“One Man’s Dream” Film Biography of Walt Disney Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney Presents
Credit: Disney

One Man’s Dream is a favorite attraction for many Guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as this exhibition space shares the history of the Walt Disney Company through a series of detailed displays, plus artifacts and information.

Walt Disney Presents

Credit: Disney

At the end of the exhibition area are spaces for character interactions (when available, there are not currently characters in this space as they have not yet returned following the park’s closure due to COVID-19 last year) and a theater showing “One Man’s Dream,” a film biography of Walt Disney. “One Man’s Dream” is often replaced with sneak peeks of upcoming Disney films, and most recently, if your last visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios fell between the end of October and the present, you may have seen a look at Marvel’s “Eternals” in the theatre instead.

Walt Disney Presents

The film, which was made in collaboration with the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, is a well done 15-minute long documentary look at the life and legacy of Walt Disney. Using original recordings of Walt’s voice plus interviews with those who were close to him and others in the company, the film trace’s Walt’s life from his childhood in the town that inspired Main Street, Marceline, MO, to his work with the Walt Disney Animation Studios and through the construction of Disneyland and plans for the Walt Disney World Resort.

It is an emotionally charged look at the legacy of someone who if you are reading this post has probably had a large impact on your life, and a great way to cap off a visit to Walt Disney Presents. Prior to the film, the exhibits feature rare looks at artifacts like Walt’s childhood school desk, a multiplane camera like the one used in the production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and more.

Since the film is not always around if there is a movie preview in the theatre instead, we recommend checking it out on your next visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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