Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Walt Disney Birthplace Seeks Additional Funding for Phase Two of Restoration

Los Angeles, CA, USA (April 7, 2015) — This past March, The Walt Disney Birthplace launched the “Let’s Make It Beautiful!” fundraising campaign to support Phase Two of the restoration.

To date, the campaign has already raised over $20,000. But to complete the next stages of the restoration, the total amount required is $40,000 and there are only 14 days left in the campaign.

This phase of the restoration process will focus on exterior beautification of the property. Todd Regan, the Executive Director of the Walt Disney Birthplace, said, “With the help of our supporters, we’ll transform the house into the beautiful icon we all want it to be. The Birthplace will be revitalized with a restored front porch, a white picket fence, rose gardens, trees, benches and recreations of the original doors and windows on the home. We will also complete the installation of engraved paver stones which so many people have generously donated.”


The front doors are now being manufactured and are sponsored by Garner Holt Productions, creators of some of the world’s most beautiful and technologically advanced animatronic figures. (

For this Indiegogo campaign, the project has introduced some new “perks:” four new collectible pins, a new T-shirt design, a new embroidered polo shirt, and several new ways for contributors to put their name on the home, like a double-size paver stone, dedicated picket fence posts, sponsored rose bushes, trees, and benches.


This campaign will be one of the last chances anyone will have to order a custom-inscribed piece to be added to the Birthplace.

Mr. Regan added, “If you can make a contribution to this campaign, please do so now by visiting: You can also support the campaign by spreading the word and the campaign link over Facebook, Twitter, and whatever social networks you prefer – Sharing is tremendously helpful!

“Together, we can make The Walt Disney Birthplace really bloom this Spring!”

The Center for Early Childhood Creativity and Innovation (CECCI) at the Walt Disney Birthplace is a California public benefit 501c3 pending federal status. Contributions are eligible for tax deductibility. The Walt Disney Birthplace and CECCI are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates.  Reference to Walt Disney and their trademarks is used purely for historical reference and informational purposes.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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