Well, it came about when my daughters were very young, and Saturday was always Daddy's Day with the two daughters. So we'd start out and try to go some place with, you know, different things and I'd take them to the merry-go-round and I took them different places. And as I'd sit there while they rode the merry-go-round, did all these things, sit on a bench, you know, eating peanuts, I felt that there should be something built, some kind of an amusement enterprise built where that the parents and the 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 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.
—Jack Wagner, 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!
—Jack Wagner (vocoded), the introductory speech for The Main Street Electrical Parade
"The purpose of Disneyland is to make people smile."
"You know what Disneyland is known for? The Big Turkey Leg. People walk around with enormous deep-fried turkey legs. Like little kids, three-year-old kids eating these five-pound turkey legs."
"Disneyland. The world's biggest people trap, built by a mouse."
"By the way, I want to remind you... if you're planning a trip to Disney World this year - Disney World or Disneyland or California Adventure - you can say anything you want to the people working there, and they HAVE to be nice to you."
"Getting to be a part of a ride at Walt Disney World has been one of the most special opportunities that I have been granted while working in the industry. Disneyland has always been so magical. It was a special place for me to go to as a child, and now its a special place for me to share with my children. Its been an honor to be associated with a Disney ride."
— Patrick Warburton on playing the flight attendant in the Disney Theme Parks attraction Soarin'