Releases

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Diverse Leaders Gather to Discuss Local Growth Opportunities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 8, 2013 – A small group of leaders from Central Florida’s diverse business community recently attended a luncheon hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Minority Business Development, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and business development. “The luncheon was a chance for us to have a …

Disney Hosted Chef’s Gala Raises a Record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments, including 12 from the Walt Disney World Resort, participated in the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala at Epcot World Showplace, raising a record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). “This year’s Chef’s Gala was yet another outstanding …

Students Define their Futures at Youth Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 18, 2013 – Nearly 200 middle and high school students spent a day focused on education and planning their futures at an event hosted by Walt Disney World Resort. The Central Florida Urban League’s 12th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort provided students an opportunity to further define …

Florida Cast Members Receive Walt Disney Legacy Award -

They create magic for guests every day, inspire others by being inclusive and represent the best of Disney’s heritage. They’re the 2013 Disney Legacy Award recipients recently honored by Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney Legacy Award recognizes Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers around the world who embody the values behind the award …

Be Our Guest Restaurant Honored With National Innovation Award -

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2013 – Just six months after opening its doors, Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park earned national recognition for the groundbreaking dining experience being provided to guests in New Fantasyland. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received an Operator Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) for the technology at the restaurant. …

Disney Executive Recognized for Dedication to STEM Education -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orlando Regional FIRST recently recognized Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as one of the organization’s Volunteers of the Year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate K-12 students to …

Outstanding Students Selected as Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2013 – With the school year coming to a close, Walt Disney World Resort recognized 16 Central Florida students who have excelled in their academic achievements and civic efforts, naming them Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars. Entering its 30th year, the Disney Dreamers & Doers program recognizes students who have …

Disney VoluntEARS Build a KaBOOM! Playground in One Day -

CLERMONT, Fla., May 4, 2013 - Children in Clermont have a new place to play and learn thanks to dozens of Walt Disney World Cast Members who joined efforts with other community partners to build a KaBOOM! Playground. The volunteers endured six hours of hard work and light rain as they installed new swings, a rock-climbing wall and …

Disney VoluntEARS Program Marks 30th Anniversary -

 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 1, 2013 – With Mickey Mouse cheering them on, more than 250 Walt Disney World Cast Members gathered today for a pep rally to kick off a month-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS. The program is a global, company-wide effort that provides opportunities for Cast Members to …

Disney Encourages Cast Members to Get Outside and Be Active -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 23, 2013 – Spending less time on the couch and more time outdoors, hundreds of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort are taking steps in the right direction to become more active. To help inspire Cast Members take a more proactive approach for their health, Disney offers Cast Couch to …

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