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Disneyland Rough Draft
“Miracles really do happen!” This has been a motto many people grew up with and believed. Walt Disney himself believed that it was true. Disney had this idea of creating a place where this motto became true, not just for him but for everyone that came to this place. It all started with his love for trains. He wanted this place to have train that took people through worlds of imagination and dreams. Most of all he wanted this place to be centered around his most loved character, Mickey Mouse (Fanning 106). He wanted to call this place Disneyland after him and his cartoons. When he had all his ideas together of this ‘Disneyland’, he talked to Hollywood about it. ...view middle of the document...

He thought that this would also bring in some money that he had already spent. Disney launched his first episode of his new TV series called “Disneyland.” This was also the title of the first episode. The episode showed right before it opened. It was made to broadcast the park, the new attractions for the TV show and the most important mouse (Fanning 106). Opening day was tomorrow and they had just laid down the concrete and asphalt down on Main Street. They were running out of time.
Disneyland’s opening day had come. There were a total of 6,000 specially invited guests and an additional 22,000 people with counterfeit invitations and tickets. Disney was shocked to see that his TV show had actually worked. It had brought curiosity to them (Rosenberg). At the Grand Opening Ceremony Walt Disney said “To all who come to this happy place - welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America... with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. Thank you” (Rosenberg). This quote proves his happiness and his love for everyone that came. He just wanted people to have fun and to enjoy themselves there. There were five different ‘worlds’ in Disneyland. There was Main Street, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland and Adventureland. While everyone had come in there were numerous amount of problems. Women’s heels sank in the concrete and asphalt, many rides broke down, and there was a gas leak in one of rides as well (Fanning 102). Disney just thought of them like everyday things and moved on from them. The first day had been a complete success besides the all mishaps. The next day, the 18th, there were twice as many people. Disney decided, as a treat to the public, he opened it to the public and the entrance fee was only one dollar (Rosenberg). Disney was astonished at the excitement and love that people had for his park. It grew very fast in a matter of weeks.
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