A Dream Realized

One can only imagine what must have gone through Walt’s mind as he walked the empty paths of his park, Disneyland. An idea that sparked years before was now a larger than life immersive reality, at 5/8…

One can only imagine what must have gone through Walt’s mind as he walked the empty paths of his park, Disneyland. An idea that sparked years before was now a larger than life immersive reality, at 5/8 scale. The interesting thing about dreams, at least in Walt Disney’s case, is that they never really seem to satisfy. I don’t mean this in a negative way at all, quite the contrary. It seems like every time Walt “achieved” his dream, it emboldened him to embrace hopes of a new, higher standard. From Laugh-O-Grams to Mickey Mouse to Snow White, from a Griffith Park bench and a peanut cart to Disneyland, Walt never quit plussing his ideas. A dream realized meant the birth of a new one.

Carousel horse in front of the Griffith Park bench with a portrait of Walt Disney walking through Sleeping beauty castle at Disneyland

About Michaela Hansen

Michaela is an artist and photographer living in San Diego. She prefers yoga to running, hiking to shopping, and dark chocolate to just about anything else.
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