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Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Animation Courtyard

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Audio Description
  • Reflective Captioning
  • Assistive Listening
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Language Translation Devices



Explore Walt Disney’s legendary creative legacy through a fascinating multimedia journey that includes rare artifacts.

A kid looks at a model for Disney’s Polynesian Resort at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Follow in the Footsteps of Walt Disney

Behold rare, never-before-seen props, models, sketches and more during a self-guided gallery tour.

Specially created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt’s birth, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream invites you to discover the man behind the mouse, his many achievements and his ongoing legacy.

A Treasure Trove from the Disney Vault
Discover a vivid and intimate portrait of Walt through the presentation of over 400 artifacts featuring one-of-a-kind animation art, paintings, storyboards, photos, models, props, costumes and set pieces, including:

  • Walt Disney's 2nd-grade school desk
  • Audio and film clips that contain previously unseen footage and interviews with Walt Disney
  • Vintage Disney toys and merchandise
  • “Granny Kincaid’s Cabin,” Walt’s first attempt at a 3D miniature environment
  • “The Dancing Man,” Walt’s first animated figure and precursor to the Audio-Animatronics technology he would soon pioneer
  • The original Audio-Animatronics Abraham Lincoln figure from the 1964 New York World’s Fair
  • Mickey Mouse Club props and costumes
  • The model of Main Street, U.S.A. from Disneyland Resort
  • Jungle Cruise and Spaceship Earth models
  • Mary Poppins costumes
  • Peter Pan’s Flight ride vehicle models
  • The planning model for Disney's California Adventure theme park
  • Scaled replicas of Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Paris Resort
  • The Tree of Life model from Disney’s Animal Kingdom park

In a theater lobby, a lighted sign reads, ‘The Walt Disney Theater’ and features a photo of Walt below it

A Film Tribute in Walt’s Own Words

After your gallery tour, watch a heartfelt 15-minute film hosted by Julie Andrews.

Relive the life and times, the trials and tribulations of a creative visionary, utilizing rare audio recordings. Listen to Walt recount his story over historic film footage and home movies never before made available to the public. Discover how a hard-working dreamer touched the lives of so many around the globe.

Continuous Daily Screenings
The film plays repeatedly throughout the day in the theater at the back of the exhibition gallery. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

On occasion, screenings are preempted by sneak previews of upcoming Disney feature films.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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