A few years back, Chris Lopez, Brook's brother, handed him some materials on the ultimate Disney experience: a custom home built inside Disney World in Florida, Golden Oak, a Disney project on the resort property.
Described as having "references to European and Caribbean styles" which "celebrates the timelessness of Old Florida architecture while being attuned to contemporary resort living," Lopez originally thought it was joke. And then, as he said last season, "As it got more real and real, I just decided I wanted to do it."
"The house just shows his love of Disney," Lopez’s mother, Deborah Ledford, said in a phone interview with Gavin Saturday. "That’s his childhood."
The dream doesn't come cheap. Prices start at $1.8 million and can go as high as $7 million. Lopez of course can afford it. He's in the first year of a three-year, $63 million deal and has already earned $54 million.
Call it the full Disney, a journey that began when as kids Brook and Robin Lopez toured Disneyland in Anaheim. Now, it looks like the journey has reached its natural end, says their mother.
"They started really young and have been extending it over the years," Ledford said. "Now they just have everything."
Or as Brook last May after making the decision. ""It’s just my place."