Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tombstone Wednesday



RIP
Good Friend Gordon
Now You've Crossed the River Jordan

Gordon Williams - There isn't much information for this original Imagineer, but I did read in several locations that he worked on the Audio-Animatronics and sound effects for the Haunted Mansion!

To learn more of the secrets of the Tombstones of the Haunted Mansion and other Disney trivia, simply click on "Trivia" in the tabs above.  And to see some fantastic Disney photographs, click on the button below!

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13 comments:

  1. Another great tombstone! I always enjoy your trivia and learning about the Imagineers!!
    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the WW hop today!!

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  2. So long Gordon, love these tombstones, fun to read as you wait in the line. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. R We There Yet Mom?April 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    I love reading all about the Disney Trivia! Going to bookmark your tab!

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  4. Oh cool! And I thought it was just the windows that had trivia to go with them! ;D x

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  5. I think I enjoy the tombstones almost as much as the actual ride at Haunted Mansion!

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  6. I never knew that about that Tombstone...thanks for sharing!:) Love the haunted mansion.

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  7. The Imagineers hide their marks ALL over the parks! If you see a name, initials, details - they're all secrets!

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  8. Thank you!! I'm glad you like it!!

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  9. Do you think the leaves are perfectly staged...? Seems like it!

    Fun pic - Thanks, Jenn! ;-D

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  10. Another great tombstone trivia - thanks for sharing these! :)

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  11. I'm with Mary, its sad that there is not more info. But the tombstone is still cool. :)

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  12. Gordon Williams (my father), was in charge of audio, with what was once called WED (now Imagineering). He pioneered much of the technology involved with audio animatronics. He designed the sound effects, such as sound moving down the haunted hallway or even the technology involved with the sound system in your "doom buggie." Additionally, he provided sound design for the Tiki Room, Hall of Presidents, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Small World, Carousel of Progress, etc. He loved his job with Disney... and during the Summer, I had the pleasure to go to Disneyland with him nearly weekly!


    Gordon passed away in 2005 at the age of 92.

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