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Old 07-08-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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A Day in Marceline...worth the trip!

Not sure where to post this, feel free to move! I had the opportunity to visit Marceline and the Disney Hometown Musem yesterday and it was wonderful, absolutely worth the detour (we were visiting KC and stopped on our way home to St. Louis)

The tour guide was top notch and had met Walt several times, her firsthand knowledge was amazing. She had contact with Walt's sister, Ruth Beecher, until her death. Ruth donated many of the museum's artifacts and it was simply amazing. I took many many pictures, but will share a few below. There are more in my PTR if you're interested in seeing them. There's a link in my sig.

If you have the opportunity to visit...DO IT!!



This is the railroad depot that has been turned into the museum. This was the spot that Walt watched many trains heading out to sunny California and the depot he'd later leave from to head to Kansas City.



Walt's beloved barn on the Disney farm, it has been rehabbed. We were invited to write messages in the barn, and did so. There were also signatures and drawings by some famous cartoonists including Bill Watterson and Mike Peters. We left our signature...it was so amazing.



A view from the Disney farm...it remains largely the same as when Walt resided there and was an idyllic place. It's easy to see how Walt was inspired.

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That is so cool - thanks for posting, love the pics!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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That is so cool - thanks for posting, love the pics!
It was a great day! It adds a whole new dimension to your love for Disney!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #4
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I would love to do this someday. Thank you for sharing pictures...it seems like it was a great trip!
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing. What a great trip. I'd love to experience that.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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There's really no forum on the DISboards that this thread easily fits into, but it doesn't really belong on the Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies board. So I've moved it to the Theme Parks Community board.

I've been to Marceline many times and agree that it's well worth a visit. Especially during the annual Toonfest celebration, when the whole town turns out to celebrate the life of Walt Disney.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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I completely agree that it is worth the trip to visit Marceline!

I posted some pictures and a review of my trip to Marceline here, if anyone is interested: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=11


(If it's ok that I share my story in this thread! If not please let me know and I'll delete it!)
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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I almost put it on this board, but didn't know if it fit.

Parade, thanks for sharing your story as well. I know it sounds cheesy but my love for Disney took on a whole new dimension yesterday!
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