Did You Know Walt Has a “Best Photo Ever Taken”?

Walt Disney statue outside Cinderella Castle
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Walt has a “best photo ever taken”?! We didn’t know there was such a thing, but apparently there is! Disney Executives like this particular photo below of Walt so much so that they deemed it so. Check out the details as shared below by D23.


In 1961, Walt Disney visited the headquarters of Eastman Kodak—one of the sponsors of the Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV series, which premiered that same year—in Rochester, New York. While there, Walt had his official portrait taken by top Kodak photographer Neil Montanus. The result was one of the most famous photos of Walt, one that Disney executives refereed to as the “best photo ever taken” of him, an image still widely used today.

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We love it! His smile… his pad and pencil ready to go… this is the Walt that made magical dreams a reality!

Source: D23

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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