Just in time to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Walt Disney's birthday on Dec.5, the Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A. has opened a new exhibit showcasing one of Walt's favorite things- trains.
"All Aboard...A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney," which debuted Nov.12,2011 and runs through June 2012,showcases the artwork and inspiration for Disney railroads, trains and train attractions.
Walt was always fascinated with trains, begining with his early childhood in Marceline, Mo. As a teenager, he worked on a railroad selling fruit, drinks and newspapers, and his fascination grew while working with Studio cast members who were also railroad enthusiasts. This passion culminated in the construction of a 1/8th-scale "live steamer" at his home in Holmby Hills.
Even in his earliest drawings of Disneyland, Walt always surrounded the park with a train. Today, trains continue to be the focal point at Disney parks worldwide.
All Aboard...Dr lee
Trivia...Which two Disney resorts named a steam train after Walt Dismney???
answer...The Walt Disney World Resort and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort are the only two Disney resorts with steam trains named afteer Walt Disney.