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.
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.
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.