1 The Mickey Mindset: Win a Night's Stay at Walt Disney's Birthplace

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Win a Night's Stay at Walt Disney's Birthplace

Mitchell Stein- The historic Chicago birthplace of Walt and Roy O. Disney will soon begin a major restoration, as it will be renovated into a Disney museum and private residence.

The home was originally bought by Elias Disney in the year 1893, and was re-purchased from the current owner by Dina Benadon and Brent Young best-known for owning Super 78 Firm, which is well known for making popular theme park attractions for Universal Studios, the Nickelodeon Hotel, as well as others. The home was bought for just $173,000. 

The Disney brothers were literally born in this house, and lived there until 1906 when they packed up and moved to Marceline Kansas, which is currently home of another Disney museum. 

On behalf of the Disney family, we are so pleased to see Walt Disney’s historic birthplace and family home being restored to its humble origins in the City of Chicago,” said Roy Patrick Disney, grandson to Roy O. Disney and Walt’s great nephew. “The outpouring of support and excitement we’ve seen from both city officials and Disney fans alike has been simply wonderful, and this is truly a fitting way to honor both Walt and Roy O. Disney, the pioneering brothers who forever changed the face of family entertainment, and, of course, will forever be two of Chicago’s most prominent native sons.”

The project launches today, December 5th 2013, which is Walt Disney's 112th birthday. The city of Chicago is to declare December 5th as "Walt Disney Day". 
The project is well underway on Kickstarter, where you can pledge and have the chance to win a night's stay and many more prizes. See the full list here: 
All donations must be made no later than 3:00 PM PST on December 11th, 2013. 

Good luck to everyone, and happy birthday Walt! 

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