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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. ...
Chef’s Gala Serves Up More Than $185K for Heart of Florida United Way – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 1, 2011 – Twenty-four top chefs from Central Florida’s finest dining establishments recently joined forces at Walt Disney World Resort for the 19th Annual Chef’s Gala, the premier fundraiser for the Heart of Central Florida United Way (HFUW). Event organizers say the tasteful event raised more than $185,000 for Central ...
2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine Grant Recipients –  By May 21, Walt Disney World Resort distributed $1.5 million to 59 organizations throughout Central Florida who closely aligned to its goal of improving children’s lives focusing on one or more of the following areas:  creativity & innovation, compassionate neighbor, and caring for ourselves, our community, our world.  Creativity & Innovation ($620,000): Boys & Girls ...
Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives National Recognition – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2011 – Walt Disney World Resort congratulates Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida on achieving Gold Standard Award status, and being one of three Agency of the Year Finalists (large market) as identified by the organization’s Nationwide Leadership Council. Jacquee Wahler, director of internal communications for Walt Disney ...

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