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Environmental Excellence Awards -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 28, 2007 – More than 300 Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members were recognized recently for their commitment and dedication to the environment at the 2007 Environmental Excellence Awards. The Environmental Excellence Awards were launched in 1994 and recognizes Cast Members for all aspects of environmental excellence: habitat conservation, resource conservation, …

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It’s a Girl! -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 25, 2007- The Walt Disney World® Resort’s Animal Programs team welcomed a 6-foot-1 inch, 151-pound bundle of joy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®. Nikki, a 10-year-old giraffe, gave birth to a healthy baby girl Monday, March 26. The calf, named Rori (ROAR-ee), was Nikki’s first and both the calf and Nikki are …

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PR – Backpacks2006 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2006 - Students at Hiawassee Elementary School got a surprise visit Thursday afternoon from Disney Cast Members delivering back-to-school backpacks brimming with donated school supplies for all 700 students.  In gearing up for the first week of school, Disney VoluntEARS delivered a total of 10,000 backpacks and other school supplies …

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Epcot Fun Facts -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — October 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. Following are 25 remarkable facts about Epcot: It took nearly 3,000 designers and 4,000 construction workers to build the first phase of Epcot. 54 million cubic feet of dirt was excavated to build the …

Florida’s Surgeon General and Lung Association Commend Disney Resort Hotels for Going Smoke-Free -

ORLANDO, Fla. – Aug. 23, 2007.  Florida Surgeon General Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D. and the American Lung Association of Florida recognized Walt Disney World Resorts’ decision to make their 24,000 hotel rooms smokefree today at a ceremony at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. This decision will reduce harmful exposure to secondhand smoke for both employees and guest. …

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Orlando Venues Dream Comes True -

ORLANDO, Fla. - July 27, 2007.  Central Florida is one step closer to realizing the dreams of having three important community venues. This week, local community leaders approved plans for a new performing arts center, a new events center and a renovated Citrus Bowl. Along with local tourism leaders, Walt Disney World Resort is proud to …

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Walt Disney World Government Relations hosts voter registration drives. -

Central Florida, July 18 and 19, 2007.  The events were held on July 18th and 19th respectively at Disney’s Tampa and Orlando Reservation Centers with the assistance of the Hillsborough County, Orange County and Osceola County Supervisor of Elections offices.  Over 1,500 Cast Members are employed at the combined sites and many participated by registering as …

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Walt Disney World Hosts the Swearing-In of 1,000 New Americans on July 4, 2007 -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – July 4,2007.  Rain fell, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 1,000 immigrants from 101 countries, who realized their dream of becoming American citizens during a Naturalization ceremony on July 4th at the Walt Disney World Resort. For the first time ever, the Magic Kingdom park was the …

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No Passports Required! Epcot is the World Tour of Shopping -

Imagine searching for silken clothes among the lantern-lit marketplaces of China, darting in and out of Europe, Asia, Canada and Africa to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift items found only in these native lands. Imagine a whirlwind shopping spree around the world without need for a passport or plane ticket. Imagine no longer — it’s Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort Donates $12.5 Million in support of Orlando’s Performing Arts Center -

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2007 – Walt Disney World Resort today unveiled plans for three significant financial donations to the Central Florida community led by a $12.5 million commitment to the Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center (DPAC), it was announced by Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney World Resort.   “Disney Cast Members take …

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