From theme park pins to words of wisdom, Travels with Figment: On the Road in Search of Disney Dreams is a welcome glimpse into the life and lessons of Walt’s right-hand Disneyland News man, Marty Sklar. I am embarrassed to admit that I was only… Read More »Travels with Figment: A Fond Farewell from (and to) Disney Legend Marty Sklar
Disney Legend and long-time President of Walt Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died in 2017, but his work wasn’t yet complete. He was still working on a final book which is now ready for publication. Travels with Figment-On the Road to Disney Dreams is a collection… Read More »Disney Legend Marty Sklar’s last book now available to pre-order
Marty Sklar was a staff writer at the UCLA’s Daily Bruin newspaper when he heard about Disneyland. One month before the park opened, Sklar got a position writing The Disneyland News, sold in the park to guests, before joining the park’s publicity team and eventually… Read More »Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar dead at age 83
Marty Sklar parlayed his job at UCLA’s Daily Bruin newspaper into a position writing The Disneyland News for the park’s opening. Eventually he joined the park’s publicity team and found his way to WED Enterprises, which we now call Walt Disney Imagineering. Before left he… Read More »Disney Legend Marty Sklar to be honored by Walt Disney Family Museum at Gala
Editors Note: Please welcome Jessi Wortley Adler to The Disney Blog. She sent is this very informative report from a recent chance to hear and meet Disney legend and former leader of Walt Disney Imagineering – Marty Sklar. On Sunday, May 15, I had the… Read More »One Little Spark – Disney Imagineers share stories in Chicago
I’ve just been notified about an upcoming very special event to be held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You get to spend an evening with Disney Legend Marty Sklar and Ryman Arts gets to continue its mission of teaching teens essential skills for art and life in a rigorous, nurturing studio environment.
The event is Saturday, December 12th, and tickets are limited. I truly think any Disney fanatic would find Marty’s presentation to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Full details below the jump:
Disneyland Park turns 54 today. Disney Legend Marty Sklar is retiring from his position as Executive Vice President and Imagineering Ambassador at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. What better time for him to get the special Disney honor of his own window on Main Street, U.S.A. at the Disneyland Resort? My report, complete with photos, is after the jump.
Editor’s Note: Disney provided this letter written by Marty Sklar Executive Vice President Walt Disney Imagineering and Imagineer Ambassador as a response to the controversy surrounding the addition of Disney characters to Walt Disney’s classic attraction “it’s a small world.” I’ve included it in its… Read More »It’s A Small World – Imagineer Marty Sklar Letter to Disney Fans