Walt Disney Studio Lot: The “Team Disney” Corporate Building across Legends Plaza

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Hooray! Double post.

Continuing past the water tower, I came to this angle of Disney’s corporate building. Legends Plaza houses commemorative plaques and statues for actors and performers that have served the studio well and I am told that there used to be a reflecting pool here. Something about being directly on top of the underground corporate parking lot, water leaks, staining vehicles, etc. but whatever the case the pool is no longer here. I expect it would have looked nice though 🙂

The building bears a stark resemblance to the Swan and Dolphin Resorts at Walt Disney World in Orlando and this is because they were designed by the same man, Michael Graves. There is another large statue on this plaza, the classic Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse “Partners” piece that features at the end of Main Street in every Magic Kingdom park around the world: I hope to get a few shots of this on a return visit.

Interestingly, Disney is the last major studio to house its executive offices on the main lot: Burbank CA

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