A few years ago, I watched a documentary on Walt Disney and the beginnings of Disneyland. It changed my life forever.
I had always been an over-zealous Disney fan girl. People (plural) have even asked me if I dream in cartoons. Not entirely incorrect, because I did dream about flying to Neverland and having all the Princes massage my ears with coconut oil.
And we all know A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes, right?
Anyway, even with my existing squeaky persona, that video had really influenced me in ways that go much deeper than Bippity Boppity Boo. Mr. Walt Disney become my absolute hero. He sprouts (sprouted?) the most motivating quotes and really inspired me to believe that dreams do come true. Sure, magic might have to adjust itself to the real world, but it’s only when you believe in magic, can you make magic, right?
It might surprise you that Disneyland was not an immediate success. On the first day that it was opened to the public on July 17th 1955, it was a complete disaster. But they pulled up their socks, un-flopped the flops, and sprinkled some serious Fairy Dust all over. Yea, even DISNEYLAND wasn’t always perfect (shocker!).
55 years later, Disneyland is now *the most magical place on earth*, and still sends out the same wonderful message to kids all around the world- to always believe in your dreams.
In honour of its 55th (and 8 days) anniversary, I bring to you, Vintage Disneyland posters printed in the 1950s.
My personal favourite that rings even more true in this little community of wonderful bloggers from all over the world: and finally, here is a scan of the Disneyland map in 1962. Pretty cool, huh? Are you a Disney fan? Have you ever been to Disneyland?
More Disney-related posts:
- Tim Burton’s rejection from Disney
- Disney Princess Wedding Gowns by Alfred Angelo
- Disney Edition Make-Up Products
- Disney Princess inspired Wedding Rings
*Peter Pan, Alice and It’s a Small World posters from Google images. All others from here.