Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Walt Disney : The Son of the Dreaming Tree

For the family of Walt Disney, the Dreaming Tree is very important. The Dreaming Tree is a symbol and the one place where Walt Disney started creating his fantasies and dreams. When the original tree was struck by lightning, they wanted to preserve it by planting the son of the dreaming tree.

This year, the son of the Dreaming Tree is 9 years old and it looks healthy and growing good. Read the caption below. If you are wondering where this located at, it is in Marcelline, Missouri which is the boyhood hometown of the famous animator, film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and international icon Walt Disney.

The photo below is the original Dreaming Tree of Walt Disney. As a boy and by his own account, Walt Disney's happiest childhood memories were of his time in Marceline and at the farm. This area is part of Disney farm. In a walking distance, Walt Disney's barn still stood there and preserved. This is where Walt Disney began to draw and we are seeing it today ... those animated characters in all the Disney movies ... animals ... farmland ... trains ... it all started as he sit under this tree.

The Dreaming Tree is on the American Forests Register of Historic Trees and is protected. If you come in the state of Missouri, check out the charming town of Marceline. You will be amazed to see a resemblance of what you see inside Disney World and Disney Land. To name one : the Main Street USA where you see in Magic Kingdom has the inspiration taken in Marceline's original Main Street USA. You will see the buildings that inspired Walt Disney's vision.

If you happen to visit the Animal Kingdom in Disney World, located at the center of the park is the TREE OF LIFE. It is the iconic symbol of this place where guests can enjoy and encounter exotic animals. I was wondering if this Dreaming Tree inspired Walt to create the Tree of Life. I wasn't able to find proof of my theory though. Anyway, the Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is known to be the largest animal theme park in the world with more than 1,700 animals inside in 250 species. I visited Animal Kingdom too, countless times... lucky me huh? You should know that Walt Disney loves animals and Marceline has that  to offer. When I was there last October, vast farmlands are everywhere. The place is beautiful and charming, no wonder that the little boy Walt at that time loves this place. 

The Animal Kingdom theme park reflects Walt Disney’s dedication to conservation. He is committed to animal care, education and research. Oh, did you know that as a little boy, he uses his barn "The Happy Place" and invited all the children to watch his show. The funny story was, he charged a fee to enter his barn. One time, the children was not happy with his show and they want their money back. LOL. On my next post, I will show you his barn and more of this funny story. Thanks for stopping by. Oh, try to visit Missouri and look for the town, Marceline :-) Have fun and don't get lost <3 <3.


  1. I would definitely get lost there--in my own dream world! Maybe someday I will be able to go to Missouri and visit this magical place!

  2. I love reading your posts. Isn't is great that he got inspiration from the beauty of nature and normal everyday things around him.

  3. wow. that is very interesting.:) when i was younger, i love just sitting and day dreaming under a tree too.

  4. Animal Kingdom is one of my favorite attractions in Disney World, hope to go back there in the next years to come with my kids.

  5. Wow that is really neat. I hope I can see that when I visit.

  6. Can't wait to see the picture of the barn. Funny story about the audience demanding their entrance fee back! We will definitely have to visit Marceline next time we are visiting our relatives in Missouri.

  7. Something to learn everyday. Thanks to the tree now we enjoy the nice cartoon movies.


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