Walt Disney passed away in December of 1966. In response, the people of Marceline joined others around the country and lobbied the United States Postal Service to have a commencement stamp made of Walt Disney to honor him. The Department approved and Marceline was one of the first to offer the stamp along with other cities where Disney had lived and worked such as Chicago, Burbank, Kansas City, and Anaheim. The Disney family was made as the guests of honor along with other honored guests at the ceremony. The Santa Fe Railway Super Chief was also renamed as well to the Walt Disney Special. Originally 120,000 stamps were ordered however as demand rocketed for the stamps and the amount of stamps ordered went from a small 120,000 to 153,015,000.