On November 5, 2016, thanks to the Walt Disney World Public Relations team, I attended the Magic Kingdom’s Celebration of the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series Championship since 1908! As a Chicagoan from birth until 2014, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience (well, until they manage to win another)! With Series MVP Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell and Javier Baez on hand, the Magic Kingdom was filled with fellow Cubs fans all along Main Street USA.
Disney’s D23 presentation of Walt Disney Company artifacts, including some from Walt Disney’s life before founding the company. Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL, November 4, 2013
“Hollywood” in Chicago. Chicago was home to one of Charlie Chaplin’s first movie studios, Essanay Studios, at the dawn of the 20th Century, and as the 20th Century closed and the 21st Century began, it was home to Oprah Winfrey’s powerhouse talk show and her Harpo Studios. ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox own their Chicago affiliates. And Chicago is also home to “Superstation” WGN-TV.
The city of Walt Disney’s birth (and ASD’s Hometown) has included a number of Disney sites over the years. Here are photos of some of them. DisneyQuest Chicago opened on June 16, 1999. It closed forever on September 3, 2001, at 7 p.m. I…