Who gets to stay in the dream suite above pirates? That would be so magical!
That was intended for Walt Disney himself for when his family stayed with him at the park. Think they just have it for show nowadays. Would be cool to pay the extra money to stay there some time. Primo seating for Fantasmic! - Donaldfan_532226.0 #1290 7-29-12 12:28PMLike(1) Reply
After looking into some info I was told a few months back, if I understand correctly, it is familys of Make a Wish sometimes and other times it can be Club 33 members. - SpringLove196.4 #1675 7-29-12 12:56PMLike(1) Reply
The balchoney attached is walt's private balchoney so he could watch Fantasmic!
Years ago, when the dream suite was an art gallery, you could purchase tickets for preferred seating for Fantasmic and sit in the balchoney. I did it when I was 12 and it was amazing! - cadancer5.1 #10397 7-29-12 12:53PMLike Reply
Currently the Dream Suite is used for VIP guests and other special guests. They give away stay to cast members (and I still haven't won! #butthurt) and other facets of the company as well. - lostgirl7988541.3 #208 7-29-12 12:58PMLike Reply
It's sad that Walt never got to see the finished apartment and spend some time above one of his favorite lands in his park: NOS. When I work in NOS (which is almost never now), I always tell at least one guest this story because they always think the stairs of the Court of Angels go up there - BaseballMickey_CM2849.5 #15 7-29-12 1:01PMLike Reply
Dave...can you help with this one...I think strawberry is correct... - dawna286.9 #686 7-29-12 1:02PMLike Reply
My family and I got to stay in the Dream Suite in 2008. We were picked randomly by the "Dream Squad". It was the most amazing experience and really priceless. Yes the original intention was for the apartment to be used by Walt and his family when they were visiting the park. When he died the family didn't have the heart to stay in it so the project was put on hold. In the "Year of a Million Dreams" they decided to finish the project and make it a prize. There are so many memories from the stay I could go on and on about it. It was the beginning of my Disney Obsession and one of many Magical Disney moments. - QueenBella143.3 #2394 7-29-12 1:11PMLike Reply
We had a private concierge, after hours tour of the park, viewing of Fantasmic from the balconey, dinner @ Blue Bayou, grand marshalls of the parade, breakfast with the characters, special lanyard with FP's to all attractions at both parks, a personal photographer for the whole time we spent there and getting our prizes. It was AMAZING - QueenBella143.3 #2394 7-29-12 1:23PMLike Reply
One of our kindergarteners has brain tumors and Make a Wish arranged for him and his family to stay in the Dream Suite. The dad said it was a wonderful experience! A few weeks ago, during summer school, the boy wore his Jack Sparrow hat to school! I'm so happy Disneyland does that for children! - ima-pirateswife432.3 #289 7-29-12 1:29PMLike Reply
Verizon is currently holding a sweepstakes and one of the prizes is a nights stay in the Dream Suite. - metzen118.1 #5267 7-29-12 1:32PMLike Reply
Alaska Airlines has a sweepstakes for a one night stay in the Dream Suite + three nights in a DLR hotel with park hoppers and airfare included. It's almost over though so enter now! - PiecesOf8373.1 #368 7-29-12 2:16PMLike Reply
Walts apartment above the fireplace was more for himself to relax amd although he would on occasion have family sleep above the fireplace when he was building New Orleans Square he wanted to create a actual place where his family would comfotably be able to stay when they would visit the park and spend the night. Walt however died before the area above pirates was completed so they used it as office space; eventually it was the location of the Disney Gallery and not too long ago they went back to the original interior designs and decided to build that space just as Walt had originally wanted. My only issue with the Dream Suite is that its conversion evicted the Disney Gallery from the location. When the gallery was up there it was something unique and special. And thats a touch that has been lost with the gallery now being in its current location. The current gallery is fine, its just not what it once was. - Fade2blk303.0 #595 7-29-12 2:40PMLike Reply
Me. I get to stay there. It's my personal spot in the park. 😌 - DisneyFanZoe1096.7 #75 7-29-12 3:19PMLike Reply