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Florida Cast Members Receive Walt Disney Legacy Award – They create magic for guests every day, inspire others by being inclusive and represent the best of Disney’s heritage. They’re the 2013 Disney Legacy Award recipients recently honored by Walt Disney World Resort. The Walt Disney Legacy Award recognizes Cast Members, Crew Members and Imagineers around the world who embody the values behind the award ...
Disney Executive Recognized for Dedication to STEM Education – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Orlando Regional FIRST recently recognized Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, as one of the organization’s Volunteers of the Year. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) designs programs that motivate K-12 students to ...
Outstanding Students Selected as Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2013 – With the school year coming to a close, Walt Disney World Resort recognized 16 Central Florida students who have excelled in their academic achievements and civic efforts, naming them Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars. Entering its 30th year, the Disney Dreamers & Doers program recognizes students who have ...
Disney VoluntEARS Build a KaBOOM! Playground in One Day – CLERMONT, Fla., May 4, 2013 - Children in Clermont have a new place to play and learn thanks to dozens of Walt Disney World Cast Members who joined efforts with other community partners to build a KaBOOM! Playground. The volunteers endured six hours of hard work and light rain as they installed new swings, a rock-climbing wall and ...
Disney VoluntEARS Program Marks 30th Anniversary –  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 1, 2013 – With Mickey Mouse cheering them on, more than 250 Walt Disney World Cast Members gathered today for a pep rally to kick off a month-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of Disney VoluntEARS. The program is a global, company-wide effort that provides opportunities for Cast Members to ...
Disney Encourages Cast Members to Get Outside and Be Active – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 23, 2013 – Spending less time on the couch and more time outdoors, hundreds of Cast Members from Walt Disney World Resort are taking steps in the right direction to become more active. To help inspire Cast Members take a more proactive approach for their health, Disney offers Cast Couch to ...
Disney Wilderness Preserve Celebrates 20th Anniversary – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 17, 2013 - The Nature Conservancy is hosting an open house April 27 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney Wilderness Preserve.  Scientists, Florida cowboys, wildlife biologists and environmental educators will entertain visitors with fun outdoor activities that demonstrate nature at work. Located south of Walt Disney World Resort, the preserve sits ...
Disney Dreamers and Doers Accepting Student Self-Nominations – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 15, 2013 – The Disney Dreamers and Doers Program, now in its 30th year, is once again open for students throughout Central Florida who serve as role models at school, at home and in their community. Approximately 400 students were selected by principals in 2012 to represent their school as a ...
Disney Awards $1.5 Million to Support Central Florida Kids – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 27, 2013 – Showered in red and gold confetti and sharing the stage with Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Disney Cast Members, representatives from 59 Central Florida organizations and school districts received more than $1.5 million today as part of the Disney Helping Kids Shine grants program. Disney’s signature program is ...
Second Harvest Food Bank Dedicates New Distribution Center Supported by Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Mar. 6, 2013 – Disney Cast Members were among a group of community leaders and supporters who joined Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for the dedication of its new 100,000-square-foot distribution center. The new $15 million facility will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. The Walt ...

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