Tag: Walt Disney

Grand Re-Opening Ceremony of Disney California Adventure

Grand Re-Opening Ceremony of Disney California Adventure

| June 15, 2012 | Reply

Here is a video and photos from the June 15th Grand Re-Opening Ceremony of Disney California Adventure!

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A Walk Down Buena Vista Street

A Walk Down Buena Vista Street

| June 11, 2012 | Reply

Take a trip back in time with me… “It was July 1923.  I packed all of my worldly goods – a pair of trousers, a checkered coat, a lot of drawing materials and the last of the fairy tale reels we had made – in a kind of frayed cardboard suitcase.  And with that wonderful [...]

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Preview Dinner at California Adventure’s Carthay Circle Restaurant

Preview Dinner at California Adventure’s Carthay Circle Restaurant

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Replies

The Carthay Circle Restaurant doesn’t officially open until June 15th (along with the rest of Buena Vista Street), but we were able to take a look around recently and sample of few of their menu items at a special preview dinner.  The restaurant is filled with history, which is only appropriate as the exterior is [...]

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Moments of Reflection – Paying Respects at Walt Disney’s Gravesite

Moments of Reflection – Paying Respects at Walt Disney’s Gravesite

| October 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

Many Disney enthusiasts take time out during their Disneyland Park visits to stand below the fire station, paying their respects to Walt Disney by stopping to view the eternal lamp in the his apartment window.   However, many feel personally led to visit his final resting place in Glendale, California’s Forest Lawn Memorial Park.   I [...]

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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: 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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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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