|Walt, Buzz and C. V. Wood|
|Fowler points out details of Disneyland to King Hussein|
''Can do'' was both Fowler's trademark attribute and his favorite expression. When he was directing construction of Disney World, The last thing he'd always say is 'Can do.' Frank Hubbard, retired president of Hubbard Construction Co., recalled; That meant, 'Get out, I've got somebody else to see. Get this done as soon as you can.'
Disney Vice President Bob Matheison, vividly recalled a conversation between Joe and Walt in the early days of Disneyland. They were looking at a performing stage that featured a waterfall, with a dressing room off to the side. ''Walt turned to Joe and said, 'I'd like to part the water and let the entertainers come out, and then have the waterfall close behind them.' ''Joe never batted an eye,'' Matheison recounted. ''He just said, 'Can do, can do.' I know he had no idea how he was going to part the water, but he said it without hesitation - 'Can do.' And, by golly, he went ahead and did it. He parted the water and closed it back up again.'' In a later interview Fowler recalled; ''Walt said to me a couple of days after I was hired, 'Now look, I will try to have the ideas, and you make the engineering realities of them.' ''
|Walt, Joe and a Curtain Waterfall (Mashup)|