Location: Market House, Main Street USA, Disneyland.
Early in Disneyland's planning, Walt Disney recruited George K. Whitney Jr., as a consultant because of his amusement park experience. George's father and uncle owned the Whitney Properties in San Francisco, California, which included Playland at the Beach (Whitney's Playland), the Cliff House, Sutro Museum, and the various supporting concessions.
Whitney served as Director of Ride Operations for Disneyland, from 1954 to 1958. His practical expertise was used to plan and place attraction queues, as well as mapping out the locations for entrances & exits. Whitney's overall planning created more efficient loading on attractions and better flow of guest foot traffic.
Disneyland's seventh employee, George K. Whitney Jr., died September 25, 2002 in Friday Harbor, Washington.