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Location: City Hall, Town Square - Main Street USA, Disneyland
Walt Disney hired Jack Lindquist as Disneyland's first advertising manager in 1955. Lindquist would advance, becoming Director of Marketing (1965) and Vice President of Marketing for Disneyland & Walt Disney World (1972), Vice President of Marketing for Walt Disney Attractions (1976), Executive Vice President of Marketing & Entertainment for Disney Company's outdoor recreation activities (1982), he was then promoted to Executive Vice President of Creative Marketing Concepts for all Walt Disney Attractions. In 1990, Jack Lindquist was named President of Disneyland (held until his retirement in 1993, on Mickey Mouse's 65th birthday).
Lindquist was one of the executives responsible for many of Disney's most memorable promotions; including Disney Dollars, Grad Night, the car giveaways during Disneyland's 30th Anniversary, and the Mickey Mouse shaped cornfield viewed by air traffic heading west out of Chicago.