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Guest Rides ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ 28 Times in One Day During Special Fundraiser

The Walt Disney Company and its locations (especially Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort) have gone through many ups and downs lately, with negative news running rampant — but Disney magic does present itself again occasionally. This summer, one former Cast Member has used his visit to the Magic Kingdom to raise thousands of dollars for charity!

Steven Amos, a former Walt Disney World Resort employee, switched careers to be the vice president of the Give Kids the World charity (which is also a well-known non-profit resort called Give Kids the World Village in Central Florida) and decided to embark on a special Magic Kingdom quest as a fundraiser.

From the opening of the Magic Kingdom to the closing at 11 pm, for one day, Steven Amos would go on Disney’s popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride as many times as the day allowed — and the specific day also happened to be the non-profit vice president’s birthday!

This Pirates of the Caribbean marathon was only paused for the occasional break when the ride was closed or when the former Cast Member needed to pause for sustenance via a questionably-healthy turkey leg (as shown above). Steven Amos provided plenty of humorous content during the marathon day, editing himself into Pirates of the Caribbean or Walt Disney World Resort logos.

The former Cast Member also paid a quick visit to “it’s a small world” when the Pirates of the Caribbean ride broke down temporarily, but he quickly returned to his mission.

This fun, whimsical fundraiser ended up raising over $11,000 for Give Kids the World (which is also a charity that Disney has worked with in the past many times), and you can still donate to do your part!

Did you follow along with this heartwarming fundraiser? Are you familiar with Give Kids the World and the work that the non-profit organization does in Central Florida — or the charity’s affiliation with Disney?

 

 

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!