Well, it came about when my daughters were very young, and Saturday was always Daddy's Day with his two daughters. So we'd start out and I'd take them to the merry-go-round and take them to different places. And as I sit there while they rode the merry-go-round, did all these kind of things, sit on a bench and eating peanuts. I felt that there should be something built, some kind of amusement enterprise where the parents and children could have fun together.
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, Disneyland dedication speech
Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney... and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place... a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn — together. Dedicated this 25th day of October, 1971.
—Roy O. Disney, Magic Kingdom dedication speech
Disneyland is the star. Everything else is in the supporting role.
We love to entertain kings and queens, but at Disneyland, everyone is a V.I.P.
Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas.
—Automated safety announcement for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Monorail Systems
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Disneyland proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination. In thousands of sparkling lights, and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds. The Main Street Electrical Parade!
—Bill Rogers (synthesized), The introductory speech for The Main Street Electrical Parade