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Chilean miners going to Disney World

Dec. 27, 2010 at 8:10 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The rescued Chilean miners who survived more than two months after an underground cave-in are going to Florida's Disney World, a Disney executive says.

Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said Disney will pay for the miners, known in Chile as "the 33," their rescuers and their immediate families to be transported to the resort Jan. 27 for a six-night vacation during which group will be honored as grand marshals of the Main Street U.S.A. Parade, CNN reported Monday.

"The amazing story of these miners captured the attention of the world for demonstrating the true power and resilience of the human spirit," Disney President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said. "We are proud to welcome these courageous men and their families to the Walt Disney World Resort."

Each family will get a $500 gift card to help with expenses, Iger said.

"The 33" have made the rounds of the U.S. talk show circuit since their October rescue, have been honored by Chilean President Pinera and featured on the "CNN Heroes" show.

Topics: Bob Iger
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