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Disneyland Resort Helps Build Fifth KaBOOM! Playground in Orange County

posted on October 22nd, 2013 by Michael Colglazier, President, Disneyland Resort


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Yesterday more than 100 Disney VoluntEARS and I joined folks from the city of Anaheim and the Anaheim Family YMCA for a KaBOOM! playground build at Modjeska Park. This was the fifth Orange County KaBOOM! project that the Disneyland Resort has been part of since 2011.

It is easy to see why these projects are a favorite among our Disney VoluntEARS. I think they remind us of the reason Disneyland was built nearly 60 years ago … as a place where children and their parents can play and spend quality time together.
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It is amazing what a group of determined volunteers can accomplish in such a short amount of time. In just a matter of hours, a play area was filled with colorful, brand new equipment that children will be able to enjoy for years to come. And as we put the finishing touches on the slides and swing sets, I could already imagine the smiles and laughter that will soon fill this park.

KaBOOM! has a goal to build a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, and Disney has a dream of helping children and families create magical memories that last a lifetime. It’s a perfect match and a great win for our community. It was a hard, but fun day’s work for all who volunteered, and a lasting gift that will make this neighborhood a better place to live.

I’m so proud of our Disney VoluntEARS for donating their time for this terrific project … and grateful to have an organization like KaBOOM! to lead the way!

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Marian from IL on October 23rd, 2013 at 12:57 pm

It’s great to see that Disney sponsors and participates in KABOOM playground building projects! I have participated in several for the company that I work for and have truly enjoyed the experience. It’s great to see how excited the kids and parents are when the playground is finished. Disney’s participation in such a worthy cause is yet another reason why I love Disney so much. Thanks for sharing the story about Disney’s build day.

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