We recently took a tour of Walt Disney’s Los Angeles home, and it was a dream come true. We stood in the same rooms as he did and learned so much about him, we were in heaven. Walt’s home was built (per his instructions) in a fairy tale style.
The house was built (by Walt) in the summer of 1932.
Walt hired a graduate of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts to paint the amazing mural.
Walt was inspired by the Tudor and French Normandy styles.
He even built this Snow White Playhouse as a Christmas gift for his daughters.
The view is just as amazing now as it was when Walt lived here.
It was a truly magical experience being in the home of someone who has inspired so many of us to dream. We’ve often wished we could thank him for the stories and magic he brought to life … and now we have that opportunity.
On December 15, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt’s passing, Memory Boards will be placed at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort, thanks to our friends at D23. If you visit, you can write messages on magnetic Mickey-shaped icons to place on the board. Messages can be reflections on Walt, favorite Disney memories, or anything else you can dream up. The boards will be on display during the D23 Expo from July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Here’s the list of Memory Board locations. If you’re planning to leave a message, let us know in the comments!
- Disneyland Resort: The gallery inside the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland Park from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m
- Walt Disney World Resort: Inside One Man’s Dream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Disneyland Paris: Inside the Liberty Arcade on Main Street, U.S.A. at the entrance of “Statue of Liberty Tableau” from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Hong Kong Disneyland: Inside Art of Animation on Main Street, U.S.A. from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Tokyo Disney Resort: Mark Twain Riverboat queue from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.