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Disney and its Cast Members donate 2.5 million back-to-school supplies in Central Florida

Summer break is winding down and teachers from across Central Florida are preparing to receive a fresh crop of eager young students for the year. For the eleventh time since 2003, Mickey Mouse and VoluntEARS from Walt Disney World Resort … Continue reading

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Patina Group’s Via Napoli celebrates 4 years at EPCOT

It was four years ago today that the Patina group brought its first restaurant to Orlando. For years, the team at Patina Group has been a bastion of tasty food and excellent service in New York and Los Angeles; Via … Continue reading

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Disney VoluntEARS work leads to real dollars for local charities

Each year Disney’s community of volunteer cast members head back to the communities where they live and play and help charities and nonprofits that are near and dear to their hearts. These “VoluntEARS” spend countless hours on community initiatives such … Continue reading

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Downtown Disney Marketplace Co-Op Walking Tour

Last weekend I went on a brief walking tour of the new Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney Orlando. This location will serve as a testing ground for new store concepts for Disney. If it is popular, a concept could eventually … Continue reading

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Is Disney’s Magic Band the Future of Retail

Disney’s Magic Band and the related MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ are just three elements of a skunk works type division charged with creating Next-Gen experiences for guests at Walt Disney World. Just how revolutionary are these changes? One Tampa Bay Tribune … Continue reading

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