January 23, 2013

Wednesdays With Walt : A Walk In Walt's Disneyland Footsteps

December 8th, 2012 was a very memorable day for me. Not only did I get to spend the day at Disneyland, but it was also the day that I visited a special place in Disneyland that I had only dreamt of visiting before. Thanks to the newly updated A Walk In Walt's Disneyland Footsteps tour at Disneyland, I was finally able to visit Walt Disney's private apartment just above the Main Street Fire Station.

The photo opportunity in Walt's apartment comes at the end of your visit. They will use your camera and take one pic like this for you. I didn't think they'd allow pictures or I would have put on makeup... 
I highly recommend this three-hour tour to anyone (other than young children) interested in Walt Disney and Disneyland history. With the help of several audio clips, our friendly and enthusiastic tour guide explained exactly what makes it all so special. We walked through Disneyland and learned about Walt's childhood, his home life, his career and, of course, his special relationship with Disneyland. We walked down Main Street U.S.A. to Sleeping Beauty Castle before taking a ride on Peter Pan's Flight and discussing Walt's childhood as a dreamer and entertainer and his special relationship with his brother Roy. We strolled through New Orleans Square and discussed Walt's ex-girlfriend Beatrice and his unforgettable love affair with Lillian, the special girl who would later become Mrs. Walt Disney. We visited the lobby of the exclusive Club 33 and were able to take photos in front of the french lift. Throughout the tour, we learned about Walt and all his roles as an artist, a husband, a father, an American and as a leader. We took a ride on the Disneyland Railroad and ended our tour back on Main Street U.S.A. with a private lunch (which we ordered at the beginning of the tour) provided by Disneyland's own Holly Jolly Bakery. In addition to a boxed lunch, complete with a cold drink and dessert, each of us were given a tour pin as a souvenir from our special day. 

So if you are interested in Walt Disney and Disneyland history you should go on the updated A Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps tour during your next adventure in Disneyland. It's a very supervised tour and you have limited photo opportunities in both Walt's apartment and Club 33 but it is truly amazing just to visit those special places and see it all firsthand. With my Annual Passholder discount, I paid $87.20 for the tour. As always, theme park admission was required. 


  1. Sounds like it is well worth the price! I'm going to have to do this sometime this year!

  2. Wow- this sounds like an amazing tour. And that pin! For pin collectors like me, it would be worth it for that alone!! Thanks for sharing your experience.