If you weren’t watching Disney Park Blog’s live stream during yesterday’s “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” Celebrate Volunteers event you missed a few surprises — including a visit from Ty Pennington, host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Ty unveiled Disney’s record-breaking canned structure created with 115,527 canned goods.
Bonus photo below:
The massive sculpture titled “Celebrate Volunteers” was unveiled as part of a special “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” celebration honoring family volunteers and the spirit of giving at Epcot’s World Showcase. It took about 500 hours of volunteer work to construct and shape the 44 tons of food into the Disney character structure. Look closely…Mickey’s head was shaped from cans of black olives and Pluto’s eyes were created with cans of sliced pineapple. Here’s how the rest of it came together:
We figured out that if all of the cans in the sculpture were stacked on top of one another, the topmost can would be more than one mile above the 29,035-foot summit of Mt. Everest. But what goes up, must come down. The sculpture will be disassembled by Disney VoluntEARs and other volunteers and the cans will be taken to food banks for those in need. There’s enough food for more than 70,000 meals.
By the way, according to a Guinness World Records adjudicator, the new record easily beat the old mark of 54,527 cans set last year in New Zealand.
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