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[22 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney and USO Provide Entertainment for Sandy Relief Workers

In a partnership with the USO, Disney Theatrical Group recently arranged for a little entertainment for service workers in New York City to aide with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The move is part of Disney’s continued efforts to support victims of the storm, which swept through the northeast United States in late October, bringing widespread devastation.
More than 500 service men and women who were temporarily relocated to two armories in New York City received tickets to one of three Disney Broadway productions. Relief workers enjoyed a night of entertainment at …

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[18 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Donates $250,000 for Disaster Relief for Pets

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Disney has aided in the hurricane relief effort through corporate donations and persuading others to donate through ABC’s Day of Giving. Now, Disney has given another disaster relief donation, this time to help the hurricane’s animal victims. This week, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund donated $250,000 to the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which will help to rescue animals from disasters and help IFAW and its partners prepare their personnel for emergencies.
“After a devastating storm like Hurricane Sandy, communities are faced with a shortage of …

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[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney/ABC Raises $16.8 Million During Its Day of Giving

During Disney/ABC’s “Day of Giving” on Monday, November 5, the companies were able to raise more than $16.8 million for the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The “Day of Giving” was held in addition to The Walt Disney Co.’s previous donation of $2 million, as well as their employee donation matching program, which will match all eligible employee donations to relief funds dollar for dollar.
Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, said:
Our ‘Day of Giving’ was an enormous success, raising more …

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[4 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
ABC Declares Monday ‘Day of Giving’ for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

We let you know yesterday about the Walt Disney Company’s $2 million donation to Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding. This Monday, November 5, ABC will be further aiding with donation efforts for Hurricane Sandy through a ‘Day of Giving’ campaign on their regularly scheduled programming.
“The effects of Hurricane Sandy have impacted millions of people across the entire North East, including many of our co-workers, friends and families,” said Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television Group and Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks. “This unprecedented devastation demanded an unprecedented response, so our …

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[3 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Donate $2 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

In light of the recent destruction to the Northeast that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Walt Disney Company announced this week that the company will be making a generous $2 million donation to support Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding.
“It’s hard to fathom the utter devastation from this storm,” said Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company. “Thousands of people in the hurricane’s path lost everything and face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together. We hope this helps provide immediate aid …

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[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Fantasy Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

The Disney Fantasy sustained some damage due to Hurricane Sandy, reports have announced. While the terrified passengers who were aboard the ship during its tumultuous journey took to the internet to write about their experiences, Disney Cruise Line downplays the damage.
Rebecca Peddie, manager of public affairs for Disney Destinations, said:
Overall, the ship is fine and is currently out sailing a seven-night Western Caribbean voyage. We had minor damage involving some cracked windows and some furniture damage that we have addressed.
However, cruise passengers had a different story to tell. One woman …

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[28 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Theatricals Cancels Broadway Performances Due to Hurricane Sandy

Those of us on the East Coast are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy and its effects over the next few days, and in preparation for the storm, Disney Theatrical Productions has canceled several performances of its Broadway productions.
The October 28-29 performances of Newsies, Mary Poppins, and The Lion King will be officially canceled, Disney Theatricals announced this afternoon. The dates/times of the canceled performances are as follows:
Mary Poppins: October 28th at 6:30 PM (New Amsterdam Theater)
The Lion King: October 28th at 6:30 PM (Minskoff Theater)
Newsies: October 29th at 7:30 PM …

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[25 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Very Blustery Day Caused by Hurricane Sandy Reroutes Disney Dream and Fantasy Cruises

Editor’s Note:  Guest Writer Cari Keebaugh is back this week to give us an update on how the tropics are affecting Disney Cruise Line itineraries.  Take it away, Cari!
While Hurricane Sandy isn’t expected to make landfall in Florida, she’s still causing some families to alter their vacation plans.
The Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, originally scheduled to make port at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, have both rescheduled. Instead of docking at Disney’s private island, both cruise liners will remain at sea for the day in order to avoid the …