Hundreds of Disney VoluntEARS Help Clean Up Brevard County Coastline


More than 300 Disney VoluntEARS picked up nearly 2,000 pounds of trash and debris Saturday along four miles of Brevard County coastline as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to improve the health of the ocean and waterways. Working alongside partners from the Ocean Conservancy, Keep Brevard Beautiful, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Canaveral Port Authority and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Disney VoluntEARS represented the largest group of … [Read more...]

Cigna Goes the Distance for Wounded Veterans

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Cigna announced the company will honor the men and women who served and defended our nation with a Go the Distance for Veterans program launching Friday. This unusual running-giving program integrates Cigna’s employee giving campaign and Cigna Foundation grants with Cigna’s fourth annual sponsorship of the 2012 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekendin January 2012.Here is how the Go the Distance for Veterans program works:A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will fund six … [Read more...]

Raytheon Extends Sum of all Thrills Experience to the Home on


Raytheon Company  is extending the reach of its Sum of all Thrills™ experience from the theme park into cyberspace through a new virtual thrill ride and math learning component at at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort, or at their computers, students can now experience math and science in an exhilarating way: by designing and then riding their very own thrill rides. Raytheon's goal is to stimulate excitement for math among students by linking … [Read more...]

Will Port Orleans Riverside Sleep 5 After Refurbishment?

Port Orleans Riverside after refurbishment

I recently took a look at the Pros & Cons of staying at Walt Disney World Resort’s Port Orleans Riverside. The property is currently undergoing refurbishments to replace furniture and update décor, and a question arose about room occupancy.Disney is replacing all double beds at Port Orleans Riverside with queens and is removing the trundle bed altogether. This opened up a debate on whether or not parties of 5 would still be able to stay at this property. We now have a definitive answer: … [Read more...]

Wounded Veteran Prevails Over Physical Disabilities to Compete in Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Michael Fradera, one of 55,000 competitors training for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna in January 2012, was forever changed in August 2007 when his armored vehicle hit a roadside bomb during a routine patrol near Bagdad. The former Marine and Army veteran, who lost both of his legs in the attack, has competed in 18 marathons since the horrific incident.Fradera competes in a hand-crank wheelchair in the Achilles International Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans program, … [Read more...]