Map of the Locations of the Disney Parks
--------------------------------A man slumped down at the corner of an alleyway. He hadn’t showered in weeks, and his stomach rumbled incessantly. He was currently living off of a lone ham and cheese sandwich he’d managed to scrounge out of the trash, but he’d eaten that two… no, three days ago. It seemed as though life couldn’t get any worse for him. His dream of becoming a world-renowned artist was fading, and no one wanted the works he and his team had made so far. The man’s whole vision was going down the drain.
With no shame, he looked at the pile of trash sitting next to him and began rooting through it. Maybe he could find another sandwich, or an old apple, or a half-filled pack of cigarettes, or… wait, what was that?
Frantic, the man rummaged around some more and then triumphantly pulled out a quarter. This thing was pure gold, and with it, the man could maybe buy some food or something, but then again, he was also craving tobacco.
The man exited a small store a few minutes later, a tin of cigarettes under his arm, as he attempted to light one with his shaking hands. He took a puff, and sighed. But later that night, as his stomach growled and he got sicker and sicker (no food for way too long will do that to you), the man made up his mind about something.
“Goddamn it, that does it! I won’t smoke another cigarette until I can make sure I’ve got bread on the table every damn night!” he suddenly yelled, sitting up from the place he’d been sleeping on the floor of his cartoon studio.
Yes indeed, Walt Disney promised himself he’d never again touch a cigarette.
--------------------------------Hello, and welcome to the grand beginning to my first-ever Alternate History timeline, Laughin' Place. It's going to be exploring a world where the man, the myth, the legend Walt Disney quits smoking at the lowest point of his life, when he was living in shambles in Kansas City during the late 1920s. While this is the POD, no real butterflies hit the timeline until December 10, 1966, the day Walt Disney died in our own timeline. After that, it's no-holds-barred on the entertainment industry as arguably the most creative person to walk the Earth heads into the 1970s and beyond...
*Note that this will be the only traditional map of the world in the series (most likely). All the others will be maps of different Disney Parks around the globe.