Making a World of Difference in Florida
At Walt Disney World Resort we are honored to be part of the Florida community, a place we have called home since Oct 1, 1971.
For more than five decades, we have played an active role in finding solutions to important matters affecting Floridians. Our Company and its cast members show up as a force for good. We inspire a world of difference through the power of storytelling and we strengthen our community in ways only Disney can.
Throughout 2022, we continued investing in nonprofit organizations through volunteering and by making significant financial and non-financial contributions to causes that address basic needs and are valued by our cast members.
We invite you to explore how we continue investing in our communities and create a brighter future for all who live, work, and play in the state.
75,000 Cast Members
Walt Disney World Resort is the largest single-site employer in the United States and serves as a catalyst for tourism, recreation and diversifies the region's economy.
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Charitable Giving
We have made significant financial and in-kind donations to numerous nonprofit organizations in Central Florida since we opened on October 1, 1971.
$1.146 billion in State and Local Taxes
As the largest single taxpayer in Central Florida, Walt Disney World paid and collected $1.146 billion in state and local taxes during 2022.
233,000 Volunteer Hours
Walt Disney World cast members volunteered 233,000 hours through the Disney VoluntEARS program in 2022. Disney has provided MILLIONS of volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations throughout Florida during the past five decades.
$6.5 million in Disney Grants
During our Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, we provided $6.5 million in grants to nonprofit organization including Give Kids The World, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Hope Partnership, and more.
$30.4 million in Cash and In-Kind Donations
In total, we provided $30.4 million in cash and in-kind donations throughout 2022 to support nonprofit organizations and strengthen our community in ways only Disney can.
150,000 Disney Wishes Granted
More than 150,000 Disney-inspired wishes have been granted since 1980 through Make-A-Wish. Through the experience of wishes coming true at Walt Disney World, children with critical illnesses and their families find the hope and joy needed to confront and overcome the challenges of tomorrow.
$1.5 million+ Raised for Make-A-Wish
More than $1.5 million has been raised for Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida through purchases of Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary specialty Florida license plates, which will help the organization create treasured memories for families and children with life-threatening medical conditions.
100% Tuition Paid
Since its debut in 2018, Disney Aspire has enabled thousands of part-time and full-time hourly Disney employees and cast members the opportunity to pursue their dreams by providing 100% tuition paid up front at a network of learning partners and universities. Learn more about Disney Aspire.
80 Acres For Affordable Housing
We have provided nearly 80 acres of land in Orange County to The Michaels Organization to build, own and operate an attainable house development with 1,400-units, offering affordable options for qualifying applicants within certain income levels.
In The News
Our company, leaders and Cast Members show up as a force for good, from giving back through volunteering to making significant financial and non-financial investments in causes that make a difference every day in the lives of those around us.
As we wind down our 50th Anniversary celebration, they continue to bring magic to life across Walt Disney World Resort and throughout our communities, creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
Walt Disney World Resort plays an active role in finding solutions to important matters in Florida. From Disney Wish Granting to actively addressing affordable housing, we help inspire a world of difference through the power of storytelling and strengthen our community in ways only Disney can.
Disney Wish Granting