Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson began his career as an Imagineer in October 1965, and in the decades that followed he would put his technical skill and know-how to great use in the development and installation of Disney attractions around the world. Wayne was the first employee of MAPO—Walt Disney Imagineering’s manufacturing and production arm. Originally trained in …

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Disney Store NYC

D23 Members Experienced So Much Magic in Manhattan… and More!

By Tyler Slater On Wednesday, April 26, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members headed to the “Big Apple” to experience a fun-filled day of Disney magic in Manhattan and more! We had some members paying their very first visit to New York City, and some visiting from as far as Hawai’i and Japan! Our day …

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Bob Gurr

23 Moving Questions With Bob Gurr

Bob Gurr remains a man on the move while his creative accomplishments as a Disney Imagineer continue to transport people around the world… literally. Energy. That’s the first thing you sense about Bob. This is abundantly evident during a visit on the shaded patio of The Big D commissary at Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) in …

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Sue, Concord, California

How fun that must have been! Those conversations were live and no copies were kept (this was before the days when video recording became widely available).

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photo of figure from Carousel of Progress at the 1964 New York World's Fair

Ethan, Agawam, Massachusetts

There was a souvenir record released in 1968 as Disneyland record DL-599: General Electric Carousel of Progress: Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, including a medley of Disney tunes, but no soundtrack album. There are also CD sets Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair and A Musical History of Disneyland, which include material from the show.

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