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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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Audio-Animatronics Timeline -

  Early 1950s Walt Disney purchases a mechanical bird while vacationing in Europe. The souvenir becomes the inspiration for Audio-Animatronics technology. 1951 Work begins on “Project Little Man.”  Roger Broggie and Wathel Rogers, pioneers in Audio-Animatronicstechnology, create a miniature figure that is programmed with cams, cables and tubes to mimic tap-dancing routines performed by the …

Walt Disney World Guests Create Custom Mouse Ear Hats With the New -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Every Kingdom has its crown jewels, and Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is no different. But don’t expect rubies or spires of gold: The jewels here — those famous Mouse Ear hats — come with a little extra “character.” Guests are finding a new, customized way to enjoy …

Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants: 2010 Funding -

Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants is the premier charitable giving program for the Walt Disney World Resort and provides funding for organizations or agency programs that focus on four specific ways of helping children: connecting with adults, constructive use of free time, character development, and compassion. Walt Disney World Resort accepts grant applications from qualified non-profit …

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The Wave…of American Flavors Brings a Splash of Fun, Healthful Dining to Disney -

            LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — With drinks like the Antioxidant Cocktail, entrées such as linguine with clams, rock shrimp and fresh thyme in chunky tomato broth, and crispy almond-pineapple-raisin “baklava” for dessert, The Wave…of American Flavors brings a surge of new dining ideas to Walt Disney World Resort.  Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the restaurant …

Lynx announcement -

Orlando Fla., April 24, 2008 – Walt Disney World Government Relations worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) to reach an innovative agreement which will provide Disney Cast Members as well as workers throughout Central Florida with additional transportation options in the coming years. The agreement …

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Toy Story Mania! Fun Facts -

  Each ride vehicle weighs as much as 8,580 Woody dolls. It would take 5,026 toy soldiers lined up end-to-end to make up the total track length. Toy Story Mania! is the first time that Walt Disney Imagineering is creating an attraction for two Disney Parks simultaneously. It has been estimated that, each day, guests …

Cinderella Castle: Regal Icon of Walt Disney World Resort -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It inspires awe and wonderment. Its fairy-tale finesse captures the imagination of millions of Disney guests every year. Lights bathe it in rainbow hues, and Tinker Bell flies gracefully from its turrets. Hundreds of fireworks perform a celebratory dance above it. Once, it was transformed into a giant pink birthday …

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