“Forgotten Hollywood”- Goodbye To a Disney Legend…

Posted on February 28, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…jack-lindquist-feat

   As the first ad manager of Disneyland, JACK LINDQUIST ->   played a huge role in the park’s history. From marketing attractions as E Tickets to launching the Disney Ambassador program, he was not only involved in the growth of Walt’s original park, but helped with marketing and entertainment ideas subsequent resorts opened by the company including Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris (Euro Disney). After years of working in various advertising roles for the company, Lindquist became the president of Disneyland in 1990.

   Among his many accomplishments were during his 38 years with the company were Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom Club, Disney Dollars, the Disneyland Pigskin Classic, and Grad Nites. He was also a champion for expanding the theme park, and the development of Disneyland Resort.

   Linquist retired from the Walt Disney Company on November 18, 1993  — Mickey Mouse’s 65th birthday. In addition to being a named a Disney Legend, Lindquist was also honored with a window on Main Street USA. His likeness can be spotted on a pumpkin in Mickey’s Toontown.


 Cypress Public Library  Join me today at the Cypress Public Library at 5331 Orange Ave. at 2:30p in honor of today’s Academy Awards ceremony. I will be chatting about Oscar history, and promoting my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series. You will also have a chance to win dvd’s from classic movies.

   All the fun is happening in Cypress, CA. Come by, and pick up copies of my paperbacks.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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