Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps

There are many things I love about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, but one of the best are the drawings. The prizes are AMAZING!

This year my friend Sara at Mom Endeavors won the Disneyland tour Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps. She was allowed to bring ten people with her, and she invited me to come along. I love you Sara!

Our tour started on Main Street where we signed some paper work and were issued headsets so we could easily hear our tour guide Jeff.

Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps is an exclusive tour available at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. To learn more visit www.TheDisneyKids.com. ©TheDisneyKids

As we walked down Main Street, we learned the history of Disneyland and Walt’s dream to provide families with a place to make memories. The windows on Main Street all pay tribute to important people at the Disney company. Here is picture of the window honoring Walt’s father Elias Disney.

Disney honors its legends with windows on Main Street. Walt Disney's father Elias Disney Window is located on Main Street at Disneyland. For more information visit www.TheDisneyKids.com. ©TheDisneyKids

We stopped at the flag pole and heard Walt Disney’s opening day speech that is immortalized on the Dedication Plaque.

Disneyland Dedication Plaque picture on TheDisneyKids.com ©TheDisneyKids

To all who come to this happy place:
– WELCOME –

Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past … and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

July 17, 1955

From there we entered Fantasyland to ride Peter Pan’s Flight, one of the original rides from opening day.

Peter Pan's Flight Disneyland is one of the stops on the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour. For more information on the tour visit www.TheDisneyKids.com. ©TheDisneyKids

We learned about Walt’s love for trains and the many travels he took with his wife Lillian. Did you know that he once gave Lillian a petrified tree stump for their anniversary?

Did you know that Walt Disney once gave his wife Lilian a petrified tree stump as an anniversary present? Learn more at www.TheDisneyKids.com ©Disney Parks Blog

After all that walking (Walt’s shoes are hard to fill!), we took a little break at the Enchanted Tiki Room. We watched the first show to ever use animatronics while snacking on a Dole Whip.

The Disney Kids with Dole Whip Float at Disneyland picture on TheDisneyKids.com ©TheDisneyKids

We returned to Main Street for a visit to the lobby of the Main Street Opera House. The tour took a somber note as we learned about Walt Disney’s unexpected death in 1966.

Painting of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney viewed during the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour at Disneyland. For more information on the tour please visit www.TheDisneyKids.com ©TheDisneyKids

We finished with a tour of Walt Disney’s private apartment over the Fire House on Main Street. With the exception of returning a few personal pictures to the Disney family, the apartment remains furnished and decorated the same way as when Walt died.

Inside of Walt Disney's apartment in Disneyland picture on TheDisneyKids.com ©TheDisneyKids

Visiting Walt’s apartment was the experience of a lifetime for this Disney girl. It was so easy to imagine Walt and Lilian standing at the window watching their guests having the time of their life down below.

Whenever Walt was visiting Disneyland, a lamp shone in the window. Since his death, that light has remained illuminated day and night as a reminder that Walt will always be with us and his legacy lives on.

The light is always burning in the window in Walt Disney's apartment over the fire station at Disneyland. Learn how you can visit Walt's apartment at www.TheDisneyKids.com. ©TheDisneyKids

Thank you Sara for inviting me to go on the tour with you and an awesome group of bloggers. I will never forget the experience.

At the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration a group of bloggers had the chance to Walk in Walt's Footsteps on an exclusive tour. You can read all about their tour at www.TheDisneyKids.com.
Mom Endeavors, The Disney Kids, Future Imagineer, All For The Boys, Eclectic MomSense, Desert Chica Ramblings, Brie Brie Blooms, Still Living the Dream, A Little Bite of Life, and Resourceful Mommy

Disclosure: I was invited to the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World and their sponsors. I was not asked to write about our experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own.

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