Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA on this date in 1955. Having worked for The Walt Disney Company at various points in my career, I have a special fondness for all things Disney.
A recent vacation took me to Germany where I was able to visit Neuschwanstein, a castle that was “a tremendous inspiration to Walt Disney as he designed the Sleeping Beauty Castle.”*
The Walt Disney Company has a variety of businesses under its umbrella: film, television, radio, book publishing, consumer products, stores, sports, video games, travel and amusement parks are a sample of the company’s many ventures.
The Walt Disney Company website provides a history of the company and there are a number of publications found within our catalog on the company and the man, Walt Disney, himself. For tips on company research take a look at our reference guide, Doing Company Research.
Through the remainder of this month there is a display in the Science & Business Reading Room on the 5th floor of the Adams building representing the various businesses of The Walt Disney Company along with a selection of books on the topic.
*Excerpt from Adventures by Disney, Germany Family Vacation information (daily itinerary, day 8).