Friday, July 17, 2009

What All Started In 55, Turns 54...


What started it all celebrates being Fifty-four years old today...

Walt Disney opened his version of what a theme park should look like, and in doing so he reinvented it. It was the first, the original and unheard of at that time. Disneyland became the park that all others would emulate. Doesn't look too shabby for being born all the way back in 1955, does it?

Through most of his life Walt struggled to get money for his projects, from shorts to films... he very often gambled the fate of his studio on projects that if they were to fail, would have doomed his own company to failure. And when it really counted, like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" or "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" he came through stronger and more able than before. But after Disneyland opened he never ever had trouble getting financial backing again for anything.

Anything...

Happy Birthday to the original Magic Kingdom!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday DL!


22000 Leagues? Is that like 102 Dalmations?
55, 54. A lot of numbers in this post this morning. Fix that, and go get a free cupcake on Main Street.

Anonymous said...

Could you post about the new blue pirnt that leaked? Is it real, fake, canceled, what are the attraction? Please shed some light on it.

Anonymous said...

Nothing about Marty?

for shame.

Dusty Banks said...

YAY For Disneyland!!

BTW I still think 18th is the REAL day Disneyland opened.