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Film / The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head

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A 2018 guerilla science-fiction comedy shot incognito at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, the Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head explores the age-old Urban Legend of Walt Disney being cryogenically preserved deep within the park's Utilidors. Every year, Walt (played by original Dreamfinder actor Ron Schneider) is defrosted to see status reports on his company and approve various projects. However, he has never actually seen what became of his Florida Project and after his request is denied by the executives, he recruits a low-level employee named Peter to take him to the surface and sneak him into the Magic Kingdom.

The trailer can be seen here.

Contrast with Escape from Tomorrow.


This film contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Actor Allusion: Walt briefly muses about wanting to go to Epcot to ride Journey into Imagination, only for Peter to tell him how it's changed.
  • Affectionate Parody: The movie manages to show respect and love for Walt Disney and his work while also poking fun at them.
  • Character Blog: Walt's Head has a Twitter account snarking on current events in the Disney community.
  • Genre Throwback: To Disney's own science fiction comedies of the 1960s and 70s.
  • Overprotective Dad: The movie is about Peter learning to grow out of this.
  • People Jars: Walt's head exists in a detachable container that can be charged to keep him alive outside of the cryonics lab.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Bob, the Disney executive. When he finds out what Peter's done, he doesn't punish him at all since he was doing a personal favor to Walt Disney himself.
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  • Rule of Three: Due to complications with the freezing technology, Walt is only allowed to be thawed out for three days at a time or else risk the re-freezing process failing and truly dying again.
  • Take That!: A lot of humor comes from Walt's reactions to the modern Disney theme park experience.
    • When one of his meetings with the executives breaks, Walt is left to watch an early cut of The Good Dinosaur and is very thankful for Peter coming back to take him out of the lab.
    • In addition to the Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld also makes an appearance, which Walt immediately hates.
    • Walt claims that Paul Pressler got his job by doing something similar to what Peter's doing now.
    • Walt's shock at the thought that park employees might have a union.
    • Walt points out that the price of a Disneyland ticket back in his day wouldn't even buy a churro now.
  • Unfolding Plan Montage: Used to illustrate the plan to smuggle Walt into the Magic Kingdom and keep the higher-ups from figuring out Peter's involvement.