View showing wax statue of cartoonist Walt Disney on display at Tussaud's London Wax Museum in Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.

View showing wax statue of cartoonist Walt Disney on display at Tussaud's London Wax Museum in Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/93331
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Title

  • View showing wax statue of cartoonist Walt Disney on display at Tussaud's London Wax Museum in Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Image Number

  • COM02523

Year

  • 1976

Date Note

  • Photographed in December 1976.

Series Title

General Note

  • Tussaud's London Wax Museum opened on March 2, 1963. It closed on January 15, 1989.
  • Note characters from the Alice in Wonderland story at the left.

    Biography Note

  • With his brother Roy, Walter Elias "Walt" Disney co-founded Walt Disney Productions, one of the world's best-known motion-picture production companies. The success in 1955 of their Disneyland theme park in California inspired Walt to lay plans for development of the even larger Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando opened on October 1, 1971, forever changing the state. He was later named a Great Floridian in 2013.

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

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