The Making Of Disneyland

April 24, 2022

Disneyland workers in Cafeteria, 1961.

The “Happiest Place on Earth” began in Walt Disney’s mind in the early 1940s before becoming a reality in 1955. The now worldwide corporation broke ground to $17 million, a 160-acre orchard, and just a single year of construction! Perhaps most amazingly, one of the largest entertainment corporations in the world came into existence on the back of Disney’s imagination and the popularity of his animated drawings.

The cartoon tycoon also made the incredibly prescient decision to continually invest in technology to improve not only his animated children’s movies but also his vast “Mickey Mouse Park.” Here’s the unbelievable history of Disneyland!

When Disneyland first opened admission was $1, according to PBS. Today? $99.

The Power Of Imagination

Born in 1901, Walt Disney toiled away as a commercial artist until opening his own humble studio for animated cartoons. Evidently, Disney owned a clear vision for his success and quickly struck oil with his 1928 short film, “Steamboat Willie”, starring a character named “Mickey Mouse.” His film debuted to rave reviews and immediately people clamored for more movies.