My absolute favorite part of the Walt Disney Family Museum is their ginormous “Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination” model in the last room. I think it might be Patrick’s too, because he took more than a hundred photos of it on our visit last month. If I stick all of these in the already-picture-packed next installment of my Walt Disney Family Museum Weekend Getaway trip report, it might break your eyeballs. So here is a separate post devoted entirely to Patrick’s photo tour of that 12-foot model.

Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination was designed to capture his vision of the park as continually changing, so it depicts every attraction found in the park or in the planning stages from Opening Day to the last day of his life. It was built by Kerner Studio with creative input from Diane Disney Miller and Tony Baxter. You can read more details about its creation here, including things I hadn’t even noticed in two visits to the museum and then staring at all these pictures—like the fact that they included both the original style of Skyway bucket (on the Fantasyland side) and the ’60s version (on the Tomorrowland side).

I think these pictures pretty much speak for themselves—and most of my commentary would be of the “Isn’t this cool? Isn’t THAT cool? This is all SO COOL!” variety—so I will let them…

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