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Friday, January 9, 2015

The Story of DISNEYLAND: It Should Be Surrounded By A Train

When initially asked what DISNEYLAND should look like, Walt's response was this:

"I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train."

-Walt Disney

Walt's love of trains began when he was very young. When he was old enough to choose his own summer job, he decided to become a "news butcher", a job that allowed him to ride trains all day selling newspapers and refreshments to passengers. 

Walt would often provide free refreshments to the train engineers in exchange for lessons on running the train. It is said that he was an expert at it by the end of the summer. Years later he fondly recalled those summer days when he could forget his worries and just run that train. He dreamed that one day he would own his very own train, one that he could run in his very own backyard-

And maybe even a fleet of trains that would encircle his very own Magic Kingdom:

Walt Disney made his wildest dreams come true; dreams that are still enjoyed by millions from around the world at his one and only Magic Kingdom of DISNEYLAND.