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 about Walt Disney, because there are so many, and having worked with him I knew so many weren’t true.”
Fans will have a chance to meet Sklar at the Disneyland Resort on August 23 from 9-11 a.m. at the relocated Disneyana location on Main Street U.S.A.
At the Walt Disney World Resort fans will have a chance to meet Sklar at The Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on September 11 from 9:30-11 a.m., and again on September 12 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Art of Disney at the Downtown Disney Marketplace.
The new book debuted at the D23 Expo earlier this month and is being published by Disney Publishing Worldwide.