A new piece of Disney history will now be available for fansâ€™ viewing pleasure! Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger dedicated Walt Disneyâ€™s restored office suite at the Burbank studio lot. This comes during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. The space was restored by the Walt Disney Archives in the original Animation Building, and is to include Disneyâ€™s working office with the original furnishing that includes items from his collection of miniatures, awards and his piano. Special guests that joined Iger in this dedication were Walt Disneyâ€™s granddaughter Jennifer Goff, Joana Miller, and Michelle Lund, as well as legendary composer Richard Sherman, voice actress Kathryn Beaumont, and former Walt Disney Imagineering head Marty Sklar.
This new, permanent exhibit is brought to the studios by the Walt Disney Archives which was founded by Disney Legend Dave Smith in 1970. It will also have several rotating exhibits that will showcase different subjects that celebrate the companyâ€™s history and milestones. The Walt Disney Archives have been dedicated to taking care of some of the studioâ€™s most prized treasures and loaning them to parks so D23 members can get exclusive looks at them.
The new exhibit of Walt Disneyâ€™s office will be open for Disney employees, cast members, and studio visitors. In 2016 the exhibit will be added to tours of the Studio lot and the Archives that D23: The Official Disney Fan Club gives to their Gold members.