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Disney Dreamers and Doers Celebrates 15 Shining Stars -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2011 – With a prize patrol and special awards in tow, Mickey Mouse is visiting local schools this week to recognize 15 students in the five-county area as Disney Dreamers and Doers Shining Stars.   More than 400 students were chosen as 2011 Disney Dreamers and Doers from applications submitted …

10th Annual Youth Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2011 – The Central Florida Urban League’s Youth Education and Prevention Department hosted the 10th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. This day-long conference was hosted by the Walt Disney Company Urban Affairs, Walt Disney World Community Relations and Minority Business Development. The summit provided 191 …

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Disney VoluntEARS Mentor Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year -

Local High School Senior Finds His Voice and Shares His Uplifting Story   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 11, 2011- Recently named the “State of Florida Youth of the Year,” Ahkeem Hollimon credits support from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s Tupperware Brands Branch and several Disney VoluntEARS for helping make his dream come …

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives National Recognition -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2011 – Walt Disney World Resort congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida on achieving Gold Standard Award status, and being one of three Agency of the Year Finalists (large market) as identified by the organization’s Nationwide Leadership Council. Jacquee Wahler, director of internal communications for Walt Disney …

Central Florida’s Children “Shine On” with $1.2 Million from Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 13, 2011 – In honor of its 40th anniversary, Walt Disney World Resort today kicked off a 40-day “Shine On” celebration across Central Florida to surprise, recognize and reward nonprofit groups, school districts and organizations that improve the lives of local children. Between now and May 22, Disney will give …

New Study Shows Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Makes Strong Economic Impact Across Florida -

More than 160,000 Jobs Created Across the State and Over $6 Billion in Paychecks Attributed to Disney’s Operations in Central Florida   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 13, 2011 – A new study released today shows the magic Disney makes for guests at its parks and resorts and on its cruise ships translates into a …

The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children Begins a New Chapter in Children’s Health Care -

The state-of-the-art facility offers patients a unique experience where kids are the main characters ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2011 – Featuring the latest in pediatric clinical technology and soothing, kid-friendly environments, today’s opening of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children ushers in a new era of children’s health care. To mark the …

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The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children Begins a New Chapter in Children’s Health Care -

ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2011 – Featuring the latest in pediatric clinical technology and soothing, kid-friendly environments, today’s opening of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children ushers in a new era of children’s health care. The state-of-the-art facility offers patients a unique experience where kids are the main characters. To mark the momentous …

Environmental Fact Sheet -

Championing Environmental Stewardship With a strong commitment to minimizing its overall impact on the environment, Walt Disney World Resort encourages and inspires environmentally responsible behavior from its Cast Members, guests and business partners. Through energy and water conservation, along with waste minimization, the company effectively manages resource use and helps preserve the natural environment through …

Victoria & Albert’s Chef Among Semi-finalists Named Best in South -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., February 22, 2011 – The James Beard Foundation has released its highly coveted annual list of top chefs in the country and among the semi-finalists for “Best Chef: South” is Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation Awards, …

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