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Now and Then: Photos Taken Outside Walt’s Apartment

posted on November 24th, 2009 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

Walt's Apartment Now

In this photo taken October 2, 2009, Disneyland Resort cast members from across the property pose in front of Walt’s apartment, where the light in the window is always shining in honor of our founder. The photo was presented as a congratulatory gift from the Disneyland Cast to the Executive Director of the Walt Disney Family Museum to celebrate the recent opening of the museum.

Walt's Apartment Then

Taking a look back to December 1956, the second photo shows Walt just outside his apartment during a media event at the park.

Do you like seeing these historical photos on the Blog? Do you want to hear more about Walt’s apartment? Let us know in the comments.

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Zev from NJ on November 25th, 2009 at 10:25 am

Those are fantastic. More Please!


Robert from PA on November 25th, 2009 at 10:46 am

YES!!! Please post more photos from your archives


Jim on November 25th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Yes please tell us a lot more. We love all things Disney, and really love all the history.


Constance on November 25th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I would love to see more historical pictures and learn more about Walt’s apartment!!


Aaron on November 25th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Historic photos of Disneyland will never get old. I love seeing them then going to the park and remembering how Disneyland used to look. Alot has changed since 1956


Mary from RI on November 25th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Yes I love the historical Disneyland photos! Keep ’em coming!


Kelsey on November 25th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

love old pictures and info about the apartment

and what about club 33?


Alicia on November 26th, 2009 at 12:37 am

I love nostalgia, history, and photo’s of the past, present and future. Please, I would love to see picture’s and read about Walt Disney and the creation of Disneyland! Old, the past and New, the future! Bravo!!!


Patrick on November 26th, 2009 at 3:01 am

I am always intrested in Disney history, the more the better. If I may ask, will there ever be a web cam or cams at Disneyland? Thank you.


Terri on November 26th, 2009 at 8:16 am

So interesting! Would love to see the inside! Thanks so much for sharing!

:0) Terri from Texas


William from CA on November 26th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Walt Disney is always worth reading about.


mike on November 27th, 2009 at 11:27 am

I’m a 60 year old fan of Walt Disney and his work (especially Disneyland) and have been since I was 5 years old!! Any insight into the man and his work would really be appreciated!!


mike on November 27th, 2009 at 11:38 am

Just realized that Oscar Martinez is in the group, photo (chef’s hat). I believe he is the longest tenured cast member still active in the park. He began in 1956 and is a “fixture” at the Carnation Cafe. Have you ever had “Oscar’s Choice” at the cafe?


debbie on December 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Yes I would love more pics and information on Walt’s Apt. Growing up I heard stories from my mom and dad that when ever the light was on everyone knew the Mr. Disney was in his room. Time is ever missed by the great man of today. I just wished that I could have met him, he is a inspriation and a person that I can look up to and remember that I can follow my dreams and they will come true…