Eleven Facts About The Woman Behind The Mouse - Lillian Marie Disney

The saying goes "behind ever great man is a greater woman", and even though this saying is considered a bit outdated these days the phrase often rang true throughout history.

Take Walt Disney for example- his wife is almost never talked about anymore, and even though many people know the names of their children who later took over the company far fewer know her name, or the impact she had on the creation of the Disney empire.

Some folks may know that Lillian is the one who actually came up with the name Mickey, because she felt Mortimer sounded too pompous, but did you know that there's a Disneyland Railroad car and a paddle steamer replica in Florida's Downtown Disney named after her?

The train car's called the Lilly Belle and the steamer is called The Empress Lilly, both named in honor of Walt's one true love.

Read all eleven facts about Lillian Marie Disney over at Disney Fanatic


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