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Quiz about Disneyland Legends
Quiz about Disneyland Legends

Disneyland Legends Trivia Quiz


The Disney Legends program was established in 1987 to honor individuals who have helped create the Disney magic. This quiz focuses on the Disney Legends associated with Disneyland specifically. Can you identify these Legends?

A multiple-choice quiz by jschein. Estimated time: 8 mins.
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Author
jschein
Time
8 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
280,869
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
1329
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 47 (9/10), Linda_Arizona (6/10), Guest 24 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. I was known for my musical contributions not only to Disneyland but to Disney films and television as well. In film I scored the music for "Napoleon and Samantha" in 1973, earning an Oscar nomination. I composed the music for "The Mickey Mouse Club" on TV. For Disneyland I co-wrote the theme for the Haunted Mansion, "Grim Grinning Ghosts", and I am responsible for scoring the "Innoventions" attraction. I retired from Disney in 1983. Who am I? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. I was trained in art at the Chicago Institute of Art and worked for MGM when I met Walt Disney. Walt was so impressed by my work he invited me to join his studio and eventually I served as the art director for "Fantasia" and "Dumbo". I spent an entire weekend with Walt Disney in 1953 sketching the concept art for Walt's idea of "Disneyland" in order to show the financer's what it would look like. They must've liked it, because they funded the park's development. Who am I? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. My voice can be heard throughout Disneyland on many different attractions. Most notably, my voice and face can be found in the Haunted Mansion, where many guests mistake my image for that of Walt Disney himself. With my quartet, the Mellomen, I sang in many Disney pictures, including "Lady and the Tramp" and "Cinderella". Oh, and outside of my Disney work, I was also the voice of Tony the Tiger -- "They're GREAT!" Who am I? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. I love a challenge! A retired Navy Admiral, I was asked by Walt to oversee the construction of Disneyland, and later I was responsible for planning and building Walt Disney World. I'm one of the few men to hold the title of Chairman of the Board for WED (Walter Elias Disney) Enterprises, and a harbor on the Rivers of America is named for me. Who am I? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The first female Imagineer, I was hired by Disney the same year Disneyland opened, 1955. I worked on many of the audio-animatronics attractions, including "The Haunted Mansion" and "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", and I was responsible for the design of all of the singing birds in the "Enchanted Tiki Room." I also designed many of the figures for Storybook Land. Who am I? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. I was a voice actor for Disney and other studios for many years. I was the primary voice of Ludwig Von Drake during the 60's and 70's, but my most famous work can be found in Disneyland. I am the voice you hear when you hear these words: "Welcome foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. I am your host; your Ghost Host." I'm also the voice you hear in "The Pirates of the Caribbean": "And mark well me words, mateys -- dead men tell no tales...." Who am I? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it. My Disney career started as a consultant for the Autopia, after which I was hired full-time as an Imagineer and helped design such attractions as the Monorail and the first tubular steel roller coaster in the world, the Matterhorn Bobsleds. After my Disney career I helped design the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Who am I? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. My time with Disney and my influence on the company may be less than any other legend. I was actually a "cast member" (employee) of Disneyland from the time I was 10 until I was 18. I studied the comedy routines Wally Boag at the Golden Horseshoe and worked in the Magic Shop for 3 years. Since my Disneyland career I've gone on to perform as a comedic and sometimes dramatic actor in many movies, including the Disney films "Father of the Bride" and "Bringing Down the House". Who am I? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. An artist by trade, I worked for the Disney Company on the feature "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and am credited with the design of the submarine Nautilus. My Disneyland claim-to-fame is as the primary designer of the "Jungle Cruise" attraction, near which a window with my name inscribed is located. I was also a banjo player for the Disneyland-based jazz band, the "Firehouse Five Plus Two". Who am I? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. I was a good friend of Walt Disney's and was fortunate enough to be asked to be part of the broadcast team on the day Disneyland opened. I was a well-known name and face prior to the Disneyland opening, having had hit shows on both radio and television. In fact, I was the only person in TV history to have five shows run concurrently on network TV. Walt didn't have enough money to pay me for my services, so instead I received as my fee the profits from the film concessions at Disneyland for ten years, which worked out pretty well for me. Who am I? Hint



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1. I was known for my musical contributions not only to Disneyland but to Disney films and television as well. In film I scored the music for "Napoleon and Samantha" in 1973, earning an Oscar nomination. I composed the music for "The Mickey Mouse Club" on TV. For Disneyland I co-wrote the theme for the Haunted Mansion, "Grim Grinning Ghosts", and I am responsible for scoring the "Innoventions" attraction. I retired from Disney in 1983. Who am I?

Answer: Buddy Baker

Buddy Baker was brought to the studio by George Bruns to work on the Davy Crockett show. He was "instrumental" in developing the musical themes for many of Disney's film and television shows such as "The Fox and the Hound", "The Gnomemobile", and "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color".

