Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Walt Disney in Marceline. Part 3

Alright, on with the adventure through Marceline.  So after safely passing the dreaming tree without being struck by lightning, the rain picked up so I jumped the puddles, (landed in some and) safely made it inside Walt Disney's Barn.  This obviously isn't the same barn that Walt infamously painted the side of in tar.  This one was built by volunteers and they encourage people to sign their name inside.



You never know who's name you might find.  Here's Pixar Director Pete Docter's Signature.



So after signing my name and waiting for the rain to let up I went out and took a few pictures of the barn itself.    Then I headed off to my next exciting Marceline Walt Disney Connection.



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walt Disney in Marceline. Part 2

After going through Walt Disney's Hometown Museum I went exploring in Marceline to find some Disney Landmarks.  Most importantly Walt Disney's Dreaming Tree.



It was a pretty rainy day in Marceline but I knew the odds of being there again anytime soon were slim to none so I walked through the rain and puddles to see the tree that was so important to Walt.



The tree itself is in pretty bad shape since Walt saw it last.  The woman at the museum told me that it's been hit by lightning several times.  so it probably wasn't a good idea for me to stand under it during a rain storm but.....



This tree has seen better days, and probably won't be around too much longer so go to Marceline and see it while you still can.  Here's a picture of Walt and Roy with the tree on a trip they took to Marceline.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Walt Disney in Marceline. Part 1

So in 2 weeks I went to the new Walt Disney Family Museum and The Walt Disney Hometown Museum.  I visited all the Disney landmarks in Marceline and Kansas City which I will eventually post.  But for now here's some of the Hometown Museum.



The museum is located in the old Marceline train station where a train still passes by every 20 minutes 24 hours a day.  The museum itself had a lot more than I was expecting including letters from Walt about a park he planned to build in Marceline.  My favorite piece they had was a christmas card drawn by Walt with a caricature of him and Elias in it.  If you ever in Missouri take the trip to Marceline there is a lot of Disney history there.  I'll post more from my trip in the next few days.




Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Everywhere you look!

I guess it's safe to say that I like finding places where movies and TV shows were filmed.  If you don't recognize this house than you were not alive in the late 80's to mid 90's.



If you're in San Francisco and have the urge to see this pop culture landmark the address is 1709 Broderick Street.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum opens today.  I was lucky enough to attend a sneak preview last weekend.  You are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum, but no one stopped me when I was taking them near the gift shop.  So here's a few.



The museum is located inside the Presidio in san Francisco.  The Walt Disney Family used it for storing Walt's awards and personal items until his daughter Diane decided to turn it into a museum.



You walk into the Cafe area with the Museum entrance to your right.  To your left is the gift shop and downstairs is the restroom which had some original Disneyland Attraction Posters on the wall.  Not to mention this awesome Mary Blair tile floor!



                                                  

                                                  

On display in the gift shop was a Multi-Plane camera.  As you went through the museum you could actually look down into it!



                                                          
The Museum itself was amazing.  Drop what your doing and go to San Francisco to see it!