It's Kind of a Cute Story
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The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. IT'S KIND OF A CUTE STORY is the life story of one of the most beloved Imagineers, Rolly Crump. Covering his long and varied career, including designing some of Disney's most famous attractions and working directly with Walt himself, Rolly's stories weave into a lighthearted yet riveting narrative of his life and accomplishments.Packed with over 200 photos, many of which have never been seen before, IT'S KIND OF A CUTE STORY is a tribute to the life and work of a true original.
Small World back to Disneyland? That’s right…little old me. CHAPTER 10 It’s A Small World At Disneyland After the World’s Fair, they started disassembling the shows to ship them back to Disneyland. Everything was being packed up, and was ready to go before I knew it. The only thing was that the Tower of the Four Winds was still there. I didn’t know they were going to bring the Tower back. It was my understanding that, when the World’s Fair was over, they were only bringing the ride
up with, and I was going to have her appear in an archway, up on a balcony. There were going to be flames all around her, but made out of China Silk. When you had wind blowing through China Silk, and lit it just right, it looked like the real thing. She would be lifted up in the air, and she'd open her arms real wide and start screaming like Maleficent did. Just really creepy and weird stuff I had her doing. A mirror from the Museum of the Weird (redrawn from the original sketch). There
t-shirts and signs that said ‘Save Mr. Toad’ and ‘Save Toad Hall’ on it. It was really wild. They would walk around in front of the ride and chant and cheer. I was really touched by that. I hoped that maybe, just maybe, their plan would work. Unfortunately, it didn’t. It was gone by 1998. The original is still at Disneyland, which is good, but I’m still upset over the loss of my Toad. Some interior scenes from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. I also really liked the Alice in Wonderland ride at
project was master planned with study and presentation models and a Preview Center was designed and opened in less than a year. The Center was a unique structure housing food, merchandise and restroom functions with a preshow and a 600 seat theater. The Center cost $4 million and opened as scheduled. President DESIGN 27 1970 to 1973 Founded a design group and engaged in a diversity of themed architectural design projects for various land development companies across the nation. Clients
by the case, and take care of the bill for him. When he was stressed, I’d calm him down with a back massage. We just got along wonderfully. I remember when we were working on 101 Dalmatians together, he animated all the puppies in that one sequence where they’re watching television. When the scenes came back from rough, he handed them to me and said, “Okay Rolly, do the spots!” If you’ve seen the movie, you know that all of the dogs in it have spots. Lots and lots of spots! I had to animate all