And Disney's first-ever Chief Magic Official is ... Justin!
by, 04-22-2008 at 05:04 AM (2496 Views)
Congratulations to MousePlanet reader and MousePad member Justin Muchoney, who was just named Disney's first Chief Magic Official!
From the start, his enthusiasm grabbed me, regardless of whether or not he was a member of the MousePlanet family. His performance in the in-park competitions last week solidified it. Apparently, lots of other Disney fans agreed.
Congratulations also to Tripp West and David Hawley, who did a great job getting to the finals, and proving able competitors for Justin.
I traded emails with one of last year's Dream Jobs winners, Ricky Brigante of Inside the Magic and Orlando Attractions Magazine last night, who hung out with the candidates for the last few days. Ricky pronounced all three "wonderful people," noting that "They're each fun-loving, friendly, and perfect for the role."
The ceremony was brief, including an interruption from Donald Duck, who tried to steal the competition, but once Donald's banner covering the real winner's name was removed, Justin was revealed to be the winner of the competition where over a quarter-million votes were cast online. You can see the announcement here.