What a joy it is to have such a good partnership with heroes that care about our wish children’s happiness as much as we do. Dating back to the early days of Give Kids The World, Walt Disney World has always been a great friend to the Village and we are happy to see that the magic is still alive 27 years later.
Throughout the many years of great friendship, Disney has created many memorable opportunities for our wish families during their trip. For instance, each family member who visits GKTW is treated to three-day park hopper tickets valid at the four beloved Disney parks along with additional special benefits such as, a Mickey plush toy for the wish child upon arrival, complimentary parking and stroller or wheelchair rental, and a complimentary CD of all their Disney photos captured by Disney PhotoPass photographers.
Recently, Walt Disney World donated Vinylmation and Ear Hats to GKTW – and the Village is thrilled with the donation! Vinylmation is a cool new Disney collectible series featuring original designs from Disney Theme Park Merchandise all in the shape of Mickey Mouse himself. The Vinylmation collectibles and limited edition Ear Hats make up over 36,000 individual items. The value of this tremendous donation is over $875,000.
This exciting gift has significantly impacted the Village’s Gift Giving program, which includes personalized surprise gift packages that our Angel volunteers hand deliver to our villas. A Vinylmation Collection package was also included in our exciting silent auction at this year’s Black & White Gala. The Disney-inspired figurines, lamps, key chains, smartphone cases and Ear Hats are a big hit amongst our families.
Thank you very much to our Disney heroes! The Village is excited to share these unique gifts with our current and future wish children.