Sunday, October 19, 2008

1970s Imagineers Tour Disneyland

I won't even ask who wants to see some photos of Imagineers touring Fantasyland in 1974, because I know it's all of you! I've attached scans from the December 25, 1974 Disneyland Line, but here's the text so Google can find it.
WED Designers And "Imagineers" Tour The Park

Last Thursday, December 12th, a talented group of WED designers and "Imagineers" toured Fantasyland and Tomorrowland with Ron Dominguez, John Cora, Craig Smith and Jim Coutu. This was one of future monthly visits by the WED personnel. Every four weeks they will tour and inspect different areas in The Park, concentrating on the attractions, food facilities, design and overall appearance of the themed Land. Any changes or improvements, no matter how small, are noted and the appropriate work is scheduled soon after.

This policy of regularly visiting the Park is not only refreshing and encouraging, but reaffirms the fact that the "Show" aspect of Disneyland is just as important as ever. The WED personnel on Thursday's tour included:

MARTY SKLAR - Vice-President of Concepts & Planning
ORLANDO FERRANTE - Vice-President of Administration
CLAUDE COATS - Designer
X. ATENCIO - Designer & Writer
ERNIE PRINZHORN - Head of Graphics Department
ERIC WESTIN - Director of Interior Design
AHMAD JAFARI - Designer
SCOTT MACKIE - Coordinator
TONY BAXTER - Assistant Designer

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

Cool! Claude Coates is one of my heros, I don't think he gets nearly enough credit for what he brought to the films he worked on or the attractions. As a background painter, he was the artist who I think I most admired. I worked with a guy who knew him, and he said that Claude was a super nice person.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Very nice!

I am glad that the Imagineers have upgraded their wardrobe...