No matter how old you are, when you go to Disney the inner child in you comes out. From the moment you walk into Disney until the moment you walk out you feel welcomed and special. There is one word that describes the Disney experience and that is that it is “magical”. Lee Cockerell writes of this “magic” from firsthand experience, as he was the Executive Vice President of Operations of Walt Disney World Resort for over ten years.
It’s no doubt that creating a family oriented theme park based on popular, beloved cartoon characters and imagination was a good idea. From Cinderella’s castle to the famous Main Street, U.S.A, there’s something extraordinary lying around every corner. Walt Disney World, other wise known as “the happiest place on earth”, or the place “where dreams come true”, was founded by a man with a dream of creating a place where children and parents could spend time together while making amazing memories. However, this extravagant amusement park is only one of the major accomplishments of Walt Disney.
Have you ever gone to Disney World? Well I have and it was so much fun! There are different themed areas inside of the park like, Fantasyland,, Tomorrowland, and Main Street to name a few. Each area is like walking into a whole different place. One second you're in Fantasy Land and the next you are in Tomorrowland.
The Walt Disney Company has created theme parks throughout the world for guests to undergo a specific experiences that recalls the guests’ inner child through rides, visuals, and music. Disney has proved to be more than just a theme park; it is portrayed as a “world” or “land” of acceptance and integration of all cultures into one place. The universality aspect is what draws people in from different countries to visit the parks. Ultimately, the Disney parks are based off of two key concepts: commoditization and Americanization. Since Disney is an imagined utopia, guests buy into, literally and figuratively, the commodities and experiences it offers. Through music and visuals, Disney intertwines a message of Americanization through a single world culture that the guests accept. Disney’s limited understanding of cultures became much more apparent as theme parks were erected in different countries with cultural values that differ from American norms. Disney is a utopian society that exposes a narrow interpretation of the different cultures throughout the world.
The peculiar setting of this unlikely family affair reminds the reader that the events are the result of the writer's "wild" imagination yet the theme park exists in the real world, leaving the reader as trapped between reality and fantasy. Using the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland, as a
One design plan of Disneyland that showed a response to the changing America of the 1950’s was how they engineered the pathways to direct people without signage, leading to more order throughout the whole park which was a problem for the amusement parks pre-Disneyland. Because they could manipulate where people would walk throughout the park they could also place trash cans accordingly helping keep the park cleanly, another gripe against amusement parks before Disneyland. Another feature of Disneyland was the recreation of a main-street USA but, at 5/8th scale to help create a sense of nostalgia. This was especially potent amongst adults who were now moving into suburbs, furthering the separation between home life and a central downtown or
When I got to magic kingdom, the first thing I saw were shrubs shaped like Mickey Mouse. Like any other mom, mine wanted to take pictures in front of anything and everything, which included the Mickey Mouse shaped shrubs. I quickly got annoyed, but when I started walking down main street the amazement hit me. I started looking around wanting to take everything in. I saw kids sitting on their dad’s shoulders so they could get a better look. I saw balloons, ice cream, and hats all shaped like Mickey Mouse. The stores, the characters, the castle, everything was like something I’d see in a movie. It was truly magical. I realized then that I wasn’t too old to experience the magic of Disney.
I remember a day when I was walking in the Six Flags theme park in Texas with my best friend. The smell of popcorn and candy and the feeling of excitement from the little kids coming for the first time with the grandparents just enjoying the family experience. We were walking down the winding stone pathways, waiting for our next adventure at every turn. Trying not to leave our parents behind, we ran ahead enough to be in eyesight, but we were going at our own pace. He and I stood amazed at the sight of the gigantic rides as their shadows were cast down over us. The mini-shops and food stand would attract our little noses at the sight and smell of every peculiar food and trinket imaginable. My Friend, Rhett, suggested we go try a roller coaster. At first, I thought he was just joking around trying to scare me. I asked him what he really wanted to do and after that I realized that he wasn’t joking.
Disneyland may claim to be the happiest place on Earth but I know a place more enchanted than anything Mickey could have ever imagined. I know a place that’s bursting with magic, a place with a million adventures that have yet to be explored, a place where thousands of people are waiting to tell their story. It’s a place of limitless opportunities that will take you to wherever you want to go, whether it may be miles away in the sparkling lights of the concrete jungle or back in the heart of the Eternal City. It’s a place that always smells of a musty, intoxicating scent that lingers on your fingertips and if you’ll listen closely enough, you’ll hear whispers from another world tempting you with secrets. I can still remember strolling through
Have you ever had the fear of teens operating heavy machinery, fireworks shooting off and missing you by a slim chance, or food poisoning? Welcome to Disneyland, where your worst fears of death come to life. Several cases of deaths in the Disneyland parks, from the first accident happening on the Matterhorn Bobsled and other attraction accidents, to mistakes when performing, and food accidents and crimes. The motto of Disney is, it’s the happiest place on earth. There’s a theory that Disney is the worst place to be.
Disney World is said to be the most magical place on earth. For some that is true and for others it’s not. I however, am one of those people who say it’s true. Disney is my favorite place that I have been to in the world so far. Some people will say they don’t like Disney but I don’t see how that could be true. I mean, with all the rides, activities, characters, food, and a lot more. It just doesn’t seem possible to not love it. Even if you don’t like Disney though you know what it is. This is because Disney World is one of the most well know places in the world because most children love it, therefore, it will only continue to grow.
While most attractions in the Disneyland Park is for young children and tweens, Disney California Adventure Park targets teenagers and adults. This means Disneyland is able to attract people of all ages by a variety of its attractions, products, and services. Third, psychography provides Disneyland useful information about its customers. This can be illustrated by the customer’s motives. Disneyland understands that its customers are willing to spend a lot of money during their vacation, so it offers a lot of souvenir shops, bakeries and restaurants inside the park.
And now, nearly four decades after his death, the maker of said creations, Walt Disney, is not nearly as recognized as he should be. Not only are his works and other projects intriguing, his morals and techniques personally behind them are as well. And yet they weren’t just his morals, they were shared by the country’s people who so desired an example of good principles. Perhaps the most significant scheme of all was his creation of his very own amusement park in 1955, Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California.
Ever heard of this place called Disneyland? Yes, that huge phenomenon that every little child loves and even teenagers and adults love. Where there is these amazing rides and every Disney character you can think of is there! You probably know it as this amazing place that everyone loves and there is no wrong! Or maybe parents even know Disneyland from taking their child there so maybe they could get their energy taken out!