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Celebrate the Summer Games at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Hi everyone!

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts are celebrating the Olympics in style, with a free event for guests to enjoy a broadcast of the Olympic opening ceremonies in London, along with meet-and-greets with several former Olympic medalists and complimentary food and beverage items! This is similar to the Royal Wedding event they offered last year. See below for the press release with all the great details. 


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 here.
(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 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)

For more information: Visit here or call 407-934-4000