06 February 2008

Happy Birthday, Marty Sklar!

On this day, in 1934, a legend was born, a Disney Legend. February 6th, 1934 is Marty Sklar’s birthday. He wrote words for Walt Disney, built a form of his Epcot, and was called “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” because of the proximity his work kept him to Walt (Yensid was the orginal Sorcerer after all). His work in the field of Imagineering far surpasses what most of us could ever dare to dream.

I had the honor of hearing Marty Sklar speak at Epcot last year, as part of the 25th anniversary of Epcot, and it was truly a moment in time I shall not forget. Greatest care is given to his projects, ensuring a unique experience for all guests. But perhaps his tendencies towards guests should be left to Marty’s own words, “Today, every time I’m in Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom Park, I make sure to watch the faces of our guests as they exit Space Mountain.”

So thank you for all the dreams and adventures you have given us Marty, and Happy Birthday!

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