2007 Bill "Sully" Sullivan

Bill “Sully” Sullivan reported to work as a ticket-taker at the Jungle Cruise on the first Tuesday after the park opened in 1955; he was 19. He progressed from ticket-taker to ride operator to operations supervisor at Disneyland. He was subsequently sent to Squaw Valley as a member of the operations team that assisted in the opening and operating of the Winter Olympics in 1960, where Disney was in charge of pageantry. Sully then served as assistant manager for the Disney-designed attractions at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Bill participated in the operations management of several lavish Disney film premieres, including Mary Poppins and The Happiest Millionaire. He relocated to Florida for the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971. While there, he served a stint as director of PICO (Project Installation and Coordination Office), after which he was the director of Epcot Center operations. In 1987, he was named vice president of the Magic Kingdom, and was responsible for operation of the Park. Sully retired in 1993 after 38 years with Disney.
 
 
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