Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chilean miners to visit Disney World


Last October, thirty three miners were trapped deep below the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile.

The nearly 70 day ordeal, generating news of Chilean miners lost thousands of miles beneath the surface, made national headlines as people from around the world watched the saga unfold.

The eyes of the whole world were focused on Chile as the first miner emerged from the surface to greet President, Sabastian Pinera. Among those touched by this unfortunate accident was Disney's CEO, Bob Iger.

After the dramatic rescue which touched the world, Disney's President invited some 160 people consisting of family, and friends of the miners to spend six-night vacation at the iconic theme-parks.

Albeit, the miners will be taking a hiatus, Disney has planned quite a program for them including character dinner with Chilean food by signature Chefs, photos backdropped by Cinderella's castle, and a visit to the four major theme-parks.

Armed with a $500 gift card, this trip should make lasting memories for years to come.

This a win-win situation for Disney and the miners. While people will want to meet the miners serving as grand marshals for the special parade at Magic Kingdom, Disney will reap the fanfare that will come with their visit on Monday.

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