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Disney Celebrates Leap Day with Frog-Focused Activities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 29, 2008 — To celebrate Leap Day, February 29, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will kick off a series of frog-focused activities to promote conservation and raise awareness of the serious decline in amphibian populations.  Activities include a frog-leap, (not a leap frog) that challenges children to see if they can jump as …

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Wave Restaurant Debuts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 18, 2008 — Catching a wave now has new meaning at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The Wave is actually a new, full-service, casual dining restaurant that opened in early June on the first floor of the hotel. This renovation comes in addition to a makeover of the hotel’s fourth floor, which …

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Walt Disney World’s Beverage Program Wins Awards -

MIAMI, Fla., March 25, 2008- There’s more to Walt Disney World than Pixie Dust. The resort was noted for Best Chain Overall Beverage Program and Best Chain Signature Drink for 2008 by Cheers Magazine. The awards are the adult beverage industry’s highest honors for beverage program operators, and they are based on creativity, innovation, sales …

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CI-The Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund is now the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 22, 2008 -  This morning, during Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 10-year anniversary celebration, a new name and a new logo was introduced for Disney’s conservation outreach efforts, changing the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.   The new name helps build on Disney’s commitment to conservation, and communicates the broader vision for the future of …

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Disney Cast Members Earmark $450,000 to Community Charities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 11, 2008 – Walt Disney World Resort celebrated the efforts of hundreds of Cast Members who donated their time, talent and resources in 2007 to help improve the lives of Central Floridians. Receiving the highest honors were Christy Conk as VoluntEAR of the Year and the Disney Theme Park Merchandise …

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Disney Ambassador Becomes Role Model for YMCA Black Achievers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2008 — Marjorie Colas, 2006 Walt Disney World Ambassador, works closely with the YMCA Black Achievers Program as a community volunteer. Through the program, African-American professionals act as role models and volunteer leaders for students ranging from grades 8-12. As part of this mentor program, Colas teaches a business …

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Enterprising Women Recognized During Annual Ceremony -

Lake Buena Vista, Fla., March 4, 2008– The 2008 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration kicked off recently at Walt Disney World Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  This year marks the sixth year for the awards event. Enterprising Women is a magazine devoted to women entrepreneurs, and businesses range from ownership of communication companies …

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Disney Costume Designers Win Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 15, 2008 — Walt Disney World’s Costuming & Cosmetology Design Team won two awards from the North American Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors organization. The 2008 Image of the Year awards recognized the costume designs for Rix Lounge at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and the Front Desk at Disney’s Fort Wilderness …

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 8, 2008 — Nearly 5,500 Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members and Imagineers laced up their bowling shoes and hoped for strikes to help raise money and awareness for Junior Achievement (JA) during the two-day Disney—Helping Kids Shine Bowl-A-Thon, March 8 & 9.  Wearing their signature Disney VoluntEARS shirts, hundreds …

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Marks 10th Anniversary -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 22, 2008 – A ceremonial rope drop in front of the Tree of Life kicked off today’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Hundreds of 10-year Cast Members joined young adults from six continents attending Jane Goodall’s Global Youth Summit to lead a processional and herald in …

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