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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.

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Posted: March 15, 2014

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 Academy Awards for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (one regular-sized Oscar and seven miniatures) and Imagineering models of several attractions from Disney parks around the world. Another display within the exhibit 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. 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.

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47 votes, so far

Inspiring, life-affirming... - Chris C.

Love this but I agree it should be moved to MK Main Street and have a nice needed dark ride to HS. - Owen Scott

I realize that some of the audio is old, but the speakers sounded like they were defective. Please replace them. Still a must see for all Walt Disney fans. - Jeff Krinock

It's a nice museum showing the man who started it all and who would climb out of his grave if he would see the current state of WDW. - O T

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

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