Disney Citizenship Invites Fans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS at D23 Expo 2013

  Disney Citizenship Invites Fans to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Disney
  VoluntEARS at D23 Expo 2013

          Guests can participate as “Honorary” Disney VoluntEARS in
                   community-strengthening service projects

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- July 19, 2013

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Disney VoluntEARS program, Disney
Citizenship invites fans and families to give back to their communities as
“honorary” VoluntEARS for the day at the D23 Expo. The Ultimate Disney Fan
Event takes places August 9 –11 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

“Honorary” VoluntEARS will work alongside Disney employees and nonprofits,
including Feeding America, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Inside the
Outdoors, First Book and local Boys & Girls Clubs on one of three service
projects:

  *Create healthy snack packs for a local food bank: Fans will pack healthy
    snack bags for kids and families in Los Angeles County. Snack packs will
    be distributed through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
  *Plant seeds for school and community vegetable gardens: Working with
    Inside the Outdoors, “honorary” VoluntEARS will prepare vegetable and herb
    seedlings that will later be distributed to nearby school and community
    gardens.
  *Assemble creativity kits for kids: Guests will join First Book and Boys &
    Girls Clubs to decorate and fill creativity kits with school supplies and
    Disney books for thousands of kids heading back to school this fall.

While at the Citizenship pavilion, guests can share what inspires them to
create a brighter tomorrow at the “Be Inspired” photo booth. Fans can also
boost their Disney Citizenship I.Q. and win prizes by participating in a
virtual scavenger hunt that will lead them through the Expo in search of fun
facts. The scavenger hunt will be part of the D23 Expo app, available later
this month in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Tickets to the D23 Expo are available at D23Expo.com. Admission includes
access to all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo and can be
purchased for single days or for the full three days of festivities. Members
of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will receive a discount for up to four
admissions, as well as early entry to each day of the D23 Expo for themselves
and their guests. For more information on D23 Expo 2013, visit D23Expo.com.

About D23 Expo 2013

The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney
under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films,
television, and theme parks.For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit
www.D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow
@DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when
Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood.D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history.D23 gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in
the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three;
a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive
discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted
by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.

Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver and Free Membership levels at D23.com and at
www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events,
follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

For press releases, logos and imagery, please visit www.D23MediaNet.com.

Contact:

The Walt Disney Company
Lisa Scalzo, 818-560-3117
Lisa.R.Scalzo@Disney.com
or
Disney Citizenship
Marni Tomljanovic, 818-627-4816
Marni.Tomljanovic@Disney.com