November 6, 2012 – Filming for Saving Mr. Banks Begins in Disneyland
“In addition to Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, the stars of the soon-to-be released Saving Mr. Banks, there’s a supporting role that shares the spotlight – Disneyland park.”
On November 6, 2012, filming within Disneyland began for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks. Based on the story of how Walt Disney got the rights to Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers, the filming featured Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers. The area was roped off and closed, as the filmmakers couldn’t risk having people in modern clothing show up in the shot. Several attractions were also closed during the filming session, including Indiana Jones Adventure and Storybook Land. Extras, dressed in the fashions of the early 1960s, were brought in at 11:30 to help bring back the feel of Fantasyland during that time.