Walt Disney

December 4th 1901- December 15th 1966

Walt Disney changed the world in many ways. Walt’s company still keeps getting bigger and bigger every year.The time he lived in was important for his contribution. Walt Disney was born on December 5th 1901 in Chicago Illinois. His hobbies were drawing, painting and selling the in his neighborhood. He would work in the summer on the railroad. When he was 16 years old he dropped out of school to be in the army.Walt’s first movie out which was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Walt Disney himself produced 653 films and movies.
Walt Disney wanted to start a company that fulfilled children dreams and to create a visual for children to believe that dreams do come true if you believe. Not only did he open an opportunity for children to believe, but for adults to fine laughter and comfort during war times. After Walt Disney died, his company never reached the goal Walt Disney had planned for them. Instead of the company trying to create "magical" dreams and original laughter and an opportunity to believe, the company started to focus more on appealing to a greater audience and profits became their goals. Today millions of people watch his movies. His company continues to flourish, still producing animated and live-action films and overseeing the still- growing empire started by one man: Walt Disney, who will never be forgotten.
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DisneyLand opened on July 1955. Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened. In 2013, the park hosted approximately 16.2 million guests, making it the third most visited park in the world that calendar year. Later on Walter decided to build DisneyWorld in Orlando, Florida. DisneyWorld opened in 1971 and is the most visited vacation resort in the world. The property covers 27,258 acres. Disney died on December 15, 1966, before construction began. Without the creative mind of Disney spearheading the construction of Walt Disney World, the company instead created the resort very similar to Disneyland, just on a much larger scale.