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Walt Disney World Cast Members Pen Postcards for Troops -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 — While the nation takes time this Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces, Disney VoluntEARS have been busy sending their regards through Operation Uplift. Operation Uplift was founded in 1995 by a Disneyland Cast Member after reading a letter from a soldier …

Disney Brings the Green, Feeds Campaign to End Hunger -

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 – Minnie Mouse joined Disney VoluntEARS today to deliver bushels of green to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the form of a $500,000 gift for the organization’s expansion. Disney also pledged 20,000 pounds of fresh produce during the next year as part of the commitment. As part …

Sorcerers To Begin Invading Magic Kingdom -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Nov. 8, 2011) –Disney’s legacy of innovation and creativity continues today as Cast Members have begun to test a new interactive experience called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Featuring unprecedented interaction with animated characters, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom transforms Adventureland into an immersive game enabling fans to cast spells. In …

Annika Sorenstam Tees Up Students for Success at Future Leaders Forum -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 – Fifty high-school students from The First Tee are getting their head in the game today at the fifth annual Future Leaders Forum sponsored by The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort. The three-day event is designed to help students broaden leadership skills, prepare for college, and …

ESPN Wide World of Sports Named ‘Business of the Year’ at SPORTYS -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2011) — The Central Florida Sports Commission recognized ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort as “Business of the Year” last month at the inaugural Central Florida SPORTYS Awards. The event honored deserving local athletes, coaches, employees and businesses, ranging from amateur to professional, throughout Lake, Orange, …

Birds Receive Emergency Funding from Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund -

Thanks to the support of guests and Disney’s Friends for Change, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is able to aid the efforts of the World Parrot Trust, Foundation for Antarctic Research, and International Bird Rescue to care for birds in need.  World Parrot Trust (WPT) Bonaire, Caribbean Islands In July, WPT received 112 yellow-shouldered Amazon …

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Chimpanzees Receive Emergency Support from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund -

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund is responding immediately to needs of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance to protect endangered chimpanzees in Africa. The Jane Goodall Institute was awarded $5,000 for veterinary supplies to vaccinate chimpanzees and staff against a dangerous measles outbreak at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Democratic Republic …

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Walt Disney World Recognized for Continuing Support of Education -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 — The Orange County School Board recognized the efforts of Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members recently for their commitment to supporting Orange County Public Schools. Within the last year: • Walt Disney World Cast Members donated 2.1 million school supplies for the annual back-to-school drive, …

Walt Disney Imagineer Earns Junior Achievement Top Volunteer Award -

ORLANDO, FLA., September 26, 2011 – Junior Achievement of Central Florida chose Jack Blitch, vice president and general manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida, from 171,000 U.S. volunteers as winner of the organization’s highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. “The local business community has been extremely supportive of JA’s goal of inspiring local students …

Super Greeters Contribute to Bottom-Line Success at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 – Guests from Brazil visited Walt Disney World Resort in record-breaking numbers this year, topping last year’s all-time high. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America - and Brazil in particular – has been the 54 Cast Members who serve as “Super Greeters” …

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