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By Mary Gold and Mary Gold,Contributing Writer | December 30, 1990
When our first family trip to Florida -- and the inevitable Disney World -- loomed on the schedule last October, I was determined to find something of personal interest that I could enjoy. I love vacationing with my family, but amusement parks and long lines are not my favorite things.I discovered that Florida has much to offer the Howard County gardener, not only in terms of landscape beauty, but in colorful lessons to be applied here at home.For a gardener, the native flora of a tropical climate like Florida is worth a trip to experience just by itself.
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By Scott Powers and Scott Powers,Orlando Sentinel | August 19, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla.-- --With Soarin', Turtle Talk and Nemo and Friends attractions successfully lining up visitors at Epcot, Walt Disney World planners are turning attention to the park's other lineup of attractions - involving sushi, tequila and pasta. Numerous culinary changes are under way at Epcot, which might be the only theme park in the world where food and drink compete with shows and rides. The Walt Disney World theme park has its share of attractions, but it also features a dozen full-service restaurants where average checks run $20 to $40 a person or more.
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By Scott Powers and Scott Powers,Orlando Sentinel | August 19, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla.-- --With Soarin', Turtle Talk and Nemo and Friends attractions successfully lining up visitors at Epcot, Walt Disney World planners are turning attention to the park's other lineup of attractions - involving sushi, tequila and pasta. Numerous culinary changes are under way at Epcot, which might be the only theme park in the world where food and drink compete with shows and rides. The Walt Disney World theme park has its share of attractions, but it also features a dozen full-service restaurants where average checks run $20 to $40 a person or more.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | January 5, 1997
The kids were crowded around state-of-the art computers, eyes glued to the color monitors. Parents, seeing how much fun the junior programmers were having, couldn't resist showing off some fancy keystrokes themselves, playing the latest virtual reality and high-tech sports games.Wait a minute. Time for a reality check. This was Florida's Disney World, not a science museum. This was the middle of the 25th anniversary celebration with its huge crowds. Where were the lines? Where were the impatient kids and exhausted parents?
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | January 5, 1997
The kids were crowded around state-of-the art computers, eyes glued to the color monitors. Parents, seeing how much fun the junior programmers were having, couldn't resist showing off some fancy keystrokes themselves, playing the latest virtual reality and high-tech sports games.Wait a minute. Time for a reality check. This was Florida's Disney World, not a science museum. This was the middle of the 25th anniversary celebration with its huge crowds. Where were the lines? Where were the impatient kids and exhausted parents?
FEATURES
By John Singh and John Singh,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 12, 1992
After months of planning, you and your family are finally vacationing in Walt Disney World. It's 6 o'clock on your third crowded summer evening.You're tired. Your feet ache from miles of walking through the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT Center and the Disney-MGM Studios. You're hungry. And you don't want a hamburger. Real food is what you need.Don't fret -- getting a hearty and healthy meal at Walt Disney World not only is possible, it's a lot easier than you'd ever imagine.Now, fast forward a few months.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
Brian and Connie Farquhar, who have adopted seven handicapped children, are accustomed to helping others.When the couple from North East in Cecil County needed help themselves -- they were stranded this week in Orlando, Fla., after their 15-passenger van caught fire and exploded -- total strangers came through.After a Rotary International member -- in Florida for a convention -- saw the family's story on a newscast, he was able to collect $20,000 in a few hours to pay for a new van."I started out in the morning, walking the halls in the convention, and within half an hour, I had pledges for the money," Rotarian Kenneth Erdman of Cheltenham, Pa., said today.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | June 18, 1992
Over the past five years, Brian and Connie Farquhar of Cecil County have adopted six handicapped children.They were in Orlando, Fla., last week to pick up their seventh -- a lovable but very ill 1-year-old named Brandon -- when their 15-passenger van caught fire and exploded.Luckily, nobody was injured. But the Farquhars were stranded in Orlando, with no transportation back to Maryland and no medical equipment for several ill children (they had taken along the rest of their youngsters and some of them were not feeling well)
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1990
When Annapolis photographer Dan Beigel talks about his work, he thinks of his late father, a diamond broker with an eye for jewels."The ability to isolate from the general chaos of the world, to isolate pieces of beauty -- it's like finding gems in what to many people might be just a mass of rock," said Beigel."
