The Walt Disney Family Museum Blog
Feb 8, 2017
The Davises: It's a Small Love Story
Marc conceptualized characters, while Alice dressed them. To date, they are the only married couple to be dedicated Main Street, U.S.A. windows for their contributions to Disneyland.
Feb 3, 2017
Highway in the Sky
The Disneyland Monorail System is one of many great examples of Walt Disney turning his dreams into reality. As fate would have it, Walt noticed a monorail train on a trip to Germany and immediately envisioned it as the transportation system of the future, and knew he wanted one in his park.
Feb 2, 2017
Revisiting Never Land: Celebrating 64 Years of Peter Pan
Walt first became acquainted with Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie’s story, Peter Pan, about the boy who did not want to grow up when watching a touring company’s production of the famous play forty years prior. Walt remembered the tale and kept it in his back pocket until 1939 when he acquired the rights to embark on his own version of Never Land.
Jan 25, 2017
Follow Me, Boys!—Walt Disney’s Last Feature Film
December 1, 1966 saw the release of Walt Disney’s Follow, Me Boys! only two weeks before the visionary storyteller would pass away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. Follow Me, Boys! stands as a lasting testament to the spirit of nearly every film that Walt gifted to audiences around the world.
Jan 19, 2017
Celebrating Ed Wynn: Walt Disney’s Partner in Laughter
Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name Ed Wynn, you are most likely familiar with his work. You may know him best as the quivering voice of the Mad Hatter from Walt Disney’s animated feature Alice in Wonderland (1951) or as the incurably giggly Uncle Albert in the live-action film Mary Poppins (1964).
Dec 17, 2016
Christmas with Walt Disney
In a Walt Disney Family Museum original production directed by Don Hahn, guests can view Disney family home movies and holiday segments from Walt’s shorts and feature films as Walt’s daughter, Diane, shares her Christmas memories.
Dec 17, 2016
Keeping the Hobby Alive
The same passion that drove Walt Disney and others to pursue their love of model railroading remains strong today. Tom Nance has hand built his own working 1/8th scale steam engine, almost an exact replica of Walt’s own Lilly Belle.
Dec 17, 2016
Babes in Toyland, A Holiday Treat
Walt was in the midst of creating live action films and hosting television shows that put him right in America’s living room. Soon Walt would chart new waters with his first ever live-action musical, Babes in Toyland.
Dec 14, 2016
“All it takes is tuppence from you…” Reflecting on 50 Years Since Walt Disney’s Passing
December 15, 2016 marks fifty years since Walt Disney’s passing. It has been half a century since the world lost one of its greatest visionaries.