"In 1955, an amazing man named Walt Disney dreamt of a Magic Kingdom..."
"Just imagine- if you were standing right here over 60 years ago, you'd be standing in the middle of an orange grove. One visionary man stood right where you are now, but instead of orange trees, he envisioned a Magic Kingdom. This man's name was Walt Disney. And his dream would be called DISNEYLAND."
“Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, ‘Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney couldn’t be here to see this?’ and I said, 'He did see this, that’s why it’s here.'"
“DISNEYLAND proved to me that if you’ve got enough guts and intelligence and drive you can accomplish anything.”
"I grew up with DISNEYLAND. I can't imagine my world without it. Walt put it best when he said 'DISNEYLAND is a work of love'. And like all happy endings, it will be ours to treasure forever more."
-Neil Patrick Harris
"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.”
"I think that it really explains a lot about Walt. He was a caring man. He cared about people which explains why DISNEYLAND is still a happy place and it will be a happy place for years and years and years to come."
“The greatest thing about DISNEYLAND is that its magic stays with you forever.”
"I think what I want DISNEYLAND to be most of all is a happy place–a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it."
"DISNEYLAND is something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing- and adding to."
"DISNEYLAND will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world."
"We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."
"Anything is possible at DISNEYLAND!"
"Today, Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom has grown to become the happiest place on earth to millions the world over. A place where anything is possible. Where every dreamer may wish upon a star."
While DISNEYLAND began life as the dream of one man, it quickly grew to become the dream of millions of people around the world. Walt Disney knew that DISNEYLAND would outlive him, and he made sure that it would still retain his positivity and his pursuit of perfection decades after his death. Before Mr. Disney, nobody knew what a theme park was. Now we can't imagine a world without it.
Happy Birthday, DISNEYLAND and thank you Mr. Disney.