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Immersive Experiences Starring YOU at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Whether hula dancing or singing or learning the tricks of Caribbean pirates or Star Wars Jedi, Walt Disney World guests discover a realm of magic and enchantment where they are not only dazzled and entertained, but may also have a chance to be part of the show.  Here’s a rundown of …

Walt Disney World Cast Members Recognize Innovative Schools and Classrooms -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 21, 2008 — More than 100 Disney Cast Members are heading to local schools with a collective $54,000 to recognize innovative ideas in the classroom as a new element of Disney’s Teacherrific Awards. Each $500 “Minnie Grant” will be used by a school or classroom in need of specialized equipment …

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Central Florida Students Receive Thousands of School Supplies from Disney Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2008 — On the last days of summer break, thousands of Orange County students received a visit from backpack-bearing Disney VoluntEARS, hoping to help them start their first day of school with the right supplies. During the past week, Walt Disney World Cast Members filled more than 6,000 backpacks …

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Black Theatre Network Accepts Disney Donation to Help Entertainment Students -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug.29, 2008—Walt Disney World Resort entertainment Cast Members spread the magic earlier this month with a donation valued at more than $700,000 worth of stage equipment at the 22nd Annual Black Theatre Network Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.   For the third consecutive year, the Disney entertainment team presented randomly …

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Disney Cruise Line Recognized as a Finalist in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 World Savers Awards -

CELEBRATION, Fla., Aug. 22, 2008 – Condé Nast Traveler magazine recently honored Disney Cruise Line as a finalist in four categories of the 2008 World Savers Awards recognizing Disney’s commitment to community outreach and environmental conservation.   The awards honor travel companies around the world in areas of leadership and social responsibility and focus on …

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Sixteen-Year-Old Texan Becomes Disney Princess for a Day -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 22, 2008 – Walt Disney World welcomed a new royal highness for one special day in August when 16-year-old Sarah, of Round Rock, Texas, graced her presence in the courtyards of Epcot’s France Pavilion. Disney, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas, granted Sarah’s wish to …

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Disney Launches Global Research & Development Labs -

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2008 – Disney announced a major Research and Development initiative to engage top technology universities to conduct research and development for its Parks & Resorts division, Disney Media Networks, ESPN, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group and Pixar Animation Studios. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and …

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Disney’s Animal Programs Leads International Effort to Help Manage Growing Elephant Population -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 29, 2008 – Cast Members with Disney’s Animal Programs is leading an international coalition of veterinarians, conservation groups, zoos, universities and private industry to conduct a series of procedures to effectively sterilize male elephants and help reduce the elephant birth rates in areas of South Africa. The team expects to …

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Orlando Delegation Visits Montreal to Study “Best Practices” -

ORLANDO, Fla. , Aug. 25, 2008 – Walt Disney World Resort President Meg Crofton joined a delegation of 90 business leaders from Central Florida on an economic development mission to Montreal, Canada earlier this month.   Led by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), and the Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor of the City of …

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Disney and Underwriters Laboratories Host First Safety Summit for U.S. Educators -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 8, 2008 – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), recently hosted eight educators at the first-ever Disney/UL Safety Summit to review a series of DVD’s produced by Disney to raise safety awareness among children nationwide.   The educators included teachers and firefighters who were invited …

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