We all know that Disneyland is a place for fun in sunny Anaheim, California and .
it opened on July 17, 1955 but a lot of what Disneyland deals with is all about money. .
No wonder souvenir items are so expensive. Kids beg their parents to go to Disneyland .
and then they end up spending a ton load of money. Luckily, Iâ€™ve never been to .
Disneyland to experience this.
Walt Disney felt that he could build an amusement park that parents could have .
fun together and that Disneyland was to be a place where â€œpeople can experience some of .
the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it (Lipsitz 212).â€ He built .
Disneyland on what his two daughters wanted by taking them to other amusement parks .
and see if they liked that park. Since he built it for his two girls I would say Disneyland .
is more of a childrenâ€™s park.
Now a lot of what the park deals with is money. On the day Disneyland opened a .
disappointed critic described Disneyland as being â€œlike a giant cash register, clicking and .
clanging, as creatures of Disney magic came tumbling down from their lofty places in my .
daydreams to peddle and perish their charms with the aggressiveness of so many curbside .
barkers (Lipsitz 210).â€ After being just open ten years Disneyland earned $273 million .
for the Disney Corporation (Lipsitz 210). .
If networks would help finance Disneyland Disney would make a weekly .
television series and ABC agreed to invest $500,000 and to guarantee loans up to $4.5 .
million for Disneyland in return for one-third of the ownership (Lipsitz 214). Later on in .
1960 Disney bought back the one-third for $7.5 million (Lipsitz 217) . .
Disney also got 32 major corporations to run the concession stands (Lipsitz 215). .
Disney did not like to use the television because the television would show everything in .
black and white but his park was vivid in color (Lipsitz 215). Even though he did not .