What did he do before Disney?

Mid Life Celebration, the book, and Disney Legacy name tag at mountain lake
Small-town kid. Shy. Athlete. No plans for the future.

What did he do before Disney?

Small town Pennsylvania, born and raised. A Paper Mill town. No stop lights, no grocery store, no fast food.

Captained the High School football team and set school records in Track.

Went to college near Philadelphia to become a Health & Physical Education teacher. This dream was crushed during Jeff’s Elementary School student-teaching experience. The kids ate him alive. He had no command of children. Jeff changed his major which led to an opportunity to intern at Walt Disney World’s Cast Activities Department in 1982.

Married in 1983, 15 months before he and his wife permanently relocated from Washington State to Walt Disney World.

Together, Jeff and his wife Cheryl created Disney Magic for 66 years.

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This website is about our HOME. This is the fifth of five daily, differently-themed blog posts about: (1) mind, (2) body, (3) spirit, (4) work, (5) home. To return to Mid Life Celebration, the site about MIND, click here.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.