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Happy 120th Birthday Roy O. Disney
DisneyDan  Monday, June 24, 2013 12:55:05 PM
Hello everyone,

Today would have been Roy O. Disney's 120th birthday!
Roy O. Disney was one of Walt's older brothers, and Walt's lifelong business partner.
Roy was responsible for the financial side of things at the Studio, and after Walt's death at the young age of 65, it was Roy who pursued with the Florida Project, and oversaw its grand opening in October 1971. It was even Roy who insisted the name of the new resort be changed from just Disney World to Walt Disney World, in honour of his brother's dream.

It is often said by those "in the know", that if it wasn't for Roy, we wouldn't have the company we have today. He kept Walt and the company in check, and ensured Walt Disney World opened without a single outstanding debt, which was quite remarkable.

The Walt Disney Company today does not forget Roy's amazing efforts, and there are tributes to Roy throughout the Disney Parks.

For this post, below I have shared some of our pictures of Disney's tributes to Roy that we have seen around the world.

Happy Birthday Roy! Thank you for your dedication to, and pursuit of Walt's ultimate dream!

Exploring Walt Disney Studios Store

The Roy O. Disney - Walt Disney World Railroad

Roy and Minnie at World Bazaar

Wandering up Main Street USA

Roy O. Disney's Window

Finally, outside the parks, on the real Hollywood Boulevard, Roy has his very own star.

Checking out the Stars on Hollywood Boulevard

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