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‘Walk The World’ charity event to be held at Disney World for the first time

by Banks Lee

Just Beyond the Castle Walls

There’s nothing like taking a stroll around Walt Disney World, taking in the sights and sounds. Walking through the parks and riding the attractions is something enjoyed by everyone who visits, and for the first time ever this November, guests can do just that while raising money for charity.

The Walk The World event, part of the A Walk Around The World – Fundraising Walking Event series, is a walk-only fundraiser limited to 50 participants and takes place Nov. 14-18, 2013. Over the course of three days, walkers will hit the sidewalks and walkways of the Walt Disney World Resort, averaging more than 10 miles a day, following a suggested journey through the resort’s theme parks and other locations.

The adventure will take them through resorts like Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, water parks like Disney’s Blizzard Beach, and several of the theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, where walkers will experience all the sites and attractions along the way, at their leisure. In addition, everyone will have a chance to enjoy group meals, activities, shows, fireworks and some special surprises, according to Robert Webber, president of For A Cause.

41508_1_b“There are so many die-hard Walt Disney World fans that are going to love the idea of visiting their favorite theme park while walking to raise money for their favorite charity,” Webber said. “In years past, A Walk Around The World participants have traveled to castles in Europe and trekked miles throughout historical destinations, but this is the first time they’ll be given a chance to visit Cinderella Castle and walk miles throughout a fantasy destination. It’s going to be some serious fun — the walk will be both magical and meaningful. If your feet get a little tired, you can just hop on one of the enchanted rides and take a break!”

The registration fee for Walk The World is $350 per person and includes lodging at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, group meals and group theme park tickets. Single participants will be paired with a roommate, although single rooms are available for an extra charge. Walkers must be 14 years old or older to participate. There is a minimum fundraising requirement for the charity of the participant’s choice.

A complete list of frequently asked questions pertaining to registration, lodging, and walk logistics is available at awalkaroundtheworld.org/FAQ.html. The event’s main website is awalkaroundtheworld.org.

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