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[3 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Woman Sues Disney World Over Injuries Sustained on Jungle Cruise Ride

Stacey Holdorff has filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney World for injuries she sustained while attempting to disembark the Jungle Cruise ride.
Holdorff was celebrating her daughter’s sixth birthday at the Magic Kingdom earlier this year when another boat rammed into the back of the boat she was attempting to leave. Holdorff was thrown backward as a result of the collision, while her daughter slammed into her father’s chest. A Disney Cast Member was also injured during the collision.
Holdorff was taken to the hospital and sustained neck and spinal injuries. Because …

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[8 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Characters Spread Cheer at Local Florida Hospitals

Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment team visit the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children throughout the year, bringing exotic animals to spread joy to the children in these hospitals and enable them to focus on the fun instead of their illness.
In addition to the various critters that bring joy to these local hospitals, famous Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale also also make the rounds to bring smiles to the children’s faces.
Says Gabriel Burns, …

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[11 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney VoluntEARS Donate Thousands of Toys to Local Florida Toy Drive

Disney cast members are participating in the Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots toy drive, which benefits the children in need across the nation.  This year, VoluntEARS are donating more than 30,000 new toys to the Central Florida Toys for Tots headquarters.
Gunnery Sergeant Jose Rodriguez stated that the donation is the largest received to date, and will go far to make the holiday just a little brighter for more than 20,000 underprivileged children in Florida’s Orange and Seminole Counties.  Says Rodriguez:  “You can’t imagine how many families they affect. …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar to Conduct Lecture at UCF

The former head of Walt Disney Imagineering Marty Sklar will be on hand at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to conduct a lecture and Q&A session Friday, May 13.
As a Disney cast member for 55 years, Sklar will bring his unique experiences to the lecture, and will share with the public what it was like to work with Walt Disney himself. The lecture will be hosted by the college’s Future Theme Park Leaders Association, and will cost $15 for students and $25 for the general …

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[14 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Employee Injured at Animal Kingdom Dies

A Walt Disney World employee who was injured Sunday afternoon while working on a ride at the resort’s Animal Kingdom park has died.
According to WESH News, the worker, identified as Russell Sherry Rosco, sustained injuries while working on Primeval Whirl, a ride located in the Dinoland U.S.A. portion of the park.  WESH stated on air during this morning’s broadcast that Mr. Rosco had sustained head injuries.  Primeval Whirl is currently closed to guests while it undergoes refurbishment.
Mr. Rosco was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center following the injury.  Disney stated at the time …