If you’re a fan of broadway shows and you’d like to add a something special to your Disney trip over the next week, you won’t want to miss “The Art of the Possible – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”. It’s a wonderful special-ticketed event in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Premier Theater. [Read more…]
As part of National Volunteer Week, Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) celebrated a monumental achievement last week — two million volunteer hours completed in one single location. They honored the more than 50,000 American and international volunteer “Angels” who helped the organization reach this milestone. [Read more…]
Against the backdrop of a world-record sculpture of canned goods at Epcot last Thursday, Disney Parks officials announced a major milestone with its Give a Day, Get a Disney Day program.
Since the program’s launch only six weeks ago, more than 600,000 people in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada have volunteered or signed up for volunteer projects in their communities, announced Tom Staggs, the new chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The program’s limit is one million.
Disney is holding a private event tomorrow at Epcot to “Celebrate Volunteers.” Some celebrities and Muppets will be in attendance. Celebrate Volunteers will also attempt to break a world record, but they’re not saying which one just yet.
At 2:30 p.m., the Muppets will lead a CANvoy Box Truck parade from the U.K. Pavillion towards Future World and around to the China Pavillion. Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato are also expected to give a concert later in the evening, possibly on the Fountain Stage.
Although the event is not open to regular guests of the park. You may be able to see some of the happenings from the open areas. But if you can’t make it to Epcot, you can watch a live announcement of the record breaking attempt beginning at 9:58 a.m. at www.celebratevolunteers.com.
We’ll also be covering all of the events. You can follow our updates on our Twitter (@attractions) and Facebook accounts, and check back here after the events for photos and video. We’ll also be covering Disney’s “What’s New, What’s Next Media Presentation” tonight.
Celebrate Volunteers is part of Disney’s 2010 Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion.
Starting Jan. 8, 2010, Disney’s Honorary VoluntEARS Cavalcade will be coming through the Magic Kingdom (and Disneyland in California) each afternoon just before the daily parade. Muppets characters Kermit, Miss Piggy and Sweetums, along with parade dancers, will join special floats and vehicles celebrating volunteerism and presenting Honorary VoluntEARS serving as grand marshals of the parades.
Disney hopes to inspire families to volunteer in their communities during 2010 through the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program that rewards volunteer service with admission for a day to a Disney theme park. To enable people to sign up for an eligible volunteer project, Disney is working with HandsOn Network, the nation’s largest volunteer network. Starting Jan. 1, 2010, guests can go to www.DisneyParks.com to search for volunteer opportunities available in their area through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. Many of the opportunities will be for projects that entire families with children age 6 or older can participate in together.