The Disney Gallery
is an attraction and merchandise location at Disneyland
. It opened at its current location on Main Street U.S.A. on October 2, 2009. From 1987-2007 it was located in New Orleans Square above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. The Gallery is a changing exhibition area focused primarily on artwork from Walt Disney Imagineering
created in the designing of the Disneyland theme park. Merchandise relating to the current exhibition is usually available for purchase as well.
The Royal Suite
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->In the early 1960s, as construction of New Orleans Square was proceeding, Walt Disney decided he needed a bigger entertaining facility for various VIPs that came to the Park. He already had an apartment above the Fire Station on Main Street, U.S.A.
, but it was too small to host extensive events. Walt decided to place the suite in New Orleans Square, away from the hustle and bustle of the park.
Walt brought in set designer Dorothea Redmond
, famous for the sets in Gone with the Wind
, to help him with the apartment layout. To furnish and decorate the area, Walt left his wife Lilly
and Walt Disney Studio
set decorator Emile Kuri
to collaborate, as they had on other projects (Club 33
, the Firehouse Apartment, etc.). The project was christened The Royal Suite
, after the... Read More