Disneyland of Walt’s Imagination

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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8 Responses
  • Erin Elizabeth
    July 26, 2014

    Great pictures! I’d love to see it in person.

    • Carrie
      July 28, 2014

      Yeah, it’s definitely worth the trip to SF!

  • Hope at Disneyland
    July 22, 2014

    I don’t know how I missed this post earlier, but I’m glad it finally popped up in my feed. This is so cool! I love the little details. I’m torn between wanting to play with it and wanting to be shrunk down to size so I can wander it.

    • Carrie
      July 22, 2014

      Ooh! I like BOTH those ideas!

  • Claire (Chilly)
    July 10, 2014

    I’m not sure Patrick took enough 🙂

    • Carrie
      July 10, 2014

      😀 If you think this is a lot, just think how many there would be if I’d been shooting… Three minutely different variations of each shot!

  • Carol Palmer
    July 9, 2014

    These photos are so incredible showing the details!! I can’t wait to go to the Disney Museum some time in the future!

    • Carrie
      July 9, 2014

      So glad you enjoyed them! Patrick did a great job of zooming in on all the cool details.

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