It may be hot outside (did July 7 really hit a heat index of 108 degrees?!), but that isn’t stopping our participants from having fun in the sun this summer in Disney Housing!
Our outdoor fun started with the Jambo! Welcome Event where we said “Karibuni!”, which means “Welcome!” in Swahili, to all of our new arrivals just beginning their programs. Chatham Square field was transformed into an African savannah and jungle, complete with a camping set and a few wild animals (plus another nature friend, DeVine…if you could spot her). Our friends Timon and Rafiki were there to give several words of advice about living the hakuna matata lifestyle while here at Disney and face painters gave everyone a new look fit for the animal kingdom. Plenty of grub (no bugs here, we promise) and music from the DJ made sure there were no lions sleeping here tonight!
Next up, we moved a little further north to celebrate our Festival de la France! It was with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we continued to welcome new arrivals to Disney Housing. Who better to welcome them to their program than inspirational dreamer Remy and his brother Emile from Pixar’s “Ratatouille”? They doled out advice and plenty of hugs before ushering our participants off to grab a souvenir caricature and food fit for a feast in Beast’s castle. Last, but certainly not least, what is a festival without a little night music? Our DJ kept the energy high and the dance floor packed!
Most recently, we decided it was time for a cool down with our Christmas in July Pool Party! Oh, the weather outside was frightful…ly hot! Held on one of the hottest days of the year, participants kept their yuletide spirit up by lounging and swimming in the pool while enjoying classic and upbeat Christmas carols. It’s not Christmas without food, so plenty of hot dogs and Christmas cookies were provided along with refreshing beverages. The fireside may not have been blazing bright, but the sun sure was, making it a great day for holiday cheer during the most wonderful time of the year!
The summertime fun isn’t stopping there! We have plenty of movie nights, baseball trips and more in store for our participants this summer and into the fall.
We can’t wait for the good times to keep rolling!