KISSIMMEE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 – Central Florida families converged on Mill Run Park in Kissimmee, Fla. to celebrate the final stop on the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks. The six-city journey across America provided fun-filled family play events to inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives.
The free event took place this past weekend and featured a play course with activities for families to enjoy together. They designed team flags and made their way through various games and team-building stations to build tunnels, solve puzzles and play together. Families also enjoyed an imagination play zone.
“We are thrilled to work with Disney once again and provide another creative way in which families can spend meaningful and playful bonding time together. We were also delighted to bring the tour to Kissimmee, which was recognized as a 2014 Playful City USA community for its dedication to the importance of play,” said KaBOOM! CEO and Founder Darell Hammond. “At KaBOOM!, we advocate for the balanced and active play kids need to thrive, and are excited to present this unique opportunity for families.”
While there is no doubt to the importance of quality family time, research supported by Disney Parks and completed by the Search Institute and Center for Childhood Creativity has underscored the powerful influence that spending meaningful time together has on a child’s success in school and involvement in their community.
“For nearly 60 years, we’ve made our mark creating places where families can connect and spend meaningful time together,” said Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs. “Through our work with KaBOOM!, we are able to bring that expertise to communities around the country to help nurture, inspire, and empower kids and families.”