Cast Member Killed in Accident at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

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Walt Disney World has confirmed that a cast member at its Pop Century Resort was killed in an accident on Monday morning, July 9. The man, Juan Alberto Ojeda, 33, was found unconscious by the Reedy Creek Fire Department, which had responded to an emergency call. Ojeda was declared dead at the scene shortly after … Continue reading "Cast Member Killed in Accident at Disney’s Pop Century Resort"
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Epcot at 35: Reflecting on a Storied Past, Poised for a Promising Future of Creativity and Innovation

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. — Oct. 1, 2017 — Epcot marked its 35th anniversary Sunday doing what it does best: looking to the future. Against the backdrop of its iconic Spaceship Earth, Disney’s theme park that celebrates human achievement hosted ceremonies that reflected on 35 years of creativity and innovation. More important, the ceremonies shined … Continue reading "Epcot at 35: Reflecting on a Storied Past, Poised for a Promising Future of Creativity and Innovation"
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2017-2018 Ambassadors Selected to Represent Walt Disney World Resort

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Cast members Ken Facey and Brandon Peters have been selected as the 2017-2018 Walt Disney World ambassadors. The two were informed of their appointment by Disney World president George A. Kalogridis and the selection panel at a ceremony last month. Peters, a UCF alumni, works in entertainment as a performer and part of the 2016 Disney University Traditions team. Facey has been in a leader role at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, supporting the housekeeping and custodial team. Disney says candidates are picked for their "enthusiasm for community service, passion for Disney guest service, knowledge of Disney heritage and business, professionalism, integrity, compassion and character." After a three-month training period, the new ambassadors will begin their terms on January 1, working through the end of 2018.
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Key Leadership Changes Announced at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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George A. Kalogridis Named President of the Walt Disney World Resort and Michael Colglazier Named President of the Disneyland Resort; Meg Crofton to Focus on Her Role as President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2013) – Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs today announced … Continue reading "Key Leadership Changes Announced at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts"
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Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis Announces 2011-2012 Ambassador Team

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Tradition started by Walt Disney celebrates 45th anniversary Anaheim, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2010 – Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis announced that René Torrico, 29, and Jolie Hales, 28, will serve as the 2011-2012 Disneyland Resort Ambassador team. The pair will spend the two-year term taking the magic of the Resort into the community … Continue reading "Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis Announces 2011-2012 Ambassador Team"
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Disney gives tribute to “The Boys” Richard and Robert Sherman

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by Guest Blogger: Jeremy Marx On March 11, 2010, two of the most recognized musicians from the 20th century were recognized by the Walt Disney Company when they were given a window on Main Street USA in Disneyland. While many might not recognize the name of Richard and Robert Sherman, their music is known by … Continue reading "Disney gives tribute to “The Boys” Richard and Robert Sherman"
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Disney Executive George Kalogridis Named President of the Disneyland Resort

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ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — George Kalogridis, a 38-year Disney veteran and former Disneyland executive, has been named president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Kalogridis most recently served as chief operating officer for Disneyland Resort Paris, where he was responsible for leading the operations team and overseeing the highly successful 15th anniversary … Continue reading "Disney Executive George Kalogridis Named President of the Disneyland Resort"
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