Monday was a big day in Central Florida when representatives of 102 local community focused groups took center stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Walt Disney World awarded more than $4.5 million in Disney Grants. These gifts will enable the organizations to play an even stronger supporting role for more than 250,000 Central Florida children and their families.
Through the support provided by Disney’s signature giving program, the grants will help local organizations build children’s character, encourage creativity and promote economic development throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk counties. This year’s grant recipients offer an array of programs, including learning and reading camps, arts enrichment and furniture and clothes for families in need.
“Disney Grant recipients work tirelessly to build a better future for Central Florida and share Disney’s values of investing in children and families,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World. “For more than 43 years, we’ve joined with other local organizations to strengthen our community because we believe we’re better together.”
You’ve heard of the new exclusive residential resort community opening at Walt Disney World? Golden Oak will combine a luxury resort experience with the magic of living at Walt Disney World. What Disney fan doesn’t want that? Today Disney announced the amenities that early homebuyers in its unique community will enjoy. Some of these amenities include:
Disney VIP park passes to Walt Disney World Resort with no block-out dates\
Personalized service when making dining reservations at Walt Disney World® Resort restaurants
Access to Extra Magic Hours, aka special early or late theme park hours each day
Select merchandise discounts
Also, families who close on the purchase of a homesite or completed home before December 31, 2011, will receive one complimentary five-year VIP Pass for the homebuyer, providing admission for the Passholder and up to four guests.
Golden Oak will also include a Four Seasons Resort, adding a new level of luxury to the Walt Disney World Vacation option, and some where for guests to stay.
If you do happen to buy one of these Golden Oak properties and ever need some house sitting or anything, I’d be happy to oblige.