Walt Disney Presents (attraction)
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|Walt Disney Presents|
Entrance to Gallery
|Disney's Hollywood Studios|
|Soft opening date||September 2001|
|Opening date||October 1, 2001|
|Attraction type||Interactive gallery/short film|
|Designer||Walt Disney Imagineering|
|Theme||Legacy of Walt Disney|
|Host||Michael Eisner (2001–05)
Julie Andrews (2005–)
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. 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. It opened on October 1, 2001 as Walt Disney: One Man's Dream for Walt Disney World's 100 Years of Magic celebration. 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.
- "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream". AllEars.net. R.Y.I. Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- 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.