Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tombstone Wednesday!

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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  1. I have always loved reading the tombstones at the HM - both in DL and WDW as those are the two I have been to. The new ones in WDW are just as clever as ever! My favorite now is Grandpa Marc - though I spell my name different than Marc Davis who it honors, once they can read I am sure my grandtwins will get a kick out of it! :-)

  2. Great story! Thanks so much for sharing your tombstone pictures and info! :)

  3. very cool one

  4. Another great tombstone! I always learn so much here, thanks!
    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the blog hop!

  5. Sounds like a pretty legendary career! Neat post - thanks, Jenn

  6. Always love reading these! So cool!