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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Why Don't More Latinos Claim Disney Legend X. Atencio? [Alt-Disney]

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Disneyland’s beloved Haunted Mansion recently celebrated a milestone. But Xavier “X” Atencio, an influential Imagineer behind the doom-buggy ride, passed away two years shy of its 50th birthday. Sept. 4 will mark Atencio’s centennial—another milestone and a chance for Latinos to finally revere one of the great Disney talents of the previous century as one of their own.

Read more on my latest Alt-Disney column on newsstands now!

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