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. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. – Walt Disney
Today is Disneyland’s 63rd birthday. 63 years ago today Walt Disney said, “To all who come to this happy place, welcome.” With those nine words, he changed the world. This was the culmination of a lifetime of dreaming. It was the realization of a dream that would continue to live on past the man who initially had the dream. This dream not only inspired those in attendance and those watching on TV, it continues to inspire people from around the globe decades later.
Walt Disney’s dream inspires people to dream bigger, hope for better, reach inside themselves to do more. It’s a dream the continues to live on today and is bigger and better than ever before. It has changed the theme park industry and the entertainment industry today.
Walt Disney’s dream of Disneyland was realized on July 17, 1955. For the first time, people were able to see Disneyland and experience that magic of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy as envisioned by Walt Disney himself. While the initial day may not have gone perfectly, it didn’t matter. The dream was released to the world and the world grabbed ahold of it.
63 years later, thousands of guests make the trek to Disneyland on July 17. For some, this is an opportunity to experience a special moment. For others, it’s a way of connecting with Walt Disney and honoring his legacy. Whatever the reason is, it is a special day at Disneyland. It’s a day to celebrate how Walt Disney’s dream continues to grow and thrive!
“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world” – Walt Disney
Disneyland continues to celebrate imagination and grow. A lot has changed in the last 63 years. It is quite possible that even more will change in the coming 63 years. One thing has always remained the same though and that the dream continues to grow. The imagination and innovation that has come from The Walt Disney Company continue to get better. Dreams continue to come true for those visiting Disney Theme Parks around the globe. The foundation of quality and family-friendly entertainment that Walt Disney built continues to reach new heights.
As we celebrate Disneyland’s 63rd birthday. It is fun to look at where Disneyland came from. It is equally fun to look at where it is going. New lands with new Disney magic are coming to the Disneyland Resort. New innovations and experiences will come with them. Where the Disneyland Resort is going is a very exciting destination. Walt Disney’s dream continues to live on and grow. I, for one, can’t wait to see what comes next!
What are you most excited about for the Disneyland Resort’s future? What is your favorite memory of the past? Let us know in the comments below!