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July 17, 2009 – Imagineer and Disney Legend Marty Sklar is Honored with a Window on Main Street

(July 17, 2009) Marty Sklar, Executive Vice President and Walt Disney Imagineering Ambassador holds his tribute window at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, the 54th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland.   In a tradition begun by Walt Disney, second-story windows along Main Street USA pay tribute to the men and women who were instrumental in the creation and operation of Disneyland.  Sklar's window, unveiled this morning, can be seen above City Hall at Town Square in Disneyland.  Sklar, who began his Disney career in June 1955 as editor of "The Disneyland News," went on to work personally with Walt Disney on the creation of landmark Disney attractions for the 1964 World's Fair and leading the design of Walt Disney's final vision, Epcot.  (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

“Id Somniate. Id Facite.”

On July 17, 2009, coinciding with his retirement, as well as honoring the 54th anniversary of Disneyland, Marty Sklar was honored with a window on Main Street, USA. Sklar, who worked on The Disneyland News newsletter in 1955, officially began with WED Enterprises in 1961, and primarily worked in publicity work, becoming the creative leader for Imagineering for over 30 years. Sklar’s window is located at City Hall, which was seen as a symbol of his leadership, philosophy, and creative talent. Sklar has also been honored with a window in Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disney, and Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.

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