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Walt’s place

Fire station
To most visitors it’s just Disneyland’s replica firehouse, but to Walt Disney it was a second home. When the park was being built in 1954, Disney had a 500-square-foot apartment installed upstairs. He stayed there frequently until his death in 1966. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Living room
Disneyland’s J.D. Isip gives a tour of Walt Disney’s private apartment above the fire station. “After Walt built Disneyland, Burbank didn’t see him much — he was here every day,” Isip said. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Curtains
Through the lace curtains inside the apartment, people can be seen walking along Disneyland’s Main Street. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Phonograph
An Edison Victrola phonograph is one of the many antiques inside the apartment. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Grill
The kitchen includes a refrigerator, liquor cabinet, family china and Disney’s own private grill. “One of his favorite meals was grilled-cheese sandwiches and chili,” Isip said. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Tom & Jerry drink set
Disney’s Tom & Jerry drink set. A Tom & Jerry was a popular warm holiday cocktail made of rum & brandy. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Photograph
A framed photograph of Walt Disney with his brother, Roy Sr., hangs in the apartment.

FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this caption misidentified Roy Disney Sr. as Walt Disney’s father. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
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