D23 returns to the Windy City to check in on the historic restoration project currently underway at The Walt Disney Birthplace! The event will kick-off at the Logan Theatre with a special presentation by members of The Walt Disney Birthplace restoration team. Guests will hear a brief history on the home, learn about the progress made so far, and be among the first to see plans for its future! Attendees will then board a bus, head over to the home, and enjoy a Chicago-style picnic in the backyard. After lunch, guests will receive a D23-exclusive tour of the home and check out the restoration progress first hand!
Experience begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. at the Logan Theatre. Check-in will begin at 10:15 a.m. Please do not arrive before 10:15 a.m.
Available to Gold and Gold Family Members
You will be required to show a photo ID. Members will be required to show their D23 Membership Card.
“We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”—Walt Disney
Join D23 as we head back to the Windy City and check in on the historic restoration project currently underway at The Walt Disney Birthplace. The behind-the-scenes experience kicks off at the Logan Theatre with a special presentation from The Walt Disney Birthplace team. D23 attendees will hear a brief history on the home, learn about the progress made so far, and be among the first to see plans for its future!
D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will then board a bus to the house—constructed by Elias Disney and designed by his wife, Flora—not only to check-in on the progress, but to also enjoy a Chicago-themed picnic in the backyard of the home where Walter Elias and Roy Oliver were born!
While at the birthplace, D23 Members will have the opportunity to tour the home in small groups and see what the future holds for this Disney landmark. If interested, event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a special T-shirt ($15) and/or a brick from The Walt Disney Birthplace ($125). Sale and proceeds will go to The Walt Disney Birthplace and are managed directly by them. Limited quantities will be available.
This D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experience wouldn’t be complete without an exclusive gift, created just for you!
All guests must take group transportation provided during event. Due to the state of construction of The Walt Disney Birthplace, all guests must be able to walk on uneven ground/surface and upstairs. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age or older to partake in this D23 event. D23 Gold and Gold Family Members may reserve a space for themselves and one (1) guest. There are a very limited number of spaces available. D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number when reserving tickets. Event registration requires a valid photo ID AND D23 Gold Membership Card. D23 Members who do not bring their membership card may not be admitted to the event. Ticketed members who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. All D23 Special Events are subject to change without notice. D23 reserves the right to cancel and refund tickets not purchased by verified D23 Gold Members. Reservations are non-transferable and non-refundable. Photography will be permitted at specific points during the event. No video or audio recording of any kind will be permitted.