Fast forward to September 2010 and I bring my Lilly Belle ticket to City Hall to see if I can actually use it to ride in the private train car. Now, I thought they would just sign it and I'd be on my way. Even if you have a ticket and the Lilly Belle is running you have to set up a time to ride it. A Cast Member had to call the station and set up a time when an extra Engineer/Conductor would be available to ride with me and my family. Luckily my tickets were good, she filled them out and all I had to do now was wait until my designated time.
4:00 finally came around and it was time for our ride. Here is what the Lilly Belle looks like from the outside.
Here's an inside shot:
I always heard that the inside of the Lilly Belle was furnished with things from Walt's apartment. Our Cast Member told us that the chair (at the bottom left) and the carpet were the only things he had heard came from Walt's apartment. Let's take a look at this picture from National Geographic of Walt in his apartment.
Maybe Walt had the carpet replaced after this picture was taken...?
Maybe he purchased the chair after this picture was taken...?
One thing he knew for sure though was that the coat hanging on the wall was donated by Lillian Disney herself (It was one of hers not Walt's)
Here's a few more pictures of random things inside.
We decided this was a shade placed in front of the window to block the sun.
Thank God this was here or I would have had to spit all over the floor...
Even though it may or may not be Walt's chair I still had to sit in it.
If you want to ride the Lilly Belle my advice is go to City Hall and ask. Apparently if you know enough about the car to ask and show general interest in a ride a Cast Member will usually hook you up. It's much easier than spending $110....