#News One of the people I follow on Twitter posted that the new Storytellers Statue has been revealed! I can't wait to see it in person!!! :)
This is what I read a few months ago on the reasoning behind the statue being at ground level. Hopefully there will be a CM nearby to make sure it's not tampered with.
It is a young Walt Disney as you would have seen him when he just stepped off the train from Kansas City in 1923, arriving in California to pursue his dreams. The street is set in the time period between 1923-1937, the time when Walt arrived and subsequently innovated, risked and created the studio that is the origin of all that The Walt Disney Company has become. He is located on the ground, not on a pedestal or planter, so that he is accessable to guests – “one of us.” Early Los Angeles (Buena Vista Street) is Walt’s land of opportunity and dreams at this time, and metaphorically it is for our guests as well!
In the scene depicted in the statue, Walt has just arrived in California from Kansas City, and as he looks around in wonder and optimism, the world is his oyster to realize his dreams.
2507.3 #24 2:55PM
Oh cool, well that's makes sense. I like the "one of us" part! - rbeezy 653.6 #160 2:57PM