Celebrate the Rededication of the Newly Restored Walt Disney Birthplace and Walt Disney’s 117th Birthday On Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

***Special Guests include MICKEY MOUSE, Chicago Bulls Center ROBIN LOPEZ and ROY P. DISNEY*** The Birthday Celebration Will Include A Ribbon-Cutting And Rededication Ceremony Of The Now Restored Walt Disney Birthplace […]

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***Special Guests include MICKEY MOUSE, Chicago Bulls Center ROBIN LOPEZ and ROY P. DISNEY***

The Birthday Celebration Will Include A Ribbon-Cutting And Rededication Ceremony Of The Now Restored Walt Disney Birthplace

The Walt Disney Birthplace is hosting a special celebration of Walt Disney’s 117th birthday. This is Chicago’s 6th Annual Birthday tribute to Walt Disney Day at his birthplace home. The program begins at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM featuring a children’s choir, holiday treats, a candle lighting ceremony and much more!

Making this event even more unforgettable will be the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Roy P. Disney of the restored Walt Disney Birthplace, which has been under full restoration for the last five years.   The event will include very special guest, Mickey Mouse who is also celebrating his 90th Birthday!

  • Join in singing “Happy Birthday” to Walt & Mickey!
  • Be part of the Walt Disney Birthplace Dedication with home owners Dina Benadon and Brent Young along with Mickey Mouse and Chicago Bulls Center Robin Lopez!
  • Enjoy holiday songs sung by the Nixon Elementary school children!
  • Festive holiday treats for everyone attending.

Roy Patrick Disney, grandson of Roy O. Disney said, “I am thrilled that The Walt Disney Birthplace restoration is complete and that I get to be there to dedicate the home and to celebrate my great uncle Walt’s 117th birthday. And that it so happens to be Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday as well. I am filled with pride knowing that my great grandfather, Elias, and great grandmother Flora designed and built this house, and that Flora gave birth to both Roy and Walt within these walls.”

Continued Disney, “I am eternally grateful to all those who fought and worked so hard to make this dream of preserving the Disney family home a reality. It makes me feel as if you really can go home. And to think…it all started with this house, and then the mouse!”

Dina Benadon, a Walt Disney Birthplace Project Founder, said, “We are thrilled to include Roy P. Disney in this rededication of the home on Walt’s Birthday after 5 years of restoring it to its original state. Having Mickey Mouse there as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and to help celebrate this momentous occasion is a dream come true.”

Brent Young, a Walt Disney Birthplace Project Founder, added, “We first met Robin Lopez at the D23 Expo, Disney fan event. He is a BIG fan both literally and figuratively. It is an honor to have both Robin and Mickey Mouse here to help mark this incredible milestone in preserving The Walt Disney Birthplace.”

WHO:       The Walt Disney Birthplace Home

WHERE:   2156 N. Tripp Ave. Chicago, IL 60639

WHAT:    A Special community celebration!

WHEN:    Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5:00 PM CST — 6:00 PM CST

WHY:       Celebrating the 117th Birthday of Walt Disney and the completion of the Walt Disney Birthplace!

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Williams – Office: (323)-663-7878  Cell: (818)-294-5576 Interview opportunities are available.

MEDIA ASSETS: Assets for this event can be downloaded from: https://tinyurl.com/WDB-Media-Assets

We hope to see you there!