The Walt Disney Company Pledges $5 Million to Support Rebuilding of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Rose window

The famous Rose Window stained glass window survived the fire.

April 17, 2019:

Since the terrible fire at Notre-Dame two days, over $1.1 Billion Dollars has been pledged towards the 5-year massive rebuilding effort.

Today, Walt Disney Company released this statement and their rebuilding pledge:

The Walt Disney Company today announced it is committing $5 million to aid in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris following the devastating fire that severely damaged the historic landmark this week.

“Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history. The Walt Disney Company stands with our friends and neighbors in the community, offering our heartfelt support as well as a $5 million donation for the restoration of this irreplaceable masterpiece,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.


Walt Disney so loved the iconic spire at Notre-Dame Cathedral that he added it to Sleeping Beauty Castle.


Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. The spire is on the right.


Close up of the spire. I took this photo on our last trip to Disneyland.

spire DLR Sleeping Beauty Castle

On all our trips to Disneyland, we never noticed it either!!


Sunday, April 14, 2019


Monday, April 15, 2019: The spire topples during the fire. The sacred relics are saved.

fire Paris fire


notre dame fire

About noon on Monday afternoon MDT, watching with the world as the great cathedral burned.



The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Disney released their animated version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in June 1996.



April 15, 2019:  This drawing went viral as the great cathedral was burning.


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