Published: October 6, 2011 at 9:37 PMWhile the intent would certainly be noble, the Main Street windows have generally been for individuals who have directly contributed to the parks (there might be an exception, such as a Disney relative, but I can't think of one at the moment). A case could certainly be made that a Steve Jobs window/tribute would be entirely appropriate on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure considering the amount of Pixar that runs through the park, particularly with the addition of Cars Land.
Published: October 6, 2011 at 9:57 PMI don't think a window on Main Street but how about a billboard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Maybe one for an Apple II.
Published: October 6, 2011 at 10:14 PMThe Disneyland names are for founders and people that helped build Disneyland, Jobs didn't help build that park.
Published: October 6, 2011 at 10:36 PMI hadn't thought about windows on Buena Vista Street, but that's certainly a place that Disney could do something to honor people who don't have the direct connection that the Main Street honorees have had.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 2:34 AMConsidering the dollar value of his investment (stock holdings) was probably about a zillion times larger than Mr. Disney's and the success of the Disney/Pixar partnership (which re-invented the animated feature genre -- much like Mr. Disney did with 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs') ... YES!
And here's a challenge for you guys: What would that Window be?
Published: October 7, 2011 at 5:26 AMMain Street Grocery
Published: October 7, 2011 at 6:10 AMHis contribution might not have been direct, but Pixar was a big shot in the arm for Disney, and it likely wouldn't have existed without Jobs... not to mention the fact that he held so much stock in the company and surely had some sort of influence. Setting all corporate BS and licensing agreements aside, he should get the window.
If you ask me, this man belongs with the all time great figures in American history...let alone on a window at Disney. His success story is as American as they come, and a lot of people could take a lesson or two from him and his methods. Everyone should take out their Iphones, Ipads, Macs, and Ipods and read or listen to his books and biographies.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 7:45 AMI voted no (and it's not for lack of respect for Jobs; he and Disney are the two people I admire most). Most of the windows on Main Street are really for those folks who had something to do with theme parks themselves, and not other parts of the company. Yes, there are exceptions, but I feel the Disney Legend honor seems more appropriate. From different news reports I've read, many organizations wanted to honor Jobs in the past few months; I wonder if Disney wanted to do so at the recent D23 Expo, it would make sense, but probably only Iger and a select few know.
If they did put in a window, I wouldn't be against it, but feel a Disney Legend award makes the most sense.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 8:01 AMI voted yes because Disney should do something. I don't believe a window on main street is right. They have meanings from the past. WDI or whichever department would be responsible can certainly find a means of honoring Steve Jobs.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 8:54 AMI think he would hate anything with Windows!
Published: October 7, 2011 at 9:09 AMAnd we have a winner for comment of the day. Congratulations, Enzo. +1 :^)
Published: October 7, 2011 at 9:59 AMENOUGH with the "god" like worship of Steve Jobs!!!
Name ONE thing that Steve Jobs contributed to the Disney company besides money?
He ONLY bought Pixar because of their computer division! He didn't care about the animation side, UNTIL it started winning awards and making money. And he was ONLY the largest stockholder because he sold Pixar to Disney. And John Lasseter LOVED Disney long before he met Steve Jobs. He was going to have an impact NO matter what. In fact, I heard that the Pixar sale was contingent on John's continued employment.
The ONLY person that I'm aware of that was not an employee of Disney that has a window ANYWHERE is Harrison Buzz Price. But he was a contractor and had a DIRECT impact on ALL the stateside parks (including the ones that were never built).
If they want to honor Steve Jobs, give him a Disney Legend. That program is a sham anyway.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 10:35 AMI like the Billboard idea.
S.easonal Jobs available
Published: October 7, 2011 at 11:04 AMwhy not change spaceship earth to actualy talk about steve jobs and just just hint to what computer and who made the first one in there cali gurage. One the ride it a quick bit not saying names or anything about who the two people were
Published: October 7, 2011 at 11:57 AMBased on what Steve Jobs has contributed, a window seem puny. He serves something bigger like a plaque at Carsland or a statue in the Animation Building.
Published: October 7, 2011 at 2:30 PMHaha Enzo, cracked me up! TH Creative gets honorable mention for the next best comment of the day. Jeez, Ted, have a little respect, would ya??
Published: October 7, 2011 at 7:33 PMA little miss information, Apple DID sponsor an Attraction at Epcot's Innovention.There were interactive computer workstation and the "Newton" was showcased there. I know I was a cast member for the Attraction
Published: October 8, 2011 at 2:18 AMAccording to Bob Weis, when the Imagineers were showing the Disney Board the $1.1 billion upgrade blueprints to California Adventure, Jobs looked up and said, "Shouldn't we be doing more?" He was the biggest shareholder in Disney and therefore it was part of his money that would be going into California Adventure, and he said to put more in to make it ,presumably, "insanely great." That sounds like a Walt move to me (damn the money, make it great), and for that reason he deserves a window or some other dedication in DCA's new areas.
Published: October 8, 2011 at 3:41 PMI would vote for a billboard along the route of Radiator Springs Racers, something that would honor him and his legacy.
Published: October 8, 2011 at 7:51 PMI'm with the other commenters who have said that the Main Street windows seem to be for those who directly impacted the parks. However, I do think that it would be very fitting for Disney to recognize Jobs' legacy. How about a Randy Pausch-like plaque near Toy Story Mania? It wouldn't have to be big -- Pausch's is so small that if you don't know it's there, you'll probably miss it, and I like it for its subtlety.
Published: October 8, 2011 at 9:12 PMThe Town Square flags at Disneyland were at half-staff Friday in his memory.
Published: October 9, 2011 at 6:48 AMI wrote no. I do not think he had an impact on the Parks, the primary window requirement
Published: October 9, 2011 at 3:48 PMTo me Steve Jobs always walked in Walt's shoes... from a damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead approach to making things every better. Trying to take the ordinary or typical and make it extraordinary... That said, I don't think a Steve Jobs window on Main Street makes sense. There are so many other opportunities to put a "hidden Jobs" into an attraction, or even name some other building after him. He SHOULD be represented in SOME way, because he was so instrumental in making the world and Disney what it is today.
Published: October 9, 2011 at 4:39 PMTo Anonymous Poster 184.108.40.206 above:
Published: October 10, 2011 at 7:45 AMI agree something should be done, but not a window. He's had some impact on the theme parks, but not like the one's who have windows. I would consider him Walk like, but Walt was involved in every single aspect of Disney and made all the final choices on all the little details. Jobs was creative and a leader too, but not the same ways that should earn him a window.
Something would be nice, and probably something high tech and something the world will want to buy millions at a time, but that's a hard one.
Published: October 10, 2011 at 9:20 PMNOT ON MAIN STREET!!
Honor him anywhere else but for someone who didn't have much direct involvement with the entertainment arm of the company and none what so ever with the theme park arm, a window on Main Street is sacrilege.
Published: October 10, 2011 at 9:28 PMput a fruit cart on main st named after him since it has to do with "apples" and nothing to do with "windows"