Jack Gladish worked as an engineer, responsible for submarines, dinosaurs, railroad locomotives and much more. Attractions include the “Carousel of Progress,” “Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room” and much more. During his career he headed the plastics and fiberglass shops at the MAPO department of Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • How he got his start with Disney in the late ‘50s; Precision camera machinist, including work on the multi-plane camera; Mary Poppins’ robin for “Spoonful of Sugar”
  • Audio Animatronics; Abraham Lincoln’s head, including tongue, smile and expressions; Programming the movements;
  • The atmosphere at WED; Walt Disney; Walt making money
  • Roger Broggie; Troubleshooting at Disneyland; skins for Jungle Cruise animals; problem with zebra stripes
  • Railroad locomotives and submarines for the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World; how we became stationed permanently in Florida
  • World’s Fair; Primeval World; Carousel of Progress

Bookmarks

  • 00:00:56  How he got his start with Disney in the late ‘50s; Precision camera machinist, including work on the multi-plane camera; Mary Poppins’ robin for “Spoonful of Sugar”
  • 00:03:06  Audio Animatronics; Abraham Lincoln’s head, including tongue, smile and expressions; Programming the movements;
  • 00:09:50  The atmosphere at WED; Walt Disney; Walt making money
  • 00:14:00  Roger Broggie; Troubleshooting at Disneyland; skins for Jungle Cruise animals; problem with zebra stripes
  • 00:18:02  Railroad locomotives and submarines for the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World; how we became stationed permanently in Florida
  • 00:21:12  World’s Fair; Primeval World; Carousel of Progress