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July 23, 2008

New Grand Marshal Vehicle Accommodates Wheelchair Users

New Grand Marshal Vehicle Accommodates Wheelchair Users

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 23, 2008 - A new Grand Marshal vehicle has debuted at Magic Kingdom, carrying guests of honor down the daily Main Street parade route in grand style. It's most impressive feature: enabling guests who use wheelchairs to board easily and ride in the main seating area.

This new automobile will be the primary vehicle for all Grand Marshal guests at every Magic Kingdom day parade, with the wheelchair lift built into its underside for use when needed.

To fit the theme of Main Street, USA, the vehicle was designed after a 1912 touring car and carries up to 11 Grand Marshal guests. Also an added touch of the new vehicle -- Mickey Mouse tread designs on all four tires and the spare tire attached to the rear.

Mark Jones, operations manager for Services for Guests with Disabilities at Walt Disney World Resort, said "The unique and innovative design of this vehicle, which is also available at Disneyland in California, will provide all guests, including those with mobility disabilities an opportunity to participate and serve as Grand Marshals in our parade as well as other special events".

Grand Marshall Vehicle Magic Kingdom

(Garth Vaughan, photographer)

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