Walt's Pad at Disneyland Will Be Open to Visitors

Main St. hideaway is well preserved
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2007 5:06 AM CST
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(Newser) – Disneyland has decided to allow select members of the public to tour Walt Disney's private residence tucked away over the Main Street Fire Department, starting in January. The 500-square-foot apartment was home to the park's creator during his frequent stays at the amusement park. After he died in 1966, his family used it until 1983, when they passed it on to company executives.

Since then, visitors have been mainly Disney business associates and celebrities. The company will offer monthly promotional tours of the apartment, which has been largely preserved since Disney's time. It still features vintage photographs on the walls and an antique Victrola. The light in the front window that let employees know the boss was home now glows all the time "in honor of Walt," said a spokesman.