Walt Disney The Creator Of DisneyLand


Walter Elias Disney was and still is the most popular man. If you don’t know who i’m talking about, Walt Disney who was the creator of the famous Disney Company Which includes Walt Disney World, DisneyLand, And the whole world of Disney. Walt Disney was born in Chicago ,Illinois ,December 5, 1901. As a boy Walt Disney loved to draw but his drawings skills got him in trouble in school and even in his home. But his drawing skills weren’t all that bad. When he was 18, he earned a job as a commercial illustrator. Disney had an idea and his older brother Roy Disney was interested. Walt Disney was an art student at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and took night courses. Disney and his brother Roy’s schedule went like this. Roy and Walt wanted to make their ideas come true so they both moved to California in the summer of 1922. Together they made a small company here called Laugh-O-Grams which will become a very successful company.

Later on while Laugh O grams was doing good until they got Laugh O Grams a different name Walt Disney Studios and along with that got their first movie done. Mickey Mouse is one of the most famous icons everyone sees. But Mickey wasn’t the first character to represent Disney, The first mascot was a rabbit called Oswald The Lucky Rabbit. Oswald was created in 1927 and was made into different cartoon which they called Oswald cartoons. But Walt Disney wanted to make a different idea so Universal decided to take Oswald with Walt Disney’s permission. In 1928 the famous Mickey Mouse was born. Ever wonder how Walt Disney got Inspiration for Mickey Mouse? Well When Walt Disney  was finding inspiration he came upon a tamed mouse on his desk. Without the mouse crawling on his desk we wouldn’t have the famous mouse we all know and love. Mickey recently turned 91 years old with a big celebration at the original DisneyLand park. Not long after Mickey’s love interest Minnie Mouse was born in the same year as Mickey. People say that Mickey and Minnie aren’t married but in an interview with Walt Disney in 1933 said “in private life, Mickey is married to Minnie.” So it’s confirmed that Minnie and Mickey are married. Then right after the main characters which is Mickey and Minnie had friends which know as Goofy ,Donald Duck , Daisy Duck, etc. 

In 1955 Disneyland opened its doors to the public. When it opened it was a disaster according to Walt Disney himself. Rides broke down all the time and Restaurants ran out of food or drink, And and drinking fountains were in short supply of water and a longline formed in bathrooms. According to the Los Angeles Times it says that  “ Traffic was backed up for seven miles on the Santa Ana Freeway, and the 5,000 expected guests mushroomed to 28,154, thanks to scores of counterfeit tickets.” After this disastrous day Disneyland was a hit hitting its 1 millionth visitor within 2 months. Unfortunately Walt Disney was diagnosed with lung Cancer in 1966 and died the same year on December 15th. Today Disneyland was still a hit with 50,000 people each day and the attendance skyrocket with Star Wars Land opening. Disneyland is still the happiest place on earth and is getting bigger and better 

 “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.” -Walt Disney