Interview with Archives Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith The D23 Official Disney Fan Community recently announced a special 40th anniversary event honoring both the creation of the Walt Disney Archives and its Founder and Chief Archivist Dave Smith. On Friday, June 25, Disney President and CEO Bob Iger, noted film historian Leonard Maltin, and [...]
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When I first met Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, he sat down to discuss a small portion of his 54-year career working with and for Walt Disney. Marty is now president of his own company, Marty Sklar Creative, Inc., and is one of the founders of [...]
Recently I attended the D23 First Anniversary Party held at Disneyland along with a small group of DIS friends. An after-hours party at Disneyland…fancy desserts…all the rides in Fantasyland….obscure characters…VIPs….what more could you want?? Read on to find out….
As you know, last November, my family had the chance to attend Princess and the Frog – The Ultimate Experience, hosted right on the lot of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA. As we wandered around the event, we noticed that the cart that hosted the lithograph pick-up for Royal Seating patrons had a sign [...]
An interview with Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman What evokes strong memories of your last visit to a Disney Theme Park? A smell? A food? A character? A sound? Yes, for many of us sounds, particularly music, make up a large part of our theme park experience and memories. Recently, I had the pleasure to [...]
When Marty Sklar retired on July 17, 2009, the 54th Anniversary of the Disneyland Park in California, his title was Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering. After 53 years of working as a Disney Cast Member, Sklar received a tribute window on Main Street USA in Disneyland – the place where he [...]
Because of my recent trips to Walt Disney World, I have become more and more interested in the history of Walt Disney the man as well as the Disney Parks. Therefore, when one of the events on the recent DIS Unplugged Podcast Cruise was a talk by Disney Historian Mark Matheis of the Disney Institute, [...]