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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Swan and Dolphin offer special programming for the Olympics

Press Release:


Celebrate the Summer Games at
the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
A broadcast of the opening ceremony as well as a visit from past medal-winning
athletes mark this special occasion


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – July 12, 2012 – 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/summergames. (Reservations are not required.)

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 4x200 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)

For more
information:   Visit www.swandolphin.com/summergames or call 407-934-4000


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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.