Opened: October 1, 2001.
Location: Mickey Avenue.
You’ll see it on the right side as you walk toward Toy Story Midway Mania from the Sorcerer’s Hat or Animation Courtyard.
Extra Magic Hours: Morning.
Type: Exhibit and film.
Similar To: A museum exhibit.
Scary Factor: Zero.
What to Expect: One Man’s Dream is an exhibit featuring never-before-seen memorabilia and artifacts from Walt Disney’s life. Many people aren’t familiar with Walt Disney or the struggles he went through to make the Walt Disney Company what it is today and this exhibits serves to educate people about the man behind the World. It’s a fascinating exhibit that includes numerous models of how Walt envisioned the Disney Parks to look, interviews with Walt, and the original Oscars for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” There is also an optional 15 minute film about Walt Disney that is also recommended.
A variety of theme park models are also on display, like this one of Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure.
When To Go: Visit One Man’s Dream in the afternoon. There won’t be more than a handful of people inside and it’s gloriously air-conditioned.
Expect to Wait: There is virtually never a wait. If you’re interested in the film, send someone through the exhibit and check the clock that displays the start of the next show. Time it so you arrive just as that film or a future film is starting.
Length: The film is about 15 minutes long and most visitors spend about 15 minutes looking at the memorabilia. There’s no timer and you can spend as much time as you like.
Commentary: One Man’s Dream is an excellent exhibit that everyone should visit. Many people don’t because it’s not a ride or flashy attraction, but it’s a worthwhile expenditure of time, especially if you’re looking to get out of the sun or learn a little about the planning and construction of Walt Disney World.