Walt Disney Presents – Hollywood Studios – Disney World

Facts at a Glance About Walt Disney Presents

Park: Hollywood Studios Location: Animation Courtyard Height Requirement: None Fastpass: No
Quick Notes: Movie and walk-thru display showing an extensive collection of artifacts celebrating Walt Disney’s life and career.
Disney Warnings: None
Cautions: Theater seats may be tight for people of size, and the theater is dark. We did not observe any noteworthy obstacles, impediments or challenges, but please judge for yourself, as everyone is different and attractions may change.
Length: The movie portion is approximately 15 minutes. The walk-thru time varies. The amount of time you spend in the gallery is up to you.
Special Needs & other info: You can stay in your wheelchair or ECV. Audio Description, Handheld Captioning, Reflective Captioning, Assistive Listening (movie theater only).


Overview of Walt Disney Presents

Created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth, the attraction is divided into two parts. The first part is a walk-through gallery exhibit, and the second part consists of an inspirational film about Walt Disney’s life and career. Although this might not be considered a major attraction, we find it to be worth the time if you’ve got it.

Queue and seating information for Walt Disney Presents

There’s no queue. Guests can enter and enjoy the gallery at their own pace. The movie theater is inside the gallery. The movie starts periodically, and announcements can be heard over the speaker system letting guests know when to come to the theater. If you arrive at the theater early, you may have to stand and wait outside the theater until the doors are opened.

Details about Walt Disney Presents

The gallery is filled with artifacts, recordings and memorabilia that chronicle Walt’s story, from his early life in Marceline, Missouri, to his ultimate dream of a utopian future city. The collection is divided into several rooms, each dedicated to a portion of Walt’s life. Many of the artifacts have never before been seen by the public. One of the more unusual pieces is an Oscar awarded for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which features one normal size and seven miniature statuettes (it was presented by Shirley Temple). There’s also a mechanical dancing figure (with music) designed by Walt Disney that’s said to have inspired Walt to create his legendary Audio-Animatronics. The gallery is interactive and highly engaging. Disney buffs will love the rare audio interviews with Walt that can be heard at various exhibits. There’s no seating in the gallery.

The second part of the attraction is the film, which runs approximately 15 minutes. It details Walt’s story and the development of the Walt Disney Company in a fascinating and easy-to-digest manner. It includes some never-before-seen footage of Walt himself, discussing everything from the birth of Mickey Mouse to the inspiration for Disneyland.

The seats for the movie are theater style. People of large size might find them to be tight. The theater is dark. Wheelchair and ECV seating is in the back row.

Check out the gallery portion of Walt Disney Presents on video:

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