Main Street Opera House
© 1999. Last revised 06/Nov/1999.
The Main Street Opera House houses the 15-minute
film tribute to Walt Disney, known as the Walt Disney Story.
The film is shown continuously, and features various pieces
of footage taken of Walt and the Burbank Studio office that
he used for 26 years.
Various items of Memorabelia are also housed within
the Opera House, including his briefcase, models of his two
personal planes (Mickey I and Mickey II) various letters from
celebrities including several U.S. Presidents, and a few photographs
of Walt and Lillian.
Great Moments with Mr Lincoln, also housed
within the Opera House is an Audio Animatronic presentation
by America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. The show starts
with a brief slide-show about the Amercian Civil War, following
which a Mr Lincoln appears on-stage sitting in a chair.
After a brief pause the seated Audio Animatronic
figure stands up, and presents a discourse about freedom,
liberty, the law, and the American ideals.
This is one of the classic Disney audio animatronic
shows, and although the movements of the character by today's
standards are a little "wooden" they are still realistic
enough, and must have seemed incredible to the park guests
when the attraction first opened.