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    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



    The pantry



    Walt loved Grilled cheese sandwiches and so do I!



    Chillin at Walt's



    The gramaphone



    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

    Last edited by CMHusband; 11-04-2010, 10:37 PM.
    Hidden Mickey - Tower of Terror



    Hidden Mickey's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup...7623565921220/
    Check out my Wal't Apartment tour here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup/sets/72157625183415995/

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    Re: Walt's Apartment - A rare opportunity for a private tour - lots of pics

    My wife and I got to go up there during our Adventures by Disney trip. You really don't realize how moving it is until you're actually sitting in the apartment.

    However, our tour guide (Michael) fake panicked and made me think my backpack was going to knock the lamp over! I almost had a coronary...
    I'm literally a born Disney fan! I was born at Providence St. Joseph Med Center right across the street from Disney Studios in Burbank. The same hospital where Walt died.


    By the way my shirt in the pic says "I like big sharks and I cannot lie"

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      cool! But there all the same pics! ????

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        i think you uploaded some of the wrong pictures

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          Re: Walt's Apartment - A rare opportunity for a private tour - lots of pics

          Originally posted by Dlandclub33 View Post
          cool! But there all the same pics! ????
          I fixed that. loading pics is a pain.
          Hidden Mickey - Tower of Terror



          Hidden Mickey's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup...7623565921220/
          Check out my Wal't Apartment tour here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup/sets/72157625183415995/

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            Just amazing! Someday...

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              Cool. Hoped you enjoyed the experience!
              sigpic
              Home away from Home.

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                Wow, great pics! Glad someone that would appreciate it as much as you did got to go

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                  OMG! Are you B's husband? And they let you take pictures?! We weren't allowed to, because they only wanted certain angles that were specially designated for public distribution to be taken. Now I'm jealous...except for the fact that I sat on that same couch/bed!

                  Did your guide tell you the story of how the grand kids used to hide in the bushes and scare the JC boats going by, then run back to the apartment before anyone caught them? That had to be my favorite part, because I could see myself doing the exact same thing.
                  "Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar...with a dreamy, far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book..." Yep, that would be me!

                  I tend to post in a thread and forget to check it ever again, or even worse, I kill it. Yay me.

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                    Oh wow! Talk about lucky! So jealous and love all the photos!

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                      THANK YOU FOR SHAREING....
                      That was so COOL!......
                      I'am glad you guy's got to see Walt's Apartment!
                      Also great Picture's
                      Eagleman
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                        Neat pics. I love comparing the pic of you and the pic of Walt. My how those trees have grown!




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                          Re: Walt's Apartment - A rare opportunity for a private tour - lots of pics

                          Originally posted by KBelle5 View Post
                          OMG! Are you B's husband? And they let you take pictures?! We weren't allowed to, because they only wanted certain angles that were specially designated for public distribution to be taken. Now I'm jealous...except for the fact that I sat on that same couch/bed!

                          Did your guide tell you the story of how the grand kids used to hide in the bushes and scare the JC boats going by, then run back to the apartment before anyone caught them? That had to be my favorite part, because I could see myself doing the exact same thing.
                          yes I'm probably B's husband and our guide let us take as many pics of what-ever we wanted. yep, he told the story about the grandkids too. what a great experience, I feel lucky to be able to see such a place first hand. (thanks to my wife who arranged it)
                          Hidden Mickey - Tower of Terror



                          Hidden Mickey's here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup...7623565921220/
                          Check out my Wal't Apartment tour here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatzup/sets/72157625183415995/

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                            Jealous........but that is so AWESOME, and glad you got to take pictures so you could share with all of us. How were you able to get a tour of that?
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                              Thanks! Wow, it's so simple. Think about the living spaces-even the offices-of any other CEO of a major company. Walt was not about putting on airs.
                              Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
                              Mark Twain

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