History of Disney Land

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This paper will discuss the history and development of Walt Disneyland and Walt Disney himself. It will describe Walt Disney’s life and what gave him the idea to start such an amazing and magical kingdom. You will understand the reasons on why Walt decided to open up another park in the United States and then all over the world. Such an amazing park with so much history helps explain some of the secrets that Disneyland and Disney World posses. July 17, 1955 was the day the magnificent park was opened to the public. President Ronald Regan, not yet president at the time stood at the gates of Disneyland in Anaheim, California in front of thousands of children and their families introducing Walt Disney to everyone. Walt open the gates to what…show more content…
Business was starting to get bad for the brothers when his first character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was stolen from a Universal distributor Charles Mintz. Walt thought that this could be the end if everything, but he knew he had to create another character that would change everything. The idea of Mickey Mouse popped into Walt’s head on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood. He lets his brother Roy know that everything was ok because of how positive he was about this. Mickey Mousse was not always Mickey Mouse his original name was Mortimer but Walt’s wife Lillian told hi he should change it because she thought it was to pompous, so Mickey Mouse came out of it. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was Plane Crazy in 1928, and it screened in Hollywood on May 15,1928. Walt was inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s heroic solo flight across the Atlantic.10 The plot was Mickey and a group of his animal friends who tried to create their own airplane.

Plane Crazy was a silent film. Mickey only whistled and made a couple sounds but never actually said any words. it wasn’t a very big hit. His second cartoon with Mickey Mouse wasn’t a big hit ether titled The Gallopin’ Gaucho. It wasn’t until his third cartoon Steamboat Willie that Mickey Mouse took off. It premiered on November 18, 1928 in New Yorks Colony Theatre. It was the first Disney cartoon with synchronized sound, including character sounds and a musical score. It was so popular that Walt
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