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The Walt Disney Birthplace Hopes to Open to the Public on December 5

Two Disney fans have purchased the home where Walt Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois and are in the process of restoring the property with the hopes of creating a museum to honor Walt. Dina Benadon and Brent Young hope to open The Walt Disney Birthplace on December 5, 2016.

Destination D: Attraction Rewind is Just One of D23’s Special Events for 2014

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced its slate of special events for 2014 and perhaps one of the biggest events for this year is Destination D: Attraction Rewind Presented by H2O Plus.

This event is scheduled for July 26-27 at the Walt Disney World Resort and will bring together Disney archivists, Imagineers, and Legends to celebrate favorite Disney attractions of yesteryear.

Fans will have a chance to see concept art and images from the attractions, vintage video, and more.

See a Door Tagged by Walt Disney at Shadows-on-the-Teche Mansion in Louisiana

It's not often that one finds an inscription from Walt Disney that isn't in his famous script, but if you visit the Shadows-on-the-Teche, an antebellum historic home in New Iberia, Louisiana, you'll see his graffiti on a door in the home.

The home is the property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the door has been signed by many people over the years, including Walt Disney, author Henry Miller, and Elia Kazan, the director of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Former Disney Carolwood Estate Up for Sale for $90 Million

Nearly six decades after Walt and Lillian Disney built their dream house on Carolwood Drive in Los Angeles' Holmby Hills neighborhood, the 3.7 acre estate is on the market. Asking price: $90 million.

Jack Lindquist Provides Insider's History of Disneyland in His Book

If you're a Disney or theme park buff and like your history straight up and not watered down, you may want to check out Jack Lindquist's "In Service to the Mouse." In it, Lindquist (with Melinda J. Combs) gives a first-hand, no-holds-barred account of the history of Disneyland.

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Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary In Park October 1, 2017

On Oct. 1, 1982 Walt Disney World opened its second Theme Park on the vast Florida property. A Park dedicated to the exploration of art, science, and culture, Epcot was a new kind of destination, a permanent world's fair where guests could enjoy learning about the world around them and new horizons in the future.

On October 1st, 2017 Disney Parks will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the opening of Epcot. Let's take a look at some of the fun things Disney has in store for this very special day.

Disney Parks & Movies Connection: Follow Me Boys

The last film that Walt Disney lived to see through its completion was Follow Me Boys, a live-action film that tells a love story that centers on a man who settles down in a small town and forms a Boy Scout troop. Just as the world lost Walt Disney 50 years ago this year, Follow Me Boys, in turn, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Although the film is largely forgotten except among dedicated Disney fans, it is significant in Disney history for its characterization of Walt Disney's brand of storytelling.

Take A Guided Tour To Walk In Walt's Disneyland Footsteps

Tours are a great way to experience even more magic at Walt Disney Parks. Today's your review comes to you from Disneyland and, short of the Southern California Adventures by Disney trip, is the most comprehensive tour that you can take in Disneyland. We took the tour in March 2015 and like all Disney tours, your experience may vary slightly depending on your tour guide, refurbishment schedule, and changes to the tour itinerary.

Disney History: The Nixon Years

Walt Disney's love of America and fascination with U.S. Presidents, particularly Abraham Lincoln, is well documented and if you've followed along with our history articles here at Walt Disney World for Grownups, you know that Nikita Khrushchev, but what about the American chief executives? Though he may seem like an unlikely candidate, President Richard Nixon has the strongest ties to Disney of any Oval Office occupant.

The Best Moments Of My Recent Walt Disney World Vacation

I'm one of those people that travels to Walt Disney World a lot, in case you hadn't guessed. But even though I've been more then my share of times, each vacation holds something different, wonderful, and unexpected. Today I wanted to share with you the best of my most recent Disney trip.

Disney History: Nikita Khrushchev In Disneyland

In 1959, everyone wanted to go to Disneyland, even the cold war leader of the communist Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev and his family. But it's tough to be a politician, and all magic comes with a price. Many sources reported that the visit actually happened, but unfortunately for the Khrushchev family, the Happiest Place on Earth turned out to off-limits to them.

Disney History: Song of the South

Despite earning a seemingly permanent home in the famed "Disney Vault" due to its reliance on racial stereotypes to tell a story, Song of the South has an enduring legacy in Walt Disney World, even if many guests don't recognize the origin of some of Disney's most iconic elements. The Reconstruction Era film centers on Uncle Remus, a black man who is presumably a recently freed slave, telling stories to the children.

Disney History: Looking Back at River Country

In 1976, Walt Disney World guests would take to the water for the first time. For just $4 per person, River Country called to guests who were looking for respite from the heat and humidity and it offered a reason to extend their Walt Disney World stay. Although this year marks the 15th anniversary of River Country's closure, guests can still catch a glimpse of the defunct park from areas of Fort Wilderness, but it is officially off limits to guests. How did River Country come to be and what happened to it?

Disney Legend: Howard Ashman

Twenty-five years ago, on September 29,1991, Beauty and the Beast premiered at the New York Film Festival, no small feat considering that the film was unfinished. Not only did that first audience forgive the footage for missing the Ink & Paint Department, but they applauded as loudly as they would have applauded at a Broadway show. The film enjoyed a slum dunk release in its finished form at El Capitan Theater and was well received around the world. We were all so busy praising the film that it would have been easy to miss the dedication:

Disney History: The Many Faces of Cinderella Castle

Fun and festive? You bet! Eye catching? Absolutely! Popular with guests? Not always... Walt Disney World has tried several times to "enhance" Cinderella Castle to commemorate a special event and the results have not always been met with thundering applause!