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A beautiful tribute to the Man behind the Magic, this self-guided walking tour will take you through a series of exhibits, photographs, audio interviews and memorabilia that tell the story of Walt Disney. Among the 400-plus artifacts that you will see are:
Audio and film clips containing previously unseen footage and interviews with Walt Disney
Model for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction
Models of Main Street, U.S.A. from Disneyland Resort
Planning model for Disney’s California Adventure theme park
Scaled replicas of Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris Resort
Special Academy Award statues for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Walt Disney’s second-grade desk
Take your time at this attraction; it’s one of the only chances to see this much memorabilia in one place. We recommend at least 20 minutes for the self-guided part; and yes, even the kiddos will be impressed. Since this attraction is fluid and rarely crowded, fit it into your schedule whenever you can.
This walk-through attraction is rarely crowded and often overlooked. You'll see all kinds of really interesting artifacts like Walt Disney's second grade desk, a scaled model of Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the actual Academy Award statues. Tad and Lily didn't grasp that Walt Disney was a real person until they visited this attraction. It's a beautiful tribute and it's a must-do.
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream is a walk-through exhibit and film located on Mickey Avenue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The walking tour part of this attraction can take as little or as much time as you like. The historical exhibits are accompanied by informational plaques that give insightful and educational tidbits about the artifacts. There is a 15-minute film at the end of the attraction about Walt Disney’s life that explores significant hardships he overcame as well as footage showing Walt talking about his creation, Mickey Mouse.
Guests may remain in their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to experience the attraction.
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This attraction's priceless collection of more than 400 pieces of memorabilia arrived via FedEx Express from California on a dedicated Airbus A300 designated Spirit of Imagination. The coast-to-coast delivery took just a few hours.
This attraction marks the first time the fabled Walt Disney Company Archives were opened up and put on public display. This attraction features a walk-through exhibit which takes about 15 minutes to view, as well as a 22-minute film. "Connection Cards" at this attraction tell stories of imagination from the spark of an idea through its realization during Walt Disney's life to how it changed or grew after his passing.
Walt Disney received his first and only story screen credit in the 1965 release "Lt. Robin Crusoe" as "Retlaw Yensid" - Walt Disney spelled backwards. A self-educated man, Walt Disney attended just one year of high school. Translator units for Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Japanese are available.
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