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Cast Pledge $3.6 Million for United Way – The nearly 70,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort showed their compassionate side again by pledging $3.6 million to support the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) 2013 campaign. HFUW is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the most critical service programs in Orange, Osceola and ...
Disney Parks Win IAAPA Brass Ring Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 – Earning recognition for creativity and excellence among industry peers, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently received top honors from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) with five Brass Rings awards. During a special ceremony at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando last month, Disney ...
Cast Members Dress Bears in Holiday Best for Children In Need – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 16, 2013 – Creativity and generosity recently came together to give Central Florida kids 920 reasons to smile. These smiles represent the response to the 920 uniquely costumed teddy bears designed by Cast Members from around Walt Disney WorldResort for the Salvation Army’s Dress-A-Bear program. The initiative provides a Disney Bear ...
Disney Sponsors 16th Annual Don Quijote Awards Gala – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7, 2013 – A mobile technology firm,­ pediatric medical practice and the retired owners of a grocery story were among the honorees recognized during the 16th annual Don Quijote Awards Gala hosted by Walt Disney World Resort . Organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and ...
Central Florida Leaders Show Their Disney Side – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2013 — Donning special Mickey Mouse ears, business leaders from around Central Florida showed their Disney Side during a luncheon for the “One Orlando” Leadership Summit. Hosted in part by Walt Disney World Resort, the three-day event was organized by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Visit Orlando and the ...
Disney VoluntEARS Help Spread Cheer with 36,000 Toys for Kids – Community Hope Center receives $30,000 surprise gift LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9, 2013 – This holiday season, Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members are spreading some extra cheer around Central Florida with more than 36,000 new toys for Central Florida children, a $30,000 gift to Community Hope Center to help homeless families ...
Duffy Bears Bring Smiles to Adopted Children – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 27, 2013 - It was a ‘bear-y’ special National Adoption Day last Saturday for 30 children in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties who were joined to their forever families. As part of the adoption ceremonies, each child received a Duffy Bear to take with back to his or her new home. From toddlers ...
Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama Give Keynote Remarks at Disney ‘Veterans Institute’ – Complimentary ‘Veterans Institute’ Workshop Encourages hundreds of companies to Hire Military Veterans One-day seminar at Walt Disney World Resort features veterans’ stories of transitioning to the civilian workforce (Nov. 14, 2013) — Burbank, Calif. and Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Today, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger, First Lady Michelle Obama and ABC News ...
UCF Honors Walt Disney World President – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2013 — The University of Central Florida (UCF) Alumni Association recently recognized George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort with the university’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. As the university’s highest honor to its graduates, the award is designed to acknowledge alumni for their professional achievement, volunteer work with the ...
Two Disney Resorts Recognized for Exceptional Service – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., – Nov. 12, 2013 - Successful Meetings magazine recently presented its Pinnacle Award to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. The magazine’s subscribers selected both resorts for the award based on the exceptional experiences they offer for meetings and events. This marks the 11th year that ...

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