A “Fan”-tastic Celebration of Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary

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Fan-Led Celebration Offers Unique Events to Highlight
the 40th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort

WDWCelebrations is pleased to announce the release of the tentative schedule for Project XL: The World at 40, the organization’s seventh event since its inception in 2007. This Commemorative Event, scheduled for September 29 – October 2, 2011 is a fan-initiated, resort-wide celebration to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort and its many facets. Working to create a truly unique fan experience, WDWCelebrations organizers have included group rides, gatherings for meals, two interactive competitions for coveted prizes, as well as the potential for some unique surprises during the event. Even the name of the event was the result of a fan contest! To see the tentative schedule for the largest WDWCelebrations event to date, visit http://wdwcelebrations.com/project-xl.html.

Registration for Project XL: The World at 40 is now open. The nominal registration fee is $8 for adults and $3 for children, but until June 15, the fee is discounted to $6 for adults and $2 for children. As part of our Charity Initiative, a portion of the registration fee for each person (both adults and children) will be earmarked for our donation presentation, with all charitable proceeds from the event to benefit Give Kids the World. To register, please visit http://registration.wdwcelebrations.com/.

Core Team Member Marcus D’Amelio notes that “with such a significant anniversary comes a larger territory to cover—and WDWCelebrations hasn’t downsized any aspect of this Commemorative Event for our guests. We’ve supersized our guests’ favorite activities and stepped up the games to bring Project XL to another level. We’ve got big things in the works, so this will definitely be one WDWCelebrations event you won’t want to miss!”

Project XL: The World at 40 is the latest Commemorative Event from WDWCelebrations LLC, a fan-based not-for-profit organization co-founded by Jason Diffendal and Adam Roth following the response of the hugely successful event, Celebration 25, which welcomed over twelve hundred guests in celebration of the 25th anniversary of EPCOT Center at the Walt Disney World Resort. Since Celebration 25, WDWCelebrations LLC has hosted five other events: A Wild Decade, World Wide Weekend, Studio 20, Fifty-Five, and Holiday Hoopla.

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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