Here are two Marty Sklar stories you haven’t heard … and they’re not about Disney!

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All three of Marty Sklar's books – Dream It! Do It!, One Little Spark! and Travels with Figment – are not only windows into the Walt Disney Company, but give us a rare look at one of the most important and influential people to have ever pinned on a Disney nametag. Marty’s books are filled with one fascinating, behind-the-scenes story after another. But, as I’ve learned first-hand over the years, there are so many more “Marty stories” that need to be told.
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Black Sunday: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Disneyland’s Darkest Day

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July 17, 1955, Disneyland's Opening Day. What should have been a joyous occasion quickly turned into an utter disaster. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. The Associated Press even reported "Probably for the first time in his career, Disney disappointed thousands of youngsters.” But what happened to make this day into such a chaotic nightmare? We look back at that fateful day, which cast members dubbed "Black Sunday."
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