Disneyland Quotes

Though Walt Disney achieved great success in the film industry, he later developed a much grander dream. Being the family man that he was, Walt always envisioned a place where parents and children could have fun together. A place that wold constantly be in a state of flux and would change with the times. Disneyland ultimately became Walt’s greatest success though many people originally considered it his greatest folly. Guts, determination and a dream were all Mr. Disney needed to prove his naysayers wrong. Enjoy these quotes about Disneyland.

Walt Disney Disneyland Quotes

“When we opened Disneyland, a lot of people got the impression that it was a get-rich-quick thing, but they didn’t realize that behind Disneyland was this great organization that I built here at the Studio. And they all got into it and we were doing it because we loved to do it.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is a thing that I can keep molding and shaping. It’s a three-dimensional thing to play with. But when I say, ‘play with it,’ I don’t meant that. Everything I do I keep a practical eye toward its appeal to the public.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination- a place of warmth and nostalgia, of illusion and color and delight.” – Walt Disney

“When I started 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.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is like Alice stepping through the Looking Glass; to step through portals of Disneyland will be like entering another world.” – Walt Disney

“Physically, Disneyland would be a small world in itself- it would encompass the essence of the things that were good and true in American life. It would reflect the faith and challenge of the future, the entertainment, the interest in intelligently presented facts, the stimulation of imagination, the standards of health and achievement, and above all, a sense of strength, contentment, and well-being.” – Walt Disney

“A word may be said in regard to the concept and conduct of Disneyland’s operational tone. Although various sections will have the fun and flavor of a carnival or amusement park, there will be none of the ‘pitches,’ game wheels, sharp practices, and devices designed to milk the visitor’s pocketbook.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Disneyland Quotes“A lot of people don’t realize that we have some very serious problems here, keepin’ this thing going and gettin’ it started. I remember when we opened Disneyland, if anybody recalls, we didn’t have enough money to finish the landscaping and I had Bill Evans go out and put Latin tags on all the wheels.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is like a piece of clay, if there is something I don’t like, I’m not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.” – Walt Disney

“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” – Walt Disney

“It’s no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.” – Walt Disney

“We did it, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster- closed and forgotten within the first year.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is a show.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is something that will never be finished.” – Walt Disney

“I don’t want the public to see the world they live in while they’re in Disneyland. I want them to feel they’re in another world.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is not just another amusement park. It’s unique, and I want it kept that way. Besides, you don’t work for a dollar- you work to create and have fun.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is the star. Everything else is in the supporting role.” – Walt Disney

“Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.” – Walt Disney

“Here you leave today- and visit the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” – Walt Disney

 

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