My Disneyland Training Manuel from 1967 is one of my favorite possessions that originally belonged to my Grandfather. The “Walt Disney Traditions At Disneyland” Disneyland training guide is a time capsule that captures Walt Disney’s genius. Cast Members were originally provided the training book after they sat through the University of Disneyland orientation program. During a recent move, I stumbled across the guide again and decided to scan every page to create this PDF:
My Grandpa worked in the Camera Department at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California for a number of years during the 1950s and 1960s. During his later years working at Disney, he worked on attractions for Disneyland whenever the Imagineers required an extra hand. Most notably, he helped complete the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln and The Submarine Voyage attractions.
1967 Disneyland Training Manual For Cast Members
May I Personally Welcome You To Our Disney Organization
Just as you have, I sat through a University of Disneyland orientation program. At that time . . . several months before Disneyland’s opening on July 17, 1955 . . . we in the Disney organization were working to make a dream come true. It was Walt Disney’s dream of a place where families could have fun together . . . find happiness and knowledge together. Walt Disney was an American father with two children. He’d dreamed of Disneyland for 20 years . . . as a place where parents and children could share pleasant times . . . a place dedicated to the ideal, the dreams and the hard face that have created America. In everything he did, my brother had an intuitive way of reaching out and touching the hearts and minds of young and old alike. His entertainment was an international language. In Disneyland he created a revolutionary new concept of outdoor entertainment . . . a world-famous theme show without equal or precedent. As he pointed out, “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world . . .. but it requires people to make the a dream a reality.” You are now one of those people who will make that Walt Disney’s dream . . . and the dreams of the peoples of the world . . . continue to come true. As a new host or hostess at Disneyland, I’m glad that you have joined us in the challenging endeavor of creating happiness for others at Disneyland.
Roy O. Disney, President
Walt Disney Productions