"Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts that have created America...with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” (Disney, 1955)
What goes into making a dream come true? I’ve been going to Disney Parks since I was a little girl, each trip was met with the kind of speechless awe and amazement that only comes with witnessing fantasy become reality. Younger me never knew what sort of stories preceded the construction of the so called ‘Happiest Place On Earth’; But Walt Disney was a very interesting man that went through a lot before he built his pride and joy, “Disneyland”. Walt Disney struggled with so much to make his dreams come through, and his life has ultimately taught me that no matter what happens I should never stop chasing my dream.
Three inspiring stories of perseverance
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...seemed to be growing beyond control and beyond comprehension.” (Gabler, 2006)
Reading about Walt Disney has really opened my eyes about how you can admire someone without really knowing much about their struggles. I’ve always looked up to Walt Disney because he made his dreams come true, but I never really considered what he had to go through to accomplish it. Walt struggled through life just like every other person I know who’s trying to make their fantasy a reality. Walt managed to do it by picking himself up each time and coming up with something entirely new, and when he couldn’t focus or think, instead of forcing himself to work, he gave himself a break. Walt Disney is a prime example of what perseverance can accomplish, and for that I admire him.
“He had passed beyond the afflictions of this world. Walt Disney had at last attained perfection.” (Gabler, 2006)
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