Misawa Exchange, Disney to host free online movies, activities for military children through December

Misawa Exchange, Disney to host free online movies, activities for military children through December

by Satsuki Iwasawa
AAFES Misawa Exchange

MISAWA AB – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and The Walt Disney Studios are helping military families at Misawa and U.S. military installations worldwide create magic moments at home with Operation Fun, a series of free online movie screenings and weekly virtual activities.

Military families can access everything the campaign has to offer through Exchange’s XKids interactive community Hub page at ShopMyExchange.com/XKids, or check out the Exchange Facebook page for a video breakdown of activities directly from the Exchange XKids.

The fun kicks off with PixarFest, a celebration running through the end of September. Kids can log on to the Hub every Sunday to find a new Pixar-themed activity sheet, along with other activities and videos.

A military-exclusive online screening of “Toy Story 4” is scheduled for 3 p.m. Central time on Sept. 25. Online screenings are a first for the Exchange, whose longstanding partnership with Disney has brought unique in-store events, sweepstakes and concept shops to military families, as well as first-run movies to Warfighters in Southwest Asia.

Operation Fun movie streams can be accessed from the Hub and are open to all authorized shoppers with a ShopMyExchange.com account, though the number of viewers who can tune in at once is limited. Movies will be available for streaming for 48 hours so families around the world can join the fun.

“This year has been unusually difficult for military families, so we wanted to give them something special that they could enjoy together,” Misawa Exchange General Manager Kristine Cowley. “Military kids already sacrifice so much, so we hope these activities show them how much we appreciate their resilience and strength during this unprecedented time.”

Operation Fun events center on monthly live videos just for military kids:

  • Sept. 25: “Toy Story 4” free movie screening.
  • Oct. 24: “Incredibles 2” free movie screening.
  • Nov. 26: “Frozen 2” free Thanksgiving movie screening.
  • Dec. 12: Disney Jr. interactive video activity night.

Families can visit ShopMyExchange.com/XKids to access Operation Fun activities, information and a calendar of events. They can also follow the Exchange on http://www.facebook.com/ShopMyExchange to keep up to date on the latest Operation Fun events and activities.

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