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Walt Disney Day

Celebrate the legacy of Walt Disney on his special day! Enjoy this magical day with your family and explore the world of Disney.
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On the first Monday of December, it's time to celebrate Walt Disney Day! This special day honors the life and achievements of one of the most influential people in entertainment history, Walter Elias Disney. As the creator of some of the world’s most beloved characters and stories, Walt Disney’s legacy will continue to live on for generations to come. Join us in celebrating his amazing work and inspiring imagination by watching a classic Disney movie, creating your own fun projects or simply spreading joy around you. Let's make this Walt Disney Day extra magical!

History of Walt Disney Day

Walt Disney Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1901</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Walt Disney</div><div class='timeline-text'>On December 5, 1901, Walter Elias Disney, world-renowned American film producer, and creator of beloved cartoon characters, is born in Chicago, Illinois.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mickey Mouse's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>Walt Disney introduces the world to Mickey Mouse in the animation short Steamboat Willie, redefining the industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Animated Feature Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney's first full-length animated feature, premieres, marking a milestone in art and storytelling.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1955</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disneyland Grand Opening</div><div class='timeline-text'>The opening of Disneyland, Walt Disney's first theme park, making dreams come true for children and adults alike.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1966</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Walt Disney's Passing</div><div class='timeline-text'>Walt Disney passed away, leaving behind an unmatched legacy in animation, theme parks, and entertainment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of Walt Disney Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>First Monday in December is established as Walt Disney Day to honor and celebrate the life and achievements of Walt Disney.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Walt Disney Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Disney Movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your family and friends, pop some popcorn and watch a classic Disney movie. Whether you choose an old favorite like Snow White or a newer release like Frozen, it's sure to be a hit.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress Up as Your Favorite Disney Characters</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find your favorite Disney characters costumes and dress up together. If you don't have any costumes, try making them yourselves or use items you already have at home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Disney Theme Park</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to one of the many Disney theme parks around the world. This is the perfect way to get your fairy tale fix!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Disney Craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a craft inspired by your favorite Disney character or movie. Whether it's a tsum tsum pillow or an Olaf snowman ornament, use whatever materials you have on hand to make something special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Sing Along to Disney Songs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather around the piano and sing along to your favorite Disney tunes. From The Little Mermaid to High School Musical, there is something for everyone.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Walt Disney Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Walt Disney's legacy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Walt Disney is an icon who has left a lasting and inspiring legacy. He paved the way for generations of creatives, filmmakers, animators, and storytellers to express themselves, imagine wild stories, and create unforgettable characters that have impacted and shaped our collective imagination.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Disney's vision for the future</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Walt Disney possessed a unique ability to capture people’s imaginations with his innovative ideas. From Disneyland to movies like Snow White, he brought joy and entertainment to millions around the world. Disney created us something bigger than just a movie or theme park; he gave us hope for brighter futures and inspired us all to dream big!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The magic of Disney</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The stories and experiences created by Walt Disney will forever remain timeless classics. The princesses, princes, heroes and villains feel so real thanks to his passion and commitment. Even today, viewers of all ages are captivated by these imaginative stories filled with lessons about friendship, bravery and kindness.</p></div></div>

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When is Walt Disney Day?

Walt Disney Day Dates

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2023

Dec 4

Monday

2024

Dec 2

Monday

2025

Dec 1

Monday

2026

Dec 7

Monday

2027

Dec 6

Monday

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