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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 ...
The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children Begins a New Chapter in Children’s Health Care – ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2011 – Featuring the latest in pediatric clinical technology and soothing, kid-friendly environments, today’s opening of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children ushers in a new era of children’s health care. The state-of-the-art facility offers patients a unique experience where kids are the main characters. To mark the momentous ...
Disney VoluntEARS – The Disney VoluntEARS mission is to develop opportunities for Cast Members to contribute their personal time and expertise to make a positive impact on our community while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. Disney VoluntEARS have an annual opportunity to be recognized for community service efforts with “Ears To You” cash ...
Community Relations: About Us – The Walt Disney World Resort’s corporate citizenship mission is to strengthen the Central Florida community, with a focus on children, through our special brand of magic. We cultivate strong relationships with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to better understand their needs We seek to influence outcomes and make the greatest impact through contributions of money, ...
Wish-Granting Programs – 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 ...

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