Disney Mourns With The World Over Tragic Attack At Orlando Night Club

Today we at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups join the world in mourning for the lives lost in a senseless act of hate an violence. An early Sunday morning mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in downtown left at least 50 dead and dozens more injured. Pulse is a popular hang out for Orlando's theme park employees and the victims included at least one Walt Disney World, and two Universal Orlando Resort cast members.

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Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company released the following statement:

"We are all heartbroken by the tragic and horrific events in Orlando, and offer our thoughts, prayers and support to everyone in our community affected by this senseless act."

Images offering love and support from employees of Walt Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld and other Central Florida theme parks and entertainment venues flooded social media after the horrific nightclub attack.

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The Orlando Sentinel shared Kevin O'Brien's compiled photos from various show casts, performers and characters across the Orlando area, and abroad, as they formed heart signs with their hands and arms. Kevin posted encouraging words of strength and family by saying "Keep them coming Disney! This is family. We are one, strong band of people. From entertainment, costuming, techs, attractions, merchandise, custodial, and all other depts. Show that there is love out there!"

The following image by artist Karen Hallion was created to be shared and used to show your support.

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We encourage our staff and our readers to mourn and grieve in peaceful ways that will help them to heal. Orlando is a second home to many of us, a place where anyone can follow their dreams, and magic really does happen, and we can not let this senseless act of hate destroy it. We wish the families of those lost, and the greater Orlando community the best in this trying time. We stand strong with you.

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