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Old 09-25-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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DIS/DISUnplugged/Dreams December Event Info – DISapalooza (continued)

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(Link to original thread that is now locked - http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2201826)

As many of you know, last year was the first time the DIS/DISUnplugged/Dreams Unlimited Travel participated in Mousefest. We had such a great time that we immediately committed to participating in future Mousefest events.

Sadly the organizers of Mousefest have decided not to host their annual event this year.

Since the DIS/DISUnplugged/Dreams already committed to participating and holding a party/event this year we are going forward with those plans for December 2009.

I know many of you have been waiting for details on our event/party in December. We still have many of the details to work out but we have identified the dates of 12/11, 12/12 and 12/13 for DIS related events.

Please understand that this is not a replacement for Mousefest. We look forward to the return of Mousefest in the future and working with the organizers when they decide to have it again.

I understand many of you are already planning meets and events on your own for that weekend. I think that is awesome. Please know that we have no interest in organizing any of these individual events. I am really pleased to see these have taken on a ‘grass roots’ feel and that individuals have taken it upon themselves to organize these and work out the details.

We do plan on having a couple of DIS/DISUnplugged/Dreams sponsored/organized events. Again, specifics are in the works but here is what we know so far:

Main Party/Event – the evening of Saturday 12/12/2009
Toy Story Mania Party - Disney Hollywood Studios - 9PM - Midnight

- We are not ready to take waitlist/sign-ups for our main event/party – so please don’t ask. Once we have some specifics worked out we will put up a sign-up form. Until then please be patient.
- We understand that many people will want to attend this year’s party so we are working to ensure we can accommodate as many people as possible so no one is left out.
- We will be charging a small fee to attend this event ($25 per person). This fee is to offset administrative costs and to help ensure everyone who signed up for the party attends. Last year we had some people sign-up who didn’t attend – and since Disney charges us ‘per head’ for these events we wound up wasting money and, worst yet, those were spaces others could have taken.
- We have not worked out the exact fee yet, but plan on keeping it as reasonable as possible so that as many folks who want to attend are able – more details to come.
- Folks who book 2 or more nights with Dreams Unlimited Travel for that weekend will get a priority space on the list for the party as well as have the fee waived.

Friday 12/11/2009 – Tentative
Original ideas with Disney Institute Fell Through - We are working on alternate plans

- We are in talks with the Disney Institute folks to put together some kind of event this day. Most likely this will be some kind of lecture series with multiple speakers. This is all very preliminary but we have thrown out our ‘pie in the sky’ ideas to see what they come back with. I believe I actually heard their heads explode during the conference call when I told them what I wanted to do.
- There will be a charge for this event, however attendees of this event will get priority space on the list for 12/12 party as well as have the fee waived.
- Depending on what we do and the interest from you all this could be a half or full day event and could include meals.
- I am sorry to be so cryptic, but none of the details have been worked out yet.

Sunday 12/13/2009 – Live Podcast Recording
Still working out details for venue

- Again, no details have been worked out but we are hoping to secure a venue large enough to have a live show this day. This would be a free event.
- More details to come as the time gets closer.

Again, I am sorry that I don’t have any details for you. I do know that many of you were looking to make your travel plans for this so I wanted to at least get the dates out there.

As I said, once we have more details I will be releasing them to everyone. Also, once we have some specifics worked out we will be putting up a sign-up form for all events.

My goal this year is to make sure everyone who wants to attend the party has the opportunity. I know some were disappointed last year because we had to cut-off the number of attendees to the party. Hopefully this year we will be able to host everyone who wants to attend.

Thanks
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PS Anyone who writes, emails, PMs or calls about being put on the waitlist will be subject to public humiliation

UPDATE 10/09/2009 - Concerning D23 Event on Same Night as TSM Party

We had a conference call with the event services team helping us with the TSM party this past week and I am really surprised they didn't mention this to us.

We have received some questions if it will be possible to attend both the D23 event on the night of 12/12 at DHS as well as our event.

If you want to attend TSM you will need to be at the entrance to MGM prior to the party (9PM) and escorted back to the party. No one will be permitted into the TSM party from other areas of the park - only those escorted from the front of the park will be allowed in the party.

We will have some more details soon but you should know you won't have to have park admission for our party as it is after the park closes. We will be sending out credentials to the party. Please don't ask for details as I don't have them yet.
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Woo Hoo! I think I'm first after John.
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Oh, I made the first page. I have nothing to say, except I'm glad to be home, very choppy flight from Charlotte. Did I mention that next Monday is my birthday - guess where I'm going to be.
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I almost wasn't going to be able to go, but I'm all booked & ready.
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Fitting for Genius John to close the first post for DAP.

At least now we know Friday night is 9 - 12.
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Thanks for setting up the new thread so fast John...

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Everyone have a great weekend, I have shopping to do for my cruise
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Wooohoooo!! First page!!

Morning. I am off to the Dole Whip meet, Food and Wine, and to maybe hit AK for the parade. See you later!!
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Thanks for the update....I actually added two days to my stay just to be able to do some of the stuff. It was terrific last year, so really looking forward to this years events!!! Can't wait to get all signed up!!!
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I have nothing to say but - HI! I want to be on the first page and I'M getting EXCITED!!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:27 AM   #11
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Good morning everyone!

First page Woo Hoo!!! I'm excited, DAP is getting closer.
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Hellllo! Just wanted to post and say Hi to the 2nd Disapaloooooozzaa thread!!!!
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Sounds awesome. Although we can't make it I just had to post on John's new thread
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Thanks for the update John.

First page - I am on the last page of the old thread and first of the new.
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Whoo-hoo! We have an actual TIME for the Saturday event. That helps w/dinner planning.

Happy Saturday, everyone! It's dreary here and I'm still sick. I AM waiting for breakfast in bed. My DS's PROMISED me last night when I went to bed before them at 8 o'clock that breakfast would be served to me so I wouldn't have to get up. I'm still waiting.
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