Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Disneyland History in 30 Seconds

Disneyland history started on July 17, 1955. On that historic day Walt Disney opened his dream of a place where families could have fun and create happy memories together with the following words:

"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.”

Indeed it has been that. Although the first day was rough, with sweltering heat, unexpectedly large crowds that the park was not equipped to handle, workmen still planting trees and paint still drying, by its second year, the park was turning a profit. The original park covered 160 acres and cost 17 million dollars. There were 18 attractions. Today, the entire Disneyland Resort encompasses approximately 500 acres and features over 60 attractions, three hotels and a shopping district. In 2005, a study revealed that Disneyland contributes about $3.6 billion in annual economic impact and creates about 65,700 jobs throughout Southern California.

"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." - Walt Disney

2 comments:

Marie Ann said...

now i know what the story is. thanks for the post.

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Crystal Travel said...

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