Words of Walt- The Child in us all

We all know that I am addicted to Disney… the parks, the movies, I love it all.  Um hello, I write a blog called confessions of a Mouskaholic… clearly I love all things Disney.  On more than one occasion I’ve had other adults question why I love Disney… why do I go to Disney all the time and watch Disney movies even though I don’t have children.  For me it about the broad appeal of the parks and the movies.  I am a firm believer that Disney is a place for everyone.  It is a place for adults, families, children, and everyone in between.

This is what Uncle Walt has to say- “I do not make films primarily for children.  I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.  Call the child innocence.  The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.  IN my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars.”




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Words of Walt- Progress

“The age we’re living in is the most extraordinary the world has ever seen.  There are whole new concepts of things, and we now have the tools to change these concepts into realities. We’re moving forward.  In terms of my work, I believe people want to know about this universe that keeps unfolding before them.  But let’s be clear about one thing-  I’m not trying to teach anything to anybody.   I want to entertain the public.”


What is mind boggling to me is how much the world and technology has changed since Walt’s passing in 1966.  51 years later I think the world would be unrecognizable to Walt, yet Disney continues to push the boundaries with technology and entertainment.  I like to think that in that regard Walt would be happy.


Words of Walt- Adversity

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me.”

While the name Walt Disney is a household name these days, he didn’t have the easiest start.  He grew up with a harsh father, was fired from several of his early jobs, struggled financially in his early business years, and had just as many failures as he did successes; but Walt never gave up.  From each of his failures he learned and moved on.  When one thinks of Walt Disney we often don’t think of his failures, but his successes and the empire that he laid the base for.


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Words of Walt- Education

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”


As an educator, this is is completely different approach than what we take in American public schools.  Our job is to educate, and then hope that our students are entertained along the way.  Walt valued education, and that is evident through many attractions that focus on sharing history and literary moments (Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, the Hall of Presidents, the Carousel of Progress, Tom Sawyer’s Island, PLUS all of the educational moments at Epcot that Walt didn’t even get to see!).  By bringing these attractions to life, he focused on entertaining, and having education as a secondary product.  Park goers are being entertained and learning, without even realizing it!


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