Walt Disney On Disneyland (1955)

“Disneyland is something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing, keep plussing and adding to. It’s alive. It will be a live, breathing thing that will need to change. A picture is a thing. Once you wrap it up and turn it over to Technicolor you’re through. Snow White is a dead issue with me. A live picture I just finished – the one I wrapped a few weeks ago – it’s gone. I can’t touch it. There are things in it I don’t like. I can’t do anything about it. I wanted something alive, something that could grow; something that I could keep plussing with ideas. The park is that. Not only can I add things, but the trees will keep growing. The things will get more beautiful each year, whereas when a picture’s finished and I put it out and I find out what the public doesn’t like, I can’t change it. It’s finished. But I can change the park,
because it’s alive. That is why I wanted a park.”