With so many fans and members of the D23 club, Disney.Co has decided to prepare them a surprise and Walt Disney’s old office is being restored.
- The office was restored to the tiniest details
- Walt Disney had two offices and a relaxation room
- He spent all day long at the office in meetings
Many people are interested in Disney and not only in their newest endeavors but also in the company’s history and most particularly in its founder, Walt Disney. This is why CEO Bob Iger decided to restore Walt’s office to its original form paying attention to the tiniest details, such as the ashtrays he was using when smoking his Chesterfields.
The office is located in Burbank, California and dates from the 1960s. Each year, the company holds conventions in the memory of Disney and sells memorabilia and memberships that are worth millions of dollars. Now, the office will be part of a tour. The tour is available for members of the Disney Movie Rewards, Adventures by Disney and Disney’s D23 fan club, who are already paying $80 annual fees.
If you’re wondering how the office looks like, here is a brief description. It is a five-room suite with a reception area, an office for the secretary, Walt’s two offices, the private one and the working one and another room which he used for relaxation. He used this space from the 1940s until he passed away. He used to come at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 7 p.m. He hosted many meetings with animators, screen writers and park designers.
Many of them have memories about the place. Some of them used to sit on the floor at meetings; Richard Sherman remembers playing the piano in the office while Disney was enjoying a glass of scotch and looking outside the window. Walt’s granddaughter still can’t imagine how she could roam free in that space when she was only six years old without her grandpa getting upset.
The Disney universe encompasses many great things, whether we talk about the parks, or the movies, or the characters, but the main figure of this universe remains Walt Disney, the person who created and then inspired all of this. Therefore, the company restored Walt’s office not only to attract more fans, but also to keep his memory alive by re-creating everything exactly how it used to be.
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