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Old 08-18-2011, 02:44 AM   #31
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Ooh, I'm glad I found this TR. We are going Fri and Sat only. We are local, but used DVC for one night so we can just pass out quickly! It looks like you are going to a couple different things than me, so that will be great to fill in the blanks!
We thought about using our DVC, but we wanted to stay closer so we used our Hilton points. Feel free to post pictures here if you do something different at the same time we are!

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I fly out for the Expo tomorrow morning! Can't wait, and I'll keep an eye out for you
I'll have my DISboards D23 Expo Custom LGMH (boy was THAT an ordeal!)

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Have a great time and thanks so much for taking us along for the ride! Can't wait to see!
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I'm here! Holy cow park was HOT today..had dinner at Tangaroa Terrace.Pork Flatbread pziza. YUM
I saw Anaheim was supposed to be 90 today, we were only supposed to be 83 in Long Beach. Good to know that was tasty. We hope to try dinner at Trader Sams for our trip on the first weekend in October. We like that menu a little better even if it is all finger foods. Besides since we'll be staying on campus, we figured we could have a few "adult beverages" without worrying about driving!

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I'm all ready to live vicariously through your report. Wish I was there too. Enjoy the Expo.
I'll do my best to make your life exciting! Glad you're along for the ride!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:15 AM   #32
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Stinkin' page 3 late and LAST! (Again).

Given that I'm most likely the one that lives the furthest away from DLR on this TR, I'm all set for vicarious living........and the food porn.


Have you charged the big camera???
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #33
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When was the ETA to be out the door?
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:35 PM   #34
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I hope everyone has a blast at the Expo. I'm looking forward to joining in from home - it should be quite a ride!

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Old 08-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #35
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Stinkin' page 3 late and LAST! (Again).

Given that I'm most likely the one that lives the furthest away from DLR on this TR, I'm all set for vicarious living........and the food porn.


Have you charged the big camera???
Well this will not be a big food porn TR and most of it will be homemade. I hope the Convention Center employees don't enforce the "no outside food & beverage" rule. We have all the fixins for Chinese Chicken Salad, Chef Salad, and Turkey sandwiches. Plus I brought everything we need for breakfast too.

The big camera is charged and I have two 2 GB blank memory cards and the telephoto lens.

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We are now officially out the door. It's a good thing that I know us and that we always run 1/2 to several hours late. I set our "leave" time at 11:00 knowing that we would run late. Check in at the Expo is in 70 minutes and we are less than 20 minutes away from the Hilton.

Let the fun begin!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #36
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If anyone wants to meet up for a D23 Expo meet, I'm in the parks now! Text me at my Google Voice #, 415-Disney2 to meet up.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #37
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Oh lucky! I wish I was a local. I would kill to be able to go there on a regular basis!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #38
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I will be down tomorrow afternoon with another Dis-er for the D23 expo. If you could attach a link to a thread with the meet locations and times I would appreciate it. I am wanting to go to a Starbucks meet depending on how early it is (I need coffee to wake up, but I enjoy my sleep...double edged sword!). I am looking forward to all the events this weekend. It should be a good expo!
Mandy

Also, can I have the link to the D23 LGMH? Would love to print one to take with me.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:23 PM   #39
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I will be down tomorrow afternoon with another Dis-er for the D23 expo. If you could attach a link to a thread with the meet locations and times I would appreciate it. I am wanting to go to a Starbucks meet depending on how early it is (I need coffee to wake up, but I enjoy my sleep...double edged sword!). I am looking forward to all the events this weekend. It should be a good expo!
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Also, can I have the link to the D23 LGMH? Would love to print one to take with me.
I can't post a link from my phone, but you can fund it in the first post of the DISmeet thread.
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Signing on Allison, loved the detail in you Destination-D TR so excited for this one!
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:29 AM   #41
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Getting very excited for tomorrow!! Not sure I can talk DBF into a DIS meet though...he doesn't QUITE understand the DIS obsession!! Maybe if it was a coincidence....
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:03 AM   #42
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I'll start posting a few pics in a few minutes, then time to to go to bed!

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Hey! Glad you could make it tonight! I hope you had a good time, I didn't get to chat with you since you were on the other side of the meet, but it was great to see you there!

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I will be down tomorrow afternoon with another Dis-er for the D23 expo. If you could attach a link to a thread with the meet locations and times I would appreciate it. I am wanting to go to a Starbucks meet depending on how early it is (I need coffee to wake up, but I enjoy my sleep...double edged sword!). I am looking forward to all the events this weekend. It should be a good expo!
Mandy

Also, can I have the link to the D23 LGMH? Would love to print one to take with me.
I hope you found the link! Even if you don't everyone is pretty friendly in line so you'll meet lot of friends!
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Getting very excited for tomorrow!! Not sure I can talk DBF into a DIS meet though...he doesn't QUITE understand the DIS obsession!! Maybe if it was a coincidence....
Just show up really early and then tell him you need a cup of coffee from the Starbucks across from the convention center, tell him the coffee in the lobby isn't good enough! Premier and Sorcerers will probably be gone by 8AM becuase we get in early. D23 at 9AM and all others at 10AM. Took a while to figure that out!

I'm going to try to get there as close to 7AM as possible for coffee and then be in the CC by 8AM.
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Hope the DisMeet(s) were/are fun!


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Old 08-19-2011, 02:40 AM   #44
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As I was all on top of it, the computer crashed....just got back up and will at least give some of it....
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So we arrived at the Hilton



We are directly across the walkway from the Convention Center



Our room has a view of the Disneyland Resort





It's a modest room





And after receiving our bags, we headed over to the Expo for shopping since we were premeiere members. This was the line when only 250 people were allowed to shop.



We decided that we were hungry so we headed back to the food court and picked up these tacos from Baja Fresh.



I went up to the Premiere/Sorcerer's Lounge to get our guidebooks and got these shots of the lounge. I hope we make it back here sometime!





Once we got into the Dream Store we were taken with these rings.



I had already prepurchased this necklace and it was waiting for me!



We really liked this one, and only a real Disney geek would understand it's meaning.



Here are a few more shots of the Dream Store and then I need to go to bed. Much too tired. It was a fun DISmeet tonight and looking forward to meeting new friends in the morning!







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