Inspired by the recent thread about seeing Walt's ghost, I wanted to share my experience of meeting the REAL Walt Disney. I posted this a few years ago at Yesterland.
I think it was Summer, 1964. My mom and her friend had taken me and my best friend on our yearly trek to Disneyland. I looked forward to these trips for months in advance, having been going there yearly since 1959. On this occasion, we stopped at the Coke Corner on Main St. to get something to drink. The person serving us behind the counter was no other than Walt himself! He was dressed in a dark suit and was very cordial to us. He served us our cokes, and began to ask us what our favorite part of the park was. We chatted for a few minutes, then headed out. It was a very slow day, so our time with him was uninterrupted.
I've shared this story recently with cast members who work at the Coke Corner. (I don't think they believe me!) Anyway, I saw Walt one other time, not long before his death. He was on the train with us, pointing things out to a dignitary he was with.
Anyone else see Walt??