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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 ...
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates White Rhino Birth in Uganda – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 20, 2011 – Nande, a 12-year-old female white rhino born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth June 4 to a healthy female calf at the Ziwa Sanctuary in Uganda. The baby, named Malaika (“angel” in Swahili), is the first female white rhino born in Uganda in more than 30 years.   ...
Disney Cast Members Nominated for National Awards in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 19, 2011) — Five cast members from Walt Disney World Resort are nominees for honors at this fall’s Great Minds in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) conference. The event aims to promote STEM careers in underserved communities. Committees made up of representatives from industry, government, military and academic institutions ...
Cast Members to Perform Benefit Concerts for Performing Arts Center – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (July 18, 2011) – Hoping to hit a high note for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra – a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 talented Walt Disney World Resort cast members – is currently in rehearsals for concerts to benefit the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets ...
Disney Helps Celebrate Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking – ORLANDO, Fla., (June 24, 2011) — To commemorate the start of construction on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton joined community leaders during a ceremonial groundbreaking in downtown Orlando.   Disney previously pledged $12.5 million to sponsor the largest of the center’s halls and has made Disney executives ...
LEGO® Store Reopens at Downtown Disney with Record-Breaking Sales – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (June 22, 2011) – Just in time for summer, the LEGO® Imagination Center has reopened at Downtown Disney Marketplace after undergoing extensive renovations that began earlier this year. With nearly 3,500 additional square-feet, the flagship store now has a larger sales floor, stockroom and play area.   “This LEGO location is ...
Victoria & Albert’s Once Again Receives Highly Coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (June 22, 2011) – For the 12th consecutive year, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’ Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been awarded the coveted AAA Five-Diamond Award. Victoria & Albert’s is the only restaurant in Orlando and one of only three in Florida to be honored with the highest accolade a ...
Real-life Rafiki–a Baby Mandrill–Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., (June 15, 2011) — After six and a half months of waiting, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is welcoming a “colorful” addition to its animal family. A male baby mandrill was born May 30 to first-time mother, Kelley and is the third one born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Mom and baby are doing very well. ...

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