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Disney Cast Members Create An ‘Extreme Village Makeover’ for Give Kids the World

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Earlier today, a group of our Walt Disney World Resort cast members were featured on “Good Morning America” helping to create an amazing magical moment for Give Kids the World, a local nonprofit that has provided vacation experiences for thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Disney Cast Members Create An ‘Extreme Village Makeover’ for Give Kids the World

Shouting “Move that bus!” dozens of cast members helped unveil a Give Kids the World “Extreme Village Makeover” on live TV. For this one-of-a-kind project, Disney cast members dedicated countless hours to redesign and renovate the building. This beautifully re-imagined space features a registration area and lounge, as well as a floor-to-ceiling inspirational mural created with hundreds of photos of personal moments between volunteers and families.

The Walt Disney World Resort and its cast members have been involved with Give Kids the World for more than 25 years, with the resort donating theme park tickets or providing Disney character entertainment, and cast members volunteering their time through the Disney VoluntEARS program.


  • As a former cast member I had the opportunity to volunteer at this location. It looks fantastic! I’m sure it will continue to be a place where children and their families can escape their worries even for just a little while. Well done!

  • So happy that you all partner with such a wonderful organization like Give Kids the World. They really deserve all the wonderful things that Disney did for them today and then some!

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