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March 30, 2007 – Disney Legend Roger Broggie is Honored with a Window on Disneyland’s Main Street

Broggie
“Advisor to the Magic Makers.”

On March 30, 2007, Imagineer and Disney Legend Roger Broggie was posthumously honored with a window on Disneyland’s Main Street. Broggie began working at the Disney Studios in 1939, first tasked with installing the multiplane camera. Broggie assisted Walt with the creation of Walt’s miniature train set, called the Lilly Belle. Broggie was hand-picked by Walt as the first member of the team of engineers to make up WED Enterprises, becoming the first Imagineer, and one of the first tasked with the creation of Disneyland. Not only did he help with plans for the monorail and the Matterhorn Bobsleds, but he helped with the creation of Audio-Animatronics. Broggie’s window was placed above the magic shop, advertising him as the shopkeeper for Can Do Machine Works. In attendance at the ceremony were fellow Disney Legends Alice Davis and Bob Gurr, Disney Imagineering Ambassador Marty Sklar, and members of Broggie’s family, including son Michael Broggie, who continues his father’s legacy as a machinist and supervisor in the Disney Studio machine shop.

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