The Disney Gallery Train Exhibit

Before I posted about the Mary Blair exhibit in the Disney Gallery, and that was awesome. However, right up Kevin and Theo’s alley is their current exhibit–railroads.

Walt loved trains. Loved them. You’ve probably seen the picture of him leaning outside of a Disneyland Railroad steam engine waving at the camera.

Well if you haven’t, go look it up. I’m not going to do it for you.

Anyway, he also had his very own garden railroad at home.

And this is one of the cars

One day we’re going to have a garden railroad too. Because it’s awesome.

This is the plaque that accompanies the above car.

No, I can't read it either. Sorry.

Here’s some art of Walt riding a miniature train with Mickey Mouse.

I want one.

The Disneyland Rail Road is an attraction that circles the park and goes through the Grand Canyon diorama, which I love. It’s one of Theo’s favorite rides in the park. I also took a picture of this sign, that says in effect, “Walt wasn’t the only one who liked trains!”

Nope, can't read this one either.

The Disney Gallery room was pretty cool. Theo liked the moving railroad

Because he's that kind of guy

There’s also one of those ceiling trains. Do those have a name? Probably, but I don’t know what it is. Anyway, I totally want one of these too. I’d even bust holes in my walls to make it go around the whole house, however impractical it seems.

Quick trivia: Where else in the park can you find one of these?

There are also some of Walt’s personal train memorabilia

We tried on Theo's conductor's hat this morning but it's too small

Many people forget that Casey Jr. is also a train. The concept art for that is pretty awesome, and also on display.

Casey Jr. comin' round the track...

And there also used to be a mine train

This picture makes it look really big

There’s also another train in the park–do you know what it is?







One response to “The Disney Gallery Train Exhibit

  1. Stacey January 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Yes! Thunder Mountain Railroad! Jack loves the train exhibit too. We spent an hour there the model train at the front does move, you just have to ask a CM to turn it on.

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