It has been announced by the Disney Company that less than two months into its “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” volunteer initiative, already over 600,000 individuals have either completed or signed up for the program.
Under the terms of the program, individuals can sign up for an approved volunteer opportunity and complete a day of service with that organization. In return, Disney will give them a one-day park pass to one of the parks at Walt Disney World or Disneyland.
The 600,000 already participating is an amazing figure since the company only allowed for 1 million tickets in the program. Of course, excitement is always the greatest in the beginning, so it is possible that the growth will slow throughout the rest of the year keeping 1 million slightly out of reach.
Also, the 600,000 includes people who have signed up, but not yet completed their service. This means that a significant portion of that number may never actually do the volunteer work, and as such, may not get the benefit of the free ticket.
Finally, there is always the possibility that the Company will expand the program with more tickets if it feels it is such a success.
Whatever the outcome, it might be best for those who are interested to sign up and complete their activity as early as possible to prevent their disappointment if the program were to end.
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