Everybody has their innermost desires. Everybody has secret aspirations and goals they hope to achieve in the course of their lives. Some people wish for a new car, some for a better home, and some for a wonderful romantic relationship. Unbelievably, one of my most heartfelt desires is to create and own my own amusement attraction – yes, a bona fide amusement park, like Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm.

I think it’s easy to figure out where such an exalted ambition came from. Growing up in Anaheim, California, I was a “guest” at Disneyland on its third day of existence – July 20, 1955. The joy was so great that I somehow managed to get Disneyland lodged in my DNA. Subsequently, creating my own Disneyland has been my biggest inspiration on my path through life.

Yes, it’s been a lifelong dream to open my own amusement park, with rides, gift stores, restaurants, museums – the whole ball of wax. Few people realize how much of this dream was projected into the way I handled the development of Twin Galaxies, and then, later, the International Video Game Hall of Fame.

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Walter Day - As the founder of Twin Galaxies, the oldest video game scorekeeping and adjudication service in history, Walter Day is known as the creator of e-sports and has often been called The Patron Saint of Video Games.  His remarkable efforts to find, verify and catalog video game world records has led to a decades-long partnership with The Guinness Book of World Records.