Disneyland

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Disneyland       “What I want Disneyland to be the 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. ” Walt Disney Disneyland is a thousand different impressions – from a space flight to a castle – a carrousel calliope to a jazz band. It’s flovers and fireworks, popcorn and ice cream. And it’s the sounds of laughter and the sight of smiling faces – sights and sounds which you’ll remember long after your day in the land of the young and happy at heart is over. Main Street, U.S.A. Walk past the famous floral Mickey at the Main Entrance and into a small town way of life from America’s past. On Main Street, U.S.A., you’ll see sights

and sounds from a time when life was as leisurely as a ride on Horse-drawn Street Car and as innocent as the antics of a silent movie ster. Browse in the turn-of-the-centuy Emporium or ride the shiny Disneyland Railroad. From the color and music of a hometown parade to the nostalgic flavor of an old-fashioned treat, you'’l experience the joy of recalling fond memories while you create new ones on Main Street, where both sides of the street are always sunny. Whether your visions of sugarplums include lollipops or luscious chocolates, your sweet toot is right at home on Main street where treats come flavored with favorite childhood memories. A fruit vendor’s cart displays fresh,crisp wares while flovers bloom eveywhere. The saxophone band entertains on street corners and a

marching band makes you tap your toes. Every sight and sound on Main Street is guaranteed to make you fell “red, white, and blue ” all over! Entertainment on Main Street comes in lots of shapes, sizes, styles, and smiles. Disney cartoons at the Main Stret Cinema serve up hearty helpings of laughter, while shops like the Crystal Arcade offer keepsakes to treasure. Or learn a magic trick or two at the Main Street Magic Shop. Just remember – on Main Street fun comes the old-fashioned way – you make it yourself! Disneyland's History One day Walt Disney had a vision. It was a vision of a place where children and parents could have fun together. The more Walt dreamed of a "magical park," the more imaginative and elaborate it became. The original plans for the park

were on 8 acres next to the Burbank studios where his employees and families could go to relax. Although, World War II put those plans on hold. During the war, Walt had time to come up with new ideas, and creations for his magical park. It was soon clear that 8 acres wouldn't be enough. Finally in 1953, he had the Stanford Research Institute conduct a survey for a 100-acre site, outside of Los Angeles. He needed space to build rivers, waterfalls, and mountains; he would have flying elephants and giant teacups;a fairy-tale castle, moon rockets, and a scenic railway; all inside a magic kingdom he called "Disneyland." Location was a top priority. The property would have to be within the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and accessible by freeway. It would also have to be

affordable: Walt's pockets were only so deep. The search for the best spot finally ended in the rural Anaheim, California with a purchase of a 160-acre orange grove near the junction of the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) and Harbor Boulevard. The site where Disneyland was to be built. Although, Disneyland was expensive. Walt once said "I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral." So Walt turned to Television for his financial support. "Walt Disney's Disneyland" television series offered a glimpse of the future project. This brought the idea of Disneyland into reality for Walt and the American people. Construction for Disneyland began on July 21, 1954, a meager 12 months before the park was scheduled