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Supplier Diversity -

Here at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Supplier Diversity works to uphold our diverse supplier base.  Our team identifies the best suppliers to add value to the Disney brand and connects them with the current needs and appropriate business segments of Walt Disney World.  In doing so, we help create partnerships with hundreds of minority-owned …

Victoria & Albert’s Chef Earns High Honors as Best in the South Finalist -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., February 24, 2012 – For the sixth year in a row, The James Beard Foundation has named Chef Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as a finalist on its annual list of top chefs in the country. Nominated for the prestigious “Best Chef: South” award, Chef Hunnel is familiar …

Epcot Cast Members Share Chinese New Year Customs with Guests from Central Florida and Beyond -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 10, 2012 – For Cast Members at Epcot’s China Pavilion, the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year from Jan. 23 – Feb. 9 presented a unique opportunity to share their culture with Guests from Central Florida and around the world. “Guests ask us all the time about celebrating Chinese New …

Michelle Obama Celebrates Let’s Move! and Disney Magic of Healthy Living at Walt Disney World Resort -

On a tour to celebrate the second anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to hundreds of children and parents at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex about the importance of healthy living. She also recognized the efforts of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, which partners with parents in their quest …

Disney To Distribute $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children.  One way we provide support is through our Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants, and now that the application due date has passed, submitted projects are being reviewed and …

Casting a Spell: Guests are Part of the Story in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 – Inspiration meets innovation when Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom opens to Walt Disney World Guests in late February of this year. This immersive, role-playing game features unprecedented interaction with Disney characters who come to life in previously hidden areas throughout Magic Kingdom park. Families, friends and individuals …

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Brings Runners to Central Florida -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 6, 2012 – Each January, Central Florida becomes a runners hub for thousands participating in the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna. With 56,000 registered this year, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend ranks among the most popular destination races, reflecting a growing trend in sports tourism. Runners come …

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Disney and General Motors Renew Alliance and Create Magic for Guests at a Re-Imagined Test Track Experience -

Two of the world’s most recognized brands extend an alliance that will create a new experience for millions of Guests at Epcot. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 6, 2012 – Disney and General Motors have renewed their long-term business relationship with a new multi-year corporate alliance. As part of the new alliance, GM will be …

Disney’s Support of Covenant House Helps Youth Build Solid Foundation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 23, 2011 – During the holidays and throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort provides cash and in-kind support to hundreds of local organizations that aim to build brighter futures for children and families. One such organization benefitting from Disney’s ongoing outreach is Covenant House Florida, which focuses on helping …

For Kids’ Sake: Disney Offers $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2011 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children. As the new year approaches, a total of $1.5 million in financial support is available for eligible local nonprofits through the 2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants …

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