Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.— Walt Disney
Passioned Disneyland quotations
I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place...
The holy land was supposed to be spotless, a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes.
I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.
I'm not all that big on rides. I sort of like bumper cars but I don't really go to Disneyland all that much unless if have nieces and nephews or people to take.
When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, "But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty." I told her that was just the point - mine wouldn't be.
Ukraine announced plans to open Chernobyl, their nuclear disaster site, to tourists. They say it's just like Disneyland, except the 6-foot mouse is real.
I've always been fascinated by Disneyland and Disney World, and my favorite part of the park was always Tomorrowland.
Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.
Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real.
Disneyland is like a piece of clay: If there is something I don't like, I'm not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.
For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland.
Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland?
Disneyland will always be building and growing and adding new things.
.. new ways of having fun, of learning things, and sharing the many exciting adventures which may be experienced here in the company of family and friends.
Here in Florida, we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland: the blessing of size. There's enough land here to hold all of the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.
Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.
Summer means happy times and good sunshine.
It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.
Hollywood and Disneyland are the legacy of Europe's cultural imperialism.
We gave them nursery rhymes and they gave back film. Televised riots are as American as Barbie/ Big Macs. Tomorrow the riots will be forgotten but Mickey mouse will still be there. Welcome to Disneyland.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Disneyland really began when my two daughters were very young.
Saturday was always Daddy's Day and I would take them to the merry-go-round, and sit on a bench eating peanuts while they rode. And sitting there alone, I felt there should be something built, some kind of family park where parents and children could have fun together.
Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.
Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.
Disneyland is a work of love...Drawing up plans and dreaming of what I could do, everything. It was just something I kind of kept playing around with.
Disneyland is a work of love.
Disneyland is not just another amusement park.
It's unique, and I want it kept that way. Besides, you don't work for a dollar - you work to create and have fun.
Disneyland is like Alice stepping through the Looking Glass;
to step through the portals of Disneyland will be like entering another world.
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
There used to be a time when the idea of heroes was important.
People grew up sharing those myths and legends and ideals. Now they grow up sharing McDonalds and Disneyland.
Every time I get injured I measure it's severity by asking myself 'Would this stop me from going to Disneyland?'
We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster - closed and forgotten within the first year.
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality.
The idea of Disneyland is a simple one.
It will be a place for people to find happiness and knowledge.
Well it took many years. I started with many ideas, threw them away, started all over again. And eventually it evolved into what you see today at Disneyland
Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination--a place of warmth and nostalgia, of illusion and color and delight.