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PR Society of Orlando To Host A Disney Legend


The Orlando branch of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will host Disney Legend Charles Ridgway at its March 15 luncheon to be held at the Citrus Club, 255 South Orange Avenue, Orlando.

During his more than 30 years with Disney’s publicity team, Charlie Ridgway rubbed elbows with celebrities like Bob Hope and Walter Cronkite, played a key role in the opening of multiple theme parks and even orchestrated the marching of 50 white Peking ducks down Main Street in celebration of Donald Duck’s 50th birthday. But that doesn’t begin to cover all of the great things he accomplished during his distinguished career as a journalist and communications professional.. . .

During his time with Disney, Ridgway assisted with the planning and execution of more than 150 major press events. He played an integral role in the openings of Walt Disney World, EPCOT Center, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. After his retirement in 1994, Ridgway consulted on many special projects including the launch of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Cruise Line.

His latest endeavor adds “author” to his long list of career accomplishments. In his new book, Spinning Disney’s World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent, he provides an entertaining and informative look into his more than 30 years of telling the Disney story.

Please join us as Mr. Ridgway shares:

What really goes on with the opening of a new Disney location
The challenges of publicizing one of the world’s most recognizable brands
How the communications profession has changed during his career
And much more!

Sounds like a fun way to round out a good lunch (the entree is “Grilled Petit Filet”!).

The event is open to the public, $30 for non-members and $15 for students. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch starts at noon on the 15th.

Click here to register.




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