April 16, 2014
Designers and construction crews at Anaheim's Disneyland are completing a project that Walt Disney himself started more than 40 years ago -- a private living suite tucked into the theme park itself.
The Walt Disney Company announced the project today.
It says theme park guests will be able to win an overnight stay in the
suite beginning next year.
Disney dreamed up the spacious suite in the 1960s and designed it with the help of illustrator Dorothea Redmond and Oscar-winning set decorator Emile Kuri.
The two-bedroom, two-bath, 2,600-square-foot apartment will be hidden away in the New Orleans Square area and include an open-air
Disney wanted to use the living quarters for himself and his family, as well as for visiting dignitaries and other important guests, but he died before the work could be completed.