Walt Disney Presents (attraction)

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Walt Disney Presents
Walt Disney, One Man's Dream entrance.jpg
Entrance to Gallery
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Area Animation Courtyard
Status Operating
Soft opening date September 2001
Opening date October 1, 2001[1]
General statistics
Attraction type Interactive gallery/short film
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Legacy of Walt Disney
Host Michael Eisner (2001–05)
Julie Andrews (2005–)
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available
Closed captioning available

Walt Disney Presents is an interactive gallery located on Mickey Avenue in Disney's Hollywood Studios featuring memorabilia from the Disney archives.[1] Visitors are shown artifacts from Walt Disney's life and from the history of the company he founded from his birth in 1901 through the company's vision for the future. In addition, the attraction includes a short film of Walt Disney's life that explores the extraordinary hardships he overcame, as well as previously unseen footage, including Walt talking about his creation, Mickey Mouse.

The film was originally hosted by Michael Eisner, but after Eisner stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Julie Andrews narrates the film.[1] It opened on October 1, 2001 as Walt Disney: One Man's Dream for Walt Disney World's 100 Years of Magic celebration.[1] Among the artifacts on display: a model of Main Street, U.S.A. from Disneyland, and Oscars for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Occasionally, the short film will be preempted, and the theater area will instead showcase sneak peeks of upcoming Disney film releases.

On August 11, 2017, it was announced that the gallery will feature models as well as concept art from the upcoming Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream". AllEars.net. R.Y.I. Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Fickley-Baker, Jennifer (August 11, 2017). "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge & Toy Story Land Models on Display Soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios". Disney Parks Blog. 

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