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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Happy Birthday, Walt Disney!

On this day in 1901, a baby was born in Chicago, Illinois who would change the world. Named after his family's pastor Walter Parr, the baby's famous name would become known by billions around the world- Walt Disney.




His father wouldn't provide him with much encouragement when it came to artistic pursuits, but his Aunt Maggie would sneak him the crayons, pencils and paper that would guide him to his destiny.



Animation, film, theme parks- Walt Disney conquered every field he chose to engage in. But every legend has to start somewhere and today we celebrate his beginnings. Happy Birthday, Walt Disney!







“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls- in 1923 Walt Disney arrived in California to follow his dreams. Dreams which led to extraordinary achievements and wondrous adventures! Adventures where natural majesties, bustling communities and groundbreaking discoveries would all find a place in his heart. Today we invite you to explore your dreams as you experience your very own California Adventure!”

-Disney California Adventure Opening Announcement


“Every day in some small way, we are a part of Walt’s dream, whether walking through the park, watching amazing movies or television, or just spending time together. It all started with a young cartoonist landing in Los Angeles, his friend Mickey Mouse in his heart, a trunk full of dreams and ambitions, and most importantly, a lifetime of stories to tell.”

-Noah


“I do what I do because of Walt Disney- his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.”

-John Lasseter


“One of the things that I’ve learned from Walt that I use in my everyday work and life is that nothing is impossible. The quote of his that I love the best is, ‘Actually, it’s kind of fun to do the impossible.’ I try to remind myself and others of this every day.”

-Ralph Castaneda


“Walt Disney’s secret was to do things you don’t need, and do them well. And then you realize you needed them all along.”

-Ray Bradbury


“Think beyond your lifetime, if you want to do something truly great.”

-Walt Disney

“I still think about Mr. Disney all the time. It’s funny but sometimes when I feel discouraged or have a problem I can’t work out, I find myself thinking ‘If only Mr. Disney were here, he would know what to do.’ And I’m sure he would.”

-Annette Funicello

"I am so honored. You cannot have any idea what a feeling it is for me to be here at DISNEYLAND today to wish him a Happy Birthday. I know that you all love and enjoy and feel these wonderful experiences when you come to DISNEYLAND and you see his films and everything, but to have been part of the team- to have been part of the gang that put together some of these enchanting experiences- there’s no words to describe it."

-Richard Sherman


"His dedication was not just making people smile- he taught in his very special way respect for life and land the world over making people realize if you wish upon a star, fantasies really can come true. Many times I visited his Magic Kingdom and believe me when I say my dreams came true."

-Annette Funicello

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Walt Disney Birthday Week: His Dream Lives On!




“Every day in some small way, we are a part of Walt’s dream, whether walking through the park, watching amazing movies or television, or just spending time together. It all started with a young cartoonist landing in Los Angeles, his friend Mickey Mouse in his heart, a trunk full of dreams and ambitions, and most importantly, a lifetime of stories to tell.”

-Noah



Monday, December 2, 2019

Walt Disney Birthday Week: An Inspiration to the World!



“One of the things that I’ve learned from Walt that I use in my everyday work and life is that nothing is impossible. The quote of his that I love the best is, ‘Actually, it’s kind of fun to do the impossible.’ I try to remind myself and others of this every day.”

-Ralph Castaneda

Walt Disney Birthday Week!



Join us as we celebrate the birth of the man who would turn his dreams into reality and share those dreams with the world!


Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!



“Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from 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.”

-Walt Disney


Why is Mickey Mouse so important to so many? He’s often our first friend; a trustworthy, cuddly pal who comforts us through naps, fevers, good and bad times. He’s always a comforting presence, making us laugh and always putting a smile on our faces. He’s friendly and always keeps our secrets to himself.”

-Ralph Castaneda






Monday, November 4, 2019

Music Mondays: Betty Taylor



When Walt Disney sat down to plan out his Magic Kingdom, he wanted to include live entertainment that was of the highest quality. DISNEYLAND’s proximity to Hollywood meant that Mr. Disney could choose from the greatest performers in the world. He originally planned to have a weekly live show broadcast from the DISNEYLAND Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. and hosted by the legendary comedian Wally Boag. With ABC uninterested in a live show and the park having to deal with skyrocketing construction costs, that plan was shelved and Wally was enlisted to perform at the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. There he would be paired with the legendary Betty Taylor.


Ms. Taylor was a seasoned Hollywood professional who was originally hired on a short term contract. Eventually she would impress Walt Disney enough that he would extend her a permanent position. Betty Taylor would become “Slue Foot Sue” to generations of DISNEYLAND guests. As the glamorous hostess and “owner” of the Golden Horseshoe, Betty entertained millions over her thirty year career at the park.