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DisneyKevin
04-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Bob, John and I are sitting in the Theater In The Wild waiting for Imagineer Joe Rohde to begin his talk.

Earlier we saw the rededication ceremony with Jane Goodall.

So far, the highlight of the day was meeting a CELEBRITY you will all know.

You will have to listen to the Podcast to get the details.

Joe is about to start. More later.

Posted from my iPhone.

Kevin

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 09:38 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

suspense.

georgemoe
04-22-2008, 09:44 AM
popcorn::

scarlett873
04-22-2008, 09:45 AM
Gosh I hate teasers!

Can't wait to find out who the celebrity is!

Enjoy guys! :)

d23cndrela
04-22-2008, 10:08 AM
Gosh I hate teasers!

Can't wait to find out who the celebrity is!

Enjoy guys! :)

stuck in NJ while they celebrate earth day / ak's bday with celebs! thisa is just not fair!

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 10:11 AM
they need to corner joe and get him to come on the show for an interview.

oh wait, this just in... I bet they talked to either Justin Muchovey who of course would be another great interview.

amyhughes
04-22-2008, 10:13 AM
If I met Joe Rhode or heard him speak in person I would be more giddy than all these Hannah Montana fans!

Have fun you guys, can't wait for the details, and I am PEA GREEN with ENVY!:thumbsup2

ADP
04-22-2008, 10:14 AM
Can't wait to hear who the guest is. I'm also looking forward to hearing about the 10 year celebration activities. The Animal Kingdom sure has grown up over the past decade. :thumbsup2

lttlmc3
04-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Lucky! Keep us updated.:thumbsup2

WaltD4Me
04-22-2008, 10:18 AM
If I met Joe Rhode or heard him speak in person I would be more giddy than all these Hannah Montana fans!

Have fun you guys, can't wait for the details, and I am PEA GREEN with ENVY!:thumbsup2

Me too! I'd pay the scalpers who buy up all the tickets big money for tickets to see Joe Rhode or Marty Sklar!

I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo jealous you guys are there and can't WAIT to hear all about it!

Who could the celebrity be? One that we all know? Mmmmmmmmmm, don't think it's Justin...not everyone knows him, maybe Roy Disney? Kevin's BFF Samantha?

burberryplaid
04-22-2008, 10:20 AM
Hey I mentioned this as a "Send Bob to the Parks" idea in the thread Pete posted a while back..does this mean I get to pick a number? :rolleyes1

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 10:36 AM
nothing is stopping you from picking a number... even if you don't get the envelope!

fav's=mets&mickey
04-22-2008, 10:37 AM
Bob, John and I are sitting in the Theater In The Wild waiting for Imagineer Joe Rohde to begin his talk.

Earlier we saw the rededication ceremony with Jane Goodall.

So far, the highlight of the day was meeting a CELEBRITY you will all know.

You will have to listen to the Podcast to get the details.

Joe is about to start. More later.

Posted from my iPhone.

Kevin

Bob actually made it on time.....I am impressed..........you sure is not watching from entrance because he got there late again?

tinkbutt
04-22-2008, 10:44 AM
man now I with WO......... we want the podcast!!!:thumbsup2

I wish I was there!!!!!!

Minnie Lor
04-22-2008, 10:52 AM
If I met Joe Rhode or heard him speak in person I would be more giddy than all these Hannah Montana fans!

Have fun you guys, can't wait for the details, and I am PEA GREEN with ENVY!:thumbsup2

Wow! I would LOVE to meet Joe Rhode or even hear him in person. I'm green here as well!

calypso*a*go-go
04-22-2008, 11:04 AM
Anticipation, anticipation...by Carly Simon (because Kevin "learned" me right on this a little while ago!) ;)

DVCsince02
04-22-2008, 11:24 AM
:confused3 Where is the show?.....

I need a fix!!:hyper: :crazy2:

scarlett873
04-22-2008, 11:26 AM
stuck in NJ while they celebrate earth day / ak's bday with celebs! thisa is just not fair! Amen. I think I need a new job! ;)

WaltD4Me
04-22-2008, 11:34 AM
Any chance they are taping the talk??? I know Bob probably couldn't get Kaht Kam in, but maybe a handheld video camera if allowed?

I'm DYING to hear about it! I think the late Podcast is going to really be worth the wait!!!!

alebisi
04-22-2008, 11:34 AM
Bob, John and I are sitting in the Theater In The Wild waiting for Imagineer Joe Rohde to begin his talk.

Earlier we saw the rededication ceremony with Jane Goodall.

So far, the highlight of the day was meeting a CELEBRITY you will all know.

You will have to listen to the Podcast to get the details.

Joe is about to start. More later.

Posted from my iPhone.

