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Community Leaders Sneak First Peeks of New Fantasyland -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2012— Walt Disney World Resort offered more than 150 community leaders a glimpse at the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history today. Local executives and dignitaries toured New Fantasyland, experienced its attractions and witnessed the economic boon it has created for Central Florida. “There is no better way to …

Central Florida Kids Get Special Sneak Peek of New Fantasyland -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2012 – Mickey Mouse and a few of his best pals opened the gates of Magic Kingdom a little early this morning to welcome dozens of Central Florida kids to be among the first to experience New Fantasyland. During a special sneak peek organized just for them, members of …

Walt Disney World VoluntEARS Help Raise $16.8 Million for Victims of Hurricane Sandy -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– More than 75 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS recently supported ABC’s national “Day of Giving,” which raised more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross to aide those affected by Hurricane Sandy. For six hours on Monday, the group of VoluntEARS showed their compassion by helping with the large volume of calls coming into the Disney Reservation Center …

Disney Offers Grants for Local Nonprofits -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 – Approximately 100 local nonprofits have applied for financial support  through the Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants program, one of many initiatives that seeks to strengthen the Central Florida community and the well-being of children and families. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 will be awarded to programs that …

VoluntEARS Who Make a Difference: Brian Reif -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2012 – In the true spirit of a Disney VoluntEAR, Brian Reif shares his time and expertise to help bring a smile and a unique experience for many kids who come to Central Florida searching for “magic.” “I’m proud to be involved with these VoluntEAR opportunities because I know …

Disney Cast Members Walk to Raise Money and Awareness -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 –  More than 800 Disney VoluntEARS recently participated in the 2012 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, raising almost $33,000 in support of the American Heart Association. While taking a stand against heart disease and stroke—the number one and four leading causes of death in the United States—Disney Cast Members …

United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As the largest corporate contributor to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Walt Disney World Resort often gets attention for its generous charitable giving–our Cast Members donate nearly $3 million annually to the organization and we serve as the host and sponsor of the annual Chef’s Gala event. What is …

Designed by Kids, Built by Volunteers -

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 — Inspired by Disney Cruise Line’s nautical theme, local children were able to help draw and design their dream playground as part of a healthier living initiative in the City of Rockledge. Children, community residents and the ROC Foundation (Rockledge Recreation Open-Space and Conservation Foundation) met with organizers from Disney …

Disney Helps Write Story of New Library -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug 15, 2012 – Walt Disney World donated $150,000 to the Osceola Board of County Commissioners for its public library project in Celebration, giving residents of West Osceola access to a greater number of books, computers and other public resources. The library, already under construction and expected to open early next …

Disney Cast Members Donate Record 3.1 Million School Supplies, 13,000 Backpacks to Central Florida Students -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 – School superintendents from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties today joined Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Mouse to celebrate a record 3.1 million supplies and 13,000 backpacks that are on the way to students across Central Florida. The supplies, all donated by Disney Cast Members and Walt …

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