I wasn't sure if I was going to get a post up today, BUT, my little one decided to take an early nap, so here I am! Time for more Disney History!
While Brother Roland Here Reposes
His Soul's Above, One Supposes
Brother Roland refers to legendary Roland "Rolly" Crump. Rolly did so much for Disney that his official Disney Legends profile refers to him as Disney's Da Vinci's Universal Man - he did everything.
He started off, in between construction jobs, assisting on Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, and more before joining WED (Walter Elias Disney - term used before Walt Disney Imagineering) in 1959. His work for Disneyland includes the Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room, and even designed the large clock on the facade of the Small World for the New York World's Fair (1964-65).
Rolly helped with the initial planning of the Magic Kingdom, but left Disney for a few years to work as a consultant for groups like Busch Gardens and Ringling Brothers Circus.
Luckily, he returned to Disney in time to contribute to EPCOT Center - including the Land Pavilion and Wonders of Life. A true legend indeed!
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