This is one of my favorite episodes in the entire Unofficial Guide podcast. Join Jim and me on Disneyland’s Main Street as Jim tells what really inspired Walt to build Disneyland. You’ve probably heard the story of Walt taking his daughter to a local amusement park, but that’s only part of the story. Starting with a young Walt’s visit to Universal Studios, Jim traces the evolution of Walt’s theme park ideas, through the concept for a walk-through of Gepetto’s workshop, to financing deals needed to open Disneyland in 1955. There’s the usual mix of unsubstantiated rumor, sketchy source material and bad jokes. You’ll love it.