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Disney Honors 100 Students as Dreamers and Doers -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 8, 2008 – They entertain residents of nursing homes and serve food to people who are homeless. They volunteer with migrant workers and sell lemonade to raise money for tornado victims. They donate their hair for children with cancer and crusade to prevent child abuse. And they do it all …

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International Youth Leaders Energized to Make Change after Jane Goodall’s Global Youth Summit -

ARLINGTON, Va., April 25, 2008 – One hundred youth from six continents and 28 countries are heading home today after taking part in Jane Goodall’s Global Youth Summit.  This unique event, which took place April 19-25 at Walt Disney World Resort® in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., mobilized the young leaders to address some of the …

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New Dining Kiosks Enhance Guests Dining Experience -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 6, 2008 — Theme park dining is going high-tech with the addition of self-service kiosks at the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Guests at Pecos Bill welcomed the touch-screen kiosks that display daily menus at the quick-service restaurant.  With a touch …

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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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