Local Children Spend Day at Epcot With Governor-Elect Rick Scott
Enjoying Epcot as the guests of incoming Florida Governor-Elect Rick Scott, approximately a dozen Central Florida kids were treated to a memorable day on Dec. 27 filled with magical moments. The special visit was part of Scott’s Forging a Path to Prosperity Appreciation Tour, a seven-city tour of the state leading up to the inauguration in January.
The kids, ranging in age from 5-16, were all from Frontline Outreach, Orlando’s oldest outreach ministry to children focusing on urban early-childhood education and leadership development.
Upon arrival, Scott and the children were formally welcomed to the park during a special ceremony at Epcot’s Italy pavilion.
“When I think of Epcot and when I look out at these kids, I’m reminded of something Walt Disney once said, ‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them,’” said Dan Cockerell, vice president of Epcot. “Epcot is all about discovery – From thrill rides and attractions, to exhibits, entertainment, incredible food and treasures from around the world, there’s a lot of ground to cover and a lot of fun to have. It was an absolute thrill to welcome these children to our park.”
The kids had the chance to meet some of Disney’s most popular characters at a special meet-and-greet just for them.
Scott then joined the children for a ride on Epcot’s popular Soarin’ attraction. Lt. Governor-Elect Jennifer Carroll also treated some of the special guests to hot chocolate at the American Adventure pavilion.
Frontline Outreach provides quality afterschool activities for kids, including a “Read and Succeed” learning program, as well as recreational opportunities like swimming and basketball.
To learn more about Frontline Outreach, visit http://www.frontlineoutreach.org.