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ENJOY AN AMAZING EVENING ON THE HISTORIC DISNEY FAMILY FARM

 

As always, an exclusive 2021 Dreaming Tree Gala gift will be awaiting your arrival.

The evening will begin with a visit from a 'special guest' before dinner, followed by an engaging talk with

friend of the museum and Disney Legend Tom Nabbe, moderated by WDHM Director Peter Whitehead.

And as always, no gala would be complete without a 'kiss goodnight' fireworks display.

This is your chance to enjoy a magical evening in Walt Disney's boyhood hometown while supporting

the ongoing efforts of The Walt Disney Hometown Museum.


DISNEY LEGEND TOM NABBE

 

In 1955, twelve-year-old Tom Nabbe was selling newspapers at Disneyland when he heard that Walt needed someone to play the role of Tom Sawyer. Tom pestered Walt until he got the job. Nearly fifty years... and numerous 'hats' later Tom retired, a bona fide Disney Legend.

 

Sadly, you can't be Tom Sawyer forever. When Tom Nabbe became a little too tall and a little too deep-voiced to continue his childhood on Tom Sawyer Island, Disney made him a ride operator. No more magazine covers for Mr Nabbe and no more private photo sessions with A-list celebrities. But it wasn't the end of Tom Nabbe's magical Disney career; in fact it was just the beginning.

 

In true American fashion, Tom pulled himself up by his bootstraps and rose through the Disney ranks. He became a manager at Disneyland and was instrumental in the opening of both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot in Florida. Tom was also tapped as part of the Disney team sent to Paris, France to create some new magic overseas. A legendary career indeed!

 

 

Hosted By

Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Location

Marceline, MO, USA