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Paws in the Park a ‘paw-some’ Success – On Feb. 9, Disney VoluntEARS hosted the Disney Kids and Families Zone at the 19th annual “Mardi Paws”-themed Paws in the Park event at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando. Partnering with the SPCA of Greater Orlando and Disney’s Animal Programs, Disney VoluntEARS assisted Guests at three interactive stations and in meeting our very own Pluto. The Disney Kids ...
Walt Disney World Hosts Nation’s Top Bilingual Educators – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb. 8, 2013 – More than 2,000 educators immersed themselves in the most important topics related to bilingual education during the 42nd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity and education, The Walt Disney Company is sponsoring ...
Disney Joins Statewide Coalition Against Texting and Driving – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 5, 2013 – In an effort to make driving on Florida’s roadways safer, Walt Disney World Resort today joined a coalition of state and national organizations, including the Florida League of Cities, Florida Sheriffs Association, AAA and the City of Orlando to support legislation to stop motorists from texting while ...
Disney Cast Members Teach Bird Watching To Local Girl Scouts – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 – Members of four Central Florida Girl Scout troops recently joined Cast Members at the 3rd annual Walt Disney World Holiday Bird Count, organized by Disney’s Animal Programs. The day-long event is designed for “birders” of all skill levels. Disney Cast Members with an affinity for bird watching taught the ...
Eagle Award Ceremony Recognizes Local Business Leaders – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 21, 2013 - As part of its commitment to diversity and the local community, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently sponsored the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida’s 2013 Eagle Award Ceremony. The annual event, held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, recognizes African-American businesses and entrepreneurs for their vision, business leadership and achievements. “Our ...
Disney VoluntEARS Team with Brevard Neighbors during Coastal Cleanup – Cocoa Beach, Fla., Jan. 25, 2013 – VoluntEARS from Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line demonstrated their commitment to local environmental and conservation efforts today, as they teamed with friends, family and community partners to clear more than 250 pounds of trash along the Brevard coastline near the homeport of Disney Cruise Line. ...
Key Leadership Changes Announced at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts – BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs today announced key leadership changes across one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences to better position the organization for growth.  Effective Feb. 1, Meg Crofton will fully assume her global role as president, Walt Disney ...
George A. Kalogridis – Biography – On January 9, 2013, George A. Kalogridis, a 41-year veteran of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, was named president of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. George will oversee a workforce of more than 66,000 Cast Members at the world’s premier vacation destination. His appointment will be effective Feb. 1, 2013. ...
Disney’s Animal Programs Works with New England Aquarium to Aid Sea Turtles – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 28, 2012— The Seas with Nemo & Friends welcomed some new swimmers recently, with the addition of eight Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia after a recent cold snap in New England. As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, Walt Disney World Resort is one of several organizations working with the ...
Walt Disney World Resort Hosts Quijote Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012— The 15th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala, hosted by Walt Disney World at Epcot World Showplace Pavilion, welcomed more than 1,000 guests as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida (HBIF) honored individuals who demonstrate extraordinary abilities in their ...

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