D23 Event Coming to Walt’s “Home Town”

The Disney website D23, along with the Walt Disney Museum in Marceline, Missouri, are hosting a special celebration event this summer to commemorate 100 years of The Walt Disney Company.


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According to the Walt Disney Museum website, Saturday June 3rd will be a day full of festivities in downtown Marceline, Missouri. The day begins with a ticketed event, which is already sold out, for D23 Gold members. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is proud to invite D23 Gold Members back to Walt’s boyhood hometown for a one-of-a-kind experience that includes exploring the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, visiting Walt Disney Elementary School, strolling down Marceline’s own “Main Street, U.S.A.,” and even a special dinner reception outside Walt’s former farmhouse!



  • Motorcoach transportation for the round-trip journey from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Marceline
  • Special presentation and Q&A with Bob Wilson, retired CEO, COO of Retlaw Enterprises, the Disney family’s private corporation
  • Lunch at your choice of one of Marceline’s local restaurants
  • Access to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum
  • Ability to explore various parts of Marceline, such as the Marceline Post Office, Walt Disney Elementary School, and other locations on Main Street
  • Access to a clock dedication ceremony, from CITIZEN, at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum Garden
  • Visit to the property of Walt Disney’s former family farm, featuring live music and a hometown dinner
  • A commemorative gift created exclusively for this special occasion

Then from 12-4pm, everyone is invited to a street party followed by a Citizen Clock dedication in the Walt Disney Hometown Museum Garden. This event includes the following fun activities:

– Live entertainment, food and drink all designed by specialty vendors.

– Draw live with Illustrator and longtime Disney artist, Jeff Shelly

– Watch creator Ryan “Arcy” Christenson paint a mural in the park.

– Adventure through the town of Marceline with a scavenger hunt

– Collect a special cancellation stamp at the Walt Disney Post Office


Disney | Citizen Main Street U.S.A. Clock Dedication | 4 PM on June 3, 2023 (Open to the Public)

– Join us to celebrate a moment in time where Citizen dedicates the replica Main Street U.S.A. clock to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum Garden.

If you don’t want the party to end there, you’ll have to pay up! Join the Walt Disney Company for an exciting dinner followed by evening fireworks at the Walt Disney family farm. See the details here:

– Honor Walt Disney’s hometown by celebrating on his family farm with a night filled with special guests including Disney Legend Floyd Norman, a four-course meal designed by Marcy Carriker Smothers, author of Eat Like Walt; specialty cocktails and “A Kiss Goodnight” fireworks display.

  • $425 “Wonder of Time” VIP Ticket
  • $300 “Cheers to Walt” General Ticket

To purchase tickets to the Night at the Walt Disney Family Farm please click here.


And, since you came all the way to Kansas City, come on up to Omaha, my hometown, and visit the best zoo in the United States, according to the 10best poll recently completed, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. While there, see the 3 elephant calves, 1 born this year and 2 last year, as well as the 10best exhibit, the Asian highlands.

Are you interested in checking out these events? Are you purchasing your plane ticket to the Midwest to check out the Walt Disney Company events? Comment below to let us know!


If you’re ready to start exploring a Walt Disney World or Disneyland family vacation, I recommend checking out Undercover Tourist for your ticket options. I’ve already used them twice, once at Disneyland and once at Disney World and will plan to continue comparing their prices with other sites, however I usually come back to UT because they have the best deals and their instructions make it easy to add your tickets to the Disney apps.


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