Friday, May 23, 2014
Walt in the Park
I love seeing photos of Walt Disney in the Park that he created. Typically, you'll see either joy in his face or you'll see the wheels in his head spinning, constantly looking for improvement. Today's photo from a 1960's Look Magazine shoot shows the former, as he watches a little girl squeeze the nose of a stuffed Mickey Mouse. By the wheels on the vehicle and the horse's hooves, I am guessing he is somewhere on Main Street.
Interesting to note that this particular Mickey is styled to the 1920s/30s Mickey, whereas the plush used in the publicity photos of Walt pre-opening to the park was a more contemporary design.
Just imagine a regular day for Walt. It would begin with him rolling out of the bed in his tiny Town Square apartment.
A shower to get the day started.
Maybe a few phone calls and a chat with wife Lillian.
And then exiting his apartment, his day begins in his beloved Utopia, Disneyland.
Many traditions have been removed or changed at Disneyland, for better or worse; I hope that they will always keep this one going, as it is a constant reminder of the genius who created it.
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