My memories of Michael Jackson are from the late 70s and early 80s.
Michael used to come down to the park all the time, no one really bothered him,
he would just enjoy the park as a "normal" guest.
When he did get recognized, he would just pop backstage, till he crowd left,and sit and talk with the characters, either at the egg house break area or the Inn Between.
I remember one night we were all sitting at the Inn Between patio around 9pm
and here comes Michael... we chatted awhile and he really wanted to see the fireworks, but couldn't go back in the park. so we took him up to the stairwell landing off the back of Monsanto,
which was a great place to watch the fireworks.
He was just a shy guy back then...
This picture was taken from when he filmed the
Disneyland 25th T.V. special at the park,1980,
[You can see the Video clip over at our friend Anne's Blog
Thanks Anne for posting this]
THEN:Somewhere around 1983...The whole Glove and Jacket thing started...he never came to the park unless he was all "dressed up"!He always drew a crowd and because of the scene this created,
Security had to ask him to Call the park before he came down so they could be prepared
...Gone was shy Michael who would just visit backstage...
This picture was taken at Michael's home in the mid to late 80s
Snow White and the Dwarfs went to visit him...
Yesterday was a sad day filled with Memories...