Last year, MC'er Brenden posed a question about Walt's opinions regarding alcohol in Disneyland. That thread can be found here for reference:
Walt's opinion on......
No one could come up with a quote; in fact, several people suggested that unless a direct quote from Walt could be found, there was absolutely no basis for suggesting that the no alcohol policy was his--the massive amounts of circumstantial evidence notwithstanding. Quotes from people who knew and worked with Walt were even discounted.
Well, here is a quote, from Walt Disney himself, made to journalist Pete Martin for the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1956, when asked about how Disneyland was so different from other amusement parks:
I trust this now settles the debate.No liquor, no beer, nothing. Because that brings in a rowdy element. That brings people that we don't want and I feel they don't need it. I feel when I go down to the park I don't need a drink. I work around that place all day and I don't have one. After I come out of a heavy day at the studio sometimes I want a drink to relax.