We headed to breakfast at a Denny’s across the street after that, and then crossed into Glendale to drive by the WDI headquarters, which looked like it was going under some major construction or expansion. The address of the building was plated on a big Disney nametag-shaped plaque, but other than that, I don’t think the average person would know it was a Disney building…it really wasn’t obvious. Still cool to drive by though.
Next up was Griffith Park. I wanted to ride the carousel that Walt’s daughters rode every weekend as he dreamed up Disneyland. Griffith Park was gigantic…it had so much inside of it. Pony rides, an actual trail riding area for horses, large children’s park area, lots of open green space, the merry-go-round, a miniature train type museum, and the LA Zoo. Huge. Unfortunately, the merry-go-round was closed! Only open on weekends apparently, so that was a bit disappointing. Had to improvise with a photo of it all closed up. Then we headed over to the train portion of the park, which was also closed. It looked like it would really be a cool place to visit when it is open though. It is where Walt Disney’s barn from his Holmby Hills home is now located. He built the barn in his backyard & it is where the Carolwood Pacific was built...it is now known as the birthplace of Imagineering. Since the whole exhibit was closed, we sadly could not go in the barn, but were able to get a picture of the outside of it. After that we left Griffith Park and headed for Hollywood.
Closed up carousel