Youve been to Disneyland. Youve experienced every attraction, watched every spectacle, and sampled every delicacy the resort has to offer. Or have you? During your daylong Disneyland adventure, you will visit legendary locales seldom (if ever) seen by Disney fansplaces that are, shall we say, off the map?
Included in your unforgettable visit will be a tour of Walt Disneys private apartment above the Fire Station on Main Street, U.S.A. This quaint studio apartment was built during the construction of Disneyland so that Walt could sometimes spend the night and watch his beloved dream of Disneyland became a reality. Once the park opened, Walt and his family would occasionally spend the nightor just use the fully functional apartment (complete with shower and small kitchenette!) as a respite from the busy park below. Lillian would use the outside patio for afternoon tea and for entertaining guests while Walt would conduct studio business using the (still-working) Victorian-era rotary phone.
Interested in a grand circle tour of Disneyland? How about taking a ride in the Lilly Belle VIP parlor car on the Disneyland Railroad? Named after Walts wife, Lillian, the car was originally the Grand Canyon observation car of the original Disneyland passenger train that was built at the Disney studio in 1955 for the opening of the park. For the parks 1975-1976 celebration of the American Bicentennial, the car was re-christened the Lilly Belle, and converted into an elegantly furnished parlor car whose guests have included heads of state and legends from all corners of the world. Now its your turn to be treated like royalty aboard the Disneyland Railroad!
Then its time for a dream come true. In 2008, The Disney Gallery above Pirates of the Caribbean
was transformed into Disneyland Dream Suite. The space was originally intended as an apartment for Walt to entertain guests and spend the night, but he passed away before it could be completed. As part of the Disney Parks Year of a Million Dreams celebration, the apartment was brought to life by Imagineers, who not only stayed faithful to many of Walts original ideas for the space, but enhanced it with some truly magical touches that include a quintessentially Disney kiss goodnight.
Of course there will be ample time to enjoy many of the parks signature attractions, including Haunted Mansion
and its a small world,
but dont fill up on churros. We will be meeting at 6 p.m. for a very special dinner (and drinks) inside one of the resorts most unique restaurants.
With surprises, special gifts, and more than a little bit of pixie dust thrown in for good measure, we are confident this will be one D23 event you will want to put on