Petition to Change the name of Carnation Cafe in Disneyland to honor Oscar

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There’s a new petition circulating among fans who cherish the history of Disneyland. They hope to honor the legacy of former Disneyland chef Oscar Martinez, who devoted 60 years of service to Disney.

Oscar Martinez started as a busser in 1957 and worked his way to becoming the chef of Carnation Cafe. Many visitors have seen Chef Oscar over the years at Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe. So now they wish to express their gratitude by petitioning for the cafe to be renamed.

Carnation cafe

The petition is available here. The following discusses the mission statement of the claim:

“This change is simple.  Honour Oscar Martinez for his lifetime of service and smiles at Disneyland by changing the name of the Carnation Cafe on Main Street to “Oscar’s Carnation Cafe”.

Up until his retirement a couple of years ago, Oscar was Disneyland’s longest tenured employee – at 60 years of service.  With no formal cooking experience, Martinez started his career as a busboy at Disneyland’s Fantasy 1 restaurant in 1956, the year after the Anaheim park opened.  He was one of Walt Disney’s first employees and was one of the reasons our family keeps coming back.

If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Oscar and seeing the joy he shares with everyone who visits, then no further explanation is needed.  Disneyland should continue to share that joy…”


Kevin Koszola
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