Pitching Disneyland

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There is something wonderfully fragile and tentative about Walt Disney’s original prospectus for Disneyland. The pages are hole punched; they appear to have used both sides of the paper; they contain pretentious statements of intent and in general reflect the hopes and aspirations of any of us who have pitched a big idea.

It is this everyman or woman quality that allowed me to see Disneyland and the ensuing theme park industry as less than the bricks and mortar, multi-billion dollar business of today and more of a dream displayed on typing paper.  It reinforces the reality that every achievement begins as an idea and that any of us, with enough hard work, a timely idea and some luck can and will make big things happen.

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Thank you boiingboing.com and author Guy Gavriel Kayfor making these materials available.

 

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