10/14/16: from WDI Communications:
We’re sad to share that former Imagineer Skip Lange passed away Oct. 14.
Skip joined Imagineering in 1970 as a dimensional designer, and went on to be a field designer on several attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park. During the creation of Epcot he was the production designer for two Future World pavilions, and he was the show producer for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Tokyo Disneyland. Later he would act as field art director for each of the five themed lands at Disneyland Paris, and he was the show director for Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Park.
Retired Imagineer Chalmer Day shared some thoughts about his colleague:
“My fondest memories of working with Skip include when he was the overall field rockwork art director for Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea. I also recall when we were working on Adventureland for Hong Kong Disneyland and he was given the last-minute direction to add an entire ‘wow’ scene to the jungle river ride. It was a huge challenge and he pulled it off beautifully. Skip was an amazing Imagineer and an even greater friend who did so much good in the world.”
Memorial arrangements for Skip are pending.
cover photo: Skip (l) with Orlando Ferrante