Releases in ‘About WDW’

  • Casting a Spell: Guests are Part of the Story in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012 – Inspiration meets innovation when Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom opens to Walt Disney World Guests in late February of this year. This immersive, role-playing game features unprecedented interaction with Disney characters who come to life in previously hidden areas throughout Magic Kingdom park. Families, friends and individuals […]

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  • Disney and General Motors Renew Alliance and Create Magic for Guests at a Re-Imagined Test Track Experience

    Two of the world’s most recognized brands extend an alliance that will create a new experience for millions of Guests at Epcot. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 6, 2012 – Disney and General Motors have renewed their long-term business relationship with a new multi-year corporate alliance. As part of the new alliance, GM will be […]

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  • Disney’s Support of Covenant House Helps Youth Build Solid Foundation

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 23, 2011 – During the holidays and throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort provides cash and in-kind support to hundreds of local organizations that aim to build brighter futures for children and families. One such organization benefitting from Disney’s ongoing outreach is Covenant House Florida, which focuses on helping […]

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  • For Kids’ Sake: Disney Offers $1.5 Million in Grants to Local Nonprofits

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 20, 2011 – Throughout the year, Walt Disney World Resort works with charities throughout Central Florida to build better futures for local children. As the new year approaches, a total of $1.5 million in financial support is available for eligible local nonprofits through the 2012 Disney Helping Kids Shine Grants […]

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  • Disney Donates Playgrounds To Encourage Creativity, Fun

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2011 – Children at the Welbourne Avenue Nursery and Kindergarten in Winter Park have a brand new way to exercise their minds and show off their creativity, thanks to the new Imagination Playground they received from Walt Disney World Resort. Part of the KaBOOM! organization’s Building Playgrounds initiative, Imagination […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Dress Up Holidays for Local Children

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 14, 2011 – For more than 20 years, Vernell Erkins has volunteered her time for a tradition that makes the holidays brighter for more than 1,000 local children. Erkins is one of hundreds of Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort who outfit teddy bears in a variety of costumes, […]

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  • Rare Pigs Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 13, 2011 – The Animal Care team at Conservation Station has some new animals to brag about with the arrival of three kunekune pigs, a rare breed that has just made its debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Found in New Zealand but believed to have originated in China, kunekune pigs […]

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  • Disney VoluntEARS Collect Nearly 30,000 Toys For Local Children

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 8, 2011 – Walt Disney World VoluntEARS reported for duty this morning on a joint mission with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Mickey Mouse to contribute to the local Toys for Tots campaign. During the past month, Walt Disney World Cast Members collected more toys than ever before – […]

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  • Four Seasons breaks ground at Walt Disney World Resort

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2011 – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts kicked off construction of its luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort today, in a groundbreaking ceremony with joint venture partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate. The 444-room resort will create about 2,000 construction jobs and hundreds of resort positions when […]

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  • Series Highlights Organizations That Make A Difference

    From packing boxes of food for Second Harvest and building KABOOM! playgrounds for children, to collecting items for Toys For Tots, Disney VoluntEARS work with numerous nonprofit organizations in Central Florida all year long that share Disney’s commitment to improve the lives of children and families in the local community. During these uncertain economic times, […]

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