Just received this news from the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel – looks like it would be a great way to celebrate and experience the opening ceremonies of the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Check out the details below – the event is open to hotel guests and the public:
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is celebrating the summer games with a special event in the Dolphin lobby featuring the broadcast of the opening ceremonies in London displayed on large screen televisions, complimentary food and beverage and an opportunity to meet with past summer games medalists.
The event will take place Friday, July 27 from 6 – 9pm and is open to hotel guests and the general public. On hand to interact, take photos and sign autographs with guests will be medalists: Wendy Bruce-Martin (’92 gymnast), Scott Johnson (‘84 and ’88 gymnast) and Fred Tyler (’72 swimmer). “Gold medal” cookies, British-themed edible treats and recreational activities for kids will all be part of the festivities at the Orlando hotel.
For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit www.swandolphin.com/
About the athletes:
Bruce-Martin was part of gymnastics team USA in 1992 and helped the team bring home the bronze medal from Barcelona, Spain. Bruce-Martin now coaches gymnastics, with the goal of opening her own gym. Bruce-Martin was recently inducted into the USAG Gymnastics hall of fame in 2010 and the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Johnson is a two-time Olympian gymnast, winning the gold medal in 1984 and captaining the team in 1988. Since retiring from gymnastic competition in 1988, Johnson has continued to train up-and-coming gymnastic competitors in the Orlando, Fla. area.
Tyler earned a gold medal in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay and took fifth in the 200 meter free at the 1972 games in Munich, Germany. He currently teaches at Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Fla. and was previously the school’s head aquatic coach where he trained numerous state champions and All Americans in both swimming and water polo.
What: Summer Games Celebration at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, July 27
Opening ceremonies broadcast begins at 7:30pm
Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Dolphin Lobby
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 32830
Who: The event is free and open to hotel guests and the public (Please note, there is a fee for on-site parking)