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Disney Cruise Line Makes Inaugural Call on Aruba -

ARUBA, May 14, 2008 – For the first time, guests sailing aboard Disney Cruise Line took in the sites and local culture of Aruba, when the Disney Magic cruise ship made its inaugural call there today.  The Disney Magic cruise ship arrived as part of a 15-night repositioning cruise through the Panama Canal, on its …

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Adriano Bastos Wins Fifth Walt Disney World Marathon -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2008 – Brazilian Adriano Bastos, donning a “Goofy” hat and waving a Brazilian flag, leaps across the finish line January 13 to win his fifth Walt Disney World Marathon. Bastos, 29, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, posted a winning time of 2:20:58. With the victory, Bastos has now won five of …

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Disney VoluntEARS: Making A Difference for 25 Years -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 25, 2008 — Putting their best foot forward for the Insurance Office of America (IOA) 5K Walk / Run in downtown Orlando, a team of more than 1,600 Walt Disney World Cast Members pounded the pavement to officially kick off a month of activities in celebration of the 25th anniversary …

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Kermit the Frog Visits Washington D.C. -

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2008 – Kermit the Frog showed up on Capitol Hill recently — not to announce his candidacy — but to help scientists from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums raise awareness on the declining population of amphibians across the globe.  According to some estimates, as many one one-third of all amphibians …

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Washington Couple Has Dream Come True on Castaway Cay -

CASTAWAY CAY,  Bahamas, Feb. 12, 2008 — Jeff  and Sarah Acoba smile as they arrive via a Disney character-lined red carpet on Disney Cruise Line’s Castaway Cay island in the Bahamas. The Acobas, from Port Orchard, Wash., are followed by Disney Cruise Line island guide Clayton Lyndsey and Zach Schafer ,  Sarah Acoba’s brother. The …

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Disney Lends Magic to Jewish Community Organization -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April, 15, 2008 — Walt Disney World Resort provided entertainment for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s Family Festival 2008 in downtown Orlando. This year marked the fifth annual festival, and the entertainment was showcased on the Walt Disney Amphitheater stage.  The festival focused on family and featured attractions including rides, …

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Annual Chef’s Gala Benefits Heart of Florida United Way -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 5, 2008– Guests were able to enjoy sample cuisine from 24 top chefs recently at the 2008 Chef’s Gala benefiting the Heart of Florida United Way.  Held at EPCOT’s World Showcase Pavilion, this year marked the 16th anniversary of Disney’s sponsorship of the event, which draws over 1000 people annually.  …

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Springs Global Announces Alliance Partnership -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 13, 2008 – Home textiles leader Springs Global US, Inc., has entered into an exclusive alliance partnership with Walt Disney World Resort to supply Wamsutta products for its deluxe resorts and Disney Vacation Club villas. The bedding and bath products, part of the Disney Resort Collection, are available for consumer …

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Toy Story Mania! Goes Intergalactic as Buzz Lightyear’s Space Mission Continues -

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 17, 2008 – Today, Buzz Lightyear’s dream of flying in space finally came true when he made his first appearance in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with Astronaut Greg Chamitoff, flight engineer for the Expedition 18 mission, to officially open the Toy Story Mania! attraction at Disney’s California Adventure. …

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Disney Cruise Line Gives Students A Behind the Scenes Look at “Toy Story-The Musical” -

ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 3, 2008 – Performing arts students at McNair Middle School in Brevard County got a behind the scenes look at the latest production show onboard Disney Cruise Line – “Toy Story-The Musical.”  In celebration of the new show’s premiere on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, members of the technical and performing team visited the …

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