Please Help Us Return a Piece of Disney History to Marceline
In 1966, Walt and Roy Disney donated a ride to their boyhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri…
Now it’s time to bring it back!
We have recently launched the Bring Back Autopia Kickstarter Campaign to help rebuild the Midget Autopia ride on a piece of property donated by the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, in the heart of Walt’s boyhood hometown. Countless hours have been donated to get us to this point, but now we’re reaching out to the world with an invitation to make this dream a reality. To learn more about the project and to make a donation, please visit: Bring Back Autopia Kickstarter Campaign.
Walt Disney Hometown Museum
Walt Disney first came to Marceline, Missouri by train when he was five years old. When Walt returned to Marceline in 1946 the Santa Fe train depot evoked cherished memories of when he first pulled into the Marceline. As a fitting tribute, the museum that honors him is located inside the very same train depot.
Unique Disney History and Artifacts
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum contains a unique collection of Disney family effects, not able to be viewed anywhere else in the world. Visitors to the museum are treated to interpretive exhibits focusing on the Disney family, Walt’s life in Marceline as well as friends and family who supported him in his creative adventures while growing up.
Also available at the museum are hundreds of personal letters written between Disney family members, the only park attraction to leave and be operated outside of a Disney park, as well as other artifacts, effects and personal belongings from Disney family members.
The Walt Disney Hometown Museum is a private venture and its mission is to “Ensure that the world never forgets that Walt Disney was a simple farm boy from Marceline who grew up to become the keeper of childhood magic.”