Ashley Eckstein Joins Zach Riddley for Club 33 Event at Smoke Tree Ranch
An architect, designer and Imagineer, Zach Riddley is a senior executive with over 15 years of experience. From vision to execution, he lends his expertise to all of Walt Disney World’s Imagineering pursuits.
Beloved by the Disney community, Ashely Eckstein is the founder of the coveted Her Universe brand. She also famously voices the character of Ahsoka Tano in 2008’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Smoke Tree Ranch
One of the most historic properties in Palm Springs, Smoke Tree Ranch was beloved by Walt Disney. Walt owned two homes at the idyllic location, and the first has an interesting history.
Walt was forced to sell the house to raise funds for building Disneyland. He built a second home later on, enhancing Smoke Tree Ranch with additions such as the Walt Disney Hall.
Walt Disney Hall
Speaking of which, Walt Disney Hall was the chosen location for a recent Disney event. Riddley and Eckstein were there to host a presentation for Club 33 members.
It was the perfect setting for a chat about Walt Disney Imagineering and design. Walt used to bring animators and Imagineers to Smoke Tree Ranch for inspiration!
Riddley shares, “The setting is a bit out of time – and much of the ranch is the same as it was when Walt visited.” He adds, “People still come to this place to rest and think and dream.”
If you’ve been to Palm Springs, you know exactly what he means. Although the area is well known for its weather, the landscape is incredibly breathtaking, and peaceful.
What a fantastic event for Club 33 Members to enjoy as Ashley Eckstein and Zach Riddley bring Disney magic to Smoke Tree Ranch!