Wednesday with Walt: WITH WALT!
Welcome to today’s Wednesday with Walt. I am sorry to tell you that I am on my soapbox today. Being a fan of Walt Disney is something that means a lot to me, and I take it very seriously as well. I feel an obligation to the man that started the joy in my life and in my family’s lives.
How many Disney movies do you think you have seen during your lifetime? If I had to guess, I know that I have seen hundreds. I have been to the movie theaters countless numbers of times and have seen advertisements and trailers with the logo above or with this one.
It upset me when they stopped calling Walt Disney World by its name and adopted “Disney Parks.” To them it might be more descriptive as there are several different parks, but to me it is less descriptive because it takes out the bones of who started it all in the first place. I grew up visually seeing the man Walt Disney on television, albeit in reruns, when he introduced his made-for-television productions and introduced us all to his wonderful parks. I have a great deal of respect for him and I want his name honored.
I know that for years that has not been the aim of the Disney company regime. For me and for other Walt lovers, though, we stand united in fighting for the remembrance of the man who dreamed the dream and followed his heart to the very end. No one in power at this company today has that kind of wowsy! What he did will forever be invaluable to the Disney company. What will they do next to push him out?
People ask me why I like to help people plan their Disney vacations. It is something I cannot explain. I want them to see and feel and experience the magic — it is not the magic a company makes, it is the magic of Walt’s dream. Of course, Walt will live on in stories, books and at attractions like One Man’s Dream but why is it that with the name “Disney” everywhere around us, people have to look so hard to find Walt? I am standing up for him because he deserved it. I hope that others will do the same.