Disney Cast Members Help With an “Extreme Village Makeover”

Extreme Village makeover

In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort joined Central Florida community leaders to unveil an ”Extreme Village Makeover” at Give Kids the World.

The non-profit organization provides memorable, magical and free accommodations to thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses who wish for a special trip to Central Florida’s theme parks.

As part of this one-of-a-kind project, Disney Cast Members dedicated countless hours to redesign and renovate a building to honor the thousands of volunteers who serve the children and their families at the Give Kids the World Village. Located in Kissimmee, Florida, the beautifully re-imagined space features a registration area and lounge, as well as a floor-to-ceiling, inspirational mural created with hundreds of photos from the personal moments shared between volunteers and families.

“Our Cast Members were thrilled to help with this ‘Extreme Village Makeover,’ which is one of the latest examples of our commitment to Give Kids the World,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Whether through donated theme park tickets, Disney character entertainment or through the heartfelt service of thousands of Disney VoluntEARS each year, our hope is that these special children  and their families return home with cherished memories from their visit to Central Florida.”

Walt Disney World and its Cast Members have been involved with Give Kids the World since its founding more than 25 years ago, helping to provide an escape from the real world of medical treatments and doctor appointments. Last year alone, thousands of Disney VoluntEARS provided more than 40,000 hours of service to help fulfill the wishes of families staying at the Give Kids theWorld Village.

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Disney Cast Members Help With an “Extreme Village Makeover” was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by Maria

  • Angela Thomas

    These things always make me cry a little. Disney has a generous heart. God bless the little children. #ymbada

  • Lisa Dillard

    What dreams are made of! When will this episode be on? God bless and much Pixie dust sprinkled on all that were involved in this. #ymbada

  • do whatcha gotta do

    Now that is Magical! #ymbada

  • Nicki Wilson

    This is just awesome! Love seeing Disney helping the community! #ymbada

  • Jennielynn Mitchell

    Such a great thing all these people do. #ymbada

  • Adina Clarke

    Oh what a wonderful thing Disney does :) #‎ymbada‬

  • Melissa Salinas

    I LOVE that Disney gives back to these Children and their families. They are so very deserving!! <3

  • Deb O’Kane

    Awesome! #ymbada

  • klf113

    This gave me chills……the Disney spirit, for sure! #ymbada

  • Cher Reinzan Long

    I love the whole “Move that Bus”! This is an awesome thing that an awesome place has done! God bless these families!!! #ymbada

  • Naomi Taylor

    This is amazing. #ymbada

  • Brooklynn

    Love this :) Disney does many great things ‪#‎ymbada‬