First President of Disneyland passes away at age 88

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Jack Lindquist, a Disney Legend who played a huge role in the marketing of Disneyland, has passed away at the age of 88.

Jack held many positions while working for the Walt Disney Company, some of which include advertising manager at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland, and had a significant role in Disneyland Paris as well.

Jack was the brains behind the advertising for Disneyland’s popular “E-ticket” idea where guests paid different prices for different attractions, the E-ticket being the most expensive attraction.

“Jack Lindquist was a Disney original in every sense. He started his career as Disneyland’s first advertising manager, and later served as the park’s first president, a role he always referred to as ‘the best job in the world,’” Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “He made sure Disneyland was the Happiest Place on Earth for each guest who walked through the gates, setting the standard for every leader that followed. Those of us who had the good fortune to know Jack will always remember the kindness, humility and dedication that made him such an important part of this company and a true Disney Legend.”

Lindquist served at President of Disneyland from 1990 until he retired in 1993.  He was named a Disney Legend in 1994.

via OC Register

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