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    I just got off the phone with Michael Broggie (who's on his way to a train show in Georgia), and he shared some news with me I thought you would like to hear:

    Disneyland has finally decided to honor the "first" Imagineer, Roger Broggie, with a "Window on Main Street." The private ceremony will take place on March 30, before park operating hours. The window will be above the Magic Shop on the east side of the street.

    After the ceremony, the entourage will board a train at Main Street Station (fitting, considering Broggie's work on the trains), and head over to New Orleans Square for breakfast.

    Also--keep your eyes out for a "window" pin, commemorating the event.

    This is certainly a well-deserved honor, and has been long overdue. Broggie was involved in a plethora of projects from Disneyland's earliest concepts. So, when you get to the park anytime after March 30, look for Roger's window!

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    This is great and long overdue.

    You know for a second I got the names mixed up there Steve and thought you were a bit clairvoyant in talking with Roger on the phone

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      It's about time. He really deserves it

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        Yeah, uuh, how do you know Michael Broggie so closely? Talking on the phone? Well if this is true, it's great that he's getting his own window!
        Still wishing for that AP....:blush:

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          Re: Roger Broggie to get Main Street Window!

          This is good news.

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            Originally posted by mini_imagineer View Post
            Yeah, uuh, how do you know Michael Broggie so closely? Talking on the phone?
            Michael and I have known each other for about 12 years. I used to edit the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society newsletter (an organization he founded). He also wrote the foreword to my first book.

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              That's great news Steve, thanks for sharing that. It will be great to see it up on the next visit.
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                I'll keep an eye for it ... and the pin too!

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                  I will have some friends there that day. I'm going to be begging for photos and pins if availiable.
                  ...

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                    Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                    Disneyland has finally decided to honor the "first" Imagineer, Roger Broggie, with a "Window on Main Street."
                    Now that is FANTASTIC news, and long overdue. Hopefully we'll get to hear all about the event. And I'd proudly wear Roger's window pin.

                    Thank you for the news!

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                      Can i get some history on Michael Broggie? Who was he and what was his accomplishments?

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                        Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                        Can i get some history on Michael Broggie? Who was he and what was his accomplishments?
                        me too please








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                          thats cool!

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                            Re: Roger Broggie to get Main Street Window!

                            Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                            Can i get some history on Michael Broggie? Who was he and what was his accomplishments?
                            Michael Broggie is the son of Roger Broggie. Michael wrote the award-winning book, "Walt Disney's Railroad Story." He's the leading expert on Walt's involvement with trains. He also founded the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society that seeks to preserve Walt's railroad legacy.

                            That said, I suspect you mean Roger Broggie.

                            Roger was head of the Studio Machine Shop, and is credited with a number of designs there--including the multi-plane camera. It was under Roger's direction that the live-steam Lilly Belle was built; he was also involved with the construction of the first two DRR steamers; and in the locating and rebuilding of the next two. Roger is credited with being the original Imagineer. He developed the "Circlevision" concept. He helped develop the idea of audio-animatronics. He directed the design and development of the Monorail, the Peoplemover, the Skyway, the Mine Train, and the Viewliner. Later, he helped develop EPCOT. He retired in 1973, and was honored as a Dinsey Legend in 1990.

                            If anyone deserves a window...
                            Last edited by Steve DeGaetano; 02-02-2007, 05:43 PM.

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                              Originally posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
                              Michale Broggie is the son of Roger Broggie. Michael wrote the award-winning book, "Walt Disney's Railroad Story." He's the leading expert on Walt's involvement with trains. He also founded the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society that seeks to preserve Walt's railroad legacy.

                              That said, I suspect you mean Roger Broggie.

                              Roger was head of the Studio Machine Shop, and is credited with a number of designs there--including the multi-plane camera. It was under Roger's direction that the live-steam Lilly Belle was built; he was also involved with the construction of the first two DRR steamers; and in the locating and rebuilding of the next two. Roger is credited with being the original Imagineer. He developed the "Ciclevision" concept. He helped develop the idea of audio-animatronics. He directed the design and development of the Monorail, the Peoplemover, the Skyway, the Mine Train, and the Viewliner. Later, he helped develop EPCOT. He retired in 1973, and was honored as a Dinsey Legend in 1990.

                              If anyone deserves a window...
                              Wow. What a history of accomplishments.
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