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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At this summer’s Disney D23 Expo, Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, hosted a panel titled “Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering.” The panel included Bob Gurr, Don Iwerks, Alice Davis, Orlando Ferrante, and current Imagineer Kim Irvine (daughter of Disney Legend Leota Toombs). They reflected on the 40th anniversary [...]
Walt Disney World celebrated its 40th anniversary today. The Magic Kingdom opened October 1, 1971. I was thrilled to be in the Magic Kingdom today with lots of Disney lovers. You could feel the excitement in the air. I wish I could have been there on opening day.