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Walt, Lillian and the kids…

In this rare photo of Walt’s apartment inside Disneyland we see Sharon, Walt, Ron Miller, Diane and Lillian relaxing and having some coffee or tea. Most of the original furniture from Walt’s apartment was taken home by Walt’s wife Lillian during the years after Walt’s death. By April 1986, Lillian had made her final visit … Continue reading »

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Walt’s first vision of Disneyland

In 1948 Walt visited Henry Ford’s Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Upon his return to Southern California and wrote, what could be considered, the true beginning of Disneyland. On August 31, 1948 Walt Disney sent a message to Dick Kelsey (one of his production designers) outlining an idea for a park where people … Continue reading »

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