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  • Disney Helps Write Story of New Library

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug 15, 2012 – Walt Disney World donated $150,000 to the Osceola Board of County Commissioners for its public library project in Celebration, giving residents of West Osceola access to a greater number of books, computers and other public resources. The library, already under construction and expected to open early next […]

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  • Disney Cast Members Donate Record 3.1 Million School Supplies, 13,000 Backpacks to Central Florida Students

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 – School superintendents from Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties today joined Disney VoluntEARS and Mickey Mouse to celebrate a record 3.1 million supplies and 13,000 backpacks that are on the way to students across Central Florida. The supplies, all donated by Disney Cast Members and Walt […]

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  • Family Day at Disney in Support of Education

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 5, 2012 – Disney’s Back-to-School Supply Drive was in full swing this weekend as Cast Members brought their spouses, siblings and children to help sort thousands of items that will soon be delivered to schools across Central Florida. This year’s “Family Day” is part of the Back-to-School initiative that started in […]

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  • Cotton-top Tamarins celebrated at Animal Kingdom

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 3, 2012  – While lions may be known as the king of the jungle, a tiny, one-pound monkey will have top billing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Throughout the month of August, guests will be invited to join in activities centered around the cotton-top tamarin, a critically endangered primate from northern […]

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  • Canoe Racers Keep Disney Tradition Alive

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Olympians or not, more than 800 Cast Members on 75 teams paddled their hearts out in the recent Canoe Races of the World event–commonly referred to as C.R.O.W–in Magic Kingdom. Surrounding Tom Sawyer’s Island on the Rivers of America, the racers started near Country Bears Jamboree, passing by Big Thunder Mountain […]

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  • Super Greeters Enhance the Experience for Latin American Guests

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 23, 2012 – With the international tour group season in full swing, Walt Disney World Resort is on pace to exceed last year’s record for guest visitation from Brazil. A big part of the success with international tour groups from Latin America  – and Brazil in particular – has been […]

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  • Disney Supports Art Museum Exhibit for Children

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.– As part of Walt Disney World Resort’s ongoing support to the Orlando Museum of Art, the company is sponsoring From Alice to Zeus: The Art of John Rocco, an exhibit on view from July 14 – October 28, 2012. This is the eighth exhibition in OMA’s Art of the Picture Book Series, and because […]

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  • Disney Sponsored Turtles Compete in Annual Marathon

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— Fans at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort will be able to cheer on “Peach” and “Pearl” as the two loggerhead sea turtles return to the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the annual Turtles Migration Marathon. Named after characters from the Disney-Pixar movie Finding Nemo, Peach and Pearl are competing in the “Tour de […]

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  • Cast Members Perform 10th Encore Show for Charity

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 16, 2012 – In 2002, a few Walt Disney World Cast Members sharing a passion for artistic expression and a desire to help local charities came together to create magic in a special way — producing cabaret-style productions of Broadway standards. Today, this group of Cast Members, aptly named Encore! […]

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  • Cast Members donate more than 4,000 meals

    More than 4,000 meals will be shared with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a United Way organization, thanks to generous Cast Members who participated in a recent food drive. The drive, which was conducted by the FAMILIES Diversity Resource Group (DRG), in partnership with Walt Disney World Community Relations, collected more than 6,000 pounds of […]

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