The Walt Disney Company

Topics: Walt Disney, Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom Pages: 13 (3626 words) Published: September 23, 2014


Behind the Scenes of Disney World

by
Erin Wood

Advanced English III
Mrs. Dawson
4 March 2014

Behind the Scenes of Disney World

I. Introduction
II. Walt Disney
A. His Life
B. The Dream
III. Disney World’s ground
A. Swamp lands
B. Four theme parks
1. Magic Kingdom
a. Main Street
i. Underground tunnel
ii. Walt’s hometown
b. Frontier Land
c. Fantasy Land
d. Adventure Land
e. Tomorrow Land
2. Hollywood Studios
a. Old Hollywood
b. Musicals/plays
3. Epcot
a. The World
b. Science/future
4. Animal Kingdom
C. Two water parks
1. Blizzard Beach
2. Typhoon Lagoon
D. Maintenance/clean parks
1. Trash can placing
2. No gum sold
E. Room for growth
F. Celebration
a. Owned by Disney
b. Neighborhood
IV. Workers
A. Expectations
1. Positive attitude
2. The look
a. Timeless/classic
b. Enhance the experience
B. Positions
1. Role model
2. In character
V. The magic
a. Fun facts
b. Hidden Mickeys
c. Secrets
VI. Conclusion

Behind the Scenes of Disney World

It has once been said that Walt Disney was sitting on a wooden park bench when the idea of a Disney-themed amusement park became his inspiration. By simply watching his daughters ride the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round, a dream sparked in Walt Disney’s mind that would soon change the world of entertainment forever. Little did Walt know that day on the park bench that his dream would flourish into a timeless, enchanting oasis in Orlando, Florida. To the common tourist, Disney World is an entertaining and magical place, but it takes many workers and untold secrets to bring the magic to life.

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago Illinois. His father Elias Disney and his mother Flora Call Disney had a total of five children, four boys and one girl. Not long after Walt’s birth the family decided it was time to move. “After Walt's birth, the Disney family moved to Marceline, Missouri. Walt lived most of his childhood here” (Brad Aldridge Productions). Growing up Walt had an early interest in art. His imagination got the best of him when he tried to attend to his studies in school. “Instead of doing his school work Walt doodled pictures of animals, and nature. His knack for creating enduring art forms took shape when he talked his sister, Ruth, into helping him paint the side of the family's house with tar” (Brad Aldridge Productions). Unlike others, Walt was one that dreamed big and saw no limits. Even though he did not have support from his father Elias, who saw his fantasies to be farfetched and unrealistic, this did not stop Walt from doing what he loved. “Walt began to love, and appreciate nature and wildlife, and family and community, which were a large part of agrarian living. Though his father could be quite stern, and often there was little money, Walt was encouraged by his mother, and older brother, Roy to pursue his talents” (Brad Aldridge Productions). This is an early insight of what Walt wanted to portray in his amusement park. He wanted a place where families could go to be together and enjoy themselves. Encouraged by his mother and older brother, Walt continued his studies of art at McKinley High School in Chicago. Walt now wanted to pursue his career in commercial art. “He began producing short animated films for

local businesses, in Kansas City. By the time Walt had started to create The Alice
Comedies, which was about a real girl and her adventures in an animated world, Walt ran
out of money, and his company Laugh-O-Grams went bankrupted. Instead of giving up,
Walt packed his suitcase and with his unfinished print of The Alice Comedies in hand,
headed for Hollywood to start a new business. He was not yet twenty- two” (Brad
Aldridge Productions). Walt Disney was never known to be a wealthy man. Every bit of money he made was invested in to his next project. Most people would have realized their dream was not meant to be at...


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