A New and Very Exciting Disney Tour Is Coming Soon For Disney Fans


It’s hard for most of us to imagine a world without the influence of Walt Disney.

His work on animation, film, theme parks, and family entertainment has been around since 1920, giving us the magic we all know and love for over 100 years.

From Walt Disney World vacations and Disney Cruise Line adventures to animated movies and acquisitions of Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm, Disney has become synonymous with entertainment and magic.

Now, the Walt Disney Company has designed a tour to help Disney fans truly understand the legend that was Walt Disney.


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There are many exciting tours and exclusive learning experiences at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. 

You can swim with your favorite sea animals at The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Disney’s EPCOT, get up close and personal with a rhino at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, or even get a backstage tour of your favorite Magic Kingdom theme park attraction.

The Enchanting Extras Collection has been largely unavailable since Walt Disney World reopened, but select experiences are returning starting February 6!

Now, D23 is offering its Gold Members the opportunity to visit Marceline, Missouri on a “one of a kind” day trip.

The Official Disney Fan Club is inviting Guests to Walt’s hometown of Marceline to explore museums, his school, and stroll down the original Main Street, U.S.A.

The thing we’re most excited about? A special dinner reception outside Walt’s former family farm! The D23 website details the experience below:

For this D23-exclusive day trip, The Official Disney Fan Club is thrilled to host a magical, one-of-a-kind experience that will begin at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with a light continental-style breakfast before boarding a motorcoach to Marceline.

During the approximately 100-mile trip, several pieces of curated content will be shared to fully prepare you for the story that will unfold when in Marceline.


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Upon arriving in Marceline, Guests will receive a warm welcome from the residents of the city before being ushered into the local community center for a special presentation from those who know Walt’s Marceline best.

The day will feature a specially created scavenger hunt so you can fully be fully immersed in Walt’s Main Street, U.S.A.  Location highlights include the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the town’s train station, Marceline Post Office, a visit to the children’s auto ride originally donated by Walt and Roy from Disneyland in the mid-1960s, the Walt Disney Elementary School, which features Disney character murals designed by Disney Legend Bob Moore, and many other special locations. Lunch will be provided.

As evening approaches, Guests will be transported to Walt Disney’s family farm for a very special reception near his iconic childhood home. We’ll begin with our own Pollyanna-inspired “Bazaar” filled with games and refreshments, followed by hometown dinner with all the fixins as you enjoy live music while mingling with fellow D23 Members and Disney Guests.

“Everything connected with Marceline was a thrill to us,” Walt once said, and we know that the same will be true for our D23 Members. Whether this is your first visit or a homecoming, it will be a special occasion of summer magic that will inspire all, just as it did for Walt so many years ago.


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The event includes motorcoach transportation for the round-trip journey from Excelsior Springs, Missouri, to Marceline, continental breakfast and snacks for the trip, special presentation on Walt’s hometown with Marceline residents, catered lunch, access to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, ability to explore various parts of Marceline, such as the Marceline Post Office, Walt Disney Elementary School, and other locations on Main Street, a visit to the property of Walt Disney’s former family farm, featuring live music and a hometown dinner, and a commemorative gift created exclusively for this special occasion.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, February 8 at 10:00 am PST. Tickets are $350 per person and can be purchased on the D23 website. All Guests are required to follow COVID-19 protocols and wear masks when indoors at all times.

So, who will be booking tickets for this exclusive adventure to really learn about Walt Disney himself? I’m sure we will be!

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who has worked at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Adventures by Disney! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her husband, an Air Force pilot. Find her children's book at