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Disney Supports Art Museum Exhibit for Children -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– As part of Walt Disney World Resort’s ongoing support to the Orlando Museum of Art, the company is sponsoring From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco, an exhibit on view from July 14 – October 28, 2012. This is the eighth exhibition in OMA’s Art of the Picture Book Series, and because …

Disney Sponsored Turtles Compete in Annual Marathon -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Fans at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will be able to cheer on “Peach” and “Pearl” as the two loggerhead sea turtles return to the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the annual Turtles Migration Marathon. Named after characters from the Disney-Pixar movie Finding Nemo, Peach and Pearl are competing in the “Tour de …

Cast Members Perform 10th Encore Show for Charity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 16, 2012 – In 2002, a few Walt Disney World Cast Members sharing a passion for artistic expression and a desire to help local charities came together to create magic in a special way — producing cabaret-style productions of Broadway standards. Today, this group of Cast Members, aptly named Encore! …

Cast Members donate more than 4,000 meals -

More than 4,000 meals will be shared with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a United Way organization, thanks to generous Cast Members who participated in a recent food drive. The drive, which was conducted by the FAMILIES Diversity Resource Group (DRG), in partnership with Walt Disney World Community Relations, collected more than 6,000 pounds of …

Thousands Attend LULAC Convention at Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 30, 2012 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort recently set the stage for the 83rd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention. More than 10,000 attendees came together with top leaders from government and the business community to celebrate their culture and address issues that affect Latino communities. …

Disney Shares the “Science Behind the Magic” -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL., June 22, 2012— Pixie dust and fantasy make a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, magical. But recently a group of engineers, scientists and astrophysicists saw the magic in a different light during a special “Science Behind the Magic” presentation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Their eye-opening visit was part of NASA’s 25th annual …

Baby Okapi Welcomed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 27, 2012— “Nafuna”, a 35-pound female baby Okapi, is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom family. Reported healthy after her first wellness exam, Nafuna, whose name means delivered feet first, was born on June 21st following a 14-month gestation period. Guests will be able to catch a glimpse of …

Disney VoluntEARS of the Year Recognized by Peers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2012 – As part of the ongoing commitment to volunteerism, Walt Disney World Resort recently recognized its top VoluntEARS with coveted awards and charitable contributions. Cast Members and Mickey Mouse made surprise visits to present Disney’s Animal Kingdom Community Involvement Committee with the VoluntEAR Team of the Year trophy, …

Disney Named Conservationist of the Year by Wildlife Federation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 22, 2012 — The Florida Wildlife Federation recently highlighted the efforts of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) naming it “Corporate Conservationist of the Year” during its annual awards ceremony. “The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was chosen because of the very generous grants and remarkable efforts to support conservation projects, …

President Obama and Mitt Romney Address NALEO Conference at Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 20, 2012 – Serving as the site for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 29th Annual Conference, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Convention Center was recently a hub of political activity as President Barack Obama, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and other special dignitaries addressed attendees. “We …

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