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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 ...
Leadership Profile: Randy Garfield, WDW Executive Champion of Heart of Florida United Way – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2011) – With the 2011 Heart of United Way campaign well underway at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney executive Randy Garfield is rallying the company’s more than 62,000 Cast Members to support their community by donating. Today, Garfield is the executive vice president of Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations ...
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, ...
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Reveals New Details on Jobs, Opening Dates and Icons – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 10, 2011 – The first wing of the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will open to Guests on May 31, 2012, as construction on the 25th resort hotel at Walt Disney World continues on schedule. In size and scope, the construction of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a ...
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 ...
Super Greeters Contribute to Bottom-Line Success at Walt Disney World Resort – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 21, 2011 – Guests from Brazil visited Walt Disney World Resort in record-breaking numbers this year, topping last year’s all-time high. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America - and Brazil in particular – has been the 54 Cast Members who serve as “Super Greeters” ...

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