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World Record Attempt Will be Part of Volunteer Celebration at Walt Disney World

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Tomorrow, we’re celebrating the spirit of giving at Walt Disney World with a special event that’ll include an attempt at a world record – and you’ll be able to see it live.

Since the launch of the “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” program six weeks ago, an overwhelming number of volunteers have signed up to participate. Some of those superstar volunteers from across the nation will be featured at Thursday’s event, along with a few surprises.
The Volunteers Celebration is a closed event and we’re not yet sharing details of the world record attempt. But there will be a live stream of the announcement beginning at 9:58 A.M. EST at www.celebratevolunteers.com. We’ll also have an update on the blog Thursday.


  • I think it’s great that Disney is promoting volunteers! It’s a way to get folks involved that might not normally think about doing it. I’ve been volunteering at our local zoo (in the Netherlands) for 6 years now, and I can definitely say that while some days I might have trouble motivating myself for work I always go to do volunteer duty with a big smile!!

  • I was very HAPPY to participate in Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day and will continue to be involved with the organization I worked with. I just received the email from Disney to print out my voucher. My trip has been planned for months March 29-April 2, 2010. I’m celebrating my birthday at Disney World. Just now as I printed out my voucher, I read that the voucher can not be used March 29-April 8, 2010. I’m disappointed and live in MN… 🙁

  • Here is hoping that Disney opens the number of volunteers to more than 1 million. If they have had 600,000 people volunteer in the first 6 weeks of 2010 imagine the number after 52 weeks! What a brilliant idea! Congrats to Disney for their non-stop idea generating! 🙂

  • I registered as well. Unfortunately there was only ONE (1) organization in my city participating. I left to come down here on Jan. 18th, and still had not heard back from the organization. Soooo…..no give a day, get a day for me. They said they had too many people and had to schedule everyone. I’m still waiting! I had hoped to be able to use my ticket while here for 6 weeks….guess it won’t happen 🙁

  • My family had a “magical” time making blankets for Project Linus. We got everyone involved. My brother and his wife, my sisters, mom, nieces, and nephews. My children loved making blankets for other children. I was so proud of my boys when they asked if they could donate their tickets to Dreams Take Flight Canada. Of course we said yes. We can all give a little and make a BIG difference!

  • I volunteered for “Bundles of Love” out of Mounds View, MN. “Bundles of Love” is a Minnesota all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to helping infants and their familes. They provide clothing, bedding and necessities for infants in need. I made many receiving blankets and crib sheets. Thanks to Disney’s “Give A Day, Get A Day”, I have found a wonderful volunteer organization that I will continue to be involved with. Thanks! I look forward to my day a Disney World on March 28th.

  • We are so excited to volunteer! This was such a cool idea by Disney. It’s awesome that we get to do this and teach our nine year old son a valuable lesson about helping others in need and receive such a great reward (free day at Disney) for helping out others! We haven’t chosen what we are going to do yet, but I have been going over the choices for a couple of days, we want to make sure that my husband, son and myself can work together. Our trip is planned for May 9 – May 14, what date do we need to have volunteered by to make sure we are all set for the week we are going?
    Thanks and we can’t wait to visit Disney World again!

  • Are they going to do the parade in WDW like they are doing in DLR for the Give a Day people?

  • I did my day sprucing up medians in North Miami Beach. Even though it was a hot day, I have never had so much fun getting dirty! Attention Passholders! Be sure to trade in your certificate for the AWESOME Volunt- ears figurine and trading pins. It is so beautiful and certainly something that will decorate my home for many years to come. I’m sure I won’t be able to trade any of the pins either! I was at WDW last weekend and wish I could be there tomorrow! I look forward to seeing the video! Love you Mickey!

  • I would like to participate in this program, please send details to sign up for Give a day and get a disney day.

    • Hi…to participate in the ‘Give a Day, Get a Disney Day’ program, visit Disneyparks.com.

  • Can’t wait to see what the world record will be!! My family did our Give a day, we made homemade blankets for Project Linus. We went with that one in our area, since there were not a lot at the moment for my 11 year old daughter to do. They had a blast picking out the pattern material for the blankets.. and of course most of them were Disney themed! :0)

  • We collected a FULL truck load of books for a intercity reading program in Philadelphia. We plan to do the book drive annually now. See you next week Disney on our give a day ticket!

  • I already do it in Puerto Rico, was a great experience and I’ll be @ Disney on February 19, 2010!!! Thanks!!!

  • My family & I volunteered for the Disney give a day get a day, and we had a blast! We will be visiting the park during the first week of December. It would have been cool to be apart of the world record attempt. Can’t wait to see the video.


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