2007 Disney Channel Games
This was the second annual edition of “Disney Channel Games” that came to an end in August 2007. these games were Hosted at “Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex” in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Walt Disney World where all participating stars from the international Disney Channels had to join the teams thus making room for a new team that was named the Yellow Team. A total of four teams participated in these games. These teams were; Green Team who at last emerged the Winners, Red Team, Yellow Team and Blue Team. In addition, the new guidelines required each team to play for a charity (including UNICEF, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Boys & Girls Club and Make-a-Wish Foundation). These games were promoted by disney as friendly to the environmentally.
The 2007 games edition’s opening ceremony premiered on the 15th of June, 2007 while the closing ceremony was aired on 25th of August, the same year. There were concert performances to entertain the guests by Corbin Bleu and Miley Cyrus at the opening ceremony while concert performances at the closing ceremony featured “The Cheetah Girls” , “the Jonas Brothers” while Miley Cyrus also performed as herself at the closing ceremony but not as Hannah Montana for the very first time. Also happening at the opening ceremony was the parading of international flags then introduction of all the four teams.
Some Contestants who had participated in first games didn’t return for this second edition. These contestants included Vanessa Hudgens, Anneliese van der Pol, Zac Efron and Kay Panabaker. New additions all from across the globe from new “Disney Channel Original Series” to “Disney Channel Original Movies”, also joined these teams. These additions included Maiara Walsh and Jason Dolley of “Cory in the House”. Each of the team members didn’tt receive a nickname, but Brenda Song had to remain as the captain while Kyle Massey, Dylan Sprouse, and Corbin Bleu had to take over in the other remaining teams. There were no much changes in hosting as Phill Lewis and Brian Stepanek still returned as the hosts while Madison Pettis of “Cory in the House” had to serve as a guest judge during one of the occasions. Also in the audience of these games those frequently seen were Several voice actors of characters who are animated. These include Todd and Riley from “The Replacements”, Fu Dog and Jake Long from “American Dragon: Jake Long”, Kim Possible and Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible, and Kuzco from The Emperor’s New School, just to mention few.
The competitions featuring in these games included; Eggs-treme Egg Toss, Human Hamster Ball Bowling, Simon Says, Outrageous Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, “Extreme Rock, Paper, Scissors” and Super Soccer.
During this 2007 edition, the green team emerged as the winning team and consequently a donation wprth $25,000 was given to “The Boys and Girls Club Of America”. All teams in these games were awarded as the remaining three teams also got an awardworth $25,000. This resulted in all teams giving donations of equal amounts towards their charity.
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