Walt Disney Research Paper

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It all started off as a big dream to Walt Disney, when he thought of making a successful amusement park called Disneyland. As a children Walt always dreams about to doing something big and created. As he got older, he began to create thoughts and decide to start making short films and movies. Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois. Walt is the child of Elias and Flora Call Disney. (www.justdisney.com) During the fall of 1918, as he began his career, Walt attempts to enlist for military service, but he got rejected because he was underage. He joined the Red Cross and was sent overseas to France.(ww.justdisney.com) After he returned from France, he began to pursue a career in commercial art. He started a small company called …show more content…

It’s starring The famous character Mickey Mouse. Later on in his career, in 1938, he created his first feature-length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.(www.history.com) In the 1950’s, Walt Disney had a wonderful idea to make an amusement park near Los Angeles.. Walt got this idea, when he took both of his children to an amusement park on every Sunday when they were little.When he got the idea he went to Hollywood studios and amusement park’s owners, but they couldn’t understand what Walt’s concept of a theme park and figured it would fall within months of the …show more content…

Walt Disney amusement park was finally open to the public. Unfortunately, there was a huge problem on the opening. It ran out of food and drinks. A women’s high heel shoe got stuck in the wet asphalt of Main Street USA. The ride Mark Twain Steamboat nearly capsized from too many passengers. The park’s drinking fountains were left dry.(www.history.com) It was a gas leak in Fantasyland so they had to close the rides: Adventure and Frontierland and Fantasyland for the afternoon. Many press reviews speculated that Disneyland would not last long due to the opening day disaster. The first two people who was one of the first to step foot in Disney were a little girl named Kristina Graef and a little boy named Michael Schwarther. “ Being the first girl in Disneyland is something I hold dear to my heart.” said Kristina Graef. Graef said she visited when the Matterhorn Bobsled in 1959 and again when the Pirates of the Caribbean open in the late 1960’s. Michael said he remembers that he wore a gold Mickey Mouse watch that his mother bought for him during the 30th anniversary of Disney. Now that Schwartner is 67 years old, he said “It’s something I will always have

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