Travels with Figment: A Fond Farewell from (and to) Disney Legend Marty Sklar

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…

Disney Legend Marty Sklar to be honored by Walt Disney Family Museum at Gala

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…

Join Marty Sklar and support Ryman Arts

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.

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Marty Sklar Gets His Disneyland Window

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.

It’s A Small World – Imagineer Marty Sklar Letter to Disney Fans

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.”…