Every year since 2008, WDW News Today has hosted a charity drive at the end of November to raise money for the Toys for Tots Foundation. To date, we have raised over $115,000 for this amazing organization with donations through our website and those made during our annual live program during the holiday season. This year, we are once again asking you to be a part of this holiday tradition where we continue Walt Disney’s dream and try to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
Over 60 years ago, Walt Disney became one of the original sponsors of the Toys for Tots foundation, which ensures that every underprivileged child receives a toy during the holiday season. Walt and his animators personally designed the original Toys for Tots train logo that is still used today and the first poster created for Toys for Tots.
In this spirit, WDW News Today is putting on a 50-HOUR live broadcast to raise money for Toys for Tots. Head to our YouTube channel now and subscribe so that you get notifications when the event goes live! We hope you will join us beginning at 9PM ET on November 25, 2022 when the broadcast begins and will help us by making a donation to this great cause at toys.WDWNT.com. You can bid on live auction items at Auction.WDWNT.com (more items will be added throughout the weekend up until Sunday at 7pm ET).
Here’s a schedule of events for the entire 50-hour broadcast (all times EST):
Friday, November 25th
9 PM – 11 PM: WDW News Tonight with Tom Corless and Nick LoCicero
Featuring The Bob Chapek Farewell Celebration, The DFB Food Toss, Liquid Magic, and more!
11:00 PM – 12 AM: Free WDW News Tonight W.I.G.S. Postshow
Saturday, November 27th
12 AM – 2 AM:
“Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Watch-Along with Patrick
2 AM – 4 AM: Trivia Time
4 AM – 6 AM: Live Chat
6 AM – 9 AM: Tom’s Tokyo Haul
Watch as Tom reveals several-months-worth of collectibles he brought back from Tokyo Disney Resort and Universal Studios Japan!
9 AM – 12 PM: Disney and Universal Board Games
Join Tom, Nick, and others as they play the newest Disney and Universal board games provided by Funko Games!
12 PM – 2 PM: Around the Hub
The competitive show of Disney Parks banter is back for a special return episode!
2 PM – 3 PM: Tom’s Honest Review of “Believe! Sea of Dreams” at Tokyo DisneySea
Tom recently returned from attending the premiere of the newest nighttime show at the Disney theme parks around the world, and he’s going to break it down as only he can in an in-depth review.
3 PM – 4 PM: Cosmic Reid Live! Reunion Special
4 PM – 6 PM: Cooking with Nick
Nick is busting open The Walt Disney World 50th anniversary cookbook, this time preparing a dish in honor of Josh from EasyWDW and more!
6 PM – 7 PM: A Diffrant Perspective
Jason and Jill Diffendal rant about various things from the Disney Parks, sometimes even about things not at all related to them!
7 PM – 8 PM: Mullet Over with Haymaker
WDW News Tonight’s resident “Florida Man” finally gets a show of his own!
8 PM – 11 PM: Back to the Future LIVE: The Complete History of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT
Join Tom and the crew for a journey through the 40-year history of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, from Tomorrow’s Child to touch screens, from overhauls that were completed, and the most recent on that wasn’t.
11 PM – 1 AM: Deep in the Plus – Ranking the PIXAR Films
Rob and Patrick rank every PIXAR film to date in this special edition of the WDWNT TV channel original program.
Sunday, November 28th
1 AM – 3 AM: Tom & Spencer Tokyo Watch-Alongs
Tom and Spencer dive into the history of long-forgotten parades, shows and more from the Tokyo Disney Resort.
3 AM – 8 AM: Trip Planning and Disney History Questions
8 AM – 10 AM: Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade Watch-Alongs
10 AM – 11 AM: LIVE from the Orlando Cat Cafe
We’ll be petting and playing with some cool cats and kittens who are all available for adoption.
11 AM – 1 PM: Nerd Alert with Joe Hogarty
1 PM – 3 PM: Miss Alison LIVE from Disney’s Animal Kingdom
3 PM – 5 PM: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Discussion
5 PM – 7 PM: Boxed In with Eric Morton and Jill Diffendal
Boxed In features WDWNT personalities Eric Morton and Jill Diffendal opening packages in a kitchen under the watchful eye of the Cookie Boss, Leigh. This simple, casual show has a relaxed “happy hour” vibe. Live episodes usually also feature the unboxing of a bottle of bourbon. The stage manager for Boxed In is a troublemaking little Pomeranian puppy named Poppy.
7 PM – 11 PM: Live Auction Grand Finale
We hope you will join is for this fun show starting on November 25 at 9PM EST and will donate what you can to Toys for Tots through our Fundraiser Page.