Disney Balloon and Caricacture Vendor owner dies

I knew that the caricaturists who sketch your profile at Disneyland and Walt Disney World were outside vendors, but I didn’t realize the balloon sellers were. Both licenses are owned by the same company, a company founded by Jess Rubio, who got his start as an sketch artist at Disneyland.

Rubio died at the age of 77 earlier this week and leaves behind a legacy of countless memories and mementos created by himself and his staff at Disney’s parks. Our condolences to his family.

(Via the Orlando Sentinel)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on DotNetKicks.com
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
This entry was posted in Disneyland, Walt Disney World and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Disney Balloon and Caricacture Vendor owner dies

  1. Vinh says:

    I think what the article meant to say was that he maybe produced the actual Mickey-shaped balloons. The balloon vendors are employed by the Walt Disney Company, and work out of the Outdoor Vending department.

  2. Pingback: Alltop Disney

  3. Sally Rubio says:

    Hi Vinh,
    The article in the newspaper is correct. The balloon operation is privately owned and operated by Rubio Arts.

    Sally Rubio

  4. Margie Moskowitz says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I worked as a silhouette artist for Jess 10 years ago.
    Many blessings, Margie

Comments are closed.