Orlando mayor dedicates Friday as Walt Disney World Day

ORLANDO, Fla. — Happy Walt Disney World Day.

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On Friday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was joined by city commissioners, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other elected officials to present an official proclamation to Walt Disney World Resort.

The proclamation honors the resort’s 50th anniversary and declares today as Walt Disney World Day.

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Dyer also participated in a service project alongside Disney VoluntEARS to support Second Harvest’s mission to help feed those in need in the community.

Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle received the official proclamation.

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“For 50 years, Walt Disney World Resort has served as a beacon of hope and happiness in the Central Florida area, bringing the beloved magic found across the resort to children and families in our neighboring communities,” a news release states. “After kicking off the 50th anniversary celebration with $3 million in grants, Walt Disney World Resort is continuing the celebration with the community and is being recognized by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings with a special proclamation as Dec. 3, 2021, will now be known as Walt Disney World Day.”

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.