When Walt was with us, if his light was on, it meant anyone could go up and ask him a question and he'd be there for any cast member that needed him. Well after he passed, to keep his spirit there in the park, we have a lit lamp 24/7, 365 days a year. And sitting in that apartment you could definitely feel his presence. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. And no we were not allowed to take pictures up there. There is one published picture of Walt's apartment with Walt, his wife Lillian, and some of their grandkids playing on the floor. We took one picture in the same spot that they are in in the apartment. I don't know how many of you know much about Walt Disney, but he was a huge kid. We have a train running along Disneyland because Walt loved trains, he used to chase after them as a boy. And did you know that Main Street was modeled after his boyhood hometown in Missouri? He wanted his guests to feel the magic of the turn of the century, something which I believe everyone feels.
**Fun facts about Main Street**
- The scent of vanilla is pumped into the street
(makes you buy more hahahahaha)
- If you go into the corner by the Markethouse,
you will hear as ambiance:
a piano lesson, someone singing in the shower, and a dentist appointment
all occurring simultaneously.
- The windows that have writing on them are all dedicated to
This is the highest honor anyone can receive at Disneyland BTW.
(Cast Members have our own window :>)
I know this is probably one of the most random posts I've done, but if y'all like it maybe I'll do one like this for every land? Especially Tomorrowland and Fantasyland ;)
Hope you enjoyed a bit about Walt Disney and Main Street!
Walt giving the opening day speech:
“To all who come to this happy place; welcome. Disneyland is your land.
Here age relives fond memories of the past...and here youth may savor
the challenge and promise of the future.
Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams
and the hard facts that have created America...with the hope
that it will be a source
of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
Here you will find love, magic, bookworm favorites, Disney tips, and a family on their journey to Happy Ever After!