Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Walt Disney Elementary: Home of the....... Fighting Walts?

I know that a lot of states have elementary schools named after Walt Disney, but I doubt all of them have a Mickey Mouse tiled entryway.



I am speaking of course about Walt Disney Elementary in Marceline Missouri.  The lone volunteer working Walt Disney's hometown museum told me that the school has Disney characters painted all over the place and it would be no problem for me to go in and take pictures (if the school was still open).  Im from Texas and if I showed up at an elementary school with a camera id probably be arrested.....



Unfortunately by the time I arrived at the school it was closed.  So all my pictures were taken through windows.  They even have a picture of Walt ready to greet students as they come through the main entrance.  See the empty display case below?  Well remember it because it will be the topic of a later post.



Check out the schools flag pole!  Walt was the head of pageantry for the 1960 Olympics and he donated the Olympic flag pole to the school.



So there you have it, a mini tour of Walt Disney Elementary School in Marceline Missouri.  If only they were known as The Fighting Walts.....

2 comments:

  1. Another great "Walt" post! But now I'm worried/curious about that empty case!

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  2. Haha. Don't worry, the explanation will come soon.

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