In 1953, legendary animator Walt Disney dreamed up a new way for parents and children to play, shop, and explore together. In a single weekend, Disney drafted this proposal for his “Disneyland” in hopes of securing a bank loan to make his dream a reality. Take a look at Disney’s original vision for “The Happiest Place On Earth”:

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Wow! More than 60 years later, Disney’s parks still thrill and delight hundreds of thousands of children the world over every day, and it all started here. What an amazing glimpse into one of the great American imaginations!