Robert and Richard Sherman were brothers, a composer and a lyricist, that wrote many Disney songs including "it's a small world" and the music from "Mary Poppins".

X Atencio was a Disney Imagineer that co-wrote "Grim Grinning Ghosts" and also the "Yo Ho" theme for Disneyland's "The Pirates of the Caribbean".
2. I was trained in art at the Chicago Institute of Art and worked for MGM when I met Walt Disney. Walt was so impressed by my work he invited me to join his studio and eventually I served as the art director for "Fantasia" and "Dumbo". I spent an entire weekend with Walt Disney in 1953 sketching the concept art for Walt's idea of "Disneyland" in order to show the financer's what it would look like. They must've liked it, because they funded the park's development. Who am I?

Answer: Herb Ryman

Herb Ryman went on to design aspects of Main Street USA, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and New Orleans Square. He retired in 1971, only to come back and help design various aspects of EPCOT and Disneyland Paris.

Peter Ellenshaw was a British artist that worked primarily on Disney films. His work won an Oscar for the studio for "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", and he himself won an Oscar for the mattes and backgrounds of "Mary Poppins".

Sam McKim was an artist at Disney primarily known for his designs of the Disneyland souvenir maps.

Bill Justice was an animator on many of the original Disney shorts, and programmed audio-animatronics for "The Pirates of the Caribbean", "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", and other attractions.
3. My voice can be heard throughout Disneyland on many different attractions. Most notably, my voice and face can be found in the Haunted Mansion, where many guests mistake my image for that of Walt Disney himself. With my quartet, the Mellomen, I sang in many Disney pictures, including "Lady and the Tramp" and "Cinderella". Oh, and outside of my Disney work, I was also the voice of Tony the Tiger -- "They're GREAT!" Who am I?

Answer: Thurl Ravenscroft

Thurl Ravenscroft's image is on one of the busts in "The Haunted Mansion" (the one with the mustache). He was the voice of Buff the Buffalo in the "Country Bear Jamboree", Fritz in the "Enchanted Tiki Room", and many other characters.

Dick Nunis' voice does not appear in Disneyland at all, but his influence does. He was an employee for 44 years, starting as a summertime employee and ending as the Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions.

Pete Renoudet is another voice actor whose voice appeared next to Ravenscroft's in the "Country Bear Jamboree" as Henry, the host and master of ceremonies.

Jack Wagner is known to many as the "official" voice of Disneyland, stemming from him time as the Park Announcer. His voice can still be heard in the park, most notably in the oft quoted "Matterhorn" line, "Remain seated please; permanecer sentados por favor".
4. I love a challenge! A retired Navy Admiral, I was asked by Walt to oversee the construction of Disneyland, and later I was responsible for planning and building Walt Disney World. I'm one of the few men to hold the title of Chairman of the Board for WED (Walter Elias Disney) Enterprises, and a harbor on the Rivers of America is named for me. Who am I?

Answer: Joe Fowler

Admiral Fowler had shipbuilding experience from his time in the Navy and was personally responsible for building the Columbia and Mark Twain. "Fowler's Harbor" is the area on the Rivers of America near Splash Mountain where the Columbia is frequently moored during the off-season.

Jack Lindquist held many executive positions at Disneyland, including being named President of Disneyland in 1990. He retired on Mickey Mouse's 65th birthday (November 18, 1993).

Card Walker was a Disney executive that helped preserver Walt's influence after his death. He held the positions of President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of the Walt Disney Company over his lifetime.

Marc Davis was a prolific animator and Imagineer, whose work can be seen in many Disneyland attractions including "The Haunted Mansion", "The Pirates of the Caribbean", "it's a small world", and others. He also was the primary animator for Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, and Tinker Bell.
5. The first female Imagineer, I was hired by Disney the same year Disneyland opened, 1955. I worked on many of the audio-animatronics attractions, including "The Haunted Mansion" and "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", and I was responsible for the design of all of the singing birds in the "Enchanted Tiki Room." I also designed many of the figures for Storybook Land. Who am I?

Answer: Harriet Burns

In the 50s and 60s women didn't typically wear slacks or jeans to work, so Harriet wore dresses and high heels to the park while she was helping on design and sometimes even construction. She sometimes appeared on "Walt Disney's Magic World of Color" when Walt would discuss Disneyland.

Alice Davis was the wife of Imagineer Marc Davis and a Disney legend in her own right. She was largely responsible for the design of the fashions of the children in "it's a small world" and the pirates in "The Pirates of the Caribbean".

Mary Blair is a well-known artist who painted murals for Disneyland and helped design "it's a small world". A child in the finale scene of that attraction is dressed in her trademark style and colors in her honor.

