Releases in ‘About WDW’

  • Disney Shares the “Science Behind the Magic”

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL., June 22, 2012— Pixie dust and fantasy make a visit to Walt Disney World Resort, magical. But recently a group of engineers, scientists and astrophysicists saw the magic in a different light during a special “Science Behind the Magic” presentation at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Their eye-opening visit was part of NASA’s 25th annual […]

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  • Baby Okapi Welcomed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 27, 2012— “Nafuna”, a 35-pound female baby Okapi, is the newest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom family. Reported healthy after her first wellness exam, Nafuna, whose name means delivered feet first, was born on June 21st following a 14-month gestation period. Guests will be able to catch a glimpse of […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS of the Year Recognized by Peers

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 26, 2012 – As part of the ongoing commitment to volunteerism, Walt Disney World Resort recently recognized its top VoluntEARS with coveted awards and charitable contributions. Cast Members and Mickey Mouse made surprise visits to present Disney’s Animal Kingdom Community Involvement Committee with the VoluntEAR Team of the Year trophy, […]

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  • Disney Named Conservationist of the Year by Wildlife Federation

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 22, 2012 — The Florida Wildlife Federation recently highlighted the efforts of the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) naming it “Corporate Conservationist of the Year” during its annual awards ceremony. “The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund was chosen because of the very generous grants and remarkable efforts to support conservation projects, […]

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  • JAXPORT Welcomes Disney

    Jacksonville, Fla., June 19, 2012 – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has started importing most of the merchandise headed to its Central Florida parks through JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point, a shift that underscores the port’s growing attractiveness to shippers while also supporting statewide efforts to move Florida cargo through Florida seaports. Florida […]

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  • Urban League Youth Summit Inspires Students to Become Leaders

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 14, 2012 – The Walt Disney Company hosted the 11th annual Central Florida Urban League Youth Leadership Summit this past Saturday at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.  The conference focused on engaging and empowering 170 students to become positive leaders in their school and communities while focusing on topics relevant to […]

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  • The Walt Disney Company Sets New Standards for Food Advertising to Kids

    BURBANK, Calif., June 5, 2012 – Building on its landmark nutrition guidelines established in 2006, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today became the first major media company to introduce new standards for food advertising on programming targeting kids and families.  This significant undertaking marks the latest step in Disney’s partnership with parents to inspire […]

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  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Opens, Putting Hundreds More Cast Members to Work in Central Florida

    Central Florida Leaders Gather for Historic Moment at Walt Disney World Resort LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. May 31, 2012 – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort opened its doors for the first time today as hundreds of Cast Members welcomed guests and community leaders from across Central Florida who shared in the historic moment. Disney’s Art […]

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  • Big Help for Hunger Relief Gets Underway

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 — Disney executives were among a group of community leaders who helped Second Harvest Food Bank break ground on a new $15 million facility that will provide hunger relief for thousands of Central Floridians in need. On May 30, the construction of the 100,000-square-foot distribution center got under […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Plant Herbs at Transitional Home

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 30, 2012 – A group of families now can spice up their meals with rosemary, oregano and basil thanks to the work of VoluntEARS from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn who planted and delivered the herbs to the transitional housing facility where they live in Kissimmee. This community effort was initiated by […]

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