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Innovative Agreement to Provide up to $7.36 Million for Public Transportation in Central Florida -

ORLANDO, Fla. , April 24, 2008 – An innovative agreement announced today between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will result in as much as $7.36 million in funding to increase transportation options for Central Florida workers.   “This five-year agreement gives …

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Herd the News? Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Newborn Elephant -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 1, 2008 – Walt Disney World Resort welcomed a newborn calf to the herd of African elephants at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this weekend. Twenty-six-year-old Moyo gave birth to a 327-pound male elephant June 28 after 21 months gestation. This newest addition, which has yet to be named, is the heaviest elephant calf …

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Walt Disney World Receives Legacy Award from Children’s Miracle Network -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 26, 2008 — The Children’s Miracle Network has awarded its Legacy Award to the Walt Disney Company at its annual celebration, citing Disney’s longtime support of the Children’s Miracle Network.  The Legacy Award recognizes the long-standing commitment of organizations and corporations in supporting and fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. …

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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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