Walt Disney holding a model of the Nautilus. That’s really what this blog is all about, Walt and Disneyland of his time. I love to celebrate this glorious Disney history!
This model was made by Harper Goff over a weekend...(an Imagineer, and designer of the Jungle Cruise). Harper was excited to show it to Walt that following Monday morning. But he stepped out for a second and returned to his desk, only to see that the model was GONE!! He decided to see Walt in his office anyway and there was Walt holding it in his hands!!! It's this model that got Walt to go live action, and not make 20K as an animated movie in 1953.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".