Disneyland attracted one million visitors within the first 10 weeks after its grand opening in July 1955. It also became a top destination for foreign dignitaries visiting the United States.
Walt Disney had to come up with something "new and clever in animated cartoons" to save his Laugh-O-grams company.
Walt Disney insisted the staff call him "Walt," and brought in experts from prestigious art schools to teach classes to his animators.
For a young Walt Disney, Marceline, Missouri provided the setting for an idyllic childhood.