Happy Birthday to Disney’s Architect Welton Beckett

Architect Welton Becket is born in Seattle,
Washington, August 8, 1902.

Architect Welton Becket (center) along with future Disney
Legends Marty Sklar (left) and Dick Irvine in the 1960s as
they walk on the spot where Cinderella Castle would be
built in Walt Disney World.


The Cinderella Castle Clock

The Cinderella Castle Mosaics

Cinderella Castle Suite

Becket’s company’s first major commission was
the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in 1935, which would later influence
the design of the entrance to Disney-MGM Studios/Disney’s
Hollywood Studios.

Becket’s company designed the Contemporary and Polynesian resorts in Walt Disney World, as well as the General Motors and Ford pavilions for Disney at the 1964-1965 New York World’s
Fair.

More about the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair:

May 28, 1966 – It’s a Small World Opened in Disneyland

Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

Disney’s Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Come see these great historical moments of Disney! Ride the Small World, view the original animatronics of Mr. Lincoln, stay at the historic Contemporary or Polynesian! These are all places with stories and CaribbeanDays, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, can make you apart of that story!

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