Walt Disney: One Man's Dream reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, a movie in Mickey Avenue at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream opened in 2001 as part of the company-wide 100 Years of Magic celebration, marking the centennial of Walt's birth. The pre-show of this movie is as much the attraction as the film itself, featuring a museum of Disney artifacts, including Walt's office from the real Disney Studios (which used to be displayed at Disneyland), as well as Disney's the Academy Awards for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (one regular-sized Oscar and seven miniatures) and Imagineering models of several attractions.
One display within the exhibit also explains the development of the Disney Studio's innovative multiplane camera, which helped give certain shots within Disney's animated films a three-dimensional feel.
Yet the centerpiece of the attraction remains the filmed biography of Walt, exploring his journey to Hollywood and life at the studio. It even includes rare footage of Walt talking about the creation of Mickey Mouse.
It could be better, but it's one of the best and a great adventure for theme park geeks like me. 9/10. - David L.
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream is an interesting exhbit that goes into detail about Walt Disney and his rise to the creation of the studios and theme parks. There are a lot of displays and information to take in and a film at the end which was worth watching. If you are interested in the history of Disney it is definitely worth a look. For others it is a good place to spend some fastpass wait time and to escape the heat. - Mark Williams
Agree with the comment that this should be in Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom. A very informative journey through the history of Disney, loved the models of the themeparks. Make sure you stick around for the short movie, it makes you feel that you are part of something special. - Ben Price
as a history buff and disneyphile I really enjoyed the exhibit, could give or take the movie portion though - travis traymoore
Superb. Just superb. One of the few remaining places in the resort that demonstrates Walt Disney was a man, not a brand. The only crime is that this is banished to DHS; it should be on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. - Man-Eating Sharks
I love the little models around the building and that amazing model of the MK Castle and the DL Paris one too! Film is a bit dry and depressing though. 8/10 - D H
A wonderful memorial to the man without whom none of this would be possible. One Man's Dream is an outstanding attraction. Sadly, the frantic pace and short attention span of the average theme park visitor generally causes most folks to skip this attraction entirely. What a shame. - James Rao
I'm sure some people probably find this exhibit boring, particularly kids. But if you have even the slightest bit of interest in Walt or in the history of the Disney company, it's definitely worth checking out. For someone like me--a Disney nut with endless respect for Walt--it's an absolute treasure trove. Take a walk through, get out of the sun for a little while, and learn a few things. It's worth it. - Abagail Bloodworth
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