Tom Joyner Is Calling All Families for a Labor Day Weekend Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort

Nation’s Top Syndicated Morning Radio Personality Plans Nation’s Largest Labor Day Weekend Family Reunion With Star-Studded Line-Up

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire/ — It’s a family affair. Tom Joyner, host of the nation’s No. 1 urban morning radio show, recently announced that packages are on sale for the nation’s largest Labor Day family reunion celebration at Walt Disney World Resort — The Tom Joyner Family Reunion.

This will be a family reunion like none other. The fun-filled weekend, scheduled for Sept. 2-4, features performances by some of the country’s best- known musicians, comedians and gospel acts. Families attending the event will have full access to Walt Disney World Resort’s four fantastic theme parks, coupled with an array of special experiences and parties hosted by Tom Joyner and his morning show crew. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will let families stay in the middle of the magic.

The lineup includes comedian Damon Wayans of ABC-TV’s sitcom “My Wife and Kids” and of “In Living Color” fame, Grammy Award-winning songstress Ashanti, hip hop phenom Omarion, ’90s hit-maker Hammer, and several gospel greats including the legendary Shirley Caesar, Dr. Bobby Jones, Smokie Norful and Lil iRocc. Additional top-name artists will be announced in the coming months. In previous years, performers have included Beyonce and Destiny’s Child, LL Cool J, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.

“Here’s your chance to have your family reunion with me and some of my favorite performers and comedians at the world’s most popular theme parks,” said Joyner, whose four-hour, drive-time morning show is syndicated in 115 markets and reaches more than eight million listeners. “You’ve got to bring everybody because you know you, Big Mama, PawPaw, Cousin Cookie and Uncle RayRay will have the time of your life.”

Tom Joyner Family Reunion guests will be among the first to experience exciting new attractions and shows at Walt Disney World Resort, such as the “Cinderellabration” stage show at Magic Kingdom, “Soarin’” at Epcot and “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” at Disney-MGM Studios. It’s all a part of the “Happiest Celebration on Earth,” an 18-month-long celebration commemorating 50 years of Disney theme parks and in honor of Disneyland’s 50th anniversary. The “Happiest Celebration of Earth” launches on May 5, 2005.

“We are thrilled to once again host The Tom Joyner Family Reunion,” said Reggie Whitehead, vice president of Special Markets. “As the world’s No. 1 family vacation destination, Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place for bringing families together. With four theme parks, two water parks, a nighttime entertainment district, great shopping, dining and more, Walt Disney World has something for everyone to enjoy. We are happy to have Tom Joyner and his family of listeners join us as we celebrate with our Disney theme park family, the ‘Happiest Celebration on Earth.’”

Tom Joyner Family Reunion guests will experience one-of-a-kind private parties at Disney-MGM Studios and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and a Sunday worship service and gospel extravaganza. Weekend activities will include family fitness workouts, book club discussions and a slate of family- oriented events to delight guests of every age — adding up to the perfect family reunion.

For more information about the events and to book specially priced packages, log onto or call 1-888/TJ-FAMILY (888/853-2645) 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. EST Monday-Friday, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday. A family of four can purchase a package including hotel stay, theme park tickets, admission to exclusive parties that feature hot musical acts and other special events, plus entrance to all of the seminars and workshops that will be available throughout the weekend, for as little as $160 per person, per day. This offer is based on a package for four people with a 4-day, 3-night stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

The “Tom Joyner Morning Show” is owned by REACH Media Inc., a Dallas-based media company founded by Joyner in 2003. Helping Joyner keep America entertained and informed each morning is the Tom Joyner morning crew: Sybil Wilkes, Myra J., J. Anthony Brown and Ms. Dupree. Regular segments on the show include “Thursday Morning Mom,” “Real Fathers Real Men” and “Tips for the Single Mom.”

Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is a world-class entertainment and recreation center featuring four theme parks, two water adventure parks, 32 resort hotels (22 owned and operated by Walt Disney World); 99 holes of golf on six courses; full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.

For more information about Walt Disney World Resort, guests may call 407/W-DISNEY or logon to .

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