In 1932, Walt Disney considered building a family park on a vacant 16 acre plot directly across the street from his studios. Unfortunately the idea was turned down by the City of Burbank. That, however, didn’t discourage him to further elaborate on his ideas over the next few decades. Not everyone was as enthusiastic as Walt about the project. Bankers, investors and lot of people within the company were strongly opposed to it. However, this is Walt Disney we’re talking about here, he wasn’t going to take “no” for an answer.