Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DDW Pic 322. Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream
This picture was taken in Walt Disney: One Man's Dream at Hollywood Studios. I decided to post this one tonight to honor Disneyland's 57th birthday. Walt's first park opened on July 17, 1955. Many people don't realize that this is the only park that Walt actually saw in operation. He passed away nearly 5 years prior to Walt Disney World's opening in 1971. However, Walt certainly had a major part in the design and planning of his "Florida Project," and I think he'd be very proud to see what it has grown into today. It is pretty amazing to think that the park in California was inspired by Walt's desire to build a place where kids and parents could have fun together. He definitely accomplished that in 1955 and the Disney Company has continued to fulfill Walt's dream with parks around the world. Happy birthday Disneyland!

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