Many, such as myself, have wondered about the symbol on Walt Disney's tie shown during the Rocket Rods queue narration. It also appears on the bronze statue of Disney in the center of Disneyland. It looks like an Asian language character, but I recently found out that it is actually a compound of the letters S T R, which apparently stands for Disney's "Smoke Tree Ranch."
REPORTED: Alfonso Aguilar 13 NOV 98
From Disney A to Z (by Dave Smith): Smoke Tree Ranch. Walt Disney had a vacation home at this ranch, located
in Palm Springs, California, and he often wore a necktie emblazoned with a
stylized STR emblem.
UPDATE: Melanie Emmons 13 NOV 98
Walt Disney's tiepin is in the shape of the letters "STR," which stand for
"Smoke Tree Ranch," a favorite vacation destination of his. He specifically
asked that the tiepin be part of the statue in the hub of Main Street when it
CONFIRMED: Amanda 18 NOV 98
CONFIRMED: TR Shaw 08 JUN 00