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Disney VoluntEARS Inspire Future Scientists – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., January 24, 2014 – Ever wonder what makes it possible for guests to take a flight to Endor with Star Tours, or how Big Thunder Mountain Railroad creates thrills as the wildest ride in the wilderness? Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort who work on both of those attractions, combined ...
Princess Belle Reads to Osceola County Preschoolers – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb 17, 2014 – Disney Princess Belle is doing her part to inspire a love for reading. As part of the WEE Read Early Literacy and Math Program (Wee Read), the beloved bookworm from Beauty and the Beast sat down with dozens of preschoolers at the Gingerbread House in Osceola County ...
Disney Cast Members Help Unveil an “Extreme Village Makeover” – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 – In a “Move that bus” moment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” dozens of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort joined Central Florida community leaders to unveil an ”Extreme Village Makeover” at Give Kids the World. The non-profit organization provides memorable, magical and free accommodations to thousands of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Baby Zebra Adds its Stripes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2013 – Sporting black and white stripes, there’s a new addition to the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. In October, the team welcomed a rare, baby Hartmann’s Mountain zebra. The filly and her mother are bonding well and doing fine after the yearlong gestation.  Disney’s animal care team, ...
Disney Recognized for Energy Conservation – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 - Imagine saving enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years. That’s what Walt Disney World Resort did in 2013, earning Sustainable Florida’s 2013 large business best practice award. Sustainable Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to conserving Florida’s vast natural and economic resources. The award is given each ...
Disney Sponsors Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund Awards – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2013 – Making a difference for high-achieving college students, the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to 14 local college students during an awards ceremony at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. More than 300 community leaders and supporters celebrated the students who were selected by a volunteer committee for ...

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