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[21 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Disney Engineers Help College Students Take Top Honors at STEM Competition | ]
Disney Engineers Help College Students Take Top Honors at STEM Competition

At the 14th annual College Bowl during the HENACC conference in New Orleans, a group of students coached by Disney engineers took home the competition’s top honors.
The conference is hosted by Great Minds in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to encourage and recognize new STEM talent and to help create a diverse workforce. Activities at the conference include networking, internships and recruitment opportunities, and seminars.
The motto of the conference is “Not for the Faint of Heart!” and hundreds of students participate each year. Teams are critiqued on communication, teamwork, …

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[5 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Honored for Support of Special Needs Guests

In recognition of their support of special needs guests, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts was recently awarded the Gold Autism Award from the United Kingdom Autism Foundation. Established in 2000 to raise Autism awareness and help support the needs of those with autism in the United Kingdom, the foundation’s award was given to Disney as recognition for their efforts in supporting guests with autism and other special needs.
In a press release issued by Disney Parks, they said:
Disney works to accommodate guests with disabilities by appropriately training Cast Members, …

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[6 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney and Sony Running a Contest for a Walt Disney World Vacation & More

Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, in collaboration with Sony Electronics, are running a contest where you can win some pretty amazing prizes, including Sony Handycam camcorders, a Walt Disney World vacation package or a Disney gift card.
In order to be eligible for the grand prize – a Walt Disney World vacation for you and three guests – visit disney.com/memories and submit an entry about someone who has created a special memory in your life. Five winners will be selected, and they’ll also receive a Sony camcorder to help capture …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Cameron Explores Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Upcoming Avatar-Themed Land

We let you know a few weeks ago about the brand-new themed land, based on the film Avatar, that will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World in a few years. An exciting development in the project’s progress came this week, when filmmaker James Cameron, along with his producing partner Jon Landau, took time to tour and explore the park. They were joined by Joe Rohde, an Imagineer who was heavily influential in the development of Animal Kingdom, and Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom …