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Disney Aspire’s Free Tuition Program Marks One-Year Anniversary

The Walt Disney Company’s groundbreaking education investment program – Disney Aspire – is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The program, which launched in August 2018, allows Disney’s 90,000+ Cast Members to pursue their educational goals and put their career dreams within reach. Program Overview As a reminder, Disney pays 100% tuition upfront at network schools, and books or other required program ...

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TIME Magazine Names Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge One Of “World’s Greatest Places” In 2019

TIME magazine has named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to it’s 2019 list of “World’s Greatest Places” – placing it in elite company of unique worldwide destinations. TIME writes: Nearly seven years after the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Lucasfilm comes Disneyland’s largest-ever single land ­expansion—and a shift of the California theme park’s nostalgic identity toward more futuristic experiences. At Star ...

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Main Street Electrical Parade Returns For Limited August-September Run

Beginning on August 2 the instantly recognizable notes of the iconic “Baroque Hoedown” will waft through Disneyland as the classic Main Street Electrical Parade returns to the Disneyland Resort for an engagement scheduled of nightly performances through September 30. The Electrical Parade has been an institution at Disneyland since it debuted in 1972, and has been enjoyed by generations of ...

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Disneyland Resort Announces $10 Million Child Care Program For Cast Members

Yesterday, the Disneyland Resort announced is it committing $10 million annually child care program for qualifying full- and part-time cast members with children 12 and under. “Making quality childcare more accessible and affordable is the latest addition to a growing package of innovative programs that reflect our ongoing commitment to expand opportunities and improve the lives of our Cast Members,” ...

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Avengers’ Universe Unites with $4 Million Contribution to Support Children in Anaheim/Garden Grove

From the Disneyland Resort: Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and Garden Grove were treated to a surprise visit from several of the “Avengers: Endgame” cast, and a day at Disneyland Resort. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jermey Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson distributed “Avengers: Endgame” toys and products donated by LEGO Group, Hasbro, ...

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Anaheim Visitors Spent $9 Billion Throughout Orange County In 2018

Visit Anaheim, the destination organization for Anaheim, today announced its sixth consecutive record-breaking year for both spending and visitation in 2018. According to preliminary reports, the landmark year welcomed 24.4 million visitors to the Southern California city and visitor spend topped the charts at $9 billion across Orange County (Source: CIC Research, Inc.).  Visitor expenditures cascades across a variety of ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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Boudin Baker Pursues New Career Path with Disney’s Free Tuition Program

From the Disneyland Resort: Baker Laurel Ehrichs enjoys working closely with the bread-making equipment at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure Park because of her interest in machinery. In fact, she often works with the Resort’s Facilities team, when they inspect the equipment to ensure it is running smoothly. So, when Laurel learned about Disney Aspire, Disney’s education investment ...

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