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Swindon's been twinned with Disney! Swindon's been twinned with Disney!
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Date added: 07 December 2009

Yes, Mickey - it's true! 

It's official - Swindon's been twinned with Disney World!
 
Hello Pluto, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse! - Swindon has become the first town to be officially twinned with Disney World in Florida.
 
The world famous theme park has joined the illustrious Salzgitter, Ocotal, Toruń and 'near' neighbour Chattanooga as our big pals abroad.
 
Mickey Mouse, Disney twinned with Swindon
Mickey magic:
the official ceremony twinning
Swindon and Disney will take
place next month
 
A bizarre alliance that has come about after Rebecca Warren, who works at the Nationwide Building Society, sent in a slide show extolling Swindon's talents to the powers that be at Disney as part of a competition.
 
The legendary cartoon creators being so impressed, they decided that the home of the GWR, Billie Piper, David Hempleman-Adams and Jamie Cullum was bestowed with the honour of 'official twin town' in the UK', beating the likes of Brighton, Aberdeen and Cambridge to the title.
 
Ms Warren was shocked to hear the news. And so are we.
 
Inauguration
 
The twenty-year-old will now fly to Florida with her nephew, Aaron, 11, and niece, Amy, 5, to unveil a "Walt Disney World Twinned with Swindon" plaque.
 
An official "twinning ceremony" and celebratory party will also take place in January.
 
And that's all folks!
 
(Sorry, that's Warner Brothers).
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