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Disney Dreamers and Doers Accepting Student Self-Nominations -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 21, 2014 – Central Florida’s youngest humanitarians and community service leaders are invited to come forward and be recognized as Disney Dreamers and Doers. Through April 25, the Disney Dreamers and Doers Program is accepting nominations for local students who inspire others as role models in their community, at school …

New Fantasyland Immerses Guests in Classic Disney Stories, Magical Places -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Of Magic Kingdom lands, it is the fairest of all, inviting Walt Disney World guests into classic storybook worlds where elephants fly and castles touch the sky, where a beauty meets a beast and a mermaid plays under the sea. As it opens for Disney guests, New Fantasyland is Once …

Fit For Royalty! Happily-Ever-After Dreams Come True at Princess Fairytale Hall, Now Including Anna and Elsa From ‘Frozen’ -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The fantasy world of Disney royalty becomes reality in the all-new Princess Fairytale Hall, where Magic Kingdom guests get to live out their dream of meeting real Disney royalty. This enchanting new location for Disney princesses is fit for royalty with lush purple and gold trimmings, stone walls and ornate …

2014 Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo Promotes Community Integration and Economic Development -

Hundreds of business owners and community leaders gathered at the Orange County Convention Center on April 11th for the Hispanic Business Conference, the kick-off event for the three day Hispanic Business & Consumer Expo. Walt Disney Parks & Resorts supported this year’s conference and 21st annual expo, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando’s …

Disney Parks Around the World Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’ with Global Sing-along, April 10 -

Celebration Continues Virtually at SmallWorld50.com, Where Fans Record ‘It’s a Small World’ Song and Design Dolls to Benefit UNICEF (NEW YORK/ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla./TOKYO/PARIS/HONG KONG) April 10, 2014 - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “it’s a small world” theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a …

Disney VoluntEARS Help Bring Healthy Play to Nearly 6,000 Oakland, Fla. Kids -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 7, 2014 — In a matter of hours this past weekend, a KaBOOM! volunteer construction crew including 125 Disney VoluntEARS built a new playground in Oakland, Fla., providing a safe place to play for nearly 6,000 children who live near the town’s Westside Park. More than 200 volunteers – including Disney VoluntEARS and …

Meg Crofton Honored for Orlando Economic Development Achievements -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 - Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France, accepted the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) James B. Greene Award for hercontributions to Central Florida’s economic prosperity. Crofton received the honor at the organization’s annual awards dinner last evening at Amway Center. First presented in …

UCF Will Host 10th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 4, 2014 – In a celebration of diversity, higher education and football, the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney will kick off at Bright House Networks Stadium at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Sunday, Aug. 31. Now in its 10th year, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) …

MANRRS Conference Showcases Careers in Science and Agriculture -

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) is a national non-profit organization whose primary goal is to promote participation in agricultural and related science careers among ethnic and racial minorities. Networking, mentorship, leadership development, communication and organizational skill advancement are all part of the opportunities that MANRRS provides for its members. The Minority …

2014 Application-Based Disney Grants Recipients -

Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties $55,000 The Summer of Illumination program targets summer learning loss by offering learning opportunities in academics, arts, character development, sports, and health/life skills. Covenant House Florida $25,000 The Bright Beginnings Program provides a stimulating curriculum for homeless children that will foster stronger family dynamics, help children attain developmental milestones, build their …

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