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New Grand Marshal Vehicle Accommodates Wheelchair Users -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 23, 2008 – A new Grand Marshal vehicle has debuted at Magic Kingdom, carrying guests of honor down the daily Main Street parade route in grand style. It’s most impressive feature: enabling guests who use wheelchairs to board easily and ride in the main seating area.   This new automobile …

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Disney Cast Members Raise Money for United Arts -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 31, 2008 – Making music for charity’s sake, the Encore! Cast and Orchestra, a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 Disney Cast Members, struck a high note by raising a record $25,940 for United Arts of Central Florida.   “Definitely, it’s amazing for us that we exceeded our goal and set …

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Olympic Gold Medalist Makes a Splash at Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 29, 2008 – Direct from the Beijing Games where he won a record eight Gold Medals, world champion swimmer Michael Phelps celebrated his unprecedented achievement with an all-American homecoming parade in his honor at Walt Disney World Resort. In a star-spangled salute amidst confetti and thousands of flag-waving fans in …

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MEAC/SWAC Challenge Debuts Labor Day Weekend -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 18, 2008—The MEAC/SWAC Challenge, presented by Disney – today announced the schedule of events surrounding the historic game being played during Labor Day Weekend. The MEAC/SWAC Challenge, an ESPN Regional Television owned-and-operated event, features Hampton University from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Jackson State University from the Southwestern Athletic …

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman To Be Inducted Into Hall of Leaders -

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2008 – Jay Rasulo, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has been named the 2008 inductee into the Travel Industry Hall of Leaders.   Rasulo will be honored during a dinner attended by several hundred travel industry leaders October 28th in Portland, Oregon during the Marketing Outlook Forum, an annual industry conference …

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800 students compete in NAACP ACT-SO National Competition Hosted by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 7, 2008 – Approximately 800 high school students from across the country revealed their magical talent at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort recently competing in the 30th anniversary of ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) – the NAACP’s pioneering youth enrichment program.   Tichina Arnold and Terry Crews of “Everybody …

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Receives Top Accolades by Travel Industry Professionals -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2008 – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa was recognized as North America’s Leading Resort during the 2008 World Travel Awards which encourage greater quality, value and exceptional customer experience within the travel and tourism industry.     “Winners of the World Travel Awards North American and Central American …

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T-Rex Dinosaur Heads To Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 13, 2008 — ‘GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!’: A two-story tall dinosaur is transported on a flatbed truck past a pedestrian crossing sign at the Downtown Disney entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The dinosaur will be featured inside a new restaurant, currently under construction, …

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Dominoes Championship -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 10, 2008 – The 6th Annual Domino World Championship was sponsored and hosted July 10 – 12 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, featuring more than 500 adults and 80 middle school students from 18 different countries. The international event, premiered for the first time in Central Florida, also included students …

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Disney Encourages Cast Members to Vote -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 23, 2008 – Walt Disney World Resort recently hosted a Voter Registration Drive at four locations across property. Derek Bruce, director of government relations for Walt Disney World Resort, said the convenient locations allow Cast Members to participate in this election when they might not otherwise be able to do …

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