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Disney Parks Around the World Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’ with Global Sing-along, April 10 -

Celebration Continues Virtually at SmallWorld50.com, Where Fans Record ‘It’s a Small World’ Song and Design Dolls to Benefit UNICEF (NEW YORK/ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla./TOKYO/PARIS/HONG KONG) April 10, 2014 - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “it’s a small world” theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a …

Disney VoluntEARS Help Bring Healthy Play to Nearly 6,000 Oakland, Fla. Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 7, 2014 — In a matter of hours this past weekend, a KaBOOM! volunteer construction crew including 125 Disney VoluntEARS built a new playground in Oakland, Fla., providing a safe place to play for nearly 6,000 children who live near the town’s Westside Park. More than 200 volunteers – including Disney VoluntEARS and …

Meg Crofton Honored for Orlando Economic Development Achievements -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 - Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, accepted the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) James B. Greene Award for hercontributions to Central Florida’s economic prosperity. Crofton received the honor at the organization’s annual awards dinner last evening at Amway Center. First presented in …

UCF Will Host 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 – In a celebration of diversity, higher education and football, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney will kick off at Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Now in its 10th year, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) …

MANRRS Conference Showcases Careers in Science and Agriculture -

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote participation in agricultural and related science careers among ethnic and racial minorities. Networking, mentorship, leadership development, communication and organizational skill advancement are all part of the opportunities that MANRRS provides for its members. The Minority …

2014 Application-Based Disney Grants Recipients -

Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties $55,000 The Summer of Illumination program targets summer learning loss by offering learning opportunities in academics, arts, character development, sports, and health/life skills. Covenant House Florida $25,000 The Bright Beginnings Program provides a stimulating curriculum for homeless children that will foster stronger family dynamics, help children attain developmental milestones, build their …

Disney Season: Summer 2014 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort guests have plenty of ways to show their Disney Side this summer with special events and new openings. Sizzling with excitement from June to August, festivities include: Summer Openings Around Walt Disney World Resort Summer brings new shopping, shows and stays with special openings taking place …

The Force is Strong at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars Weekends Adds Another Weekend and New Dining in 2014 -

The power of the Force returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for five consecutive weekends (every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 16-June 15, 2014 for the park’s annual Star Wars Weekends. Guests will enjoy a galactic event jam-packed with out-of-this-universe entertainment and their favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions.  More than 60 characters from the Star …

Magic Your Way: Up-to-Date Ticket Prices and Resort Rates -

Click the link below to download a printable PDF version of the Magic Your Way: Facts On Walt Disney World Prices (requires the free Adobe Reader software). The press release contains complete information about current Walt Disney World Resort ticket prices, resort hotel rates, special savings for Florida residents and more. Magic Your Way: Facts …

La Prensa’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Recognize Influential Latina Women -

La Prensa Newspaper’s Mujeres Destacadas Awards Luncheon, held on March 14, 2014 in Downtown Orlando gathered over 300 women to honor the accomplishments of extraordinary women in the Central Florida community.  This year’s awards highlighted accomplishments in arts & culture, business technology, community leadership, education and health. The event’s keynote speaker Monica Lozano is regarded …

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