Saturday, January 2, 2016

Marty Sklar: Outstanding Author

One Little Spark!, available on Amazon.

Marty Sklar, former president of Imagineering and Disney Legend who has participated in the opening of all 11 Disney theme parks.

Total run time: 32:59.  My Dad, Walter, took part in the conversation also.

0:01 - Introduction and short background on Marty
1:51 -  Marty and my Dad join in and Marty explains why he wrote the book
6:08 - Listen to the Land song
8:55 - Mickey's Ten Commandments
10:11 - Trinidad Ruiz and cast member enthusiasm
12:32 - Alex Haley and the Equatorial Africa pavilion
15:06 - Herb Ryman and Ryman Arts
17:34 - Fort Wilderness and River Country
19:44 - Michael Eisner/Roy Disney feud
22:47 - overcrowding at Disney parks
24:56 - what happened to the "Disney's America" park
26:59 - 1964 New York World's Fair
30:17 - farewell and epilogue

The embedded player works best in Google Chrome.  You can also download the mp3 by clicking here, and the podcast is available in iTunes.

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