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Communty Update

Had to take a moment reflect on our recent big achievement of passing 40,000 followers on Twitter ( @TheDisneyBlog ) today. A big thank you to everyone who has helped our community of Disney fans grow. We got a late on Facebook, but thanks to… Read More »Communty Update

Threadless Disney Villain Contest Winners

   Disney and Threadless partnered with another challenge for Threadless community members and Disney fanatics alike to create a t-shirt design inspired by Disney Villains. The results are now and can be purchased on Threadless now. If you’re wondering why you don’t see your favorite… Read More »Threadless Disney Villain Contest Winners

Disney World Recognizes Local Students

One of the many fun jobs Walt Disney World’s ambassadors enjoy is to take Mickey Mouse out to reward achievers in the community. This last week, Mickey Mouse visited local schools this week to recognize 18 students in the five-county area as Disney Dreamers & Doers Shining Stars.

Disney Dreamers & Doers recognizes students throughout Central Florida who serve as role models at school, at home and in their community. Approximately 400 students were chosen as their school’s 2012 Disney Dreamer & Doer.

In addition to a visit from Mickey Mouse and the prize patrol, Disney Dreamers & Doers ShiningStars receive a Mickey Mouse statue known as a “Mousecar”, Walt Disney World annual theme park passes for themselves and their immediate family, a gold medallion and a special invitation to attend the upcoming Kids and Nature Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort.

From the Dreamers & Doers, a panel of judges selected 18 Shining Stars from elementary, middle and high schools in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties, as well as the Florida Virtual School. These students are considered the best of the best. They consistently demonstrate outstanding character, lead by example and have a caring spirit.

“The Disney Dreamers & Doers program is just one way we demonstrate our commitment to the children of Central Florida,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of Community Relations for Walt Disney World Resort. “We are so proud of all these students, especially the Shining Stars. They offer bright hope for the future as each of them has a special spark. They truly are making a difference in our community and inspiring others to do the same.”

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The Disney Blog Community Survey

From time to time, I like to stop and take the pulse of the community that has grown up around The Disney Blog. I get to know you better and you get to know your voice is being heard. Plus, having good statistics helps The Disney Blog do some of the things that are needed to keep the lights on around here.

That’s why I’m asking you to take a short survey. It shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes, but it will help set the course for The Disney Blog for the future.

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Disneyland CREATE Grants Program Available for Teachers in Orange County

For over 16 years the Disneyland Resort has been helping local teachers offer improved arts education through a series of grants. A new version of that grand program debuted this year and the Disneyland Resort is now accepting applications from kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in all Orange County school districts for enhanced Disneyland CREATE (Creative Resources Enabling Arts through Education) Grants.

Formerly known as Disneyland Resort Enabling Grants, the CREATE program provides classroom teachers with needed funds for projects, programs and materials that directly support student involvement in the visual and performing arts.

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