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Laughingplace.com » Walt Disney World Showcases How They Share The Magic With The Central Florida Community

SunRail started running in May 2014. Further diversifying Floridas economy- Walt Disney World Resort leaders were actively engaged in the development of a medical city at Lake Nona, working closely with Central Florida leaders to bring the Burnham Institute to Central Florida and help to make the dream of a University of Central Florida Medical School a reality. Both projects are expected to help diversify and drive the regions economy for years to come. Investing in Central Floridas Children and Families Walt Disney World Resorts community programs and partnerships are focused on building better futures for local children, and ultimately, creating a stronger community for everyone. These efforts are geared toward helping families meet basic needs, youth development and education. In 2013, the company donated$36.5 million in cash and in-kind supportto local nonprofit organizations. Examples include: Walt Disney World Resort gave a total of $1.5 million in DisneyHelping Kids ShineGrants to 59 local nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to build better futures for more than 70,000 children in Central Florida. Among the top recipients were Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, A Gift For Music, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. Walt Disney World Resort is a valued partner to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.As part of this recognition, the Coalition continues to receive ongoing comprehensive support from Disney, which includes board service, assistance in the maintenance and improvement of Coalition facilities, more than 18,000 meals donated annually and donations of warm clothing in the winter. In 2013, more than 560,000 pounds of prepared and un-served food were donated to the local community through Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
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Walt Disney World visitors can skip the front desk during Direct to Room check-in test (World View) by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix

The MagicBand device acts as the room key, so there is no need to go to the hotel lobby before heading to the room. If participants opt to receive an e-mail notification, the message includes a copy of the resort map marked with room number maps. Those who opt only for text message notifications receive a message that says simply, "Your room number XXXX is ready," and invites them to go directly to their room. I've been told that a future upgrade of the system will allow Disney cast members monitoring disney world vacation packages 2014 the notification system to send a resort map to a guest on request, which will likely prove handy for guests who opt only for text alerts and cannot find their room based on number alone. Although this new system saves a bit time at the very start of the trip, there are still reasons you may want to visit the front desk even if you are eligible for Direct to Room check-in. For example, guests who need to park a personal or rental car must go to the front desk to obtain a parking permit, and people travelling together who want to use separate credit cards for their individual room charges need to visit the front desk to set that up, as the online check-in system cannot handle multiple forms of payment. In my mind, the time savings comes at the price of missing out on the personal welcome to Walt Disney Worldthat "welcome to the World" moment which, at least now, is not replaced by any other aspect of the My Disney Experience offering. Those first few moments in the intricately themed hotel lobbies are meant to help transition you into vacation mode, and transport you to a certain time and place. The welcome packet guests now receive at check-in contains information that is especially useful to first-time visitors, and the lobby is where you go to learn about resort activities like resort tours, outdoor movies, pool parties, and campfire events. During this test, welcome packets are still created as soon as the online check-in process is complete, but guests still have to visit the front desk to pick up the folder.
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