TMSM Mythbusters: Walt Myths


The goal of this blog series is to factually prove or disprove rumors and myths in the Disney-verse. Tonight on TMSM Mythbusters we’re taking on some reader suggestions!

Walt’s Body After he Died
“Is Walt is cryogenically frozen?”
Addie Clark of the Nation also mentioned this myth “When I was a child, we were walking by one of the entrances to the tunnels under MK and my brother tried to convince me Walt’s frozen head was down there. Not his whole body…just his head
Joe Schlenger “Is Walt buried under one of the Partners statues?”
Well the answer to all of these is no. Walt died 12/15/66, and the first first recorded cryonic suspension didn’t occur until 1/12/67.   Walt’s death certificate actually notes that he was cremated and his remains are buried in a marked grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

10525841_4212157519750_2096196563165430385_nWalt and Military Service
Amy Richardson asked “Was Walt Disney was dishonorably discharged from the US Army?”
Though Walt WANTED to join the Army during World War I he wasn’t old enough, he was only 16. So instead Walt joined the Red Cross and was sent to Europe where he spent a year driving ambulances and Red Cross officials around. He also covered his ambulance in cartoons and drawings. By the time he turned 18 in 1920 Walt was back in Kansas City working as an advertising cartoonist. So because one can never be dishonorably discharged from a service you were never a part of, this myth is false.



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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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