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THE STORY: How It All Began
World War 2 pushed his plans back farther since Disney Studios was taken over to help the war effort.
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Television was really important in the 1950s, especially family orientated tv. Walt Disney had created a television show with ABC, as mentioned in another article on here, which exposed the theme park to viewers at home. It's made it a great vacation destination. Also, Disney's company was slowly growing, becoming more and more popular, especially after the production of Snow White, the first full-length color cartoon movie.
It become one of the ultimate vacation destinations, ever. People began to take breaks from their daily grind and go on family vacations. Also, it started a revolution. It started to replace amusement parks that were previously gross and dirty with a different sort of park. Like the ones we have today (think Universal Studios and Six Flags). Other places began to copy this idea and we still have them today.
- The Matterhorn Bobsled Coaster was built with the first steel tubular coaster in the world in 1959 (that is the same technology we use in coasters today).
- The Skyway (above, middle) was taken down because a handful of people tried to jump out of it and commit suicide.
It was a family thing. Think of how important family vacations are now. That started then. Family trips became more cherished. Plus, it brought about popularity to the Disney company, which is one of the biggest companies in the world, even now. Things became more focused on families instead of just one age group, which was an idea that was shared all through the 1950s.