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 5, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On Thursday, Walt Disney World's Epcot Center will be 10 years old, but no birthday party is planned. Disney World, in the midst of a 15-month-long celebration of its 20th anniversary, doesn't need a separate shindig for Epcot, spokesman John Dreyer said. "We consider Epcot to be part of the whole." But if a park's influence were the measure of a celebration, Epcot would deserve a blowout. It helped transform Disney World into a major resort and prompted profound changes in Central Florida's tourism marketplace -- from longer stays by vacationers to a boom in hotel construction.
BUSINESS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 5, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On Thursday, Walt Disney World's Epcot Center will be 10 years old, but no birthday party is planned. Disney World, in the midst of a 15-month-long celebration of its 20th anniversary, doesn't need a separate shindig for Epcot, spokesman John Dreyer said. "We consider Epcot to be part of the whole." But if a park's influence were the measure of a celebration, Epcot would deserve a blowout. It helped transform Disney World into a major resort and prompted profound changes in Central Florida's tourism marketplace -- from longer stays by vacationers to a boom in hotel construction.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | June 18, 1992
Over the past five years, Brian and Connie Farquhar of Cecil County have adopted six handicapped children.They were in Orlando, Fla., last week to pick up their seventh -- a lovable but very ill 1-year-old named Brandon -- when their 15-passenger van caught fire and exploded.Luckily, nobody was injured. But the Farquhars were stranded in Orlando, with no transportation back to Maryland and no medical equipment for several ill children (they had taken along the rest of their youngsters and some of them were not feeling well)
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | June 17, 1992
Brian and Connie Farquhar, who have adopted seven handicapped children, are accustomed to helping others.When the couple from North East in Cecil County needed help themselves -- they were stranded this week in Orlando, Fla., after their 15-passenger van caught fire and exploded -- total strangers came through.After a Rotary International member -- in Florida for a convention -- saw the family's story on a newscast, he was able to collect $20,000 in a few hours to pay for a new van."I started out in the morning, walking the halls in the convention, and within half an hour, I had pledges for the money," Rotarian Kenneth Erdman of Cheltenham, Pa., said today.
FEATURES
By John Singh and John Singh,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 12, 1992
After months of planning, you and your family are finally vacationing in Walt Disney World. It's 6 o'clock on your third crowded summer evening.You're tired. Your feet ache from miles of walking through the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT Center and the Disney-MGM Studios. You're hungry. And you don't want a hamburger. Real food is what you need.Don't fret -- getting a hearty and healthy meal at Walt Disney World not only is possible, it's a lot easier than you'd ever imagine.Now, fast forward a few months.
NEWS
By Mary Gold and Mary Gold,Contributing Writer | December 30, 1990
When our first family trip to Florida -- and the inevitable Disney World -- loomed on the schedule last October, I was determined to find something of personal interest that I could enjoy. I love vacationing with my family, but amusement parks and long lines are not my favorite things.I discovered that Florida has much to offer the Howard County gardener, not only in terms of landscape beauty, but in colorful lessons to be applied here at home.For a gardener, the native flora of a tropical climate like Florida is worth a trip to experience just by itself.
NEWS
By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | December 21, 1990
When Annapolis photographer Dan Beigel talks about his work, he thinks of his late father, a diamond broker with an eye for jewels."The ability to isolate from the general chaos of the world, to isolate pieces of beauty -- it's like finding gems in what to many people might be just a mass of rock," said Beigel."
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,hanah.cho@baltsun.com | March 17, 2009
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will feature a new financial education and interactive exhibit thanks to a partnership with Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price Group. The Great Piggy Bank Adventure is set to open May 19 at Epcot's Innoventions, whose exhibits focus on ideas and innovations, Price announced yesterday. Financial details of the sponsorship agreement were not disclosed, but money for the project will come from Price's advertising and promotions budget, Price said. The exhibit, designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, will offer lessons on four financial issues: setting goals; saving and spending smartly; staying ahead of inflation; and diversifying your investments.
EXPLORE
July 23, 2013
Students from John Carroll School in Bel Air became stars of their own Disney show as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program. The John Carroll School Theatre Department of Bel Air traveled to the Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on Sunday, June 9 to take part in the Disney Dancin' program, then went to the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday, June 10, to take part in the Special Presentation program. Dance groups, choirs, ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts.
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