Betty Taylor is known to Disneyphiles as Slue Foot Sue, owner and proprietor of the Golden Horseshoe Saloon and girlfriend of Pecos Bill. She played this role in the Golden Horseshoe Revue from 1956 to 1987.
6. I was a voice actor for Disney and other studios for many years. I was the primary voice of Ludwig Von Drake during the 60's and 70's, but my most famous work can be found in Disneyland. I am the voice you hear when you hear these words: "Welcome foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. I am your host; your Ghost Host." I'm also the voice you hear in "The Pirates of the Caribbean": "And mark well me words, mateys -- dead men tell no tales...." Who am I?

Answer: Paul Frees

Paul Frees voice was everywhere during that era, not just in Disneyland. He was the voice of Boris Badenov in the "Rocky & Bullwinkle" cartoons, and he also was the voice of the narrator in the Disneyland attraction, "Adventure Through Inner Space".

Dallas McKennon has a very distinctive voice as well, often playing the voice part of a grizzled old west character. He can be heard in Disneyland on the "Big Thunder Mountain" ride.

Sterling Holloway is well known as the frequent voice of Winnie the Pooh, as well as Kaa in "The Jungle Book", Flower in "Bambi", and his first Disney role, the Messenger Stork in "Dumbo".

And Clarence "Ducky" Nash? Well, the nickname says it all -- he was the voice of Donald Duck for over 50 years.
7. If it moves on wheels at Disneyland, I probably designed it. My Disney career started as a consultant for the Autopia, after which I was hired full-time as an Imagineer and helped design such attractions as the Monorail and the first tubular steel roller coaster in the world, the Matterhorn Bobsleds. After my Disney career I helped design the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Who am I?

Answer: Bob Gurr

Bob Gurr actually designed attractions for other parks as well after his Disney career ended, including King Kong and Conan's serpent for Universal Studios Hollywood. He also worked on the animatronics of "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln".

Ward Kimball is one of Walt Disney's animators known as his "Nine Old Men" and was responsible for the animation of Jiminy Cricket, among others. He was a railroad buff and is credited with developing Walt's interest in trains. One of the Disneyland engines is named for him.

Rolly Crump was responsible for a lot of the design of what was originally named "The Museum of the Weird" but eventually became part of "The Haunted Mansion". He is also the primary designer of the famous clock face of "it's a small world".

Tony Baxter was the idea man and lead Imagineer behind the Song-of-the-South-inspired "Splash Mountain". He also lists "Star Tours", "Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage", and "Indiana Jones Adventure" as attractions he helped design.
8. My time with Disney and my influence on the company may be less than any other legend. I was actually a "cast member" (employee) of Disneyland from the time I was 10 until I was 18. I studied the comedy routines Wally Boag at the Golden Horseshoe and worked in the Magic Shop for 3 years. Since my Disneyland career I've gone on to perform as a comedic and sometimes dramatic actor in many movies, including the Disney films "Father of the Bride" and "Bringing Down the House". Who am I?

Answer: Steve Martin

Steve Martin also starred alongside Donald Duck in the movie, "Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years" that played at the Disneyland Opera House starting with the 50th anniversary celebration.
9. An artist by trade, I worked for the Disney Company on the feature "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and am credited with the design of the submarine Nautilus. My Disneyland claim-to-fame is as the primary designer of the "Jungle Cruise" attraction, near which a window with my name inscribed is located. I was also a banjo player for the Disneyland-based jazz band, the "Firehouse Five Plus Two". Who am I?

Answer: Harper Goff

Harper Goff met Walt Disney when both were trying to purchase the same model train. Walt ended up with the train; Harper ended up with a career at Disney.

Milt Kahl was another of Walt's "Nine Old Men", responsible for animating Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan, and Alice from "Alice in Wonderland".

Bill Cottrell was widely considered to be Walt's right-hand man in terms of Imagineering and was the first President of Walt Disney Imagineering.

John Hench was both an artist and an Imagineer, working on "Dumbo", "Fantasia", and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", among many other projects. He was also a designer for the original Tomorrowland.
10. I was a good friend of Walt Disney's and was fortunate enough to be asked to be part of the broadcast team on the day Disneyland opened. I was a well-known name and face prior to the Disneyland opening, having had hit shows on both radio and television. In fact, I was the only person in TV history to have five shows run concurrently on network TV. Walt didn't have enough money to pay me for my services, so instead I received as my fee the profits from the film concessions at Disneyland for ten years, which worked out pretty well for me. Who am I?

Answer: Art Linkletter

Art traveled to the Disneyland site with Walt prior to its development. After driving for over an hour and passing orange grove after orange grove, Art's first impression was, "Geez! Who's gonna come down here?"

Ronald Reagan and Bob Cumming were also part of the broadcast team for Disneyland's opening, and Merv Griffin has had several television shows on network TV.
Source: Author jschein

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