Tag: Walt Disney Imagineering

Major Construction Completed for Disney Vacation Club’s Aulani

Major Construction Completed for Disney Vacation Club’s Aulani

| April 22, 2011 | 2 Replies

Disney announced that major structural construction work is complete for their Hawaiian Vacation Club property, Aulani.  On April 21, construction workers from Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. handed over the property to the Disney Imagineers and Cast Members who will add the final details and theming to the resort.  Continue after the break for Disney’s [...]

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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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Video: Legends Bob Gurr, Charlie Ridgway on Disney Wonder

Video: Legends Bob Gurr, Charlie Ridgway on Disney Wonder

| December 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

We recently completed the 2nd DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise, better known as PCC2.0, on the Disney Wonder December 12-16, 2010.  We were fortunate to have a number of special events for the 600+ guests sailing on the cruise.  One such event was an exclusive presentation with two Disney Legends: Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr and Magic Kingdom Press [...]

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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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Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

Video: Disney Executives Discuss New DVC Property Aulani

| October 14, 2010 | 5 Replies

Disney released a video where Joe Rohde, Senior Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, discusses the story behind Aulani, the Disney Vacation Club property currently under construction in Hawai’i.  Djuan Rivers, Vice President for Disney Vacation Club and Resort in Hawai’i, says the resort is meant to be a reflection of Hawai’i culture. Disney’s Aulani [...]

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