Tue 9/13/2005 12:53a
|I don't know if this has been discussed, but President Bush wrote Disneyland a letter commemorating Disneyland's 50th Anniversary.|
I uploaded it to Magic in the Stars and you can download it in portable document format (.pdf) at:
Tue 9/13/2005 1:00a
|Thanks, iluvdisneyland, I had no idea President Bush wrote a letter like that.|
Tue 9/13/2005 5:45a
Tue 9/13/2005 7:22a
|I wonder how long he practiced that celebrity signature. ;-)|
And no offense to the Prez, but the letter would have more meaning for me if he'd ever visited Disneyland... I don't get the impression he's been there.
Tue 9/13/2005 7:43a
|Do you have to have been someplace to appreciate it's significance? I have never been to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, the Vatican, the Great Wall of China yet I appreciate the historical and natural significance of each of these locations.|
What did impress me was his remarks to all those who have worked at Disneyland over the years which goes right to Walt's sentiments:
"You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world...but it requires people to make the dreams a reality."
Tue 9/13/2005 7:55a
|Point taken, wahooskipper.|
But it's a lot easier to get to Disneyland than the Great Wall of China or the Vatican. ;-)
It was very nice that he recognized the Cast Members.
Tue 9/13/2005 7:58a
|My word, I'm definately a fan of the man, but this was pretty decent. And although my hatred of the pres is pretty big, I will concede that wahooskipper is right, you don't necessarily have to go to DL to know it's significance. I have met people around the globe all saving up to go on their 1st Disney trip. They don't know exactly what a Disney park is about, but they know it's worth saving for.|
Tue 9/13/2005 8:01a
|In the letter, he refers to Disneyland as "the Magic Kingdom." That's what the park was called for many years before the term was shipped off to be used exclusively for the clone park in Florida. I think this reveals that maybe President Bush is a Disney fan from way back. ; )|
Tue 9/13/2005 8:02a
|thanks a lot iluv...|
Tue 9/13/2005 8:07a