Friday, January 21, 2011

Disney Studios

We started our day at Walt Disney Record just off Alameda in Burbank. 

The waiting lounge for Walt Disney Records

Some pretty cool wallpaper in the kitchen area

And the Treasure Island with tons of Disney Music

From there it was just a quick drive over to 500 South Buena Vista Street in Burbank over to the Walt Disney Studios

This is where we started our tour.

Right by the cafeteria is a Mickey topiary

Continuing forward we hit Dopey Drive

and Mickey Avenue

Which just so happens to be the location of Pluto's corner.  Wonder why there are only 3 paw prints in the cement by that hydrant?

The animation building, where all the magic started.

One of the floor tiles in the animation building

The other side of the Animation building, including Walt's old office on the third floor.

From there you walk out to the amazing view of the Team Disney building aka. the Michael D. Eisner building.

There are great views from Legends Plaza.

It's also really cool to be able to see the "Partners" statue up close.  Normally it's so far away inside the planters at the parks.

It also made for some great photo opportunities.

And you could see a lot more details on the statue really up close.

Legends Plaza also has a statue of Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse

Posing for photos in front of the Team Disney building

The Disney Legends statue in front of the Team Disney building

Close-ups of the dwarves

The Frank G Wells building

which houses the Disney Archives!

which includes lots of cool stuff, including the mechanical bird that inspired Walt to create Audio-Animatronics

and the original wardrobe from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

Lots of movie memorabilia

and just about any Disney book you could think of

Lots of maquettes

Back out in the lobby there are costumes from TV shows and movies, including jumpsuits from LOST

Mickey Memorabilia

and my favorite, Disney hats! 

From there, we went to the 2nd floor to see the Disney Archives Library. 

There were tons of original props and costumes in here.  Giselle's dress from Enchanted and a Tron costume are visible here.

We also got to see Charlie's costume from the first season of LOST, as well as Hurley's giant t-shirts and shorts.

Lots of display cases full of movie and tv props.  Dharma food from LOST.

Jack's workman jumpsuit from LOST and Alice's dress from the newest Alice in Wonderland.

National Treasure

The Santa Clause

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Disappearing and Re-appearing Ink

The Chocolaterie sign from one of Theresa's favorite movies Chocolat

A Mickey Mouse club microphone

Back over to the Team Disney building - a tile mosaic of Walt

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