Beginning tomorrow, May 6th, you can watch an exclusive extended preview of Disney’s upcoming film Alice Through the Looking Glass! The 10-minute preview will be playing inside Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Before we get to the film preview let’s talk about the building that houses the sneak peak. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream is an often overlooked attraction, but one worthy of your time.
You will find Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream right behind The Great Movie Ride, just before you reach Pixar Place. Perhaps you missed it on your rush to get to Toy Story Mania! at rope drop! Inside, there is a rich story chronicling the life of Walt Disney. Think of this as a mini-museum dedicated to Walt’s life, from his early days as a boy in Marceline, Missouri, to his life changing creation of Mickey Mouse. One of my many favorite pieces in the collection is the Audio Animatronic figure of Abraham Lincoln from the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. Seeing inside the AA figure gives a new appreciation for the skill and creativity far ahead of it’s time.
Another great thing about this exhibit is you can take your time and go at your own pace. There is so much to see and appreciate here you don’t want to rush through too quickly on your way to see the film. When you come to the end of the exhibit space you will find some wonderful models of Disney parks from around the globe. Seeing these models makes me want to hop on a plane to go explore the awesome looking rides found in the other parks! Check this one out from Tokyo Disney.
The intricate models are the perfect distraction as you wait for the next film to start. There is a convenient timer located outside the Walt Disney Theater doors to tell you how much time you have before the next show begins. When the timer hits 0:00 and the doors open, it is time to see your preview!
From May 6 – June 12, 2016, that preview will be Alice Through the Looking Glass. This is the second installment in the series, following up the 2010 release of Alice in Wonderland. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and MiaWasikowska are all reprising their roles in the whimsical Underland. This time around it is Alice who is on a mission to save the Mad Hatter. What wacky roads will she travel on this adventure? What role will the new character of Time play? Follow Alice through Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream and you may just get an idea before everyone else!