Kevin

Oh! It's so nice to hear that for the 10 years of AK and for the Earth Day you are actually at AK!... Here in Italy it's raining for like...two weeks... we are pretty sick of this rain!... Imagine to be in AK makes me in a good mood!

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 11:50 AM
Any chance they are taping the talk??? I know Bob probably couldn't get Kaht Kam in, but maybe a handheld video camera if allowed?

I'm DYING to hear about it! I think the late Podcast is going to really be worth the wait!!!!

this is such a perfect situation where someone with the right phone and qik.com to get live real time stuff, heck they could have even done a live to the internet interview with the "celebrity" they ran into, creating some serious exclusive coverage.

Disney Khi
04-22-2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the update! It is so cool that AK is doing the 10th Anniversary/Earth Day thing.

I agree that seeing a top imagineer would be cool, but I am also seriously impressed by Jane Goodall. I would love to get to see her! Actually, I hate to lose my Dis cred here, but I think I would rather see her than an imagineer!

d23cndrela
04-22-2008, 12:09 PM
Amen. I think I need a new job! ;)

you and me both!

amyhughes
04-22-2008, 12:18 PM
I had the opportunity to speak with Jane last year about her youth. I was waiting on the line and driving through a back country area when I LOST THE SIGNAL!!!:sad2: I was so upset. Our youngest adores animals and she was relating a story about growing up around animals and how she interacted with them on a news interview. I was on hold had my question approved and click. Got too far away from a tower!

DisneyKevin
04-22-2008, 01:36 PM
We are back home.

We will talk about the entire event on the show, but I am very proud to say that I got to meet ANTHONY!!!!!

I finally got to say hello in person.

The Joe Rohde talk was awesome.....and guess what.....John got the entire thing on video tape.

As long as it comes out ok, ya'll will get to see it.

WOOHOO!!!!

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 01:37 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

tingly in my tummy with anticipation.

ADP
04-22-2008, 01:39 PM
That's great news Kevin!! I hope it comes out ok and we can see it.

Thanks so much to both of you for recording it for us! :worship:

SteveInBrooklyn
04-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Wow, sounds like it was a blast. Can't wait to see it.

SteveInBrooklyn
04-22-2008, 02:02 PM
I'd love to hear from Anthony, too. Maybe he can be on a podcast.

scarlett873
04-22-2008, 02:02 PM
Yay Anthony!!

Can't wait to see the footage! :)

Annette_VA
04-22-2008, 02:15 PM
We are back home.

We will talk about the entire event on the show, but I am very proud to say that I got to meet ANTHONY!!!!!

I finally got to say hello in person.

The Joe Rohde talk was awesome.....and guess what.....John got the entire thing on video tape.

As long as it comes out ok, ya'll will get to see it.

WOOHOO!!!!

Oh, wow! I can not wait to hear all about it all! And, to have it all on tape as well! :worship: :worship:

How neat that Anthony was there, too! Hi, Anthony!

crazydisneyman
04-22-2008, 02:23 PM
How did they manage to get into that tiny theater? There are like 10 seats (exagerating the smallness of the theater), and there had to be a number of crazy people waiting to get in. :rotfl:

chirurgeon
04-22-2008, 02:33 PM
YOU LET JOHN DO THE VIDEO TAPING !!!!!!!!

Am I the only one who remembers what has been said about John's style of videography?

Kim

amyhughes
04-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Kevin that is awesome that you all got to meet Anthony!!!:goodvibes

I cannot wait to see John's video of the Joe Rhode talk. Thank you all for getting this together, almost as good as being there!

LilGMom
04-22-2008, 02:39 PM
To say that I am envious/jealous right now would be an understatement! I would love to hear Joe Rohde talk, hope the video comes out alright. Yeah! for meeting Anthony, how neat. :)

Can't wait for the podcast!!!!

Jennygt
04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
Sounds great! Will the podcast be up toinght or wednesday?

wishspirit
04-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Does Anthony know he has a cult following? :worship: :worship:

concept5123
04-22-2008, 03:11 PM
i was hoping it was samantha brown.....heck if you think about it alot of us are anthony so that makes us special when we see you in the park....lol

WaltD4Me
04-22-2008, 03:53 PM
We are back home.

We will talk about the entire event on the show, but I am very proud to say that I got to meet ANTHONY!!!!!

I finally got to say hello in person.

The Joe Rohde talk was awesome.....and guess what.....John got the entire thing on video tape.

As long as it comes out ok, ya'll will get to see it.

WOOHOO!!!!

