One of the first Disney Imagineers dies at 91

Posted Monday, September 5, 2005 11:17 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Fred Joerger, one of Disneyland's original model makers who crafted miniature versions of the park's Sleeping Beauty Castle and other attractions, has died. He was 91.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2005 10:01 AM
Fred, thanks for the memories. I'm thinking of The Matterhorn Bobsled -- my first roller coaster ride. It wasn't just a loading platform, lift hill and track -- it was a mountain with tunnels, a monster, and lots of water. He created an awesome themed thrill for the worlds first steel roller coaster. Thanks Fred.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005 7:12 PM
Wow, thats amazing, he's such a great man. 91 is what amazing, thats really old.
Thursday, September 8, 2005 5:30 AM
"miniature versions of the park's Sleeping Beauty Castle"

So he built the real thing ? ;)

91 is a nice age...and he's with Walt now.


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