Monday, June 1, 2009

Dreams Take Flight Buses will have a Presidential Style Police Escort from Orlando Airport to the Magic Kingdome for their 20th

Dreams Take Flight Celebrates 20 Magical Years
~ 20,000th Child On Board Air Canada Flight to Walt Disney World ~

TORONTO, ONT. -- On June 4, 2009, ‘Dreams Take Flight’ celebrates its 20th anniversary with a day-long magical journey from Toronto to the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

The day begins well before sunrise, when children arrive at approximately 5am to a fully decorated Air Canada hangar (see details below) and will be greeted by;

Singer/Song Writer Jully Black
WWE™ Superstars Mickie James & Tiffany
Former WWE™ Superstar Trish Stratus
NHL great Doug Gilmour
Walter Gretzky
Deputy Chief Jane Dick, Toronto Police Service
Original ‘Loonette the Clown’ Alyson Court
Hypnotist and entertainer ‘Danny ZZZZ’
Entertainer Wayne Malton
The Coppertones
Disney VoluntEARs…

Once on board, children are treated to a warm breakfast, followed by in-flight entertainment and games of toilet paper races in the aisle, pillow fights and more.

“Today is all about the kids,” says Bill Sanderson, President, Dreams Take Flight (Toronto). “Walt Disney World is the place where dreams come true and where magical memories of the day will be remembered a lifetime. There are a lot of wonderful people that we have to thank for this, that make this day possible and to those we are truly grateful."

Upon arrival into Orlando, approximately 450 children and group leaders immediately board 15 waiting coaches that will be police escorted from the Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World by approximately 30 motorcycled officers from the Toronto Police Services Winged Wheels and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The day’s mission is to meet Disney characters, watch the parades and experience popular Disney attractions such as Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean.

“This year, Disney Parks asks ‘What Will You Celebrate?’, as we take all of life’s special moments and occasions and then make them more magical than ever before,” explains Marlie Morrison, Director, Marketing and Sales, Disney Parks (Canada). So, we’re thrilled that Dreams Take Flight is celebrating their 20th anniversary at Walt Disney World this year.”

After an unforgettable day, the children find themselves back home in Toronto where they are showered with more gifts donated by local and national sponsors.

The Year of 20,000 Dreams!
"The 20th Year, with a Gift so Precious & Dear!"

*Note: Video b-roll of the day will be made available upon request

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