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Family Day at Disney in Support of Education – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2012 – Disney’s Back-to-School Supply Drive was in full swing this weekend as Cast Members brought their spouses, siblings and children to help sort thousands of items that will soon be delivered to schools across Central Florida. This year’s “Family Day” is part of the Back-to-School initiative that started in ...
Cotton-top Tamarins celebrated at Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012  – While lions may be known as the king of the jungle, a tiny, one-pound monkey will have top billing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Throughout the month of August, guests will be invited to join in activities centered around the cotton-top tamarin, a critically endangered primate from northern ...
Canoe Racers Keep Disney Tradition Alive – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Olympians or not, more than 800 Cast Members on 75 teams paddled their hearts out in the recent Canoe Races of the World event–commonly referred to as C.R.O.W–in Magic Kingdom. Surrounding Tom Sawyer’s Island on the Rivers of America, the racers started near Country Bears Jamboree, passing by Big Thunder Mountain ...
Super Greeters Enhance the Experience for Latin American Guests – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 23, 2012 – With the international tour group season in full swing, Walt Disney World Resort is on pace to exceed last year’s record for guest visitation from Brazil. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America  – and Brazil in particular – has been ...
Disney Supports Art Museum Exhibit for Children – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– As part of Walt Disney World Resort’s ongoing support to the Orlando Museum of Art, the company is sponsoring From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco, an exhibit on view from July 14 – October 28, 2012. This is the eighth exhibition in OMA’s Art of the Picture Book Series, and because ...
Disney Sponsored Turtles Compete in Annual Marathon – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Fans at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will be able to cheer on “Peach” and “Pearl” as the two loggerhead sea turtles return to the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the annual Turtles Migration Marathon. Named after characters from the Disney-Pixar movie Finding Nemo, Peach and Pearl are competing in the “Tour de ...
Cast Members Perform 10th Encore Show for Charity – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 16, 2012 – In 2002, a few Walt Disney World Cast Members sharing a passion for artistic expression and a desire to help local charities came together to create magic in a special way — producing cabaret-style productions of Broadway standards. Today, this group of Cast Members, aptly named Encore! ...
Cast Members donate more than 4,000 meals – More than 4,000 meals will be shared with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a United Way organization, thanks to generous Cast Members who participated in a recent food drive. The drive, which was conducted by the FAMILIES Diversity Resource Group (DRG), in partnership with Walt Disney World Community Relations, collected more than 6,000 pounds of ...
Thousands Attend LULAC Convention at Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 30, 2012 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort recently set the stage for the 83rd Annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention. More than 10,000 attendees came together with top leaders from government and the business community to celebrate their culture and address issues that affect Latino communities. ...
Disney Shares the “Science Behind the Magic” – LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL., June 22, 2012— Pixie dust and fantasy make a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, magical. But recently a group of engineers, scientists and astrophysicists saw the magic in a different light during a special “Science Behind the Magic” presentation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Their eye-opening visit was part of NASA’s 25th annual ...

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