Walt Disney Secretly Shares His Recipe for Success From Beyond the Grave

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It’s been an exciting and celebratory week around the Disney fan-verse as lovers of Disney around the world have been celebrating and commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company, the official date for which was Monday, October 16, 2023. But against all the noise and revelry of the celebrations, fans might have missed Walt’s voice, seemingly giving his recipe for success from beyond the grave.

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On Monday, as fans around the globe were commemorating the 100th anniversary of the inception of The Walt Disney Company, which began as Disney Bros. Studios on October 16, 2023, Disney made a celebratory post on its official account on X, formerly known as Twitter, which included a magical reel.

And it’s every bit as beautiful as it is magical.

And like all of Disney’s sizzle reels, clips, and short films, including the fabulous Once Upon a Studio, which debuted on Sunday night, October 15, the post gave us all the feels. But it simply didn’t seem to get all the hoopla that the other reels and shorts received, and we’re not sure of the reason for that, especially since throughout the two-minute reel, it sounds very much like Walt Disney giving the world his very own recipe for success.

Just listen . . .

The caption for the post reads, “It all started with a dream. You made it come true.”

“Wondering. Wishing and waiting,” Walt begins. “Curious . . . I think we’ve been able to capture that. But maybe I can show you what I mean.”

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He continues . . . “We keep moving forward because we’re curious.”

Then a clip of Walt sees him saying, “Give the public everything you can them. Keep it friendly. Make it a real fun place to be. Tell great stories. Make dreams come true . . . ”

The brilliant, innovative, genius creator and visionary is last heard saying, “We’re just gettin’ started,” before the screen is covered with the words, “Here’s to the next 100 years.”

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Oh, how many fans are hoping and praying that in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, that we will–rather than continue walking away from Walt Disney’s precepts–do an about-face and run like the wind with our arms open wide toward those hallmarks that Mr. Walter Elias Disney set in place so many years ago. That the Walt Disney Company of today will get back to priding itself on honoring the hallmarks and directives that Walt laid in place more than 100 years ago–hallmarks and directives, by the way, that are responsible for the company’s great successes and its longevity.

Here’s to the next 100 years, indeed, but only if we as a fanbase, alongside the Disney Company, will intentionally get back to honoring the man who started it all: the great, the brilliant, the honorable, the visionary, Mr. Walter Elias Disney.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!