Tag: Imagineering

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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Book Review: Melody Malmberg’s Look At Walt Disney Imagineering

Book Review: Melody Malmberg’s Look At Walt Disney Imagineering

| August 31, 2010 | 4 Replies

In May 2010, Disney Editions released a new book titled “Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at Making More Magic Real” written by Melody Malmberg with a lot of help from the Imagineers.  This is a sequel to the book published almost 15 years ago with the similar title “Walt Disney Imagineering: A [...]

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Imagineering’s Hallway Culture – Graffiti Hallway Culture, That Is

Imagineering’s Hallway Culture – Graffiti Hallway Culture, That Is

| August 10, 2010 | 2 Replies

Disney fans have little opportunity to peek behind the scenes at Walt Disney Imagineering.  Adventures by Disney offers the “Backstage Magic” California itinerary that takes guest on a tour of Imagineering, but other than that, few fans see inside the place that created their favorite theme parks and attractions.  Former Imagineering show writer, Melody Malmberg, [...]

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Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

Just Who Exactly Is Harrison Hightower III?

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Replies

The strange case of the disappearing Harrison Hightower III and the reappearing Walt Disney Imagineer Tokyo DisneySea has a stunning version of the Tower of Terror that is the focal point of the American Waterfront port.  However, Tokyo’s Tower of Terror is unique among Disney Parks.  Instead of the Twilight Zone, its story focuses on [...]

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Disney Legend to Legend: Marty Sklar Discusses Herb Ryman

Disney Legend to Legend: Marty Sklar Discusses Herb Ryman

| April 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

When I first met Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, he sat down to discuss a small portion of his 54-year career working with and for Walt Disney.  Marty is now president of his own company, Marty Sklar Creative, Inc., and is one of the founders of [...]

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Marty Sklar Discusses Working With And For Walt Disney

Marty Sklar Discusses Working With And For Walt Disney

| December 18, 2009 | 11 Replies

When Marty Sklar retired on July 17, 2009, the 54th Anniversary of the Disneyland Park in California, his title was Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering.  After 53 years of working as a Disney Cast Member, Sklar received a tribute window on Main Street USA in Disneyland – the place where he [...]

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