Releases in ‘About WDW’

  • Disney hosts 26th annual Chef’s Gala, benefitting more than 600,000 Central Florida children and families

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. April 14, 2018—More than 800 attendees paraded down a red carpet set amidst a starry night sky at Epcot for the 26th annual Chef’s Gala event, benefitting Heart of Florida United Way. They arrived hungry—and left with both full stomachs and hearts. Delicious dishes and decadent drinks were just the beginning […]

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  • Disney plans to invest more than $34 million in community support in 2018

    Disney Grants go to infinity and beyond with $500,000 to fund impactful initiatives for local nonprofit organizations. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. April 16, 2018— It’s time to celebrate! As part of its plan to invest more than $34 million in giving in the Central Florida community in 2018, Disney has out-of-this-world plans to surprise five […]

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  • Disney Leaders Shared and Gained Insights at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. April 6, 2018 – More than 1,000 African American women leaders and executives recently gathered at the Walt Disney World Resort for the 13th annual Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. The event highlighted industry leaders through professional development workshops and sessions about business and leadership trends. Fostering engagement with diverse […]

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  • A dream comes true for young local aspiring artist

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. March 21, 2018—A young Central Florida teen who aspires to one day be an artist recently got a glimpse of her dream career during a job shadowing experience at the most magical place on earth. Debora Cordero, a 17-year-old student at Osceola High School, first started drawing when she was just […]

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  • A musical match made at Epcot: Community groups perform at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb. 23, 2018— While the Epcot international Festival of the Arts has come to a close, the memories made at the festival are sure to last for years. Some of those memories were made by Central Florida performers who were invited to bring their local talent into the international festival. Five […]

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  • Teamwork makes the dream work

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb. 17, 2018—Teamwork is at the core of the record-breaking Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, and that’s exactly what it took to pull off an experience of epic proportions for 35 students of the comic book club at Boys & Girls Clubs—Disney Clubhouse in Pine Hills. Teams across Walt Disney World Resort […]

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  • Disney grants unique and tasty wish of Make-A-Wish child

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Feb. 22, 2018—The Disney nametag is an iconic symbol of what it means to be a Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Cast Member, and four little letters on one made all the difference for 14-year-old Make-A-Wish child Winter of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. Winter recently wished to return to Walt Disney World […]

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  • Hot diggity dog! Disney Cast Members raise more than $9,000 for Central Florida pets

    The Disney Dogs Pack raised $9,893 at Paws in the Park in support of Central Florida cats and dogs. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 – They have names like Dodger, Prince, Ruby, and Lilo. They are loveable, inspiring and always steal the show. But if you think this lineup is just a bunch […]

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  • Disney engineers tinker with toys to inspire kids and families at annual local STEM event

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 17, 2018 – Disney Cast Members and Imagineers are known for their creative imaginations and innovations. But one may be a little surprised to learn the very things children play with every day ­–  toys – have inspired some the most beloved theme park attractions. So, to spark the imagination and […]

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  • A year in review: Weathering the storm

    Better together: Walt Disney World Resort and the community responded to a challenging hurricane season in 2017. — As the 1998 animate classic “Mulan” celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, it seems fitting to recall the tale of the brave warrior as the new year begins to unfold. In the film, the Emperor remarks that […]

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