LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, the diva trio who topped the charts as Destiny's Child, will join actor/rapper LL Cool J, comedian Cedric the Entertainer and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly for the Tom Joyner Family Reunion at Walt Disney World Resort Aug. 28-Sept. 1.
The first-time event, hosted by syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner, offers families who purchase an exclusive event package access to all four exciting Walt Disney World theme parks and all the entertainment shows, seminars and activities, plus surprises and goodies Joyner has planned.
"This is a one-of-a-kind event and the first of its kind at Disney World," said Joyner, known as the "hardest working man in radio." "We've got the hottest comedy, R&B, hip-hop and gospel artists -- and the best part is that it's all geared toward families."
"There is no better place for fun and family than Walt Disney World," added Reggie Whitehead, Disney's vice president of special markets. "We are excited about hosting Tom and his family of listeners at the Vacation Kingdom. We want every family here for this spectacular family reunion event to have a good time, get closer with their loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime."
Based at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, reunion participants will have a chance to enjoy the magic of Disney with special events Joyner has scheduled to make it truly a unique experience, including:
Opening night on Downtown Disney Pleasure Island featuring the humor of Cedric the Entertainer and Mike Epps, who starred in Next Friday and Friday After Next.
An "after party" session with the Gap Band.
Tom Joyner Day at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom -- during which families can catch Tom in daily parades and participate in other specially planned activities.
The Funky Family Throwdown at Disney-MGM Studios with performances by Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Betty Wright and many others.
A Sunday morning concert with performances by Michelle Williams, Kurt Carr and pioneering gospel group Mighty Clouds of Joy.
"We've got something for everybody: the kids, the parents and the grandparents," Joyner said. "I guarantee you, there has never been a family reunion like this before!"
A family of four can book a package for $2,500 that includes a three-night hotel stay, theme park admission, access to exclusive Tom Joyner Family Reunion parties that feature live entertainment at Pleasure Island and Disney-MGM Studios, and entrance to seminars and workshops provided during the event.
To book a specially priced family package guests can call 1-888-TJ-FAMILY (888-853-2645) 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about the events, guests can log on to www.blackamericaweb.com
Aug 18, 2003 /