It saddens my heart to find out that we lost one of the greatest Disney Cast Members on February 23, 2012. His name was Ernest McLean, but would introduce himself to you as Ernie. He had been with Disney since the days that Walt walked the park and was the last man hired by Walt himself. There is a painting of him and the other two members of a quartet he was in here at Disney, hangs proudly in the downstairs lobby of Club 33. He sat on a stool toward the back of New Orleans Square with his guitar and an amp and would just play. He had so many storys and if you were blessed enough to get him to tell you a a few, well, count yourself lucky.
Rest in Peace Ernie, you were a true gift and I am glad I had a chance to meet you on several occasions.