Retired Imagineer Marty Sklar Reflects on Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary

Originally posted on the DIS Unplugged: Saturday October 1, 2011, Walt Disney World turned 40 years old and celebrated the opening of Florida’s Magic Kingdom. Disney Legend Marty Sklar, retired Executive Vice President and Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering, was involved throughout the design, planning and opening of Walt Disney World, and reflected on his experience.  Click here to read about and listen to our exclusive interview with Marty Sklar as he discusses his initial reaction to the Florida property, things he would have liked to have seen built, and his memories of the Magic Kingdom’s opening day.

Image: Replica of Magic Kingdom guidemap from 1971

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Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.