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Disney's Windows - Part 2
DISNEYS WINDOWS part2
Although his Disneyland Park window states, ‘’We keep your Castle Shining’’ Chuck Boyajian was known for keeping entire Disney parks sparkling clean. He was hired by Walt in 1955 as the first manager of Custodial Operations in Disneyland Park. Believing that ‘’cleanliness breeds cleanliness’’ he strove to make Walt’s vision of having the cleanest park in the world a reality. Chuck later assisted with the opening of Walt Disney World resort. When a nervous new sweeper once asked for guidance, Chuck replied ‘’How spic do I want the area? Well, I’ll tell you, son. No less than span! ’’
Hired in 1955 to build sets and props for the Mickey Mouse Club television show, Harriet Burns later became the first female Imagineer, working in the model shop. There, she created the models that would later become full-size buildings and figures in Disneyland Park. She soon began to manufacture the actual full-scale sets and props for the Park, with her favourite project being the design and construction of the Enchanted Tiki Room birds. The Haunted Mansion Attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction, ‘’its a small world’, and Storybook Land Canal Boats were some of her notable projects.
Bruce bushman began as an artist in the studios story department in 1937. For Disney land park Bruce was a principal designer for the Casey Jr. Circus train and its whimsical station, the phantom boats, the cars for Mr. Toad’s wild ride, the ships for Peter Pan flight attraction, Jumbo the flying elephant attraction, and the teacups for the mad tea party. He also conceived the monstro the whale set piece for fantasy land area. To preserve the beautiful carvings on King Arthur carousel, Bruce designed a high peaked canopy to fit over the whole machine. He restored the carousels horses and converted the rides original slays into train cars for the Casey jr. Circus train . Because Bruce was a big husky fellow, Walt instructed his rides designers to use Bruce’s proportions when designing the seats for their attractions.
Was born April 20, 1911 in New Jersey the late 1930' s he joined the Disney Studio as a layout artist, working on animated shorts and scenes for Fantasia.
Bruce Bushman moved to Timescale Canyon while working for Disney Bushman was a low-profile figure among the Disney Studio artists, but was well-regarded. He joined WED (the Disneyland park design team) in 1953-54, where he worked mainly on Fantasyland and Tomorrow land. His designs include the Fantasyland Castle and the overall park layout.
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