Mr. Jack Lindquist, Disney Legend and first President of Disneyland, will be making an appearance at Walt Disney’s Barn located in Griffith Park, CA on February 16th from 1pm – 3pm 2013. Mr. Lindquist will be signing copies of his memoir “In Service to the Mouse” which will be available for purchase at the barn the day of the event.
Mr. Lindquist began his career with Disney in 1955 when Walt Disney himself hired Mr. Lindquist to be the first Marketing Manager at Disneyland. Mr. Lindquist quickly rose through he ranks becoming Director of Marketing, then vice-president of Marketing for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, followed by executive vice-president of marketing and entertainment for Disney’s outdoor recreation activities. Mr. Lindquist took his final climb to the top of the ladder when he became the first president of Disneyland in 1990. Mr. Lindquist retired from the Walt Disney Company in 1993 and was honored later that year with a window on Main Street at Disneyland. In 1994, Mr. Lindquist was inducted into the Disney Legends with Roy E Disney presenting him his award. Bill Barbe, Carolwood Foundation President stated, “We are very excited and looking forward to hosting Jack at Walt Disney’s Barn and I know our guests look forward to meeting him and hearing some inside stories about his tenure with the Walt Disney Company and Disneyland.”
Walt Disney’s Barn is operated on behalf of the Walt Disney Family Foundation by the non-profit Carolwood Foundation, 501 (c) 3 charity. The foundations purpose is to preserve Walt Disney’s legacy and his love of trains for future generations. Walt Disney’s Barn is located at the Los Angeles Live Steamers property in Griffith Park, CA and is open the third Sunday of every month. Admission is free. You can learn more about Walt’s Barn by clicking HERE.