One Man's Dream

Reliving One Man’s Dream in this Walt Disney World Attraction

by Greg Ehrbar One sunny day back in high school, just as your humble author finished presenting his report about Walt Disney, a classmate offered this comment: “That was so interesting! I didn’t even know Walt Disney was a real guy.” Hopefully, this is an isolated case. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that Disney’s Hollywood …

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Disney family home in Chicago

Restoring History: Walt Disney’s Birthplace

By Nicole Nalty Earlier this year, D23 took a closer look at the efforts to restore the Disney Family home in Chicago. Roy Oliver, Walter Elias, and Ruth Disney were born (in 1893, 1901, and 1903, respectively) in this very special house before the family moved to Marceline, Missouri in 1906. D23 Gold Members were …

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Hats Off to Walt Disney

Walt wore a variety of hats over the years. Whether looking casual or adventurous, fun or formal, he was always able to pull off the look with style. So, if you’re short on ideas for which kind of hat to wear, take some inspiration from uncle Walt and try out a new stylish look.

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Walt Disney Christmas card

An Early Christmas Card from Walt to his Mother

Although young Walter Elias Disney couldn’t afford to purchase elaborate Christmas gifts for his family, the aspiring artist was able to share an even more special and personal holiday gift: his own artwork. This Christmas drawing to Flora Disney, featuring young Walter’s style and humor, became a piece she treasured and kept safely in the …

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Walt Disney with a Christmas tree

Five Moments from Walt’s Most Memorable Christmas

Walt Disney had many memorable Christmases—from the year he gave his wife, Lillian, a Springer Spaniel in a hatbox, to the year he surprised his daughters, Diane and Sharon, with a beautiful backyard playhouse. But when asked in 1957 of his most memorable Christmas, Walt thought back to his days as a paperboy, when he …

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Walt Disney

How a Man Called Walt Became Disney

Becoming Walt Disney, an original D23 Studios short film, traces the path of a one-of-a-kind storyteller from his youth in Marceline and his apprenticeship in Kansas City all the way to his arrival Los Angeles in 1923.

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