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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 24, 2015

Disney News This Week: Land of 'Frozen' Coming to Disney Cruise Line This Summer, Villains and Outlaws Join 'Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition),' Disney Interactive Launches New 'Disney Inquizitive' App

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
On Thursday, Disney Cruise Line announced that beginning in summer 2015, guests can immerse themselves in the animated hit "Frozen" with brand-new experiences inspired by the film including a spectacular deck party, a three-song stage show production number, new character meet and greets, storybook adventures ashore and more. On select "Disney Magic" and "Disney Wonder" sailings to Europe and Alaska, Disney Cruise Line guests will be transported to the land of "Frozen" when the ship is transformed into a winter wonderland. On one special morning, guests will awake to discover a magical freeze has overtaken the atrium lobby with sparkling icicles adorning the grand staircase, resembling the majestic mountain-top ice palace of Queen Elsa. The frozen fun culminates with an extravagant celebration with friends from the Kingdom of Arendelle.
January 12, 2015

Disney Interactive's Nikki Katz Named STEMConnector 100 Diverse Corporate Leader in 2014

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
STEMConnector, an organization committed to linking science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education advocates together across disciplines and distances, selected Disney Interactive's Vice President of Technology Nikki Katz for its 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders 2014 list. At Disney Interactive, Nikki leads and shapes the platform services group, which creates large-scale tech solutions that are leveraged across The Walt Disney Company. Nikki recently shared her perspective on STEM education and diversity in the workforce.
December 17, 2014

Disney Campus Recruitment Hosts Tech Talk Event for Students

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
On Tuesday, November 4, nearly 100 students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics and related fields from universities in the Southern California area were invited to take part in Disney Tech Talks, which are events that host dynamic discussions on technology trends at Disney and the general industry.
December 11, 2014

60 Local Students Join Disney Interactive Employees for Hour of Code 2014

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
To kick off the second annual Hour of Code global campaign aimed toward K-12 students during Computer Science Education Week, earlier this week, we opened up our offices in Kelowna, Palo Alto, Seattle and Glendale to local students for an afternoon of coding using the "Disney Infinity" versions of Disney’s "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa in Code.org’s Hour of Code 2014 signature lesson.
November 20, 2014

Code.org Releases 'Frozen' Hour of Code Tutorial

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive and Code.org just unveiled a computer science tutorial featuring heroines Anna and Elsa from "Frozen." The tutorial kicks off the second-annual Hour of Code campaign, a worldwide effort to broaden participation in computer science—especially by girls—during Computer Science Education Week (taking place December 8–14). Students around the world will learn to write code that enables "Disney Infinity" versions of Disney’s "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa to draw snowflakes and snowmen and perform magical “ice craft” in Code.org’s signature lesson for the Hour of Code 2014. Additionally, the tutorial aims to teach logic and math and nurtures creative thinking through introductory computer programming.
October 24, 2014

Hack Days Come to Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive

Earlier this month, Disney Interactive and Disney Consumer Products partnered to host their first ever Hack Days event at office locations around the world. A tech industry tradition, Hack Days encourage employees to think outside of their daily scope to come up with original ideas, pitches and business solutions before presenting them to leaders from the company.

October 21, 2014

'Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved' Now Available in Stores

By Scott Slesinger, Disney Interactive
Today, Disney Interactive and Harmonix launched "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved" for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The musical motion video game transports players to a breathtaking world where music and magic combine to transform interactive landscapes in entirely new ways. Featuring more than 30 tracks—including contemporary pop, hip hop, rock, classical and more—players can transform the music and the living world of the game.

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