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UCF Honors Walt Disney World President -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2013 — The University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Association recently recognized George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort with the university’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. As the university’s highest honor to its graduates, the award is designed to acknowledge alumni for their professional achievement, volunteer work with the …

Two Disney Resorts Recognized for Exceptional Service -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., – Nov. 12, 2013 - Successful Meetings magazine recently presented its Pinnacle Award to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. The magazine’s subscribers selected both resorts for the award based on the exceptional experiences they offer for meetings and events. This marks the 11th year that …

Keepin’ It Green at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 4, 2013 – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently renewed the Green Lodging designation for all the Disney-owned and operated resorts in Florida. This three-year distinction is a way to recognize hotels that help protect Florida’s natural resources through efforts that reduce waste, conserve water and energy, improve air …

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will Host Orlando City Soccer in 2014 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 – As soccer continues to rise in popularity around the globe, Central Florida’s local team will be moving a little further south to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Beginning in March 2014, the complex will host the Orlando City Soccer Club, serving as a one-year temporary …

Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, …

Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each …

Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for …

Golden Dragon Awards at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Celebrates Diversity -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2013 – Courage, diversity and service were the themes during the fourth annual Golden Dragon Awards event at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Organized by the Asian American Chamber of Central Florida, the awards recognize the region’s champions of diversity and service. The Golden Dragon Award is the chamber’s highest honor and recognizes …

Disney Engineers Coach College Bowl Team To Victory -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 16, 2013 – Students coached by Disney engineers took home the top honors from the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENAAC conference in New Orleans. One highlight from the annual conference held by Great Minds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was the team’s creation of a fantastical …

Disney Sponsors HBIF Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa -

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) recently hosted their annual Success Stories Luncheon in Tampa. The signature fundraising event brought more than 300 government, business and community leaders together to celebrate the achievements of a select group of Hispanic-owned small businesses.   Sponsored in part by Walt Disney Parks and …

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