Sign in or Join the Community!

Robert Niles

Disneyland honors Buzz Price with a window on Main Street

Published: April 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Disneyland today offered a long-overdue honor to Harrison "Buzz" Price by commemorating the late theme park industry economist with a window on Main Street USA.

Price, who had been honored as a Disney Legend in 2003, passed away in 2010. Never a Disney employee, Price still did essential work for the company as a consultant for Walt Disney, using his extensive market research and forecasting skills to select the sites for both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

We've been big fans of Buzz for years here at Theme Park Insider, and have featured him in several articles:

Buzz Price's Disney Legends plaque

"Guessing is dysfunctional. Ignoring prior experience is denial. Using valid numbers to project performance is rational." - Harrison 'Buzz' Price, 1921-2010

Replies (1)

TH Creative

Published: April 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Mr. Price's book is required reading for anyone interested in offering qualified commentary on theme park strategic development. His work gave such precedent to Disney's approach to evaluating potential projects. In a commercial construction industry that has become more and more enamored with Integrated Project Delivery management, and design assist arrrangements with contractors, Price's work is becoming even more relevant than it was all those years ago.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: Where to eat? Lunch at Epcot's Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies


2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 (Dec 27-31) · 2005 (Jan-Dec 26) · 2004