrating 60 Magical Years of Disneyland at its Gala Celebration on August 1, featuring Disney Legends Tony Baxter and Bill Farmer.
Former Imagineer Tony Baxter retired two years ago following an illustrious four-decade career with the Walt Disney Company. His accomplishments include: designing Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye at Disneyland.
Bill Farmer is best known as the voice of Goofy and Pluto for the Walt Disney Company for more than 20 years. He has also been the voice for many other Disney, Hanna Barbara and Looney Tune cartoon characters.
A blast to Disneyland’s past will be on hand as legendary Coke Corner Pianist Rod Miller will be tinkling the ivories.
Also appearing is Jim Adams, a performer who gained Disneyland stardom as “Pecos Bill,” the comic lead in Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Review.
The Hollywood Clarinet Quartet will lend their smooth Jazz sounds to the evening, along with other musical guests to be announced.
On hand to emcee the event will be the voices of Disneyland and of Disney California Adventure, Bill Rogers and Camille Dixon.
Mickey Mouse is also scheduled for an appearance.
The Disneyland Alumni Club, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, will hold the celebration the evening of Saturday, August 1st at the Disneyland Hotel. A portion of the proceeds from the event, including the evening’s silent auction, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton.
Disney Legends Van France and Wally Boag created the club in 1983 as a way for current and past Disneyland Cast Members to stay in touch and to work on projects to better the community. Prices for the evening are $140 per individual, and $1,000 for a table of 8 or $1,280 for a table of 10. A portion of the ticket price may be tax deductible.