Phil Graham, an EPCOT cast member from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and one of the original American Adventure cast members, sent us an email about a really cool event that took place on Thanksgiving.
Phil writes that early in the evening on Thanksgiving, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald each went to one of the parks and randomly selected cast members who were invited to a special Thanksgiving feast, which took place after the parks closed. Phil was selected by Minnie who personally escorted him to the event.
According to Phil, the room was festively decorated and more than ample amounts of the traditional Thanksgiving fare could be had.
Toward the end of the meal, Mickey stood up and asked that they go around the table and say what each of them were thankful for.
Mickey lead it off by saying he was thankful for all the boys and girls of all ages who came to visit the parks. Minnie said she was thankful for all the wonderful cast members who made that visit so magical for all the guests. Goofy, for his part, said that he was thankful for all the family and friends that make each of our lives so special.
The rest of guests at the table in turn vocalized what they were thankful for. Phil writes that it was an interesting study to see the wide variety of what people found gratitude in….particularly Donald.
What was Donald thankful for? That they were all eating turkey……..and not roasted Duck!