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Disney gives free tickets to Pulse first responders

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World is inviting Pulse nightclub first responders and their families to spend a day at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Disney worked with Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orlando Fire Department to surprise the uniformed first responders in the jurisdiction of Pulse with four tickets each earlier this month.

The one-day park hopper passes allow the recipients to visit Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios any day between now and April 2. 

"You are always there when we need you most, and we will never forget your diligence," Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis wrote in a letter that accompanied the complimentary tickets. 

Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger echoed that same sentiment. She said the gesture was meant to show first responders how grateful Central Florida is for their bravery.

"We care about our community and we wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to our hometown first responders who inspired us all with their valor and service in the wake of this tragedy," Finger said.

As for the survivors and the families of victims who were killed during the June 12 massacre, Disney donated $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund, which was set up by the city of Orlando to aid those affected on their path to recovery.


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