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The Eagle Award Ceremony Continues to Soar Higher – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., November 12, 2011 – The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida’s 2011 Eagle Award Ceremony lived up to its theme, “Soar Higher,” at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The annual ceremony recognizes the achievements and leadership of local African American businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as the diversity initiatives of ...
12th Annual Gowns & Guayaberas Dinner Honored Scholarship Recipients at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., October 22, 2011 – The Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando (HHSFMO) held its12th Annual Gowns & Guayaberas dinner at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to celebrate this year’s HHSFMO scholarship recipients. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was title sponsor of the dinner, which welcomed 350 community leaders and government officials. ...
Huge Success at the 3rd Annual Latin Food and Wine Festival – Orlando, Fla., Oct. 19, 2011 – As Hispanic Heritage Month came to an end this week, thousands gathered for the 3rd Annual Latin Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO). Disney proudly served as the presenting sponsor for the event and supports the HCCMO as a 2011 Trustee. ...
Disney Leaders Yvonne Chang and Eugene Campbell Finalists for Don Quijote Awards – Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 – Two Disney leaders were named finalists for the 14th Annual Don Quijote Awards, a program that recognizes “business excellence, dedication to serve the community and outstanding professionalism among Central Florida’s Hispanic community.” Yvonne Chang, director of Operations Integration for Disney Vacation Club, was named one of three finalists for ...
Victoria & Albert’s Chef Earns High Honors as Best in the South Finalist – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., February 24, 2012 – For the sixth year in a row, The James Beard Foundation has named Chef Scott Hunnel of Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as a finalist on its annual list of top chefs in the country. Nominated for the prestigious “Best Chef: South” award, Chef Hunnel is familiar ...
Epcot Cast Members Share Chinese New Year Customs with Guests from Central Florida and Beyond – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 10, 2012 – For Cast Members at Epcot’s China Pavilion, the 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year from Jan. 23 – Feb. 9 presented a unique opportunity to share their culture with Guests from Central Florida and around the world. “Guests ask us all the time about celebrating Chinese New ...
Michelle Obama Celebrates Let’s Move! and Disney Magic of Healthy Living at Walt Disney World Resort – On a tour to celebrate the second anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to hundreds of children and parents at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex about the importance of healthy living. She also recognized the efforts of Disney Magic of Healthy Living, which partners with parents in their quest ...
Disney To Distribute $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2012 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children.  One way we provide support is through our Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants, and now that the application due date has passed, submitted projects are being reviewed and ...
Disney Cast Members Stitch Together Gifts of Love – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 – Bringing warmth and happiness, Walt Disney World BlanketEARs are sprinkling a little extra pixie dust throughout the community by knitting and crocheting items for donation to various charitable organizations in and around Central Florida. Established in 2007, the BlanketEARs started out as a small group that would ...
Casting a Spell: Guests are Part of the Story in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 - Inspiration meets innovation when Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom opens to Walt Disney World Guests in late February of this year. This immersive, role-playing game features unprecedented interaction with Disney characters who come to life in previously hidden areas throughout Magic Kingdom park. Families, friends and individuals ...

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