Monday, January 7, 2013

When Disneyland Had "The Eight Largest Submarine Fleet In The World"

You probably heard that Walt Disney once said that Disneyland had the "eight largest submarine fleet in the world". But when exactly Walt said this? Well, he said it when Nikita Khrushchev was supposed to come in Disneyland during a state visit in the U.S in 1959. 

Khrushchev, at that time Chief Director of the Soviet Union, wanted to visit Disneyland but he was denied admission to the park because the county could not guarantee his safety, and this of course made him very upset. This "submarine fleet" was of course a joke from Walt as Disneyland submarines are not "real" ones but i found back from you the video in which Walt is saying this now famous quote!

Video: copyright Disney

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