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Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

Sign on building that reads ‘Walt Disney – One Man’s Dream – From Mickey Mouse to Magic Kingdom’

Disney's Hollywood Studios®

Mickey Avenue

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Adults, All Ages

Accessibility and Other Information

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

Indoor

A multimedia gallery exhibit of rare artifacts and an inspiring 15-minute film bring the story of Walt Disney to life.
Interior sign reads ‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’

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 hardworking dreamer touched the lives of so many around the globe.

Show Times
Conveniently playing in the theater at the back of the exhibition gallery, the film screens every 15 minutes continuously throughout the day. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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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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