Why did Walt Disney come to Santa Cruz?


 | August 3, 2019

It was March 9th, 1963 when Walt Disney was at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Why? Watch this video all the way though to the end to hear the story. Thanks Stanley Foss for looking up this info and making such a great entertaining and informative video (Subscribe to his YouTube Channel when you get a chance)

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  1. Great stuff. For more information on Arrow Development, check out this 2016 documentary I directed called “The Legacy of Arrow Development” which covers the fascinating history of a company that heavily influenced the theme park industry as we know it today. That full film can be watched at

    For further information on the Disney visit to the Boardwalk, check out this full-interview shot for the documentary with Ted Whiting III, who personally served Disney a hamburger during his site visit:

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