To All Who Come To This Happy Place… Welcome!
It is doubtful you’ll find someone in the world today who isn’t familiar with Walt Disney, or hasn’t been touched by one of his creations in some way. Walt was perhaps one of the most influential creative minds of the 20th century and for many, he represents a great source of inspiration and motivation. Walt speaks to the dreamer in us all and shows that with a little faith, trust and hard work, your wildest dreams can become a reality. Whatever it is that you are undertaking, whatever your grandest dreams are, let the wisdom of one of history’s greatest creative minds guide you through and serve as a source of inspiration. Enjoy the following Walt Disney Quotes.
Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.
Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me.
Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious; and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
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There’s really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward- opening up new doors and doing new things- because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting. We call it Imagineering- the blending of creative and imagination with technical know-how.
We developed so many talents as we went along that I lay awake nights figuring out how to use them. That’s how we became so diversified. It was a natural branching out.
The first year at Disneyland I leased out the parking concession, brought in the usual security guards- things like that- but soon realized my mistake. I couldn’t have outside help and still get over my idea of hospitality. So now we recruit and train every one of our employees. I tell the security police, for instance, that they are never to consider themselves cops. They are there to help people. The visitors are our guests. It’s like running a fine restaurant. Once you get the policy going, it grows.
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We think of the family audience. Mickey Mouse would not have been the success he was were it not for the broad appeal. We are not playing just for kids. If you took your kids to the movies and left them there to be picked up later and did not go in yourself, I’d feel unhappy. After all, if you are aiming at the kids, what age would you aim at?
The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together- and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families- that’s what we hope to do. – Walt Disney
We try it in everything we do here, you know… for the family. We don’t actually make films for children. But we make films that children can enjoy along with their parents.
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Mickey Mouse Quotes
It is understandable that I should have sentimental attachment for the little personage who played so big a part in the course of Disney Productions and has been so happily accepted as an amusing friend wherever films are shown around the world. He still speaks for me and I still speak for him.
The life and ventures of Mickey Mouse have been closely bound up with my own personal and professional life.
Mickey Mouse is to me. a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. He popped out of Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Born of necesity, the little fellow literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for extending our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium of cartoon animation to new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.
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To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past… and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.
When I stated on Disneyland, my wife used to say, ‘But why do you want to build an amusement park? They’re so dirty.’ I told her that was just the point- mine wouldn’t be.
The idea of Disneyland is a simple one. It will be a place for people to find happiness and knowledge. It will be a place for parents and children to share pleasant times in one another’s company; a place for teachers and pupils to discover greater ways of understanding and education. Here the older generation can recapture the nostalgia of days gone by, and the younger generation can savor the challenge of the future.
The idea for Disneyland came about when my daughters were very young and Saturday was always Daddy’s day with the two daughters. So we’d start out and try to go someplace, you know, different things, and I’d take them to the merry-go-round and I took them different places and as I’d sit while they rode the merry-go-round and did all these things- sit on a bench, you know, eating peanuts- I felt that there should be something built where the parents and the children could have fun together. So that’s how Disneyland started. Well, it took many years… it was a period of maybe fifteen years developing. I started with many ideas, threw them away, started all over again. And eventually it evolved into what you see today at Disneyland. But it all started from a daddy with two daughters wondering where he could take them where he could have a little fun with them, too.
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