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The idea for Disney(land) came about when my daughters were very young and Saturday was always Daddy’s day with the two daughters. So we’d start out and try to go someplace, you know different things, and I’d take them to the merry-go-round and I took them different places and as I’d sit while they rode the merry-go-round and did all these things — sit on a bench, you know, eating peanuts — I felt that there should be something built where the parents and the children could have fun together. So that’s how Disney(land) started. Well, it took many years…it was a period of maybe fifteen years developing. I started with many ideas, threw them away, started all over again. And eventually it evolved into what you see today at Disney(land). But it all started from a daddy with two daughters wondering where he could take them where he could have a little fun with them, too.

— Walt Disney