Tag: Marty Sklar

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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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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DIS Unplugged Exclusive: Lunch With THE Imagineer Marty Sklar

DIS Unplugged Exclusive: Lunch With THE Imagineer Marty Sklar

| August 4, 2010 | 3 Replies

The DIS Unplugged Podcast is offering three special Adventures by Disney Backstage Magic trips to California in February, April, and July 2011.  As part of the adventure, guests will have the opportunity to meet Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar who worked side-by-side with Walt Disney from the opening day of Disneyland until Disney’s passing in [...]

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D23 Announces Scavenger Hunt and Destination D Schedule

D23 Announces Scavenger Hunt and Destination D Schedule

| July 7, 2010 | 2 Replies

Disney’s official fan community, D23, will hold its fall event at the Disneyland Resort September 24-25th in Anaheim, CA.  Instead of the full scale D23 Expo held in September 2009, a slimmed down “Destination D” event will be offered to highlight the history of the 55th Anniversary of the original Disney theme park.  To cap [...]

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