New Disney Film In the Works About Walt’s Journey to Building Disneyland

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While as of recently the focus has been on Walt Disney World Resort and the celebration of 50 years of magic-making, it looks like Disneyland is getting a little extra attention in the form of a new film that is currently in the works for the Disney Park! It’s no secret that the 160-acres near Anaheim, California that would later open on July 17, 1955, was Walt Disney’s prized project. Walt and his team supervised every detail from the purchase of the property to groundbreaking, and all the endless magical details in between that still keep Disney fans enthralled years later. What better way to understand the development of Disneyland than by following along with Walt’s journey to building the Theme Park. Well, it looks like that’s exactly what Disney fans will have a chance to do with a new film in the works!

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Deadline reported in an exclusive release about the Disney movie that “David Gordon Green is set to direct a movie at Disney Studios for Disney+ about Walt Disney’s journey to building Disneyland, the “Happiest Place on Earth.” Evan Spiliotopoulo, who has a history writing on such Disney projects as The Jungle Book 2, Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, and the $1.26 billion-grossing live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast, is set to write. Cavalry Media and producer Jason Reed spent a year developing the pitch before bringing it to Disney.”

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If you don’t already have Disney+, it seems like we can continue to see new material including series and films making their debut on the streaming platform Disney Plus. As of most recently, we’ve seen additions like a Disney Parks collection in celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. Impressive reports have shown as of recently that we aren’t the only one loving Disney+. Currently, Disney+ is on track to reach more subscribers than its biggest competitor, Netflix, by the year 2025.

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Details about Disneyland’s upcoming movie are few and far between as the film seems to be in the very earliest stages of development. We can’t wait however to learn more about founder Walt Disney’s journey to building the Theme Park! We’ll be sure to bring you the latest including a possible streaming date as soon as released.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.