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Give Kids the Rides – A FUNdraising challenge for Give Kids the World Village

Give Kids the Rides – A FUNdraising challenge for Give Kids the World Village


It’s time to begin our 2019 #GiveKidstheRides charity FUNdraising challenge!

If you’ve followed my blog or social media for any amount of time, you know that I love challenges.  I’ve taken on many different theme park challenges over the last several years.  I was intent to attempt Doing all 49 Rides Challenge in July, but that challenge cannot occur due to the unexpected Riverboat refurbishment extension.  So when life throws you lemons, my friends and I decided to create thousands of glasses of lemonade for critically ill children and their families.  We’ve created the Give Kids the Rides #GiveKidstheRides challenge that will involve attempting to complete the 48 available, operating rides across Walt Disney World.  Here’s the details and how you can support our FUNdraising effort for Give Kids the World Village.

Donate to the KennythePirate Crew Fundraising goal on this official GKTW Village page.

Give Kids the World Village Information

Let’s begin by mentioning what Give Kids the World Village is and what type of amazing work they do on a daily basis.

Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.

The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.

Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a critical illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.

Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 160,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.

Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village

#GiveKidstheRides History

The challenge itself was to ride 49 rides, but the Riverboat extended its refurbishment, then a short refurbishment was announced to the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.  This meant that some attempts would be 47 rides and some would be 48 rides.

Because we couldn’t do the full challenge of riding every Walt Disney World ride in a single day, we set out to create a new alternative that would offer the ability to ride the rides that were not under refurbishment and raise funds for Give Kids the World at the same time.

Where Happiness Inspires Hope, and families get time to enjoy each other...

In 2018, we successfully raised about $60,000 for Give Kids the World through our Give Kids the Rides charity effort.  Participants were roaming all over Walt Disney World riding rides while helping raise funds for this worthy charity.  Our goal is to raise $100,000 for 2019 and give even more kids hope!

Join the #GiveKidstheRides movement

#GiveKidstheRides challenge is now available year around so you can join our team and raise funds by riding as many rides as you can in a single day, but we will offer at least two special, fun-filled days of ride challenging!  One will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 and the other will be on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

We ask that you register your attempt with and tag @rideevery on Twitter and use the #GiveKidstheRides on Twitter.  We chose Twitter because the timeline is easier to search than other social media networks.  You can share on others as you see fit as well, but Twitter is required.

Reminder that you MUST post screenshots of every Fastpass used WITH your names on each and you MUST post photos of you ON the ride vehicle.   You cannot take a photo passing by the location.  #GiveKidstheRides @RideEvery on every tweet!

I invite you to join Team KennythePirate Crew and make a pledge or immediate donation to this amazing charity.  All donations go DIRECTLY to Give Kids the World.

A generous benefactor has kickstarted our 2019 fund raising challenge by donating $10,000 to our Crew goal of $25,000!  At only $2 per day, each person could donate $104 and we’d meet our goal within days.  Perhaps, you could donate a portion of your tax refund, if Uncle Sam is giving you money back?  Maybe create a special item and donate the proceeds on ETSY?

Give Kids the World is now the official charity for my line of businesses ( and and we hope to bless them tremendously.  You’ll also see some special volunteer events in coming months where we team up together to provide assistance.

Donate to the KennythePirate Crew Fundraising goal on this official GKTW Village page.

and the love comes piled high...

#GiveKidstheRides summer participants from 2018

List of those who participated in the #GiveKidstheRides challenge.
Signups are now handled fully through!

The clock begins with the first ride tweet and concludes with your final ride tweet.

