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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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CastFeature-Disney Cast Members Lace Up Their Bowling Shoes for Junior Achievement -

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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GOVERNOR CRIST APPLAUDS COMPLETION OF GREEN LODGING CERTIFICATION AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 15, 2008 – Today, Florida Governor Charlie Crist applauded Walt Disney World Resort for its achievement of 100 percent of its lodging properties earning the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Lodging Program designation, covering all 23 of its resort hotels plus Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. “I applaud Disney’s compelling participation …

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Disney Cruise Line Salutes Earth Day by Honoring the Winners of Disney’s Environmentality Challenge -

GRAND CAYMAN, April 22, 2008 – Disney Cruise Line honored the top prize winners of Disney’s Environmentality Challenge (DEC) educational program today in an awards ceremony and day of fun aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship.  Coinciding with the international recognition of Earth Day, the event showcased student contributions to promote conservation and protect the …

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Points of Light & Hands On Network Recognize Disney’s VoluntEAR program -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 2, 2008 – Points of Light & Hands On Network recently presented Disney Worldwide Outreach with the 2008 Award for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs.  Disney was one of four organizations recognized for raising corporate volunteerism to new heights during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Atlanta.   …

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Disney Leader Presents Lifework Leadership Orlando Award -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 16, 2008 — Lifework Leadership Orlando recently held its annual awards dinner and graduation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Al Weiss, President of Worldwide Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, presented the organization’s Legacy Award to Bill Heavener, co-founder of Full Sail University. The Legacy Award is given to the …

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Visits Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 20, 2008 — New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg poses with Mickey Mouse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Bloomberg was at Walt Disney World Resort participating in the first annual “Excellence in Action” education reform summit, presented by The Foundation for Excellence in Education.   During the June summit, participants …

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U.S. Surgeon General Honors Disney for Well-Balanced Foods -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 6, 2008 — During his nationwide tour to promote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative, the Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., stopped by Walt Disney World to present The Walt Disney Company with the “Healthy Youth …

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Boys and Girls Club Members Successfully Complete “Go Healthy” Program -

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18, 2008 — More than 140 children and parents from the Walt Disney World Boys and Girls Club in Pine Hills recently completed an eight-week program to promote healthier living. With the help of some 45 Disney VoluntEARS, the “Go Healthy” experiential learning initiative focused on four aspects of healthy living, including …

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