Why Did Walt Created The Theme Park


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Subtopic 1: Fun

“When the real designing came around, Walt was met with inevitable questions. How do you make believable wild animals, that aren't real? How do you make a Mississippi paddle ship? How do you go about building a huge castle in the middle of Anaheim, California? So, Walt Disney looked to his movie studio staff for the answers. The design of Disneyland was something never done before. There would be five uniquely different lands. Walt had planned out all the lands, to every detail. Main Street, U.S.A., the very front of the park, was where Walt wanted to relive the typical turn of the century city Main Street. He said:

"For those of us who remember the carefree time it recreates, Main Street will bring back happy memories. For younger visitors, it is an adventure in turning back the calendar to the days of grandfather's youth."

Walt wanted this park to be fun and memorable so he built the theme park. Walt wanted things to feel like it was real and, to pop up to life for people to remember forever. The park that Walt Disney

Made, has bran great memories and fun to millions of families all around the world.


This website shows me lots of information about Walt Disney's idea of creating the theme parks. The information that this website provided helps me, see what Walt Disney thought and felt about creating the Disney theme parks. The website helped me see, why Walt Disney wanted to open the theme parks to the people.

Subtopic: Advanture

"Walt also had planed for an "exotic tropical place" in a "far-off region of the world." Called Adventureland. Walt said, "To create a land that would make this dream reality, we pictured ourselves far from civilization, in the remote jungles of Asia and Africa."

Frontierland was made to relive the pioneer days of the American frontier. Walt said: "All of us have a cause to be proud of our country's history, shaped by the pioneering spirit of our forefathers. . .Our adventures are designed to give you the feeling of having lived, even for a short while, during our country's pioneer days."

Fantasyland was created with the goal to "make dreams come true" from the lyrics of "When You Wish Upon a Star." Walt said: "What youngster. . .has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland? In Fantasyland, these classic stories of everyone's youth have become realities for youngsters-of all ages-to participate in."

Fantasyland would feature a large Sleeping Beauty Castle, and a Fantasy Village.

Tomorrowland was created as a look at the "marvels of the future." Walt said:

"Tomorrow can be a wonderful age. Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come. . .The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."

This passage shows his idea of the certain parks Walt wanted to create. Walt wanted the visitors that would come to discover new things, so he had an idea to add hidden characters in the theme parks. What Walt Disney wanted was, for every family to have an adventure, for people to explore the magic that is hidden in the theme parks.


This website has shown many interesting things, about his ideas of his park like what rides he wanted to put in. For example Walt had the idea to put every character Walt created into a ride. Another idea was that Disney land was supposed to be much smaller, but with the help of his complies he had a change of ideas.

Fun Facts

>Walt Disney’s last written words were apparently “Kurt Russell

>In 1938, Walt Disney hosted Nazi propagandist and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl at his studio and gave her a tour

>Walt’s apartment, where he often worked, is still above the firehouse on Main Street in Disneyland. [http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/05/walt-disney-facts/]

Works Cited


"Disneyland History." Disneyland History. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2015.