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On Saturday, February 10, 2007, the World Chapter of the NFFC invites Disney fans to a presentation by Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway. Writer, reporter, editor, photographer and nationally known press agent recognized by the Walt Disney Co. as a true Disney Legend, made his first visit to Disneyland three months before its opening in 1955 when a six-year-old neighbor boy snuck under the construction fence for a feature story in a major Los Angeles newspaper recounting a sneak-peak into what was then known as Walt's Folly. Eight years later he signed on as a Disney publicist and spent the next 40 years cooking up ways to get free publicity for the Mouse House. For Donald Duck 50th birthday he trained 50 Peking ducks to follow the irascible cartoon star in a daily parade through he Magic Kingdom. He helped open seven Disney parks in Orlando, Anaheim, Paris and Hong Kong, rubbed shoulders with presidents, princes and show-business stars and helped usher in a new era of live electronic coverage of huge press gatherings for the grand openings of parks, attractions, hotels and recreation venues. He was on a first-name basis with famous editors and journalists from around the world. In his engaging and light-hearted memoir, Charlie shares the special magic that makes Disney World universally beloved.
LOCATION: QUALITY INN AND SUITES (15 miles east of I-4)
DIRECTIONS: Florida Turnpike Exit 254, N on Hwy. 17/92/441 (Orange Blossom Trail), 1/3 mile on left; or I-4 E Exit 72 (Beachline Exp./528 E). Take Exit 4, make right on ramp, then left onto Orange Blossom Trail (Hwy. 17/92/441), 1/2 mile on left.
Doors open at 6:00 PM (Saturday, February 10th), Meeting starts PROMPTLY at 6:45 PM
Admission: FREE for current NFFC Members, $5 Prospective Members.
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