Recently in Anaheim at Disneyland’s “It’s A Small World” canal, nearly 500 rubber ducks were purchased for $5 to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More that $1,700 was raised! What made this race special (besides it being at Disneyland) was that it was an employee funraiser….er fundraiser….where each employee got to design their own duck for the race. The Fantasyland management team thought that it would be fun for the cast members and a great fundraiser.
On Wednesday morning, before Disneyland opened up for the day, the boats were taken from the attraction’s canal for the 15-minute race. The first-place finisher received a trophy with a rubber duck. There were also contests for other categories such as most creative, the duck that best resembled a Disney character, and best villain.
Everyone had a good time….even Disney employee, Kathy Egan, whose duck finished in last place……”He was just enjoying the sites and having a grand ol’ time around the world,” she said.