Disney Legend and first President of Disneyland Mr. Jack Lindquist is appearing at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

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Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 2014 : 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. 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. For more information on the Carolwood Foundation and Walt Disney’s Barn please visit www.carolwood.org. Mr. Lindquist is available for media interviews the day of his visit – at the barn – to schedule an interview, please email Cathy Bluem at walt.disney.barn.booking@gmail.com or 818.689.6555.

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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