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August 17, 2015

ESPN Receives Five 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN

On August 8 in Minneapolis, ESPN won five 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards at the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) 40th annual convention.

July 2, 2015

Star-Spangled Fun at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

With Independence Day just around the corner, Disney Parks are gearing up for star-spangled fun. To celebrate, parks and resorts in the U.S. are preparing to delight guests of all ages with world-class holiday entertainment.

April 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Celebrates Earth Month

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

At Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, we aim to protect the planet for tomorrow and encourage others to do the same. Our cast members play a huge role in that effort, using resources wisely and inspiring others to reduce their impact on the environment.

January 30, 2015

Disney News This Week: Details Announced for Diamond Celebration at Disneyland Resort, MagicBand Reaches New Distribution Milestone, Disney Junior Announces 'Elena of Avalor'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
On Wednesday, Disneyland Resort announced three sensational new nighttime spectaculars that will dazzle guests and help celebrate 60 years of magic at Disneyland Park. Nighttime will glitter like never before when the latest technology and immersive special effects light up the sky with the "Paint the Night" parade and "Disneyland Forever" fireworks spectacular in Disneyland Park.
January 28, 2015

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Takes Steps Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Last week, the Disneyland Resort was honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, California’s highest environmental honor, for waste-reduction efforts. The program distinguishes organizations that are leaders in environmental stewardship and that make notable efforts to conserve California’s natural resources. Over the last 10 years, the Disneyland Resort has doubled the amount of waste diverted from landfills, and is working toward the long-term goal of achieving Zero Waste—a distinction already awarded to Circle D Corral at Disneyland park. In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste, hand towels, laundry lint and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants.
January 21, 2015

Disney Employees Help Sea Turtles Return to Their Natural Habitat

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Recently, Disney Animal Programs cast members from Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends helped with the rescue of several cold-stunned Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles from Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. The turtles were just some of many that were rescued from the Northeastern cold snap this past fall, which left hundreds of the cold-blooded animals lethargic and immobilized. Since the turtles’ arrival last month, they have been sharing the backstage space at The Seas with Nemo & Friends where cast members conducted daily checks to keep an eye on the turtles’ progression and rehabilitation. The process to warm, rehabilitate and help the turtles regain their strength took several weeks, but success was achieved.
November 20, 2014

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Honored with Prestigious Industry Awards

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
This week, the Themed Entertainment Associated (TEA) announced the recipients for their 21st annual Thea Awards. These awards seek to acknowledge the outstanding achievements in the themed entertainment industry in addition to the creative talent behind each attraction or experience. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was honored to receive three awards, including the Thea Classic award for Disneyland’s "it’s a small world" attraction in Anaheim, California. Incoming TEA president Steve Birket deemed it’s a small world a “timeless classic,” calling the attraction “a metaphor for our increasingly global industry.”
October 23, 2014

Technology—Bringing Innovation to Disney Parks

By Rachel Green, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Our Parks and Resorts have always exemplified the spirit of innovation. Much of that innovation is driven by technology to create new and exciting experiences. As technology enables greater levels of customization in our daily lives, our guests’ expectations evolve as well. Our talented Imagineers have taken beloved Disney stories and experiences and used technology to make them more social, more interactive, and even more fun. Take a look at some recent developments we’ve made with interactivity in mind.

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