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La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Bravos at Downtown Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 19, 2011 –  This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international ...
Disney Helps Local Students Start School with Essentials – Cast Members Give More Than 2.1 Million School Supplies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 18, 2011) – Giving local students the tools they need to start the school year with confidence, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected a record 2.1 million school supplies during their annual back-to-school supply drive. The donations, ranging from pencils to ...
Disney VoluntEARS Help Coalition for the Homeless Keep Cool in Summer – LAKE BUENA VISTA., Fla. Aug. 17, 2011 – When more than 80 air conditioning units at the Coalition for the Homeless recently needed service this summer, Disney VoluntEARS were quick to lend a helping hand to ensure the Coalition kept cool for those who work and stay there.   Coalition for the Homeless is more than ...
Disney-Sponsored Book Club Helps Young Readers Thrive – ORLANDO, Fla., (August 16, 2011)— More than 300 local students are discovering ways to make reading more fun by taking part in Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Book Club. The club is helping increase leisure reading among 5th through 8th grade students both online and through weekly programs at the Walt Disney World Clubhouse branch of Boys ...
Disney Executive Elected Vice-Chair for Association of Zoos and Aquariums – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (Aug. 5, 2011) — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Vice President of Animals, Science and Environment Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., has been elected to serve as the vice-chair of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) board of directors.   Founded in 1924, the AZA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the ...
Disney’s Wish-Granting Program – The Disney® Wish Program is a collaboration between the Walt Disney World® Resort and non-profit wish-granting organizations that make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to visit our vacation kingdom. Nearly 7,000 wishes were granted last year at the Walt Disney World Resort, and countless memories are created with ...
Chiquita and Walt Disney World Resort Announce Multi-Year Alliance to Offer Fresh, Healthy Chiquita and Fresh Express Products to Disney Guests – Agreement Links Companies with Long History of Quality Products & Services   LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 29, 2011) – Chiquita Brands International (NYSE: CQB) and Walt Disney World Resort announced an agreement today that will bring premium, healthy fresh Chiquita® and Fresh Express® products to a number of retail points at Walt Disney World ...
Canoe Races Foster Competition and the Spirit of Camaraderie – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 28, 2011)- As the sun came up over Cinderella’s Castle, cheers and laughter filled the air as hundreds of Walt Disney World cast members took to the Magic Kingdom before park open to compete in the 38TH annual Canoe Races Of the World, or C.R.O.W. For two weeks each July, ...
Construction Crews at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Celebrate ‘Topping Out’ – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 21, 2011) – The hundreds of people who are building Disney’s Art of Animation Resort from the ground up gathered to mark the project’s “topping out.” The “topping out” is a special moment that typically occurs in the construction and engineering industry when the highest piece of structure, either steel ...
Disney Executive Joins Board of Clean the World Foundation – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 21, 2011) – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Vice President of Lodging Mark Rucker has been named to the board of directors at Clean the World Foundation, an Orlando-based organization that recycles soap and shampoo and distributes them around the world to those living in poverty. Each year, millions of ...

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