Today in Disney History

July 11, 1987:

The Disney Gallery, featuring The Art of Disneyland 1953-1986 a collection of original artist paintings, models and maquettes representing 4 decades of Disneyland design, first opens in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. The space was originally intended to be a private apartment for Walt & Roy Disney to entertain visiting dignitaries and business associates. (The gallery will later be transformed into the Disney Dream Suite.)