From Ice Capades Program - 1958
Welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to pay tribute to my father, Paul Castle Sr. known to others as Mickey Mouse (at Disneyland in California for 25 years), as the Might Mite (with Ice Capades) and other skating shows in the United States and Holiday On Ice in Europe.

My father has made so many people happy throughout his 86 years of life, it would be nice if those who may have seen him or have met him could post their experiences with him.

We are asking for prayers and well wishes as he is approaching the end of his life. If you would like to post any words of encouragement I will present them to him.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

1960's My dad greeting guest at the Main Gate in Disneyland, Ca.


  1. Hi Chris, as you know, I knew your dad as Mickey Mouse as a tour guide at Disneyland. There has been only one Mickey Mouse as far as I am concerned. I have several D-land friends that remember him and are also sending prayers for you and your family. Your dad as Mickey Mouse makes him truly immortal in our memories.
    Linda Moore Palmer

  2. What a beautiful tribute you have made for your Dad. I had the wonderful opportunity to know Paul at Disneyland in the late 70's and early 80's. In fact I remember him introducing me to you when you visited many years ago.

    As a kid of 18 or so, I was mezmerized by his stories about the ice and the early years with Walt Disney himself. When I was a lead in the character department I knew I would have a great day when I saw that I would be working with him as well.

    At the time I was well known for my "Themed" Parties - Toga, Halloween... Paul always came and we would end up talking for hours. In fact, several of these parties were held at my older brother's house and I would find him talking and laughing with Paul as well. In fact, my borhter and I were just talking about him several months ago and shared some laughs and stories as well.

    Now that I am in my late 40's - I can fondly look back at the wonderful man he was. And though I only worked with him for a few short years... I can truley say that I will remember him for the rest of my life.

    In one's life... people come and go... the BIG people stay etched in our memories forever.

    Paul was and is one of those BIG people.

    Bless you and your wonderful family and may the big man rest in peace.

    Ron Ballen
    1978 - 1985

  3. So sorry for your familys loss. What a shame that it takes the passing of someone like your father for the rest of us to know of his contributions in life. Myself turning 50 years old this summer and growing up as a regular at Disneyland surely had many encounters with Mickey Mouse as a child and photos of me and your father. Thanks for sharteing his identity with me and all of the other Disney fans. I am still a regular at the park and an annual passholder. As often as I visit the park I still reflect back each time on what it was like when I was a child. Your father was responsible for so many of my biggest smiles. Thanks so much for sharing him with all of us and the world.

    Sincerly , Tommy Henderson

  4. Your Dad was so wonderful , I can remember the many times that he took us surfing and how he loved his family and that cool Indian motocycle ! Sorry for your loss . We had some great times because he cared about us kids ! Mark Trivisonno