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Epcot Expands Exhibit Celebrating African-American History – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 20, 2014 – As many in the United States focus on African-American heritage during Black History Month, Walt Disney Imagineers are preparing to expand an exhibit that pays homage to African Americans who helped build and transform a nation. On display at Epcot, ”Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection” opened ...
Disney VoluntEARS Inspire Future Scientists – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., January 24, 2014 – Ever wonder what makes it possible for guests to take a flight to Endor with Star Tours, or how Big Thunder Mountain Railroad creates thrills as the wildest ride in the wilderness? Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort who work on both of those attractions, combined ...
Princess Belle Reads to Osceola County Preschoolers – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb 17, 2014 – Disney Princess Belle is doing her part to inspire a love for reading. As part of the WEE Read Early Literacy and Math Program (Wee Read), the beloved bookworm from Beauty and the Beast sat down with dozens of preschoolers at the Gingerbread House in Osceola County ...
2014 Matchup Announced for MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb 5, 2014 – North Carolina A&T and Alabama A&M, two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will face off for the 10th anniversary MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, an annual celebration of diversity, higher education and football. The 2014 event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 31 and will air on an ...
Walt Disney World Resort Earns Top Honors with United Safety Council Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 31, 2014 – Earning recognition for their outstanding commitment to safety, four Walt Disney World Resort teams and an individual Cast Member recently received top Safety Achievement awards from the United Safety Council (USC) for exceptional work in the past year. The awards were earned for leadership involvement, Cast Member ...
Disney Cast Members Help Unveil an “Extreme Village Makeover” – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 – In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort joined Central Florida community leaders to unveil an ”Extreme Village Makeover” at Give Kids the World. The non-profit organization provides memorable, magical and free accommodations to thousands of ...
Disney Cast Members Help Unveil an “Extreme Village Makeover” – In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort joined Central Florida community leaders to unveil an ”Extreme Village Makeover” at Give Kids the World. (Kent Phillips, Photographer) In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt ...
Disney Donations Exceed $36 Million – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., January 9, 2014 - As part of ongoing efforts to help build better futures for children and families in Central Florida, in 2013 Walt Disney World Resort donated a record $36.5 million in cash and in-kind support to local nonprofits. This represents an increase of almost $6 million from 2012. The record ...
Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Brings Runners to Central Florida – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 8, 2014 – One of Central Florida’s largest sporting events, the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna is underway, drawing runners from around the globe to Central Florida. Each January, Central Florida becomes the center of the globe for thousands of runners who participate in the Walt Disney ...
Disney VoluntEARS – The Disney VoluntEARS mission is to develop opportunities for Cast Members to contribute their personal time and expertise to make a positive impact on our community while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. To make a request for Disney VoluntEARS, please click here to download a Disney VoluntEAR request form and submit ...

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