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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I just got this from David Gill at Disney.  It's a good thing for people who think Disney's nothing but corporate greed.  Yeah, it's corporate greed, as much as any other corporation.  But they do a hell of a lot more than most others, you must admit. 

T’was the Season of Giving at Disneyland Resort
ANAHEIM, Calif. – December 21, 2010 –
T’were the months before Christmas and all through our house,
Disneyland spread goodwill, compliments of the Mouse.
Packages were delivered to troops with care,
bringing joy like St. Nicholas truly was there.
At CHOC patients were nestled all snug in their beds,
Disney’s holiday party danced in their heads.
Five grand each to 10 students caused quite a clatter,
college-bound seniors whose good deeds really matter.
VoluntEARS packed a half million meals for those in need,
National Family Volunteer Day was a success indeed.
Cheering ill kids and seniors, Disney characters they came,
and fans whistled and shouted and called them by name.
Now Mickey! Now Minnie! Now Donald and Goofy!
On Pluto! On Tigger! On Woody and Dopey!
With food drop locations, cast donations came quick,
the 2,200 pounds brought a smile to St. Nick.
Toys-for-Tots garnered almost 9,000 toys,
bringing happiness to countless girls and boys.
Supporting the needy through toy and food drives,
all said and done touched 25,000 lives.
The CHOC Walk at Disney raised $2 million this year,
cause for Orange County families served there to cheer.
Cast volunteered at over 100 events,
about 50,000 hours is the time that they lent.
Nearly $12 million, Disney supported the community,
providing residents with hope and opportunity.
As we celebrate 2010, one thing is clear,
the joy and the magic we delivered all year.
And we heard Mickey say, before he drove out of sight
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”
I finished the Christmas shopping; wrapping and cleaning is next, then baking and decorating.  
Remember when DCA was the "special event" park?  ABC Weekends, SuperSoap Weekends, Food and Wine Festival, Fiesta was fun to go to these events.  

All photos by me. 

Would you like to see more special events at DCA?  I know I would.  Disneyland's too crowded, really, to do special events during park hours. 

I hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly. 



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