Did You Know That Walt Disney Lived in a LITERAL Fairytale Home?

When you’re deciding to visit a Disney Park, you’re probably considering what resort you’re going to stay at during your vacation! But, there are even cooler spots that have shaped Disney’s history.

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While we all dream about spending a night in coveted spots like the Cinderella Castle Suite, we may have found your dream location to visit!

The OC Register has shared a look inside “Walt Disney’s Storybook Mansion,” which is where Walt moved his family after the success of Mickey Mouse. The house is located on a hilltop on Waking Way in the Los Feliz district near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, which is now owned by Russian film director Timur Bekmambetov.

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When the house was built in 1932, it only cost $50,000 to build in two months during the Great Depression. The designs were made by architect Frank Crowhurst with 6,400 square feet of property that included “five bedrooms, a projection room, library, pool pavilion with dressing rooms and a pool house,” along with other features. Crowhurst would go on to help make the Walt Disney Company headquarters in Burbank, California.

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According to OC Register, a Snow White inspired cottage playhouse was even built for Walt’s daughters at one point, which is still featured on property. One of the biggest reasons that the Disney family put so much focus on their home is that they valued family time together over big outings elsewhere. There weren’t too many parties hosted there, and Walt even frequented his home office so he could be around his family members.

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In later years, Disney would move to Holmby Hills in 1950 with a bigger house that had a garden for Lillian. Although Bekmambetov still owns the Storybook Mansion, special events like filming, weddings, occasional tours, and more still take place for a hefty price tag.

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Since its construction, the house hasn’t seen too many changes. Remodeling has helped maintain the house’s original look, even though the original furnishings are no longer inside. While Lillian’s rose gardens aren’t at Woking Way, Imagineer Tania Norris has noted that she is designing Snow White themed rose gardens to complement the Snow White cottage.

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We only wish that we could spend the night in Walt’s literal fairytale home! Of course, we will give you a look at all the other exciting Disney entertainment and news coming soon! Stay tuned with All Ears for the latest!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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