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“Be Our Guest” Legend Dinner, July 10th

Disney fans who will be in the Southern California area on July 10th should check out this opportunity to buy tickets for a special fan organized “Be Our Guest” legend dinner at the Disneyland Hotel Steakhouse 55 restaurant. Among the “Legends” scheduled to attend are… Read More »“Be Our Guest” Legend Dinner, July 10th

2011 Disney Legend Class Announced

Among the class of 2011 to be inducted into the group of Disney Legends is a television host, puppeteer, a number of voice artists, and a hotelier. This group represents a diverse slice of Disney history and speaks to the large shoulders upon which the… Read More »2011 Disney Legend Class Announced

Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP

Disney Legend Bill Justice has passed away at the age of 97. An animator and Imagineer, Justice had a powerful influence on the formation of many Disney icons. Born 97 years ago yesterday in Dayton, Ohio Bill joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1937 as… Read More »Disney Legend Bill Justice has died at age 97, RIP

Buzz Price, Disneyland Location Researcher, Dead at 89


Walt, CV Wood, and Buzz Price discuss the location of Disneyland.

Some would say that Harrison “Buzz” Price played as big a role in the success of Disneyland as Walt himself. After all, if Buzz hadn’t figured out the ideal location to build Disneyland, it might have floundered as a studio tour add-on, or been misplaced too far from what would eventually become the demographic center of Southern California, Anaheim. Buzz repeated that trick 20 years later when helping narrow down the final location of what was to become Walt Disney World.

We learned today that Buzz died after an illness at the age of 89. Buzz was a Disney Legend and continued to impact the theme park industry with his numbers based research.

In the last few years Buzz became a regular fixture at industry events like IAAPA or NFFC. His humor, wit, and feisty attitude were memorable and enduring. He was living history, not just a connection to the past, but a great insight into today and the future as well. A giant empty spot exists now.

The full obituary released by the family is below the jump:

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Giving Thanks for Bill Justice

It’s not often that fans of a particular artist get a chance to give back to that artist. But today us Disney fans get that chance. If you ever got a chuckle from a classic Chip & Dale cartoon or were wowed by a Disneyland… Read More »Giving Thanks for Bill Justice

Disney to honor 2009 Disney Legends at D23 Event

A new cast of talented contributors to the Disney legend will themselves become Disney Legends in a special presentation at the D23 Expo on Thursday Sept. 10th. Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams, the actresses of The Golden Girls, the voices of Donald Duck and Goofy, and… Read More »Disney to honor 2009 Disney Legends at D23 Event