43 years ago today Walt Disney World opened it’s gates and welcomed magic into the hearts of millions! Although it saddens me that Walt never got to see his dream made a reality, it always makes me smile to think of the quote from Roy’s dedication speech which gives me hope that he was there in spirit, at least:
Roy Disney & Mickey Mouse – Opening Day
Can somebody go find Mickey for me. We may not have Walt any more, but Mickey is nearest thing to Walt that we have.
43 years after that day and the Most Magical Place on Earth is still going strong. I wish I was there right now to celebrate with Mickey and the Gang but sadly my budget doesn’t quite stretch far enough to an impromptu trip to the States. But luckily, Walt Disney World is the one place where they celebrate 365 days of the year, so hopefully I’ll be there to celebrate soon enough! In the mean time I extracted these Walt Disney World buttons for you to use on your next celebration page: [They are saved as full sized .png’s so just right click and ‘save image as’]
NB//. These buttons remain the intellectual property of Walt Disney World – no money is to be made by Melidy Designs from copyrighted material.