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.
Although he was head of a successful film studio, at home, Walt Disney was just "dad" to his two daughters, Diane and Sharon.
Plans for Disneyland's 160-acre building site called for 5,000 cubic yards of concrete and one million square feet of asphalt pathways.
Composer Richard Sherman recalls Walt Disney's leadership style and how he drew great ideas out of his staff.