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Disneyland employee, 81, set to mark 60 years at park

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/15/2016
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, Oscar Martinez greets diners at the Carnation Cafe at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. KABC-TV reported Dec. 14, 2016, that Martinez is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary at the park. Disney is the parent company of KABC. (AP Photo/Matt Sedensky, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, Oscar Martinez greets diners at the Carnation Cafe at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. KABC-TV reported Dec. 14, 2016, that Martinez is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary at the park. Disney is the parent company of KABC. (AP Photo/Matt Sedensky, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — An 81-year-old Disneyland employee is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary of working at the California theme park.

In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, Oscar Martinez, center, greets diners at the Carnation Cafe at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. KABC-TV reported Dec. 14, 2016, that Martinez is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary of working at the park. Disney is the parent company of KABC. (AP Photo/Matt Sedensky, File) © The Associated Press In this Sept. 20, 2013, file photo, Oscar Martinez, center, greets diners at the Carnation Cafe at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. KABC-TV reported Dec. 14, 2016, that Martinez is set to celebrate his 60th anniversary of working at the park. Disney is the parent company of KABC. (AP Photo/Matt Sedensky, File)

KABC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2hR6D54) Oscar Martinez works at Carnation Cafe along the park's Main Street, U.S.A. He came to work at Disneyland as a busboy only a year after the park's opening in 1955. His skill at making breakfast potatoes first got him noticed. They're included on the menu at the cafe as part of "Oscar's Choice," which is named in his honor.

Martinez's longevity has made him a Disneyland character of sorts. The station says he spends less time in the kitchen and more time greeting fans.

Martinez says he has no plans to hang up his chef hat. He says he doesn't want to talk about retirement, "because it's way off."

KABC is owned by Disney.

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