The Partners Statue has become for me, a significant part of every trip to Disneyland. It is a reminder of how it all started and an inspiration to the dreams that we hold on to everyday. I have had many realizations sitting in front of the partners statue, just eating some popcorn and drinking a soda. There have been things that have touched my heart, moments that have blown me away, and conversations that I will remember for the rest of my life. I’ve been told that when something is good, when it’s great, it tends to do one thing, and does that one thing very well. For Disneyland, it is the ability to inspire. Once again, Walt had it right from the very start.
“To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past… and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. 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.”
– Walt Disney