Tag: Roy Disney

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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Video: Construction of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Video: Construction of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

| October 3, 2011 | 1 Reply

In this video, released by Disney, we get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle as Roy Disney oversees construction of Florida’s Magic Kingdom prior to 1971.  Watch a timelapse of Cinderella’s Castle built around its steel skeleton.  The Liberty Tree is brought in and finds a home in Liberty Square.  Monorail cars and steam engines are [...]

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Video: Walt Disney Announces the “Florida Project” in 1965

Video: Walt Disney Announces the “Florida Project” in 1965

| October 1, 2011 | Reply

As Walt Disney World celebrates the Magic Kingdom’s 40th anniversary of the grand opening on October 1, 1971, Disney released this archival footage of Walt Disney announcing his future plans to the world.  Included in the video is a clip from the press conference held on November 15, 1965 in Orlando, FL with Walt Disney, Florida [...]

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