Are you looking for some Disney fun this weekend -- without having to step onto Walt Disney World property during the busy Easter weeks?
Radio Disney AM 990 has just the event for Central Florida families. Join the Road Crew and actor Calum Worthy (Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally") at the Magic of Healthy Living Festival at Cranes Roost Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23.
The Magic of Healthy Living is a national initiative that The Walt Disney Company launched in 2010 to help children and their parents lead healthier lives. It focuses on nutritional guidelines and, most recently, standards for food advertising. On its Magic of Healthy Living web site and the companion Disney site, Family.com, there are ideas for exercising, recipes for delicious healthy foods, explanations of how to be health-conscious in the Disney Parks and even encouragement for trying new activities and foods.
At the festival, the focus will be on offering hands-on ways to deliver the message of healthy living, including fun options for getting active. The Ultimate Field Day area offers kids the chance to hula hoop, jump rope, try their hand at a ring toss, attempt a soccer goal and more. Of course, the Road Crew will be playing the latest music to get the crowd dancing. There will be more than 30 vendors lining Cranes Roost Boulevard and offering activities and information, including a kids' yoga demonstration by Florida Hospital for Children.
Walt Disney World, too, is among the vendors, and Eric Darden, horticulture manager for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, will be representing the theme park at the booth. He will share tips about gardening as a great way to grow healthy foods and also take part in a 30-minute presentation on the amphitheatre stage at 2 p.m. during which he'll accept questions from the audience. Walt Disney World also will be giving away seed packets to visitors who stop by the booth.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m., Calum Worthy will take the stage and answer questions that were submitted earlier in the day in writing by festival-goers. Afterward, he will be available to meet and talk with fans.
Visitors who are 16 years old or younger also will be able to enter the Radio Disney Music Awards Ultimate Sweepstakes, which gives the winner a trip to Los Angeles to experience the awards show as a VIP.
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