Longtime Cast Member Oscar Martinez announced yesterday on Facebook that he is retiring from Disneyland effective today.
Chef Oscar began working at Disneyland on December 29, 1956, starting as a busboy in Fantasyland quick-serve locations, then as a cook at the Carnation Cafe, and most recently greeting guests at the Carnation Cafe.
In January, his 60 years of service were celebrated with a special award created just for him.
In his retirement announcement Chef Oscar said, “it has been a great journey these 60 1/2 years. But it has come to an end. May everyone follow their dreams as I have followed mine. Best wishes for all my friends Cast Members at the Happiest Place on Earth.”
Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.