Releases in ‘About WDW’

  • VoluntEARS Who Make a Difference: Brian Reif

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2012 – In the true spirit of a Disney VoluntEAR, Brian Reif shares his time and expertise to help bring a smile and a unique experience for many kids who come to Central Florida searching for “magic.” “I’m proud to be involved with these VoluntEAR opportunities because I know […]

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  • Ambassadors Chosen to Share Walt Disney World Magic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 12, 2012 – Continuing a 47-year tradition created by Walt Disney himself, Walt Disney World Resort has selected two Cast Members to serve in the revered and sought-after role of Ambassadors. In a ceremony held today at Epcot, Tye Arnold and Rich Tamayo received their official ambassador pins as part of the […]

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  • Disney Animal Keeper Combines Art and Care to Help Endangered Rhino Species

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 – As a rhinoceros keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Chad Harmon tends to some of the toughest, strongest animals on the planet.  He recently channeled that passion into an arts auction that raised approximately $6000 for the endangered animals. For the Horns to Heroes project, Harmon used one […]

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  • Disney Cast Members Walk to Raise Money and Awareness

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2012 –  More than 800 Disney VoluntEARS recently participated in the 2012 Greater Orlando Heart Walk, raising almost $33,000 in support of the American Heart Association. While taking a stand against heart disease and stroke—the number one and four leading causes of death in the United States—Disney Cast Members […]

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  • Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Announces 2012 Grant Recipients

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept.18 — The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) released its 2012 annual grants, awarding more than $1.8 million to 75 conservation projects around the globe including $130,000 to Florida based projects. Since its beginnings in 1995 DWCF has donated nearly $4 million benefiting 257 programs from 59 organizations in Florida. This […]

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  • Manatee Day at Epcot Helps Educate Guests

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 6, 2012 – In ancient days, sailors may have mistaken manatees for mermaids, but many Epcot guests won’t be making that same mistake after visiting The Seas with Nemo and Friends during International Manatee Day on Sept. 7. The one day event is designed to help dispel myths about these […]

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  • United Way Campaign Gets Help from Cast Members

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As the largest corporate contributor to Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Walt Disney World Resort often gets attention for its generous charitable giving–our Cast Members donate nearly $3 million annually to the organization and we serve as the host and sponsor of the annual Chef’s Gala event. What is […]

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  • Disney Receives Gold Autism Award

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 15 – Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts was awarded the Gold Autism Award earlier this month by The United Kingdom Autism Foundation for its efforts supporting and accommodating autistic guests. The Gold Autism Award, accepted by Greg Hale, Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Worldwide Standards and Auditing, […]

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  • MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney Inspires Careers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2012— While football is at the center of the upcoming MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, the annual event is more than just a game for two Disney Cast Members. It was the spark that inspired them to follow their dreams and land careers at Walt Disney World. A passion […]

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  • Designed by Kids, Built by Volunteers

    ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 — Inspired by Disney Cruise Line’s nautical theme, local children were able to help draw and design their dream playground as part of a healthier living initiative in the City of Rockledge. Children, community residents and the ROC Foundation (Rockledge Recreation Open-Space and Conservation Foundation) met with organizers from Disney […]

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