Even Walt Disney Had Discouraging Moments

Harper Goff, an artist who designed Disneyland’s Main Street, Adventureland and the Jungle Cruise boats, recounted a story when Walt Disney was discouraged during Disneyland’s construction. The construction site was just ‘dirt, drains and ditches’ and Walt said “I have half of the money spent, and I have nothing to show for it”, and Harper Goff saw tears in Walt’s eyes, which struck Harper because Walt was not a fearful person. It’s easy to get discouraged, because no dream is guaranteed to work, but somehow Walt Disney fought the discouraging feelings and made it through to build Disneyland.

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