|by Keith Mahne|
E. Cardon Walker re-tweeted a post on his twitter account about our petition to save the Polynesian waterfall. Although Mr. Walker passed away in 2005, his twitter account has several followers that helps us continue to get the word out there. After Walt Disney died in 1966, Mr. Walker became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. When Walt's brother Roy died in 1971, he became company President, serving under Chairman and CEO Donn Tatum. In November 1976 Walker took over Chief Executive Officer duties from Tatum while retaining the responsibilities of President. Finally, in 1980 Walker became Chairman of the Disney Board upon Tatum's retirement. Walker himself retired as CEO three years later, in February 1983, but stayed on as Chairman to oversee the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. As a top Disney executive, Walker played a major part in the early development of Walt Disney World in Florida. Epcot and Tokyo Disneyland both opened under Walker's leadership. His contributions culminated in his induction into the Disney Legends in 1993. Keep spreading the word as it appears to be working!! Continue after the page break for some good pictures of good ol' Card...
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