Disney Legend Passes Away

August 15, 2010, marked a sad day in Disney history. On that date, Disney legend Harrison "Buzz" Price died at the age of 89 in Southern California.

Mr. Price became an integral part of Disney history by suggesting the sites for both Disneyland in California and Disney World in central Florida. Overall, he completed over 150 studies for the Disney company. Walt Disney's daughter, Diane, noted him to have been involved "in nearly everything" her family did.

Mr. Price's educational highlights include graduation from the California Institute of Technology's engineering program as well as earning a MBA from Stanford University. In 2005, he received a honorary Doctor of Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. He also was honored by being inducted into the Hall of Fame for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and he also received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Themed Entertainmnet Association.

A research economist by trade, Mr. Price was also known as a theme park pioneer. In 2003, Disney CEO and president Michael Eisner named Mr. Price a "Disney legend."

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