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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany. Photo taken by D. Scanlon July 2010

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).

Comments (6)

  1. This is very nice picture
    i like and respect and love dysney and his plots
    here i found something hiding behind
    if some body can expose the real beauty of the castle from different view more near
    it is very surprising
    any how I appreciate and promot the owner of this foto done a wonderfull jos
    Dr.Karunan kannampoyili,l India

  2. I hate the movies of Walt Disney, but i must watch them! in this world is necessary.

  3. A stitch on time saves nine!

  4. I’m not too fond of Disney movies, but I got to admit some of the songs are good.
    I also love Disney world and land

  5. I had seen some of the articles you had written on this blog, and I was impressed. You had a tough, clear style of writing. Your articles held a reader’s interest.

  6. Not everyone can write and keep my interest, well done!

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