22 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

Walt Disney played a major role in the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Walt Disney was chosen as the chairman of the Pageantry Committee for the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California. In this role, he was personally responsible for, among other things, the opening, closing, and medal  ceremonies.

In addition to the pageantry, he was also charged with managing ticketing and security, specifically, to do it in the “Disney way”— considerate yet effective.