Wow,.....Kevin "WOOHOO'ed" .... I always thing of Julie as more of the WOOHOOer, this is going to be good podcast! :teeth:

Can't wait and for the VIDEO of the talk?! How AWESOME is that?!?! :woohoo:

DisneyKevin
04-22-2008, 04:21 PM
YOU LET JOHN DO THE VIDEO TAPING !!!!!!!!

Am I the only one who remembers what has been said about John's style of videography?

Kim

This made me laugh out loud.

we have hours and hours of video that looks like the Blair Witch Project Goes to Italy.

I have good news...the entire thing was shot with John sitting down with the camera on a monopod.

I'd still keep Bonine on hand.

Anthony was a charming and unassuming young man. I'm not sure he realizes how well known he really is. He has a great family too.

I have good news and bad news....

The bad news first.....the podcast will not be up today. As a matter of fact, it is not even recorded yet. Due to everything going on today, it will not be recorded until tomooorw afternoon.

The good news....we have a LOT to talk about and share.

Kevin

daneenm
04-22-2008, 04:39 PM
Can't wait to hear it!

--Daneen

wishspirit
04-22-2008, 04:47 PM
This made me laugh out loud.

we have hours and hours of video that looks like the Blair Witch Project Goes to Italy.

I have good news...the entire thing was shot with John sitting down with the camera on a monopod.

I'd still keep Bonine on hand.

Anthony was a charming and unassuming young man. I'm not sure he realizes how well known he really is. He has a great family too.

I have good news and bad news....

The bad news first.....the podcast will not be up today. As a matter of fact, it is not even recorded yet. Due to everything going on today, it will not be recorded until tomooorw afternoon.

The good news....we have a LOT to talk about and share.

Kevin

As long as ones up by Friday lunchtime, its ok, or else i will have to fall back on an old episode to get me on that 2 hour train! :scared:

I need the gang to get me through!

mandymommy4
04-22-2008, 05:16 PM
So, I just got back home and on the boards to see what all was posted about the AK 10th celebration!

I am bummed b/c I was at the Joe Rohde talk and missed Kevin, Bob, and John! How did I miss Kaht Kam? :confused3 We were about 15 minuets late due to a problem in the bathroom with my 3 year old but we LOVED hear JR speak about the creative process behind AK! My 5 year old wants to be an imagineer and listened to every word Joe said! He was cute and asked "when is the podcast gonna come on?" because I told him we might see the people we listen to on the computer!

After JR, we stayed to watch Nemo and once we left the theater my DS would tell us little things that he learned! He is now in his room building his own "Tree of Life" with LEGOS :love: Hearing JR was the best homeschooling trip we have ever had!

I wish I had known Anthony was going to be there, I would have loved to introduce him to my son! Let future imagineers meet! :)

How did they manage to get into that tiny theater? There are like 10 seats (exagerating the smallness of the theater), and there had to be a number of crazy people waiting to get in. :rotfl:

Actually, we got there late and the CM out side the theater told us NEMO seating was not until 10:30. We asked if we were too late for the Joe Rohde speak and they looked at us like they were surprised we knew about it and then ushered us in and I asked to be seated in the back so I could exit easily if my children got disruptive. They seated me on a back handicap row and I noticed one side of the theater was empty! If was not packed by any means!

IWISHFORDISNEY
04-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Yeah..........I cant wait!!!!!! Thanks for thinking of us with the video!

*smooch*

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 05:17 PM
this is gonna end up being a 2 hour show, with an hour for email on... um... friday.

The excitement is palpable!

DVCsince02
04-22-2008, 05:27 PM
The bad news first.....the podcast will not be up today. As a matter of fact, it is not even recorded yet. Due to everything going on today, it will not be recorded until tomooorw afternoon.

Kevin

Awe pickles......:p

Cyrano
04-22-2008, 05:35 PM
We are back home.

We will talk about the entire event on the show, but I am very proud to say that I got to meet ANTHONY!!!!!

I finally got to say hello in person.

The Joe Rohde talk was awesome.....and guess what.....John got the entire thing on video tape.

As long as it comes out ok, ya'll will get to see it.

WOOHOO!!!!
Great news about Anthony :)

Looking forward to seeing the video upload :thumbsup2

firemanx
04-22-2008, 05:39 PM
Kevin did you guys attend any of the unofficial WDW Celebration events. I know I heard you guys say soemthing about it on the podcast just wanted to see what you thought of them.

WaltD4Me
04-22-2008, 05:51 PM
this is gonna end up being a 2 hour show, with an hour for email on... um... friday.

The excitement is palpable!

Oscar...do you know you make me laugh at least one a day?
Thank you! :flower3:

Kevin all will be forgiven...making us wait until Wednesday night, if the show
is at least double the regular length! :teeth:

I can't believe how excited I am to hear everything! I know Pete has great stories, you guys saw Joe Rhode and ANTHONY and who knows what all else, it's gonna be like waiting for Christmas...or a Disney trip!

