Wednesday, September 28

In just three days...

In just three days Walt Disney World will be turning the big 4-0. And while I would love nothing more than to write a really long post about the history of this culture altering theme park, the people who created and how i have come to personally love it, I feel like all I ever do now is write.

I go to work and write patents. I go to class and write notes of the lectures. I come home and write papers on theology, and responses to articles and reflections on experiences and oh.. yeah.. I'm suppose to be journaling every night. After all of that I feel... wordless. Like my brain has exceeded it's maximum number of  characters... except here I am writing about not wanting to write?

ALL of that to say... I'm just going to post pictures of the People of the Park. Because to be honest, it's the people  from the Imagineers to the VPs to the everyday cast members who, more than any ride or show, makes Walt Disney World the most Magical Place on Earth.

Marty Sklar - Celebrating Epcot's 25th Birthday
 Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering
Started with Disney back in 1955 is the only person to have been involved with the design of every single Disney Park.

Joe Rohde - Celebrating Epcot's 25th Birthday
Executive Imagineer
Joined Disney in 1980 during the design of Epcot. He is most famous for designing
Disney's Animal Kingdom and it's signature ride, Expedition Everest.
That guy in the suite with the blue shirt is Jim McPhee,
That girl in the pink baseball cap is ME!
This picture was taken in 2008 during the fan celebration of Epcot's 25th birthday.
At the time, McPhee was VP of Epcot. He took time out of his day to take photos, shake hands
and answer both informed and ridicules questions. The man went above and beyond to make sure
a bunch of nerds from a message board felt welcomed into the History of his park.
McPhee is now leads the WDW Operation's team.

Eddie - Greater and all around awesome Cast  Member
at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in 2008.
For years we have made it a point to visit the Grande when ever we are at the World.
Until our last trip, in 2011, Eddie was always there with a smile and story of what
was happening "in town."
Charlie - Main Street USA Cast Member
controlling the crowd for the Boo to You Parade
I'm not sure what his job title is, but he's the guy I always see before parades at the Magic Kingdom.
When people line up hours before the parade starts, someone has to keep the peace,
and Charlie knows how to do it. 


The Bug said...

I love that you love this park so much - it's fun to have some whimsy drop into my day every now & then :)

Jo said...

I would LOVE to go there sometime. I haven't been to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. :-(

Love the pink baseball cap too. :-)