Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tombstone Wednesday!

Welcome back for another Tombstone Wednesday - Uncovering the secrets left for us by WED/Walt Disney Imagineering

Here Lies 
a Man Named Martin
The Lights Went Out 
On This Old Spartan

Disney Legend Bill Martin was invited by Walt Disney himself in 1953 to help with the creation of Disneyland.  He contributed to the designs of Sleeping Beauty Castle, Peter Pan's Flight, and the Haunted Mansion, to name a few.

In 1971, he was named V-P of design at WED (Walter Elias Disney) Enterprises, overseeing the master layout of the Magic Kingdom.  His projects included Main Street, U.S.A., Cinderella Castle, and the Utilidors, among so many other things!

He retired in 1977, but consulted on pavilions for EPCOT Center and Tokyo Disneyland.

Talk about a true Disney Legend!

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  1. I find it fascinating that nothing is accidental at Disney. Fun fact!

  2. Great shot, love to read the tombstones, so witty. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a great shot! So interesting and entertaining to hear all about these tombstones. Thanks for sharing and for joining in on the blog hop fun!

  4. Hey, Jenn! Another cool tombstone post, glad to see you're back in the saddle... hope that wee one's letting you get a little sleep! :)

  5. I love taking the time to read all the tombstones and then finding out who they were a tribute to! Thank you for doing this series!

  6. Grave yards are my "happy place", for real. I love them! So I loved this post. :)
    Thanks for commenting on my post about my weight loss. :) Nice to "meet you." Hope you stop by again, sometime! :)
    Megan @