"But you put me on stage as Farley the Fiddler and it's like I was free."After close to 40,000 performances, Francisco looks back on his career:
"...when I started here, I always admired Rod the piano player on Main Street. He was a legend at Disneyland. I never thought I would reach that status. But people say I have."Francisco feels he's been popular with visitors because he's been himself. He says that he wants to be remembered as a real person.
"I haven't been fake. I'm just like anybody else. We're all having fun together."Francisco says that, while he's retiring from Disneyland, he'll still be participating in education programs at schools near his home in Big Bear Lake. Source: Orange County Register