Who runs The Disney Project?
I do! Hi, everyone. Thanks for checking out the site. My name is Keith Gluck, and I am a lifelong Disney fan, born and raised in the SF Bay Area. My mom was lucky enough to visit Disneyland the summer it opened, and she was hooked. As soon as I was born, she hooked me too. In my Disney life, I have been to…
Disneyland every year since birth
Walt Disney World twice a year since 2005
Disneyland Resort Paris
Hong Kong Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland Resort
The Walt Disney Family Museum
I have an annual pass to Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. I own Disney Vacation Club, and am a member of (and writer for) The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. While one might surmise that I appreciate Disney, above all else, I have great respect and admiration for the man himself, Walter Elias Disney.
I have also run at least one Disney race per year since 2007. My first race was the Disneyland Half Marathon, and my last race was the Hong Kong Disneyland 10K in November of 2019. My next race will probably be the Princess 8K in Disneyland Paris in May of 2020. My other hobbies include writing, playing sports, going to the gym, reading, traveling to non-Disney places (gasp), and watching movies.
What is The Disney “Project”?
I get this question from time to time, as the word project can imply some sort of physical development that has a planned end date. Well the answer is actually pretty simple: It’s the name I came up with for my site. Back in June of 2011 when I was mulling over site names, one stipulation I gave myself was to secure not just the domain, but the Twitter and Instagram handles as well. After two full weeks of thinking and searching, I decided on The Disney Project. I guess you can say that the “project” is me perpetually sharing my love of Disney with anyone kind enough to listen, whether that be via this blog, podcasts, or even Periscope.
Is The Disney Project affiliated with The Walt Disney Company?
It is not! The Disney Project is merely a fan site, and is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by The Walt Disney Company.
We hear there’s a photo out there of you and Bob Gurr in a hot tub. Is it true?
I have no comment on that.
Okay fine! What Disney folks have you worked with?
In the time since I’ve started The Disney Project, I have been unbelievably fortunate enough to have worked with or interviewed several amazing people. Some of those experiences include:
- Diane Disney Miller: Multiple interviews, and the honor of knowing her
- Tom Hanks: Interview
- Marty Sklar: Multiple interviews
- Bob Gurr: Multiple interviews, guest of the first in-person Disney Project Event, Periscope guest
- Richard Sherman: Multiple interviews, and sang with him at his piano
- Don Hahn: Multiple interviews
- Jerry Rees: Multiple interviews, recipient of his very own month on The Disney Project, guest of the second in-person Disney Project event
- Rebecca Rees: Interview
- Alice Davis: Interview
- Rolly Crump: Interview
- Jeff Kurtti: Multiple interviews, former co-host on “Coffee with Kurtti” podcast
- Bill Farmer: Interview
- Paul Osterhaut: Interview
- Tony Anselmo: Multiple interviews
- Jack Lindquist: Interview
- Orlando Ferrante: Interview
- Frank Stanek: Interview
- Kathryn Beaumont: Interview
- Tom Morris: Guest of the third in-person Disney Project event
- Floyd Norman: Interview
- Kevin Rafferty: Interview
- Ruthie Thompson: Interview
Hey wait a second. I think I’ve seen something you’ve written on a Disney site other than this one. What gives?
It’s true! From time to time I contribute to other Disney-related sites. In addition to The Disney Project, my work can also be found on:
I miss The WDFM Podcast and/or Coffee with Kurtti. Are either of them ever coming back?
The WDFM Podcast has returned! But I am no longer the host. As for Coffee with Kurtti, probably not. But never say never, right? In the meantime, I will still do the occasional Disney Project Podcast (I would do them more often, but book-writing has been talking up most of my time lately), as well as periodically appear on other folks’ Disney podcasts.
Sites that have linked to The Disney Project
Once in a while, a site doing their own article on Disney history will use The Disney Project as a resource, or share something I’ve written. Some of those sites include:
- The Mickey Wiki
- Fashion Institute of Technology Blog
- McGraw Hill Education Business Blog
- Boing Boing
- Mental Floss
I want to get in touch with you for [INSERT REASON HERE]. How can I?
Want to ask me a question about an article I’ve written? Meet up in one of the parks sometime? Work together on something? Get a free tour of Gallery 9 in The Walt Disney Family Museum? Visit my contact page or DM me on Twitter! I’d love to hear from you.
I think I’m all out of questions. Oh wait, one more. What’s the best Disney attraction on earth?
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrooowww…