Roland “Rolly” Fargo Crump


Roland “Rolly” Fargo Crump

Imagineer

Roland Fargo Crump began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an "In-Betweener" in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for 'It's a Small World' attraction at the 1964 World's Fair. Roland Fargo Crump began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an "In-Betweener" in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for 'It's a Small World' attraction at the 1964 World's Fair.

Rolly's Disney career spanned more that 40 years with a few interruptions. During those interruptions he created his own companies and worked on projects around the world. In 2004 Rolly was honored with the Walt Disney Legends Award-----a prestigious award that acknowledges those outstanding individuals who helped create the Magic of Disney.

More information about Rolly can be found at rolandcrump.com