WebmasterJohn
04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
Kevin did you guys attend any of the unofficial WDW Celebration events. I know I heard you guys say soemthing about it on the podcast just wanted to see what you thought of them.

Unfortunately we did not. We left the park right after Joe's presentation (we're on a first name basis now) thinking we would still be doing the podcast but en route it was postponed.

I want to say that the folks behind WDW Celebrations deserve A LOT of credit. What an awesome job of organizing they did. I am going to blog about this in more detail but they had a great many volunteers helping folks.

We did not sign up for anything in advance but that didn't matter - they were super nice and we all got lanyards that gave us 'preferred' access to Joe's speech (it was in the Theater of the Wild so it was big enough for all who wanted to attend) and they gave out very professional looking cards with the days schedule of events on it.

Again, I think these folks did an awesome job and deserve a lot of praise for kicking Disney in the pants and making them do things to recognize that many fans WANT and NEED to celerate these milestones.

Can't say enought great things about WDW Celebrations - big props :woohoo:

John

Minnie Lor
04-22-2008, 07:04 PM
I can't wait to hear the podcast, read the blog, and see the video but now that I know that it won't be out til 2morrow, can watch Idol tonight.

I was trying to decide Idol or the DisUnplugged. Thanks for making my decsion easier.

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 07:09 PM
Oscar...do you know you make me laugh at least one a day?
Thank you! :flower3:

I'll stop if ya want... I am glad I am entertaining, I am basically just squirting out the thoughts I have anyway, sometimes I chuckle to myself for no reason, and people ask what's so funny, and I answer, everything... and that is my serious answer... if you can't laugh and keep going, then what's the point of going at all?

mandymommy4
04-22-2008, 07:23 PM
I'll stop if ya want... I am glad I am entertaining, I am basically just squirting out the thoughts I have anyway, sometimes I chuckle to myself for no reason, and people ask what's so funny, and I answer, everything... and that is my serious answer... if you can't laugh and keep going, then what's the point of going at all?

Well, thanks for sharing your thought's with us! You have become my favorite poster! :rotfl: Seriously, I agree with you about seeing the funny in life! I had 4 kids in 4 years an honestly it was hard on me and I went through a difficult battle with depression but thanks to great friends, family and a little "helper pill" :rotfl: I am able to laugh at the absolute ridiculousness that my life is with my four little one's! OK now that I've shared TMI I'm off to read to my kids! Thanks for the laughs Oscar, keep em coming!

wildeoscar
04-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Well, thanks for sharing your thought's with us! You have become my favorite poster! :rotfl: Seriously, I agree with you about seeing the funny in life! I had 4 kids in 4 years an honestly it was hard on me and I went through a difficult battle with depression but thanks to great friends, family and a little "helper pill" :rotfl: I am able to laugh at the absolute ridiculousness that my life is with my four little one's! OK now that I've shared TMI I'm off to read to my kids! Thanks for the laughs Oscar, keep em coming!

so the trip where dad watches the kids, with your sister? ...you are pretty much just gonna sleep?

happy2go2wdwmom
04-22-2008, 08:05 PM
I want to say that the folks behind WDW Celebrations deserve A LOT of credit. What an awesome job of organizing they did. I am going to blog about this in more detail but they had a great many volunteers helping folks.

THanks, as thread wreaks of BLOG!
:thumbsup2

miss missy
04-22-2008, 08:53 PM
We are back home.

We will talk about the entire event on the show, but I am very proud to say that I got to meet ANTHONY!!!!!

I finally got to say hello in person.

The Joe Rohde talk was awesome.....and guess what.....John got the entire thing on video tape.

As long as it comes out ok, ya'll will get to see it.

WOOHOO!!!!

:banana: :cheer2: :woohoo: two great pieces of news!!

mandymommy4
04-22-2008, 09:02 PM
so the trip where dad watches the kids, with your sister? ...you are pretty much just gonna sleep?

Ha! I wonder if Bawb would let me borrow Kaht Kam for a snooze? :rotfl:

How could I sleep with the excitement of a watching the Pod squad record LIVE! We are local so I wouldn't call it a trip and actually that Sunday is very busy, Church, family lunch, costume change (pink ninja camo suit) Live show, another costume change, back to church for son's award ceremony, and then home to do dinner and then I collapse........ and to think, it suppose to be a day of "rest" :rotfl: :rotfl:

burberryplaid
04-23-2008, 07:30 AM
nothing is stopping you from picking a number... even if you don't get the envelope!

:rotfl2: OK....7

I'm so glad you got to meet Anthony, Kevin! How cool is that?!