Chilean Miners Visit Walt Disney World
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Jan 27th 2011 02:01 PM http://www.blogcdn.com/news.travel.a...296154972.jpeg
The Chilean miners who were trapped deep underground for 69 days will be getting a dose of Mickey and Minnie as they begin a seven-day trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida today.
Disney President and CEO Bob Iger invited the miners and their families on the expenses-paid vacation shortly after their rescue last year. Thirty-one of the 33 miners took him up on the offer.
The group of 160, which also includes four rescuers, plans to visit all four Disney World theme parks.
The miners will make a public appearance as grand marshals of a special parade at Magic Kingdom on Monday afternoon, but otherwise are "on vacation," according to a Disney spokesman.