Main Street USA is the first part of any Disney theme park that a visitor encounters. Here is what one will find at each Main Street, as well as the inspiration around the original one Walt Disney created in California.
Author - Will Moneymaker
I enjoy collecting postcards as a way to inspire my own adventures. Over the years, I’ve found them incredibly valuable in sharing memories — places I've been and places my loved ones have sent cards from.
James Earl Jones is one of the best known names in the entertainment industry, and he is also a Disney Legend. This is what you need to know about his life and career, his work with the Disney company, and how he came to earn the illustrious Legends distinction at Disney.
Ub Iwerks is known as an instrumental player in making the Walt Disney Company what it is today, and he was with the company from the beginning. In fact, he and Walt Disney were friends long before there was a Walt Disney Company, being young animators together in the emerging industry. Here is his story.
Bob Gurr is a well-known and my favorite Disney Imagineer. He started his career as an industrial designer out of college, but soon went to work for Disney. His imprint on the company can mainly be seen in the theme parks, where he had a hand in designing many of the rides. Here is Bob’s story, both at his Disney career and beyond it.
Mary Blair was a prominent animator and color designer for the Walt Disney Company. She got her start in 1940, and made an immediate and excellent impression on Walt. Even after resigning from the company as a full-time employee, Walt kept bringing her back to work on projects for his company. Here is her story.
Walt Disney was a heavy smoker for most of his life, beginning with his time in France in WWI. Because of this, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-60’s, and died from it shortly after turning 65. However, he was far from forgotten. Walt left a mark on the world that continues to this day. Here is the story of Walt Disney and the legacy he left that lives on to this day.
Walt Disney became interested in building a theme park early on, around 1950, after taking his family to a park he thought was an ideal vacation spot for children and their parents to enjoy each other’s company and have fun together. He did the research, put the plan into action, and the rest is history. Here is the story of Walt Disney’s theme parks located around the globe.
Walt Disney did not just do movies. He also ventured into television in the 1950’s. His brother Roy thought as early as 1950 that TV would be an excellent medium for the company, and he was correct. Walt’s impact on television was groundbreaking and lasting. Here is the story of Walt Disney and television.
Walt Disney is a household name in American culture and entertainment. While he is an American icon, he is known and beloved around the world. His childhood was a tough one, but it helped him to become the man the world knew and loved. Here is what you need to know about the childhood of Walter “Walt” Disney.
WWII was an interesting time for Walt Disney and his company. The war affected the company’s revenues in worldwide box office receipts, and debt was an issue. However, Walt also jumped in to the war effort, using his company to undertake a number of projects for the government. He also became more politically involved. Here is the story.