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Old 02-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #31
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Wow!!! You are absolutely amazing!!! How do you come up with all these unique things to do? Do you have any other suggestions for places in the Disney World parks where you can have a private event?
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #32
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Looks like a great party and you got some fantastic photo ops too! Just curious - how was it The Roots were allowed to do the photography? I thought only DP was allowed to do the photos in-park...is that a "weddings only" rule? Are outside photographers allowed for these types of events?
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:11 PM   #33
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Hi there! I wrote a book on Disney weddings, so I've done a LOT of research into private events at WDW. I've written a tutorial on how to plan (non-wedding) private events there, including pricing, which you can check out here: http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/private-party/

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Wonderful, helpful info on planning an event. I'm working on our 40th anniversary celebration and we want to do appetizers and drinks while watching Illuminations at Epcot. We're looking at around 30-35 people, so I'm hoping to pull this off, as it's something we've thought about for years.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:30 PM   #34
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Wow!!! You are absolutely amazing!!! How do you come up with all these unique things to do? Do you have any other suggestions for places in the Disney World parks where you can have a private event?
You know, I've always loved that terrace at TOT, so I just asked whether it was available as an event space. I think my suggestion would be to think about your favorite spots in Epcot/DHS/Animal Kingdom and then talk to Disney Catering & Convention Services about whether they are available. You can also check out my list of event venues and photos, HERE.

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Looks like a great party and you got some fantastic photo ops too! Just curious - how was it The Roots were allowed to do the photography? I thought only DP was allowed to do the photos in-park...is that a "weddings only" rule? Are outside photographers allowed for these types of events?
The Roots are our friends and came to the party as our guests, not hired vendors. We are just fortunate that they never go anywhere without a camera!
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #35
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Wonderful, helpful info on planning an event. I'm working on our 40th anniversary celebration and we want to do appetizers and drinks while watching Illuminations at Epcot. We're looking at around 30-35 people, so I'm hoping to pull this off, as it's something we've thought about for years.
IllumiNations parties are SO much fun! You have a good group size that will qualify you for some of the best locations, too. Happy planning!
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:01 AM   #36
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I already looked at all the pictures on your blog, but thought I would come on here to post. The area is so beautiful and I love the shots right on set. I love rollercoasters, but big drops straight down aren't something I enjoy so its been a long time since I've been inside Tower of Terror. I forgot how beautiful everything is in there! Looks like you had a fantastic night. I love the Illuminations cruises, its been a few years but I have done those before with family. Definitely a great segway into your dinner at DHS. I guess I might need to add some photos to my GF dinner report after we have our Illuminations anniversary dinner next week
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #37
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Oh please do! That report is such a great resource for those planning private dining at the Grand Floridian.

Happy (early) anniversary!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #38
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I can't believe you were on the lake the night we were at Epcot! So silly..you could have sent me a text and I would have snapped pictures of you from the bridge..I was right there!! standing on the bridge to France having our picture made..lol

What did Patrick think the tux was for? Just dinner at the Yachtsmen?
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:36 PM   #39
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Yay Carrie! I absolutely love this idea! Plus it gives me a great reason to get my husband back into a tux again. If I tell him we're doing a dinner at ToT, he'll be so excited.
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what a fun post! I always enjoy reading your posts Carrie
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:55 AM   #41
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Carrie you look gorgeous!
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:20 PM   #42
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Wow, your party came out amazing! Just wondering if they mentioned how much it would have cost to keep the ride open.
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Absolutely fabulous!!!! :

Are you starting on next year's anniversary trip now??? Don't know what you could do to top this, but I'm sure you'll think of something!!
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I can't believe you were on the lake the night we were at Epcot! So silly..you could have sent me a text and I would have snapped pictures of you from the bridge..I was right there!! standing on the bridge to France having our picture made..lol

What did Patrick think the tux was for? Just dinner at the Yachtsmen?
Oh man—that would have been great to have a shot of us from the bridge! I think as soon as Patrick saw the tux, he knew we weren't just going to dinner at Yachtsman...

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Yay Carrie! I absolutely love this idea! Plus it gives me a great reason to get my husband back into a tux again. If I tell him we're doing a dinner at ToT, he'll be so excited.
Good thinkin'! Husbands look so good in tuxes, don't they? We need more excuses to get dressed up!


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what a fun post! I always enjoy reading your posts Carrie
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Wow, your party came out amazing! Just wondering if they mentioned how much it would have cost to keep the ride open.
$6,500!!!!

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Are you starting on next year's anniversary trip now??? Don't know what you could do to top this, but I'm sure you'll think of something!!
Oh my gosh, I'm out... Someone else is gonna have to top it, cuz I can't think of anything short of a vow renewal at Tokyo DisneySea—and that's too rich for my blood at the moment!
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:05 PM   #45
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$6500???!! Ouch!!
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