Tag: Marty Sklar

Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th

| October 18, 2011 | Reply

Saturday October 1, 2011, Walt Disney World turned 40 years old and celebrated the opening of Florida’s Magic Kingdom.  Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, was involved throughout the design, planning and opening of Walt Disney World, and reflected with the DIS Unplugged on his experience.  Continue after [...]

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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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What Are You Hoping to See During August’s Disney D23 Expo?

What Are You Hoping to See During August’s Disney D23 Expo?

| July 26, 2011 | Reply

In less than one month, the curtain will rise on the second D23 Expo – an official fan convention sponsored by the Walt Disney Company celebrating all things Disney - from theme parks, to films, music, books and television.  August 19-21, the most fervent of Disney fans will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center for a glimpse behind [...]

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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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Details Announced For WDW’s Destination D and Scavenger Hunt

Details Announced For WDW’s Destination D and Scavenger Hunt

| February 7, 2011 | 3 Replies

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced details of its Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th and Great Disney Scavenger Hunt events for this coming May.  Tickets for both events go on sale February 24th.  Read on to find out the details, including pricing and some familiar names (other than mine) that are scheduled to [...]

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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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D23′s Destination D: Disneyland ’55 – Day 1

D23′s Destination D: Disneyland ’55 – Day 1

| September 28, 2010 | 3 Replies

This weekend D23 held its first Destination D focusing on 55 years of Disneyland.  Destination D will alternate each year with the hugely successful D23 Expo and will focus on a new topic each time.  Plans are already in the works for an East Coast Destination D event focusing on 40 years of Walt Disney World to be held next spring in Orlando.   [...]

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