Tag: Imagineering

Walt Disney World’s 40th: We Built this City on Cold Coors Beer

Walt Disney World’s 40th: We Built this City on Cold Coors Beer

| October 11, 2011 | Reply

At this summer’s Disney D23 Expo, Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, hosted a panel titled “Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering.”  The panel included Bob Gurr, Don Iwerks, Alice Davis, Orlando Ferrante, and current Imagineer Kim Irvine (daughter of Disney Legend Leota Toombs).  They reflected on the 40th anniversary [...]

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Disney Announces Avatar Themed Land Coming to Animal Kingdom

Disney Announces Avatar Themed Land Coming to Animal Kingdom

| September 20, 2011 | 9 Replies

A surprise came from Burbank, CA when Disney Parks announced a partnership with Fox Entertainment and James Cameron to bring the world of Avatar to the Disney themeparks worldwide.  The first such venture will be an Avatar themed land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World with construction to commence in 2013.  Continue after [...]

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Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

Disney Parks and Resorts Update Ongoing Projects At D23 Expo…

| August 25, 2011 | 2 Replies

But don’t announce anything new.  Of course, Disney Parks and Resorts had a significant presence at the 2011 D23 Expo.  At the 2009 D23 Expo, Disney first announced the re-imagineering of Star Tours and an expansion of Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland.  Therefore, expectations were high for the announcement of what’s to come for the Disney [...]

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Imagineer Kim Irvine’s Child Eye Stewardship of Disneyland

Imagineer Kim Irvine’s Child Eye Stewardship of Disneyland

| March 16, 2011 | 1 Reply

Each Disney destination including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland has its own Imagineering team to maintain and develop the parks.  Long-time Walt Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine founded Disneyland’s Imagineering office in the early 1980’s, and currently serves as the Art Director for Disneyland.  On Saturday, March 12, she [...]

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Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

Around the World, Disney Dollars and More with Jack Lindquist

| February 17, 2011 | 3 Replies

Interview with Jack Lindquist, Disneyland’s First President, Part 2 Jack Lindquist is a Disney Legend whose Disney career began in 1955 as the initial advertising manager for the new theme park.  He worked in the public relations office alongside future head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar.  In Part 1 of the interview, Lindquist discussed his early years at Disneyland, [...]

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Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

Interview with Disneyland’s First President, Jack Lindquist

| February 15, 2011 | 4 Replies

Part 1: Jack’s Start at Disneyland to Dealing with Walt Disney’s Passing Recently I was able to speak with Jack Lindquist, a Disney Legend who also served as the first-ever President of Disneyland.  He started with the Disney Company in 1955, two months after Disneyland opened, as the park’s first advertising manager.  Jack worked his way up the [...]

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Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

Marty Sklar Talks Imagineering and the Passing of “Buzz” Price

| November 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

An Interview With Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar Not too long ago I received an e-mail from Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering.  We had previously talked about doing another interview to hear more of his thoughts and perspective from working for 50+ years at the Walt Disney Company.  [...]

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