Yesterday, The Blast reported that Disney Imagineer, Rolly Crump, identified for his work on the Haunted Mansion, “it is a small world” and Enchanted Tiki Room, has sadly handed away. He was 93 years previous.
Now, President, Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise, Josh D’Amaro is paying tribute, reflecting on Crump’s legacy.
Josh D’Amaro speaks
Josh D’Amaro took to Instagram to share a photograph of the late Disney Imagineer, who’s seen standing amongst among the most iconic dolls from the favored attraction, “it is a small world,” which Crump helped design.
“You probably have ever visited Disney points of interest similar to The Haunted Mansion, Enchanted Tiki Room and “It is a small world” or seen the movies Peter Pan, Woman and the Tramp or Sleeping Magnificence, then you will have loved the unimaginable work of Rolly Crump” D’Amaro wrote on Instagram.
The Disney Parks president added, “Rolly sadly handed away this week on the age of 93 and we honor him as an animator and Imagineer. Together with his work, Rolly embodied Disney creativity and innovation within the service of storytelling. His legacy at Disney will reside on within the happiness his work continues to deliver to tens of millions of visitors annually.”
D’Amaro concluded with a quote from Walt Disney himself, writing, “As Walt Disney stated; ‘it takes individuals to show desires into actuality’. Thanks Rolly, for making the world a happier place.”
Rolly Crump’s Legacy
In accordance with a Fb publish by shut good friend and “It is Form of a Cute Story” co-author Jeff Heimbuch, Crump handed away on March 12 at his California residence.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we announce that Roland “Rolly” Fargo Crump handed away peacefully yesterday morning at his residence in Carlsbad, California,” the publish learn. “He was 93 years previous”.
Heimbuch continued to debate Crump’s legacy with The Walt Disney Firm, writing, “A really one-of-a-kind particular person, Rolly’s whimsical work has been featured all over the world. Whether or not it was his many contributions to Walt Disney movies and theme parks, his work for varied popular culture luminaries (similar to Ernie Ball and Jacques Cousteau), or his personal private paintings, Rolly’s unimaginable fashion was uniquely his and immediately recognizable to many.
Crump is greatest identified for his work throughout the Disney Parks, having helped design among the most iconic points of interest, together with the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion and “it is a small world”. Not solely has he labored throughout the Disney group, however he has additionally created and designed initiatives for Knotts Berry Farm, Busch Gardens and different theme parks.
“He leaves behind a legacy that may by no means be equaled and the magic he created for numerous individuals all over the world won’t ever be forgotten,” the Fb publish continued. “Rolly and her household wish to thank the followers for supporting her work through the years. His complete life has been stuffed with one ‘good story’ after one other, and he can be remembered fondly.”
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