Walt Disney Hometown Museum & Citizen to Host ‘Walt Disney’s Marceline’ Event Honoring 100 Years of Disney

Spencer Lloyd

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Walt Disney Hometown Museum & Citizen to Host ‘Walt Disney’s Marceline’ Event Honoring 100 Years of Disney

Citizen is partnering with the Walt Disney Hometown Museum to host a special event commemorating 100 years of Disney in Walt’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri this June!

Walt Disney Hometown Museum Event

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There will be three core parts of the event, which will take place on June 3rd, 2023. First is the Main Street, U.S.A. Carnival, which runs from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and is open to the public. The carnival features:

  • Local and Global Specialty Vendors
  • Marceline Scavenger Hunt
  • Live Entertainment
  • Interactive Classes with Illustrator and Disney Artist Jeff Shelly
  • Mural Painting with Creator and Disney Fine Art Artist Arcy
  • Special Cancellation Stamp at the Walt Disney Post Office
  • Exclusive Merchandise and More!

From 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m., the public can also enjoy the presentation of a replica Main Street, U.S.A. Citizen clock from the clockmaker to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, which was announced back in March.

And finally from 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., the ticketed “A Night at the Disney Farm” will take place, which features:

  • Special Guests Including Animator and Disney Legend Floyd Norman
  • A Four-Course Meal Designed by Marcy Carriker Smothers, Author of Eat Like Walt
  • “A Kiss Goodnight” Fireworks Display

Ticketing for this portion of the event costs $300 for the “Cheers to Walt” General Admission and $425 – “Wonder of Time” VIP Admission, which also includes access to the Citizen Speakeasy and a special event “Wonder of Time” Gift.

Tickets and more information are available on the Walt Disney Hometown Museum’s website.

D23 Marceline Event

D23 is also hosting its own event in Marceline, but in May.

For this D23-exclusive day trip, The Official Disney Fan Club is thrilled to host a magical, one-of-a-kind experience that will begin at the Elms Hotel & Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with a light continental-style breakfast before boarding a motorcoach to Marceline.

During the approximately 100-mile trip, several pieces of curated content will be shared to fully prepare you for the story that will unfold when in Marceline.

Upon arriving in Marceline, Guests will receive a warm welcome from the residents of the city before being ushered into the local community center for a special presentation from those who know Walt’s Marceline best.

The day will feature a specially created scavenger hunt so you can fully be fully immersed in Walt’s Main Street, U.S.A.  Location highlights include the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in the town’s train station, Marceline Post Office, a visit to the children’s auto ride originally donated by Walt and Roy from Disneyland in the mid-1960s, the Walt Disney Elementary School, which features Disney character murals designed by Disney Legend Bob Moore, and many other special locations. Lunch will be provided.

As evening approaches, Guests will be transported to Walt Disney’s family farm for a very special reception near his iconic childhood home. We’ll begin with our own Pollyanna-inspired “Bazaar” filled with games and refreshments, followed by hometown dinner with all the fixins as you enjoy live music while mingling with fellow D23 Members and Disney Guests.

“Everything connected with Marceline was a thrill to us,” Walt once said, and we know that the same will be true for our D23 Members. Whether this is your first visit or a homecoming, it will be a special occasion of summer magic that will inspire all, just as it did for Walt so many years ago.

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