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)