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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[10 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Books and Merchandise to Debut at Disney Dream Store at D23 Expo

The 2015 D23 Expo starts August 14 and fans will be lining up at the Disney Dream Store on the Expo floor to get a peek at the 170 items debuting at the Expo.
Some of the original, one-of-a-kind items including framed art, sculptures, limited edition giclees, and deluxe prints by Disney-inspired artists. Items from the new Storybook Collection by Disney Publishing will also be available at the Disney Dream Store.
The Custom Name Disneyland Ticket Books are being introduced this year and guests can create their own Ticket Book featuring their …

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[2 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
More Special Guests Announced for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind

D23 has announced more special guests for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind.
The roster includes Disney Legends, Imagineers, and others who are coming together to celebrate fan favorites including Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The event includes more than a dozen panels and presentations in addition to a special exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, Pleasure Island: Rewind, and a pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale, the Walt Disney Imagineering store.
Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and …

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[30 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
September Merchandise Events Announced for the Walt Disney World Resort

The month of September brings bright fall colors, Friday the 13th, and some incredible merchandise events to the Walt Disney World Resort.
Starting the month’s events is an artist showcase with Disney-inspired artist Greg McCullogh at the Art of Disney in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. This event happens September 4-8 from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. each day. Greg will also be back at the end of month, on September 18 through the 22.
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar will be at The Writer’s Stop inside Disney’s …

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[22 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend Marty Sklar to Meet Fans at Several Events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Disney Legend and retired Imagineering executive Marty Sklar has authored a new book Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdoms.
In the book, Sklar tells the story of his 50-year Disney career including working as Walt’s right-hand man and helping to open 9 of the 11 Disney parks around the world.
“The book, in many respects, is a look back at the people I worked with and the passion they had for the product,” Sklar told the Disney Parks Blog. “I also wanted to correct some of the myths …

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[12 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on D23 Expo’s Dream Store to Showcase Art, Collectibles, Books, and More | ]
D23 Expo’s Dream Store to Showcase Art, Collectibles, Books, and More

Fans attending next month’s D23 Expo will have a chance to see a treasure trove of collectibles, art, books, and more at every Disney fan's dream come true – the Dream Store.
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This year guests will find the Signature Collection from the Disney Design Group Artists Natalie Kennedy, Alex Maher, Randy Noble, and Darren Wilson. The pieces created by these artists bring Sorcerer Mickey to life, and are available in deluxe print format or via Art on Demand.
Some new releases are also debuting at the …

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[25 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Epcot’s 30th Anniversary with Special Events and Merchandise

Disney’s Epcot will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year on October 1. A schedule of special events was released this week, including two history presentations featuring Disney legend Marty Sklar. Throughout the day on October 1, guests can attend these events in the World Showplace courtesy of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. These presentations are included in park admission and are limited in seating.
•1-2 p.m. – Designing the Future – Past and Present: A panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow!
•4:30–6 …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar to Conduct Lecture at UCF

The former head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar will be on hand at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to conduct a lecture and Q&A session Friday, May 13.
As a Disney cast member for 55 years, Sklar will bring his unique experiences to the lecture, and will share with the public what it was like to work with Walt Disney himself. The lecture will be hosted by the college’s Future Theme Park Leaders Association, and will cost $15 for students and $25 for the general …