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Disney Cast Member Recognized for Safety Work – The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has recognized Disney Cast Member Heather Earl for her dedication and accomplishments in the field of safety. Heather is a Manager of Safety Services for Walt Disney World Resort and leads a team of seven safety professionals who oversee the safety program for more than 10,000 cast members ...
Disney Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Central Florida Foster Kids – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 24, 2013 – For decades, Cinderella’s Wishing Well at Magic Kingdom has been the launching pad for millions of wishes. Today, it was the place where one of those wishes came true. Gathering up the small coins and pennies tossed by hopeful guests, Walt Disney World Resort donated $15,000 to ...
The First Five Years Gala – Research shows that children who enter school ready to learn are more likely to read on grade level, graduate, pursue higher education, get a job, get married, and buy a house. Research also shows for every 100 children who start school behind, 88 of those children are still behind 4 years later. On June 22, ...
Diverse Leaders Gather to Discuss Local Growth Opportunities – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 8, 2013 – A small group of leaders from Central Florida’s diverse business community recently attended a luncheon hosted by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Minority Business Development, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and business development. “The luncheon was a chance for us to have a ...
Disney Hosted Chef’s Gala Raises a Record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 7, 2013 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments, including 12 from the Walt Disney World Resort, participated in the 21st Annual Chef’s Gala at Epcot World Showplace, raising a record $296,000 for Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW). “This year’s Chef’s Gala was yet another outstanding ...
Students Define their Futures at Youth Leadership Summit – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 18, 2013 – Nearly 200 middle and high school students spent a day focused on education and planning their futures at an event hosted by Walt Disney World Resort. The Central Florida Urban League’s 12th annual Youth Leadership Summit at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort provided students an opportunity to further define ...
Florida Cast Members Receive Walt Disney Legacy Award – They create magic for guests every day, inspire others by being inclusive and represent the best of Disney’s heritage. They’re the 2013 Disney Legacy Award recipients recently honored by Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney Legacy Award recognizes Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers around the world who embody the values behind the award ...
Be Our Guest Restaurant Honored With National Innovation Award – WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2013 – Just six months after opening its doors, Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park earned national recognition for the groundbreaking dining experience being provided to guests in New Fantasyland. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts received an Operator Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association (NRA) for the technology at the restaurant. ...
Disney Executive Recognized for Dedication to STEM Education – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orlando Regional FIRST recently recognized Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as one of the organization’s Volunteers of the Year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate K-12 students to ...

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