Over 200 Disney VoluntEARS came together with talent from the film, members of the McFarland community and the McFarland Tri-Agency Partners, and the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to transform an empty lot in McFarland into a kid-designed playspace in less than eight hours. The playground is inspired by children’s drawings created at a special event in January, which were incorporated into the final playground design.
The new playground is one of many made possible through Disney’s longstanding relationship with KaBOOM! as part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living, an initiative that partners with parents to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles. By the end of 2015, Disney’s support will bring the magic of play to over 83,000 kids and families.
Then to bring this amazing weekend to a close, Disney held a special screening of the film. The event was attended by stars and the real life people themselves. The newest member of our team, Jenny Stripe, was there and was able to talk with a few of them, including star of the film Kevin Costner.