I worked at a national non-profit located in Central Florida that received millions of dollars in grants and in-kind support from Walt Disney World. It’s cast members were also some of the most generous with their volunteer time. But it’s not just the large non-profits… Read More »Disney World Offering Grants to Central Florida Nonprofits
A bit of history was made in Central Florida today. The Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from the Space Coast one last time. Although it was perched aboard a specially built NASA 747, it looked just as majestic and inspiring as it always has. Before heading… Read More »Video of Final Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour Soaring over Walt Disney World
Marvel’s The Avengers took just 54 days to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold, as today it became one of only three films in history ever to reach the milestone. The Super Hero film’s global total is now an estimated $1,438.3 million, and… Read More »Marvel’s The Avengers Enters Lofty Territory passing $600 Million at Domestic Box Office
Update Monday at 4PM: Debby is now predicted to soar across Florida north of Orlando slowly over the next five days. However, the storm is not forecast to grow into a hurricane strength storm. Disney has closed Typhoon Lagoon, but Blizzard Beach is open, of… Read More »Tropical Storm Debby Sends Dangerous Rain and More Toward Florida
As you may have gathered, I’ve been invited to attend one of the upcoming media preview cruises aboard the Disney Fantasy. I’m quite excited. The preview cruise for the Disney Dream was only 2 nights, which added up to about 42 hours on board, of which I slept about 6 spending the rest of the time running around everywhere trying to discover everything on the ship to report here. This cruise has 3 nights and a full day at sea, so I should have plenty of time to explore and, hopefully, sleep at little bit.
If there is anything you want me to photograph or report on about the Disney Fantasy, let me know on this post and I’ll make every attempt to find it.
Meanwhile, join me below and we’ll discover some of the big waves the Disney Fantasy has been making as Central Florida readies for its newest resident.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has given its employees (both hourly and salaried) an across the board 3% raise. This is good news after three difficult years, from 2008 through 2010, where wages were frozen and many employees were let go.… Read More »SeaWorld offers Employees raises after Good Year, Is this a Sign?
October Dedication event for LEGOLAND, Florida Coming hot on the heels of their second US theme park, Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd and GCDS Corporation just announced the selection of Nagoya, Japan as the preferred location for the seventh LEGOLAND park. Pending negotiations and permitting to operate… Read More »Nagoya selected as Location for LEGOLAND Theme Park
The winter holidays are typically the toughest times for food banks and this year the demand is higher than ever. So it’s great to see Walt Disney World and its cast step up to make a big donation and a pledge of continued support to one of the great food banks here in Central Florida. Yesterday, Minnie Mouse joined Disney VoluntEARS to deliver bushels of green to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the form of a $500,000 gift for the organization’s expansion. Disney also pledged 20,000 pounds of fresh produce during the next year as part of the commitment.
The gift was part of Disney’s efforts to support organizations and programs that make a positive impact on children in the local community and will fund Second Harvest’s “Building Solutions to Hunger” capital campaign. The cash contribution will help the organization build a larger facility so it can accept and distribute significantly more food and reach more Central Floridians in need.
“We’re confident the new facility will help Second Harvest reach even more neighbors in need,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “Our goal is to help bring an end to hunger in this community, and we are proud to join with other generous donors to bring this new facility to life,”