I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.
If you act like an adult when you're a kid you can afford to act like a kid the rest of your life.
Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland?
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
Disneyland really began when my two daughters were very young. Saturday was always Daddy's Day and I would take them to the merry-go-round, and sit on a bench eating peanuts while they rode. And sitting there alone, I felt there should be something built, some kind of family park where parents and children could have fun together.
I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
Progress is impossible without change
If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there's some way to do it.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
All of our dreams can come true.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.
Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.
No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Well it took many years. I started with many ideas, threw them away, started all over again. And eventually it evolved into what you see today at Disneyland
Disneyland is a work of love...Drawing up plans and dreaming of what I could do, everything. It was just something I kind of kept playing around with.
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
Let your heart guide you...it whispers so listen closely.
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.
The wonders of nature are endless...
It is a curious thing that the more the world shrinks because of electronic communications, the more limitless becomes the province of the storytelling entertainer.
Always, as you travel, assimilate the sounds and sights of the world.
Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination-a place of warmth and nostalgia, of illusion and color and delight.
Disneyland is like a piece of clay: If there is something I don't like, I'm not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.
Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.
People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.
Disneyland will always be building and growing and adding new things... new ways of having fun, of learning things, and sharing the many exciting adventures which may be experienced here in the company of family and friends.
I function better when things are going badly than when they're as smooth as whipped cream.
That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.