Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort
May 5, 2014
SPECIAL EDITION

Disney Dedicates Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

More than 200 journalists from around the globe got a sneak peek of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train during a dedication ceremony at Magic Kingdom Park. Destined to be an instant classic, this family-friendly coaster represents the completion of New Fantasyland, which nearly doubled the size of the most popular land in the most popular theme park in the world. "Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is both literally and figuratively the centerpiece of New Fantasyland, so we knew it had to be something special," said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "The attraction appeals to everyone in the family and provides just the right blend of heart, humor and thrill while keeping with the charm of this special land." This multi-year expansion also provided a boost to the local economy with the creation of more than 700 construction jobs, including work with minority-owned businesses, and another 800 operational jobs, ranging from attractions hosts to mechanical technicians to managers. This crowning jewel of New Fantasyland officially opens May 28. 

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MyMagic+ Transforms Disney Experience

Drawing on a legacy of innovation, Walt Disney World Resort is rolling out the next generation of the guest experience: MyMagic+. This enormous endeavor gives families a new way to create the Disney experience that's perfect for them. And with new tools at their fingertips, Cast Members have new opportunities to provide their legendary guest service. MagicBands ease entry to the theme parks, resorts and attractions with Cast welcoming families and providing even more information and help. "Our fundamental goal is to enhance the guest experience, making it more immersive, seamless and personal than ever before and to help our guests get even more out of the time they spend with us," said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.  

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Disney's Hollywood Studios Celebrates 25th 

Where were you on May 1, 1989? On that day 25 years ago, Disney's Hollywood Studios opened. To celebrate this special anniversary, the theme park hosted a rededication ceremony and recognized more than 80 Cast Members who have worked there since the park opened. "Over the years, many of the guest experiences in our theme park have changed," said Dan Cockerell, vice president of Disney's Hollywood Studios. "But the one thing that hasn't changed is the dedication of our Cast Members who work hard to bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to life every day." Other anniversary celebrations included a "Stars of the Studios" motorcade on Hollywood Boulevard featuring Disney film characters and a fireworks show atop the Sorcerer's Hat. 

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ALSO MAKING HEADLINES...
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Features Latest Audio-Animatronics Characters

 

As they listen to beloved music from the film classic, guests twist and turn past glittering gems and a cast of animated figures featuring the latest generation of Audio-Animatronics characters. 

Disney Honored by MBA Orlando for Diversity
 
Walt Disney World Resort was recently honored by Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando - Central Florida's LGBT chamber of commerce - as Corporate Ally of the Year for its ongoing commitment to diversity. 
Summer Job Fair 
to Help Fill 
1,200 Disney Roles

 

To help fill openings for 1,200 new Cast Members, the Walt Disney World 

recruitment team is hosting an annual Summer Job Fair online through May 31. 



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