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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Countdown to 2012 WDW Marathon Weekend #48

#48 - Hollywood Studios Walt Disney:  One Man's Dream
2005 OMD
From the Walt Disney World website:
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, is a multimedia gallery attraction for Guests of all ages. Take a self-guided tour through the exhibits of photographs, audio interviews and memorabilia that tell the story of Walt Disney—the man whose life accomplishments still intrigue and inspire people the world over.

Specifically created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream is a trip through time that starts with his birth in 1901 in Chicago, Illinois and continues through his inventions, innovations and visions for a company that has become synonymous with magic.

Among the 400-plus artifacts that are rotated through the Walt Disney: One Man's Dream gallery are:
•Audio and film clips that contain 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 school desk

Why am I looking forward to Walt Disney:  One Man's Dream?
This is a not to be missed attraction for me.  Even if I only have five minutes, I have to stop in and walk through the attractions.  It's very inspirational and gives me a sense of awe that one man could dream up so many amazing and wonderful things, things that change the way I look at life and happiness.

As you wander through this attraction, you get to see photos, items and ideas from Walt Disney.  The different areas are set up in a chronological order that leads you through Walt Disney's life.  There are some really amazing displays, including the Multi-Plane Camera and examples of audio-animatronics that you can make move.

One of my favorite parts of the attraction comes at the end of the displays - there are models of the Tree of Life, Sleeping Beauty Castle and more.  These models are so incredibly detailed and fun to look at.  I would love to have copies of these models in my home - where I'd put them I have no idea, but man it would be cool!

The last thing to enjoy is a 15 minute film on Walt Disney.  While the film is enjoyable, I don't have to do it every time I am in the park.  It is a great film to have a seat and just relax, especially on a hot day in Florida!

If you haven't taken the time to visit this special area, try to make time for it.  It gives you a great glimpse in to so much Disney history and the man that started it all (with a little help from a mouse)!


Lisa Fine of Healthy Disney said...

Yay! I've been enjoying your countdown a lot. It's fun to relive all of these favorite Disney memories through your list.

I love One Man's Dream...it makes me a little teary eyed. So worth walking through, especially since the renovation.

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