Highlights of Walt Disney Presents: One Man’s Dream

Walt Disney Presents One Mans Dream
Walt Disney Presents One Man's Dream - Photo by Steps to Magic

At one point in time, this exhibit was tucked away in a corner of Disney’s Hollywood Studios which was off the beaten path and had to be a destination to be seen. Today, you literally have to walk past Walt Disney Presents One Man’s Dream to go to Toy Story Land!

This article will share a few of the highlights of one of my favorite hidden gems at Walt Disney World!

Things Not to Miss at One Man’s Dream


Just a couple quick note before I start going through my highlights, because this is about setting expectations.

Displays and exhibitions change constantly within this space. Day to day and week to week, there’s no way to keep this up to date because it’s a show piece for everything that The Walt Disney Company is doing.

Also, with this article specifically….everything is behind glass, so please take the photos as a starting point and realize that when you’re looking at stuff in person – it’ll blow your mind!

Models

One Mans Dream - Peter Pan's Flight Display
One Mans Dream – Peter Pan’s Flight Display – Photo by Steps to Magic

From Main Street USA to Peter Pan’s Flight, the number of models that are available for guests to look at would make any Disney fan’s vacation!

Mouseketeers

One Mans Dream - Mouseketeers Display
One Mans Dream – Mouseketeers Display – Photo by Steps to Magic

One of the exhibits that always makes me feel nostalgic is the original Mouseketeers costume and other show artifacts. This was a piece of tv history that was so instrumental to the original Disney brand that it’s just awesome to see in person!

D23 Fan Zone

One Mans Dream - D23 Fan Zone
One Mans Dream – D23 Fan Zone – Photo by Steps to Magic

D23 is the fan division of the company that allows for direct conversations between the creators and the folks who love everything Disney. Just sayin…I want all the stuff in this display!

Character Experiences

When the Art of Disney Animation closed to make way for Star Wars Launch Bay, we lost the ability to meet certain characters. Then there was a little construction and a meet & greet was established within Walt Disney Presents. From Star Lord & Groot to Monsters Inc, there’s nothing but potential with this space!

Related Article – Tips For Character Meet and Greets

Coming Soon Displays

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Steps to Magic

From attractions to entire lands, the coming soon area brings you into the action by thinking long-term about things currently being constructed.


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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Audio Animatronic
Abraham Lincoln Audio Animatronic – Photo by Steps to Magic

Going from the future to the past, there’s an actual audio-animatronic of Abraham Lincoln…without his skin! It’s so cool to see how these amazing machines are brought to life and what goes into the technology that guests don’t see.

Dumbo Ride Vehicle

One Mans Dream - Dumbo Display
One Mans Dream – Dumbo Display – Photo by Steps to Magic

When you think about Disneyland, there are a number of attractions that come to mind. From Pirates of the Caribbean to it’s a Small World…but there’s only one elephant that makes you feel the childhood wonder that Dumbo can offer.

Coming around the corner and seeing the ride vehicle that has brought smiles to so many families is what this experience is all about!

Walt’s Office

Walt Disney's Office at One Man's Dream
Walt Disney’s Office at One Man’s Dream – Photo by Steps to Magic

Things change constantly, so just know that the display that you’re getting a photo of may never be seen again! Take your time and don’t rush:)


Walt Disney was a visionary. From theme parks to movies and entertainment as a whole, this one man brought the idea of dreams and magic into our lives.

Seeing something like his office, multi-pane camera or anything from his era…it’s all part of the reason why this exhibition is a must-see at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Highlights of Walt Disney Presents One Mans Dream – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at https://welikethemeparks.podbean.com/

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