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大学英语四六级晨读经典365:夏日激情篇 157 Walt Disney’s Success Story 沃尔特 迪士尼的成功故事(mp3)

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沃尔特,迪斯尼是一个传奇,他的名字就是一种梦想的象征,他创造了卡通人物米老鼠,制作了电影史上第一部完整的动画影片。
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157 Walt Disney’s Success Story

157 沃尔特 迪士尼的成功故事

Walt Disney was a man of dreams. He dreamed big dreams. And he made his dreams come true.

沃尔特·迪士尼是一个有梦想的人。他的梦想很伟大。而且他也实现了自己的梦想。

Walt had talent, and developed a keen commercial sense of what would appeal to the public. Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and ultimately the other Disney theme parks around the world all came about because Walt Disney insisted that he could build an amusement park that was so much bigger and better than other amusement parks that it shouldn’t even be called an amusement park.

沃尔特很有才华。他发挥出自己对商业的敏锐。知道什么会吸引公众。迪斯尼乐园,沃尔特·迪斯尼世界以及世界上其他迪斯尼主题公园的出现,都是因为迪斯尼坚信他能够建造一个比现在的娱乐公园更大更好的娱乐公园。在他看来,其他的娱乐公园甚至不应该被叫做娱乐公园。

In 1940 he revealed a plan to showcase Disney characters in their fantasy surroundings at a park across the street from the Disney studio in Burbank.

1940年,他提出一个计划,他想将迪斯尼的各种动画角色在动画片中有趣的场景都在公园中展现出来。这个公园从柏班克的迪斯尼工作室一直通到街道对面。

The vision of an amusement park grew in Walt’s mind as he traveled through the US and Europe and visited attractions of all kinds. Walt was convinced that an amusement park would be successful in the United States if it offered a “good show” that families could enjoy together, was clean, and had friendly employees.

当沃尔特游览了整个美国和欧洲的旅游景点后,就萌生了建立娱乐公园的念头。沃尔特深信,只要提供让家庭成员一起娱乐的好演出,以及穿戴整洁、态度友好的工作人员,娱乐公园在美国一定会成功。

In 1948 he shared his concept with trusted friends, a modest amusement park with a central village including a town hall, a small park, railroad station movie theater, and small stores. Outlying areas would include a carnival area and a western village. Soon he added spaceship and submarine rides, a steamboat, and exhibit halls.

1948年,他和几位深得自己信赖的朋友分享了他的理念:一个中等规模的娱乐公园,有一个中心乡村,包括-个城镇大厅,一个小的公园,火车站,电影院和一些小商店,边远地区将包括狂欢区和西方乡村。很快他又增加了太空飞船,潜水艇,汽船和展览厅。

Four years later, in 1952, he decided on “Disneyland” for the name and formed a company to develop the park, Disneyland, Inc.

四年后,在1952年,他决定以“迪斯尼乐园”作为公园的名字,并成立了一家公司来发展公园,即迪斯尼乐园公司。

In 1953 he enlisted Stanford Research Institute to examine the economic prospects of Disneyland (it was deemed profitable) and to find the ideal location (Anaheim).

1953年,他聘请斯坦福研究所对迪斯尼乐园进行经济前景的测评,并为它找到最理想的所在地。

They broke ground in July, 1954, and one year later, on July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened. Within 7 weeks, a million visitors had visited Disneyland, making it one of the biggest tourist attractions in the US.

1954年7月,他们开始破土动工,一年后,也就是1955年7月17日,迪斯尼乐园对外开放。7周内就有100万游客参观迪斯尼乐园,并使它成为美国最大的旅游胜地。

Walt combined his talent and his sense of what the public would want with lots of hard work. In 1960, after 37 years in Hollywood, with a mixture of huge successes and frustrating setbacks, Disney had created something that was successful beyond Walt’s own dreams. With Disneyland and its continuing stream of visitors, Walt had finally achieved financial stability.

沃尔特的才华加上他工作上的勤奋努力,在1960年,也就是在好莱坞37年后,伴随着无数卓越的成就和令人沮丧的挫折,他已经创造出比自己梦想更伟大的成就。迪斯尼乐园如潮水般的游客.使沃尔特最终实现了财政上的稳定。
 

英语词汇注释

appeal to 吸引……
attracton n. 有吸引力的事物
carnival n. 狂欢节
prospect n. 前景
combine with 与……结合,组合

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