Official Disney Account Misquotes Walt Disney On His Birthday

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Disneyland Park is known as Walt’s Park. It is the Park that Walt Disney poured everything that he had into creating. It is the theme park that inspired Walt to go bigger and create Walt Disney World — which he did not see completed and open before his death in 1966. Disney fans across the world admire and honor Walt for everything he has given the world, especially on December 5, his birthday.


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Unfortunately, one Disney account made a major faux-pas when they misquoted Walt while trying to honor the man who started it all on his birthday.

The official Disney Instagram account for Magic Key Holders — Disneyland’s new Annual Passholders — shared a gorgeous image of the Walt and Mickey Mouse statue (the Partners statue) that is in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park. The original picture contained the following statement “If you can dream it, you can do it.” and they attributed the quote to Walt Disney, which is incorrectly quoted and credited and Twitter user @FiBelleFi was shocked.

People were quick to call the post out and Disney changed the caption but did not address the error, simply saying “Drop a [balloon emoji] to celebrate Walt’s 120th birthday with us!”.

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One of the people who noted the error with disbelief was Instagrammer @donyaren, who simply said “bruh ain’t no way an official disney account used that caption”. 

Twitter user A-Holiday Special (@theahsokathanos) was shocked, not only that an official Disney account made that error, but also that the quote was simply changed, with no acknowledgement made.


What makes the original post even more interesting is that the quote that the Disneyland Magic Key Instagram page was referencing was “If we can dream it, we can do it”, which was written by Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald and found at the Horizons attraction in EPCOT. Horizons — much like Disney’s Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom — took Guests on a trip through the future, showing them EPCOT’s Future World elements like communication, anatomy, physiology, and humankind’s potential future relationship with the Earth and space.

Horizons EPCOT

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Horizon’s originally opened at EPCOT in 1983 and closed in 1994. It opened again in 1995, but then closed permanently in 1999.

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About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!