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Second Baby in Month Born to Endangered Gorilla Family Thriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 24, 2014 – It’s another boy! Disney Cast Members, guests and animal lovers are celebrating the birth of the second gorilla in one month for the family of critically endangered western lowland gorillas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Born Sept. 3 to mother Kashata and father Gino, the healthy infant joins another male gorilla who ...
KaBOOM! Play Together Tour Powered by Disney Parks Closes the Curtain in Kissimmee – KISSIMMEE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 – Central Florida families converged on Mill Run Park in Kissimmee, Fla. to celebrate the final stop on the KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks. The six-city journey across America provided fun-filled family play events to inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. ...
Disney Cast Members Step Up for Healthy Hearts at 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 – More than 450 Disney Cast Members stepped up for the American Heart Association (AHA) at the 2014 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, held Saturday at the University of Central Florida’s Memory Mall. Cast Members from throughout Central Florida helped the AHA make strides in its fight against heart ...
Disney Donates Art to Local Nonprofit – Walt Disney World Resort recently donated 52 pieces of contemporary art to the Downtown Arts District as part of the company’s commitment to promoting a vibrant art scene in Orlando. The international collection of colorful lithographs and pastels, unique woodcuts and etched art were part of a collection exhibited at Disney’s Contemporary Resort since the ...
Football, Fans and Fun Score Big Win at 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 2, 2014 – Though the North Carolina A&T Aggies triumphed over their rival Alabama A&M Bulldogs at this weekend’s MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the real winners were the thousands of fans who came to Central Florida to cheer on their favorite team during this annual celebration of diversity, higher ...
A Close-Knit Band of Disney VoluntEARS Create Gift of Love – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Sept 14, 2014—Spreading a little extra pixie dust, dozens of dedicated Disney VoluntEARS meet nearly everyday putting their hands and hearts together to knit, crochet and stitch handmade baby caps, scarves, pillowcases and blankets for newborns, children and others in Central Florida. Also known as BlanketEARs, the close-knit group of Cast ...
Disney Chefs VoluntEAR at new Homeless Facility – ORLANDO, Fla. Aug. 29, 2014 -Chefs from Walt Disney World Resort whipped up some delicious meals and were among the first to pepper their culinary expertise with the residents of the new Men’s Service Center at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida is the largest ...
Recycling Initiative at Disney Benefits Local Nonprofit Group – ORLANDO, Fla. Aug. 29, 2014 – Walt Disney World Resort recently started donating mattresses and box springs to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, which will recycle the materials, creating jobs for clients they serve. Starting with 50 mattresses and box springs from Disney’s All-Star Resort in August, the project will expand to other Disney ...
Disney Cast Members, HBCU Advocates Provide Higher Ed Insight to Local Students during HBCU College Information Fair – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2014 – As they look to the future, 100 students from Edgewater High School see the college experience through a new lens following today’s HBCU College Information Fair. As part of the 10th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney, the college fair was designed to familiarize students with Historically Black Colleges and ...
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates Birth of Endangered Gorilla – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 – As they follow the path that winds along the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom may get a glimpse of one of nature’s most endearing sights – a newborn male gorilla cuddling with his mother. Born Aug. 7 to mother Azizi and father Gino, ...

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