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Walt Disney’s Grandson, Bradford Lund, fights to keep the family Wyoming ranch

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 9:40 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Bradford Lund, the grandson of Walt Disney, is fighting to keep his father’s legacy within the family.

On Wednesday, he’s headed to the Wyoming Supreme Court to fight for Eagle South Fork.

The Wyoming ranch at the center of this issue is a property that has been in his family for over 40 years.

When asked about what he’d do if he could keep the ranch, Lund replied. “Go horseback riding, snow-mobiling, go ATV-ing, great fishing.... Pretty much just keep the legacy going on within the family,” said Lund.

William Lund built the Wyoming ranch for his children and Sharon Disney-Lund placed the property in a trust to keep it for the family.

The trust owns the ranch.

The trust made Bradford and his sister Michelle the beneficiaries of the property, under the care of three trustees.

Lund is now fighting for the right to keep his 110-acre Teton family ranch, while the trustees want to sell the property.

He has offered to buy out his sister’s share, but the attorneys say the family was split on the decision.

His legal team wanted the case to be heard in Wyoming because they felt Wyomingites would understand the importance of Wyoming land.

“Being a reasonable trustee, it would be normal to consult with your beneficiary. And if your beneficiary says no, please don’t do that. You keep the asset in to the trust, you dont sell it,” said Christopher Hawks, Wyoming Counsel for Lund.

The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear the case at 10 am on Wednesday to decide the fate of the property.

We reached out to the opposing counsel and have not heard back in time for our broadcast.

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