David Marley with props from the Jungle Cruise

David Marley

David “Dr. Skipper” Marley is a former Disneyland Jungle Cruise Skipper and currently teaches history at California State University, Fullerton. He is the creator of the first ever college class on the History of Disneyland. His books, Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, and its brand new sequel, More Skipper Stories, are the first oral histories of a Disneyland attraction. A former stand up comic, Marley is the creator and producer of the popular Jungle Cruise based stand up comedy show The Skipper Show. He is a member of the Hyperion Historical Alliance, a group of scholars who work with the Walt Disney Company. Under the name Dr. Skipper he is an artist who makes Disney and Tiki inspired creations, available at his ETSY store.