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Walt Disney World Cast Members Surprise Local Seniors with Easter Lilies

Easter is such a special time at Walt Disney World. Spring is in the air and typically the parks are decorated with bright colors and lots of stunning flowers! With the current closure of the parks due to COVID-19, Disney is making the most of the many Easter Lilies they had planned to use this season. Check out the details below from DisneyParksBlog:

Cast members at Walt Disney World Resort are keeping the Disney magic alive with impactful acts of kindness. Ahead of the Easter holiday, 200 local seniors received a special surprise with their Meals on Wheels delivery –  Easter lilies donated by Walt Disney World.

The story behind this magical moment begins with a cast member, Michelle Giger Rohrmann, who manages the nursery where the flowers were grown. Michelle and her team realized that with Walt Disney World temporarily closed, the lilies intended for springtime decorations in our parks and resorts could still spread joy.

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The flowers were gifted to the Osceola Council on Aging and added to Meals on Wheels deliveries near Walt Disney World. Each Easter lily has now found a new home with local elderly residents who are practicing social distancing during this time. While reflecting on her team’s efforts, Michelle said, “I’m glad that they are able to be enjoyed by these folks. I hope this will be a bright spot in their day.”

For Michelle and her fellow horticulture cast members, the Easter lilies hold a deeper meaning of coming together as a community in hopes of a brighter tomorrow: “To me, the lily is really symbolic of springtime – after a long, hard winter, the first thing to pop up is a lily. It’s a good representation of how we’ll come out of this together. We’ll pull through this. Better days are on their way.”

Though these flowers won’t be making their way into our parks and resorts this spring, they will still serve as a hopeful reminder that life continues to bloom and grow for seniors in the Greater Orlando community.

Source: DisneyParksBlog

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.