Rides Hours Team Name Date
48/48 16:47 Stacy Galloway 08/18/18
48/48 17:05 Marty King 08/03/18
48/48 17:15 KennythePirate 08/10/18
48/48 18:04 DcWarriorsWDW 08/01/18
48/48 18:09 Kent Mullens 08/01/18
48/48 18:16 Robb Alexander 08/01/18
48/48 18:16 BoredCaitlin 08/15/18
48/48 18:22 MsTdWldRdCount 08/08/18
48/48 18:28 dolewhipper 08/15/18
47/47 16:33 YoungerBrotherWDW 07/24/18
47/47 16:39 ToddlerofTerror 07/27/18
47/47 17:23 Kristina Hawkins with Kent Mullens 07/20/18
47/47 18:07 The Brothers WDW 07/20/18
47/48 18:05 Brendan_Steven_ 08/15/18
47/48 18:19 2louloubrandi 08/15/18
46/48 14:58 Mika2013 08/04/18
46/48 17:29 Disney Space Cadets 08/17/18
46/47 17:51 KennythePirate with ToddlerofTerror 07/25/18
45/48 17:47 Msims42 08/17/18
45/47 18:07 Epic_Disney 07/25/18
44/48 15:21 KennythePirate 08/01/18
44/48 16:33 PatterBart1 08/18/18
44/47 17:59 Robb Alexander 07/25/18
44/47 18:30 JennyluvsDisney 07/25/18
43/48 17:05 BluesmanBrady and WestTNDisneyfan 08/22/18
43/47 17:12 I’ll be needing Stitch-es 07/27/18
43/47 17:40 Steven Amos 07/25/18
42/48 16:11 KatieMalo1 with mon076424 08/11/18
42/47 17:40 802DisFam 07/25/18
42/47 18:13 Stacy Galloway 07/25/18
41/48 16:47 SoarinOverWDW 08/18/18
41/48 16:54 Monorail Coral 08/17/18
41/47 15:33 Mousemomkris 07/07/18
41/47 18:08 Scott Kumka 07/25/18
41/47 18:22 BoredCaitlin 07/25/18
40/48 17:01 LopatAkitas 08/18/18
40/47 15:59 FamedNaturalist 07/20/18
40/47 17:13 David & Ashley 07/25/18
39/48 14:08 Vikki Tupay 08/17/18
39/47 15:26 Mika2013 07/09/18
39/48 16:50 DisneyDUH 08/22/18
38/48 15:49 Scott Kumka
38/47 13:57 MonorailCoral 07/20/18
38/47 15:27 Scott Kumka 07/27/18
38/47 17:46 SummersAtDisney 07/13/18
38/47 17:50 Mika2013 07/25/18
37/47 17:41 DisneyinaDay 07/25/18
37/47 17:57 LopatAkitas 07/25/18
37/47 18:04 MSims42 07/18/18
36/47 17:50 SoarinOverWDW 07/25/18
35/48 16:49 TayloratDisney 08/05/18
35/47 16:35 ourfeethurt 07/20/18
34/48 16:03 Kayla Hines 08/18/18
34/47 17:22 missyb_1 07/25/18
33/48 13:03 doitforjqc 08/15/18
33/48 14:46 Stephen Howell 08/18/18
32/48 14:16 Pixie Chicks 08/04/18
32/48 15:15 ToddlerOfTerror with Amelia 08/18/18
31/47 14:34 WB 07/20/18
30/47 13:29 Seminoleselite 07/20/18
30/47 15:02 Vikki Tupay 07/25/18
28/48 12:39 Msims42 08/22/18
28/48 15:44 LilBloomOfMine 08/15/18
26/48 14:43 daly95 08/12/18
23/48 10:20 LilBloomOfMine 08/01/18
23/48 10:28 Mayra44099032 08/15/18
23/47 09:44 DarylsDisneyDay 07/24/18
22/47 15:02 theTweedles 07/25/18
13/47 DarylsDisneyDay 07/25/18

Disability Access System Usage

Team Name Date Rides Hours
1 chris_shick29
*Disability Access System
08/08/18 48/48* 17:20


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Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Yes teams can is this a confirmation of your next attempt?


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Yes please, DisneyDUH 8/31, Thanks!

Blossom’s Little Bloom (@LilBloomOfMine)

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Can’t wait to second attempt tomorrow! Am I able to be added for the 16th?


Wednesday 15th of August 2018


Mayra Rowland

Friday 10th of August 2018

Hi there!! We would love to participate

@Mayra44099032 on twitter on 8/15


Monday 13th of August 2018

Added. Have fun

Stephen Howell

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Please added me to the challenge Twitter – smhowell23 Date – 8/18/18

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