Disney Cruise Line Celebrates World Maritime Day 2022

Text: Celebrating World Martime Day, Disney Cruise Line

Each September, the world celebrates the importance of the maritime industry on World Maritime Day. At Disney Cruise Line, we are always happy to recognize our amazing crew members onboard our ships and at Castaway Cay, a Disney destination located in the Abaco chain of The Bahamas. This year’s World Maritime Day theme is greener shipping, and we were excited to speak with several of our crew members about why conservation and “going green” are important to them both professionally and personally.

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Bringing Audiences Together: How The El Capitan Theatre and Broadway’s The Lion King Expand Accessible Storytelling

Scene from the Broadway show, The Lion King. Puppeteers moving giraffes and cheetahs on stage.

In celebration of Disability Pride Month, we went behind the curtain on some recent Disney initiatives that continue to explore ways to make our stories more accessible for everyone. Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is collaborating with KultureCity, a leading nonprofit focused on sensory accessibility and acceptance, to offer sensory-inclusive movie screenings at Hollywood’s historic The El Capitan Theatre.

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Disney Surprises Local Community Food Banks in Orlando, Anaheim with $300K in Donations

Minnie Mouse, Disney and Second Harvest employees holding checks for 100,000 and 5,000 in front of Incredicoaster

Every year, Disney donates millions of pounds of food – including unserved, prepared meals from their parks – to local food banks to support people in the community facing food insecurity. Furthering this commitment, this week Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort announced significant donations to local community food banks to support families in need, totaling more than $300,000!

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ABC OTV and Nat Geo Celebrate the Power of Nature Through Public Art

Artist Eurhi Jones painting

National Geographic and the local stations unveiled murals throughout April 2022 celebrating the nature in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco inspired by the photography of National Geographic photographers. The murals reflect four themes: wildlife, the Amazon, forests, and oceans.

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Disney Among Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Text: The Walt Disney Company Names 2022 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by the Disability Equality Index

For the fifth consecutive year, The Walt Disney Company has earned a top score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI), the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool to measure disability workplace inclusion. As a top scorer, the company was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

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Disney’s Taiwan Team Creates Disney+ Rice Field

Rice fields in Taiwan in the shape of the Disney+ Logo, Tinkerbell, Toy Story Alien, Baby Groot, Grogu, and an Owl

As part of the Pingtung Tropical Agriculture Expo in Taiwan, Disney teams created a jaw-dropping rice field etched with iconic green characters including Tinkerbell, Baby Groot, Grogu, and more representing the core five Disney+ brands.

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Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University Announced

Text: The Walt Disney Company

At ESSENCE Festival of Culture, The Walt Disney Company announced the creation of the Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University, which will create opportunities for historically underrepresented students to have future careers as storytellers and innovators in media and entertainment.

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Bringing the Story to Life with Disney Merchandise

Photo of Robert Stange, Text: Disney Parks, Entertainment and Products Robert Stange Director of Merchandise Sourcing Hardlines at Walt Disney World Resort

Robert, Director of Merchandise Sourcing Hardlines at Walt Disney World Resort, is one of the folks behind the scenes working to innovate and optimize our products. Learn how with a bit of extra pixie dust, this team helps transform ideas into reality.

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Employees and Cast Members Create Magic for Athletes at Special Olympics USA Games

Disney employees at the 2022 Special Olympics

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Orlando took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World, where more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean came together for a week of competition, social inclusion, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Learn how the Games brought employees from across The Walt Disney Company together, to deliver magic and inspiration to athletes of all abilities.

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