This week, Disney Internships and Programs hosted the 2011 Winter Formal: An Evening Expedition of Elegance, and over 3,000 Programs participants ventured out to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to journey into the jungle! The special evening featured a lavish meal, character appearances from beloved Disney jungle pals and dancing hosted by DJ Charles Miles.
The evening’s menu had a little something for everyone; including a variety of pastas and sauces, breads, pork loin and red skin potatoes. For dessert, a decadent chocolate fondue bar with many fruits and sweets to choose from was offered, along with lemonade, tea or fruit punch. It was a lavish meal fit for jungle royalty!
Jungle VIPs, including Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their safari outfits, Tarzan, Jane, Terk, Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, Timon, Rafiki and the three hyenas stopped by to pose for photos and sign autographs. For an extra touch of jungle magic, a “tree lady” greeted everyone in the lobby upon arrival. There was certainly no shortage of characters to mix and mingle with!
And of course, there was music and dancing…DJ Charles Miles kept the beat while participants jungle-boogied the night away. To add to the excitement, four U.S. Marines volunteered to collect toys for the Toys for Tots campaign.
Overall, the 2011 Disney Internships and Programs Winter Formal was an unforgettable evening for everyone involved!
Christina, Disney Internships and Programs Housing