Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders

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Disney Legend Jack Lindquist made significant contributions to solidify the success of Disneyland. [The Walt Disney Company] During the first few years of Disneyland’s existence, although hopes and expectations were very high, “the success of the park wasn’t a slam dunk,” according to Marty Sklar, the Disney Legend and former head of Walt Disney Imagineering … Continue reading "Jack Lindquist graduated from marketing guru to one of Disneyland’s greatest cheerleaders"
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Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects

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Walt Disney is seen during the recording of The Epcot Film. The script for the film was written by Marty Sklar. [The Walt Disney Company] Disney Legend Marty Sklar will always be remembered for his contributions to the company as the creative leader of Walt Disney Imagineering. It was his skill as a writer, however, … Continue reading "Marty Sklar had ‘the write stuff’ on many different Disney projects"
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Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances

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Bob Gurr sits behind the wheel of a car as he tests the ride system that would be used on the Ford Magic Skyway attraction during the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Note the individual drive wheels embedded in the track. [The Walt Disney Company] From the time when Disneyland was in the planning stages … Continue reading "Omnimover and PeopleMover: A look at two Disney-designed ride conveyances"
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Monorail guru Bob Gurr talks about Monty … and his concept drawing of the famed transit vehicle

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Bob Gurr’s original drawing of the monorail, sketched in late 1958. The color was added by Disney Legend John Hench. Hey, Bob Gurr … now that you’ve completed a documentary showing the world just how you designed some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions, what are you going to do next? “My next … Continue reading "Monorail guru Bob Gurr talks about Monty … and his concept drawing of the famed transit vehicle"
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Documentary shows how Bob Gurr created so many classic Disney attractions

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Bob Gurr holds a copy of his book, “Design: Just For Fun,” after its release. [Ape Pen Publishing] If there’s such a thing as a blueprint for an exciting, fun-filled, never-a-dull-moment retirement, Bob Gurr seems to have created it. Which, in a way, makes perfect sense, since Gurr is the man responsible for creating so … Continue reading "Documentary shows how Bob Gurr created so many classic Disney attractions"
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Charlie Ridgway and Rick Sylvain: Two Disney PR guys with the “write” stuff

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Rick Sylvain, left, and his former boss, Charlie Ridgway, crossed paths in England several years ago. As Rick puts it: “This was taken in 2007 after a travel writers’ convention in Manchester, England. Two friends and I were getting our rental van serviced deep in the English countryside. Who do we run across on that … Continue reading "Charlie Ridgway and Rick Sylvain: Two Disney PR guys with the “write” stuff"
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