There is always a plaque to unveil, on which lays a speech to tell. These are the 6 dedication speeches of the 6 Magic Kingdoms.
“To all who come to this happy place – welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, dreams and the hard facts that have created America … with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
– Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955 –
Walt Disney World
“Walt Disney World is tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney … and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney’s dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place … a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn – together.”
– Roy O. Disney, October 25, 1971 –
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Here you will discover enchanted lands of Fantasy and Adventure, Yesterday and Tomorrow. May Tokyo Disneyland be an eternal source of joy, laughter, inspiration, and imagination to the peoples of the world. And may this magical kingdom be an enduring symbol of the spirit of cooperation and friendship between the great nations of Japan and the United States of America.”
– E. Cardon Walker, 15 April 1983 –
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Once upon a time … a master storyteller, Walt Disney, inspired by Europe’s best loved tales, used his own special gifts to share them with the world. He envisioned a Magic Kingdom where these stories would come to life, and called it Disneyland. Now his dream returns to the land that inspired it. Euro Disneyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart … with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration for all the world.”
– Michael Eisner, April 12, 1992 –
Hong Kong Disneyland
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Many years ago, Walt Disney introduced the world to enchanted realms of fantasy and adventure, yesterday and tomorrow, in a magical placed called Disneyland. Today that spirit of imagination and discovery comes to life in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Disneyland is dedicated to the young and the young at heart – with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration, and an enduring symbol of the cooperation, friendship and understanding between the people of Hong Kong and the United States of America.”
– Michael Eisner & Donald Tsang, September 12, 2005 –
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome!
Shanghai Disneyland is your land.
Here you leave today and discover imaginative worlds of fantasy, romance, and adventure that will ignite the magical dreams within all of us.
Shanghai Disneyland is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese. It was created for everyone. Bringing to life timeless characters and stories in a magical place that will be a source of joy, inspiration and memories for generations to come.”
– Robert A. Iger, June 16 2016 –
Thanks to Alain Littaye for first posting Shanghai’s Dedication Speech on Disney and more