Home » Disney Parks

Rubber Duck Derby Races Through Disneyland

13 May 2012 No Comment

The fourth-annual Rubber Duck Derby was held at Disneyland Wednesday morning. The Derby is an employee fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tamarah Robb, a guest-services manager in charge of organizing the event, says:

A couple of years ago, the Fantasyland management team thought that it would be fun for the cast members and (it) would be a good fundraiser.

500 rubber ducks were purchased for the race, which took place in the canal surrounding Disneyland’s It’s A Small World attraction. The boats were removed from the canal, and the 15-minute race was held in the morning before the park opened to visitors. Approximately 200 Disney Cast Members stopped by to watch the race.

The first place winner received a trophy with a rubber duck, while other contestants who placed in various categories – such as “Most Creative” and “Best Villain,” – also received trophies.

After expenses, a total of $1,700 was raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Related Posts

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.