From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Kevin Rafferty, Jr.
More than 300 volunteers from the Disneyland Resort, city of Anaheim and Anaheim Family YMCA joined KaBOOM! to build a playground in just six hours at Julianna Park in Anaheim. The new playground is the 12th Disney-sponsored KaBOOM! playground in Anaheim.
Dozens of Disneyland Resort executives and SALUTE, Disney’s business-employee resource group that supports veterans as they transition to civilian life, were on hand to help build the playground. In addition, the 300th Army Band provided musical support at the event.
Disney announced in 2016 that it would sponsor five more playgrounds in Anaheim, and Julianna Park completes that commitment. The new playground provides more than 1,500 kids in Anaheim with a great, safe place to play.
“I am so proud of our Disney VoluntEARS and SALUTE cast members for building a playground that will have a lasting impact for families in this neighborhood,” said Josh D’Amaro, president of the Disneyland Resort. “I am also incredibly thankful to have such amazing partners with the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Family YMCA and KaBOOM!.”