15 December marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s passing, and to honor the man, The Walt Disney Company and D23, The Official Disney Fan Club, will be celebrating Walt Disney’s legacy of imagination, creativity and innovation with a variety of initiatives and homages throughout the company during “Walt Week”, December 5 – 15, 2016, 50 years after Walt Disney’s passing.
Disney Theme Parks around the world are invited to take part in the celebration with a special “Walt Disney Message Board” that will be available to Guests visiting the Parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The message board will serve as a platform for Guests to write a special message and / or memory to share with others (Message examples might include: a special Disney memory or a “thank you” to Walt Disney).
There will be a message board, located inside the gates of the each Park, and will only be available on December 15, 2017. At Disneyland Paris, it will be installed in Liberty Arcade, near the Statue of Liberty Tableau.
How does it work?
Guests will write special messages on magnetic Mickey-shaped icons and place them on the memory board for all to see. Think of a giant autograph wall with lots of Post-It notes. The memory board is three-dimensional and the Mickey-shaped icons can be placed throughout the board. After December 15th, the boards from each Park will be packed away and shipped to the D23 offices in Burbank where they will be reconditioned to be displayed at the D23 Expo in Anaheim in July 2017.