The Disney Expressway to Innovation

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Walt's Empire

As a creator, animator, and engineer, Walt Disney can be described as a man of many talents. Even so, what fascinates me most about Walt is that he still remains a man of mystery despite his numerous public achievements.

Unknown to most, is that Walt’s inspiration for Disneyland’s many mechanical attractions came from his love for trains. This passion heavily influenced his creativity as an engineer and animator, resulting in the conception of several iconic Disney inventions.

Disney aboard the Lilly-Belle, his personal miniature train named after his wife, Lilly Disney. (via Getty Images) Disney aboard the Lilly-Belle, his personal miniature train named after his wife, Lilly Disney. (via Getty Images)

“In one way or another, I have always loved trains.”—Walt Disney

Aside from Disney’s animated masterpieces, many would consider the creation of Disneyland to be at the top of Walt’s long list of innovative accomplishments. However, listed below are a few creations and theme park attractions that owe their birth in some part to…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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