Today I had the rare opportunity to have a private tour of Walt's Apt. what I consider to be the the Holy Grail of historical Disney experiences. When they were building the park, as everyone knows it was nothing but orange groves. There were no hotels and this was one of the first buildings built. Walt actually stayed here a lot while they were building the park and many times after it was finished. He worked with many including Marty Sklar in the offices above City Hall. I also find it interesting that those offices are still used today as general offices for the Main Entrance managers.
This tour was awe inspiring, like seeing the original moon rocks at the Smithsonian, this has the same feel - an aura to just be occupying the exact same space that Walt Disney did. I hope you enjoy some of my pictures.
Here I go Backstage...
The steps leading up to the "place" hey NO BREAKS HERE!
This was a picture of the steps leading up to the apt. Since it might be a little too revealing backstage I removed it.
Ring the doorbell (its like the bell on a bike)
Welcome, come on in!
The inner sanctum. Walt's apartment.
The couches turn into beds. there isn't a bedroom, just a bathroom.
The window and lamp directly above the firehouse. the lamp is always on unless there are guests staying at the apt.
The famous lamp that is always on.
The view out the window of Town Square.
Relaxing in Walt's chair
We made ourselves at home on Walt's "Bed"
Uh...yeah, Walt's potty and shower
Walt loved Grilled cheese sandwiches and so do I!
Chillin at Walt's
Lets go out onto the patio!
Outside, basically on the roof over the restrooms at City Hall
The apartment from the outside
Walt on the steps of the train station overlooking the park
Me on the steps of the train station overlooking the park. Bad attempt, wrong lighting, oh well