Check out the New Urbanism page on celebrationfoundation.org and take a “scroll” through the Celebration Timeline. While our community is not that old, our history is fascinating. The timeline is a brief history of Celebration…going all the way back to Disney’s early start in Florida. The timeline includes information about various Celebration “villages”, buildings, events and occurrences that have helped make this community what it is today. Can you find the official groundbreaking date for Celebration?
Community Conversations Welcomes John Classe – October 7 at 6:00 pm
John Classe is the District Administrator of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. He is a real estate development executive who worked on the Celebration and Baldwin Park communities. He has a unique perspective of Celebration, its relationship to Disney World and how the Reedy Creek Improvement District impacts the community.
Reedy Creek handles planning, utilities and other municipal services for Disney World, including road improvements, construction of parking garages and other expansion projects. This is a free event and registration is not required, but space is limited. Celebration Foundation Thriving office located at 690 Celebration Avenue.
Become a Celebration Tour Guide with Lifelong Learning Starting October 8
Brand new and very exciting, we are offering Celebration Walking Tour Docent Training through Lifelong Learning. Our neighbors will be getting an inside scoop on the history of Celebration and the principles which guided its design. They will become our docents for guided tours for visitors who routinely come to Celebration to study the community’s master plan. They will share their newfound knowledge as Celebration’s official tour guides. Call 407-566-1234 if you would like to learn more about Celebration and be a tour guide.
Architect Guided Tours – November 16, 2019 at 10:30 am
During Founder’s Day Weekend in November we offer architect guided tours of Celebration. Have you ever wondered why the back of every sign in Celebration is painted green? What’s special about the air conditioning in downtown buildings? Where does the water come from that cascades along Water Street? Impress your friends and neighbors with your new knowledge when you participate in an Architect Led Tour of Celebration in honor of Founder’s Day. Architects from the Celebration Foundation’s New Urbanism Committee will be leading tours of Celebration on Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 – 12:00. The tour is only $10 but limited to 50 guests. This tour sells out every year.
Don Killoren – November 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm
What would Founder’s Day weekend be without hearing from someone who was intimately involved in creating Celebration. The New Urbanism Committee has invited those who helped create Celebration to come and share their stories. Celebration pioneers know these names well and this year we are honored that Don Killoren will be our speaker on Saturday evening, November 16 at Community Presbyterian Church at 6:00.
Don Killoren served as the Vice President of Disney Development Company, Walt Disney Imagineering, and was General Manager of The Celebration Company from 1990-1998. He was responsible for Disney’s community development, retail, and mixed-use activities and was a leader in creating Celebration. Tickets $10.00 www.celebrationfoundation.org.