Disney connection in SW Michigan-Northern IN


#1

I took my dk’s down to Silver Beach in St.Joe, MI last weekend and found out some quite interesting news. Silver Beach used to have quite an amusement park right on Lake Michigan and they have redone a Ballroom for events and also a magnificient carousel. I picked up a brochure about the history of Silver Beach and to my amazement right in it it says Walt Disney modeled his carousels after the white horses on the original Silver Beach Carousel. I had read that Walt had traveled around to different amusement parks when he was planning DL and apparently Silver Beach was one of his visits. We also have a Walt Disney Elementary School close to here in Mishawaka, IN. It seems Walt has influence all over.


#2

VERy cool! Thank you for posting the picture.