When Walt Disney first began planning out his greatest dream, he originally wanted to place it across the street from The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. “Mickey Mouse Park”, would be a small attraction that was more of a “visitor’s center” for the studio than a theme park.
The “Magic Courtyard” would have been located where the Disneyland logo appears above.
The more Walt thought about his “magical little Park”, the bigger it got, quickly outgrowing the small acreage available in Burbank. Mr. Disney wanted more than just a small place to entertain guests waiting for a studio tour; he wanted to build a park that would be a destination itself. He would build that magical place 35 miles south- in Anaheim.