Disneyland Explored

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My Visit to the Walt Disney Studios (Part 4 -Legends Plaza)

Disney Legends Plaza is the area in front of the Team Disney Building. It is a large patio area that honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Disney legacy. These Imagineers, artists, actors, songwriters, and business execs whose names and handprints are featured on bronze plaques are known as Disney Legends. We spent a good amount of time looking at many of them and learning about their contribution to Disney milestones. 

Each Disney Legend is awarded a beautiful statute. The statue was designed by Andrea Favilli. Check out this video where Favilli reveals some cool details about his sculpture. At the entrance of the Plaza you this huge Disney Legend sculpture so that you can get a good look at all the details mentioned on the video.

There are two more bronze sculptures to see in Disney Legends Plaza. These are both designed by Disney Legend, Blain Gibson. The first here is of Roy O. Disney sitting on a bench with Minnie Mouse. The empty spot was on purpose, as if they are waiting for Mickey or Walt to join them. You can also find this statue at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. 

 Roy O. Disney & Minnie Mouse

Roy O. Disney & Minnie Mouse

The next statute is of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, titled Partners. There are replicas located in several Disney Parks. It first debuted in 1993 at Disneyland for Mickey's 65th birthday. This particular one on the studio lot is the only one that you can get to at very close range. 

It was really a thrill to be able to spend time at Legends Plaza and learn about the many Disney Legends that have contributed much to the Disney story. It was a great family afternoon of discovery involving all things Disney. 

Our next stop after the plaza was the Walt Disney Archives. I'll share some of the Disney treasures that we were able to see  at the Archives

See you real soon!