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TEA Honors Disney with Thea Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2011 – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced recipients of its 18th annual Thea Awards, and Disney Theme Parks and Resorts received four honors, including a lifetime achievement award for Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. The awards, which will be presented at a gala in March, recognize and ...
Disney Conservation Biologist Earns Prestigious Nomination – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2011 – Dr. Anne Savage, Ph.D, has made significant strides in studying 1-pound primates and 7-ton pachyderms. Now, her efforts to blend education and conservation with innovative programs have earned her a nomination for the Indianapolis Prize, the most prestigious award for animal conservation.  ”I am so deeply honored ...
Hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS Help Clean Up Brevard County Coastline – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Nov. 14, 2011) – More than 300 Disney VoluntEARS picked up nearly 2,000 pounds of trash and debris Saturday along four miles of Brevard County coastline as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the ocean and waterways. Working alongside partners from ...
Walt Disney World Cast Members Pen Postcards for Troops – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2011 — While the nation takes time this Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces, Disney VoluntEARS have been busy sending their regards through Operation Uplift. Operation Uplift was founded in 1995 by a Disneyland Cast Member after reading a letter from a soldier ...
Disney Brings the Green, Feeds Campaign to End Hunger – ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 – Minnie Mouse joined Disney VoluntEARS today to deliver bushels of green to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the form of a $500,000 gift for the organization’s expansion. Disney also pledged 20,000 pounds of fresh produce during the next year as part of the commitment. As part ...
Sorcerers To Begin Invading Magic Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Nov. 8, 2011) –Disney’s legacy of innovation and creativity continues today as Cast Members have begun to test a new interactive experience called Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Featuring unprecedented interaction with animated characters, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom transforms Adventureland into an immersive game enabling fans to cast spells. In ...
Annika Sorenstam Tees Up Students for Success at Future Leaders Forum – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 20, 2011 – Fifty high-school students from The First Tee are getting their head in the game today at the fifth annual Future Leaders Forum sponsored by The Toro Company and Walt Disney World Resort. The three-day event is designed to help students broaden leadership skills, prepare for college, and ...
ESPN Wide World of Sports Named ‘Business of the Year’ at SPORTYS – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2011) — The Central Florida Sports Commission recognized ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort as “Business of the Year” last month at the inaugural Central Florida SPORTYS Awards. The event honored deserving local athletes, coaches, employees and businesses, ranging from amateur to professional, throughout Lake, Orange, ...
Walt Disney World Recognized for Continuing Support of Education – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 27, 2011 — The Orange County School Board recognized the efforts of Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members recently for their commitment to supporting Orange County Public Schools. Within the last year: • Walt Disney World Cast Members donated 2.1 million school supplies for the annual back-to-school drive, ...
Walt Disney Imagineer Earns Junior Achievement Top Volunteer Award – ORLANDO, FLA., September 26, 2011 – Junior Achievement of Central Florida chose Jack Blitch, vice president and general manager of Walt Disney Imagineering-Florida, from 171,000 U.S. volunteers as winner of the organization’s highest award for volunteerism, the Gold Leadership Award. “The local business community has been extremely supportive of JA’s goal of inspiring local students ...

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