For over 50 years Disney has been partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida and giving these children experiences that will last a lifetime. This week was no different. Over 1,000 kids from the local boys and girls club were “the chosen ones”, to journey to the planet Batuu at the highly anticipated Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Rena Langley the Senior Vice President of Communications for Disney stated that, “Disney is a Force in the community and that they want to help spark imagination among kids”.
The students were “far, far away” from their daily lives and fully immersed in the land, from Jedi training to piloting the Millenium Falcon, and drinking blue milk along with other tasty space treats. As some of the first visitors to the land, they were able to explore all of this uncharted territory learning the ways of the force, and making memories that they will take with them long after this fun-filled day.
There will be other community outreach experiences being provided by Disney. Give Kids the World Village which is another local charity that grants wishes for sick children, will also be partnering with Disney to send over 140 Wish families to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge as well.
Disney really does have a way of making dreams come true and putting smiles on children’s faces, which is all part of the Magic. Follow us @ChipandCo to hear of other great community outreach experience, when Disney sprinkles a little pixie dust next time.
Jenna-Lee is a writer for Chip and Co. She’s a wife to her rocker husband and, a mother to her sweet little son Arlo. By day she’s a residential childcare specialist. She hails from Massachusetts but now calls central Florida, and Disney her home. This Disney annual passholder enjoys music, food, and all the festivals, and events Disney has to offer. A true wanderlust spirit at heart! Follow me @jennaleedisneylife on instagram.