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Friday, January 30, 2015

The Story of DISNEYLAND: A Suitcase and a Dream

It has often been said that everything we become is shaped by everyone who we cross paths with and the things we see and experience. While DISNEYLAND might have still existed if Walt Disney hadn't become fond of trains, didn't have an Aunt Maggie or never lived in Marceline, it is doubtful that it would have looked the way it did in 1955 or the way it does now. Everything that Walt Disney experienced played a part in shaping how his Magic Kingdom would look and the adventures his guests would find there.

Before Mr. Disney could even consider getting his Magic Kingdom off the ground, he needed to make his fortune. With things looking grim in Missouri and financial disaster around the corner, he packed up his worldly possessions, pocketed his life savings of $40 and jumped on a train to California. He was a young man with just a suitcase and a dream; heading west to meet his destiny.