Happy Birthday, Walt!

  All of us at The Walt Disney Birthplace are overjoyed to celebrate Walt’s 114th Birthday this December 5th. As lifelong fans of both Walt and Roy Disney, their birthdays […]

December 5, 2015 // WDB // No Comments // Posted in Features, News

 

All of us at The Walt Disney Birthplace are overjoyed to celebrate Walt’s 114th Birthday this December 5th. As lifelong fans of both Walt and Roy Disney, their birthdays have always been special to us. Since beginning the restoration of their birthplace home in 2013, December 5th and June 24th have taken on even greater significance.

The more we learn about these two brothers — their early lives, the hardships they overcame, the remarkable paths they forged for themselves — the more we are awed by what they accomplished. Every day, we see the impact their accomplishments are still having on global culture, entertainment, design, architecture, economic development, social behavior, and much more. Well over a century after their births, Walt and Roy’s achievements continue to reverberate through the daily lives of almost every human on the planet, in ways we are still coming to appreciate.

This is why Walt’s birthday has become ever more meaningful for everyone working on the Birthplace restoration. It is why our sense of purpose grows every year. We are compelled to help record and share the stories of their lives, because those stories can and will inspire future generations to make the world a better place.

Happy Birthday, Walt, and thanks for everything.