Three of them are now a dozen Disney theme parks around the world, but there was only one that Walt Disney himself stood inside. Walt Disney spent so much time at Disneyland before and after it opened that he even had an apartment built for himself on the land. Few actually visit the apartment, but anyone can see where it is, day or night, because the lamp is always left burning in the window, but as of this week, it is now a different lamp.
Surely most people who walk past the Disneyland Firehouse won’t notice, but serious fans, who know the importance of the bulb and why it always burns out, did note that the bulb was recently replaced. The above photo was taken at the beginning of September. You can below see the lamp This is there now.
The new lamp is in Walt’s apartment. # Disneyland pic.twitter.com/16JeG9oZOlSeptember 19, 2022
While the lamp has been replaced several times in the past 67 years, the lamp in that window in the first place is an important part of Disneyland’s history. When Walt was alive, a lamp that lit to the task force members indicated that the president was on site. There is even an old Disneyland ghost story associated with the lamp, that after Walt died, someone would clean the apartment and turn off the lamp, only to see it again after going down to street level. The story goes that the lamp kept turning again no matter what happened. Today, the lamp is left continually lit, as a way of recognizing Walt’s presence in the park at all times, in a symbolic way.
There were plans to build a new apartment for Walt in New Orleans Square, because he decided the fire room was too small. Unfortunately, Walt died before he could use it. The space was eventually converted into what is now the 21 Royal Restaurant. Exclusive dining establishment. There were also plans for Walt to build an apartment inside Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom, but he died before this construction could begin.
While the previous lamp was not directly related to Walt Disney, the new lamp is a significant design change from the old lamp. However, it appears that part of the reason for the change may actually be historical accuracy. At least one old photo of the apartment when Walt was in it, published by Walt Disney Animation Studios Bruce Wrightshows a lamp somewhat similar to the one now in the window.
Nice!!!! (While newer bulbs have become likable, this is much more accurate than the ones that were there when Walt was there.) pic.twitter.com/eyr8gUDT4XSeptember 19, 2022
Having said that, the lamp is probably something that will require getting used to for some fans. The shape of the lamp in the window is less important than the fact that there is a lamp in the window at all, but fans who pay that much attention will definitely get used to the old lamp. However, in the end, new fans will get to know the meaning of the lamp, and will fall in love with this lamp. Finally, it can be manufactured when replaced again.