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Published: February 15, 2015
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.