DISApalooza 2013 - Official Information Thread

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  1. WebmasterJohn

    WebmasterJohn Genius Administrator

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    Hi Folks

    I know you are all super anxious for details on DAP 2013. We have still not worked out the details with Disney yet, which is why nothing has been announced, but I want to share some information with you now so some of you can make plans (and I also understand Pete has 'leaked' some info to the folks on the current Backstage Magic ABD).

    Below is what I can tell you now. As details are finalized I will release more. Please do not contact me asking for more details or to be placed on a waitlist as none exists.

    Thanks
    John

    - It will be the weekend of 12/6 - 12/8/2013
    - The major event/party will be in the evening of Friday 12/6 with a live podcast either Saturday or Sunday morning
    - Both the event/party and live podcast will take place at Walt Disney World
    - You DO NOT have to be booked with Dreams Unlimited Travel to attend, but Dreams clients will get first crack at reserving a spot at the event/party
    - We will have some discounted rate rooms at the Swan/Dolphin for this event
    - Attendance will be limited based on the venue we are able to secure
    - There will be an online sign-up form available, as usual, when everything has been finalized with Disney
    - There will be a charge to attend the event/party based on the venue we are able to secure

    UPDATE: 06/13/2013

    We have secured the venue for our December Party - DISApalooza 2013!!!

    Pixar Place/Toy Story Mania Party!!!!
    12/06/2013 - 10:00PM (time may change a little as we get closer)


    Many more details to come, please be patient as we work these out with Disney.

    We will have a sign up process in place but not until MUCH later (think end of July/beginning of August). There will be a charge to attend this event and that will based on the final details.

    Again, please don't email me for more details. I don't have any yet.

    UPDATE: 09/07/2013

    Sign-ups for this event will open 09/08/2013!!!

    Here is a link to the sign-up page: https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/dap2013.cfm

    We have more details about the weekend as we get closer, for now make sure you sign-up for the party/event if you're interested.

    Space will be limited to 700 people so please act fast if you want to attend.

    UPDATE: 09/09/2013

    DISApalooza 2013
    Toy Story Mania Event
    12/06/2013
    10:00PM - Midnight
    (Time subject to change)

    What's included:
    - Unlimited Access to after hours party on Pixar Place
    - Unlimited Access to Toy Story Mania Ride
    - All you can consume Food and Drinks (see below)
    - Meet and greet with Podcast Team as well as members of the DIS and DISBoards
    - Special appearance by Disney balloon artists
    - Special appearance by some Disney/Pixar friends throughout the evening

    Menu:

    Ratatouille's Station
    Garden Fresh Crudités with Herb Crème Fraiche
    Artisan Fromage with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Crackers
    Gusteau's Coq au Vin Braised Tres Grill Meatballs served with Petit French Rolls

    Mr. Potato Heads Boardwalk Snacks
    Fresh Popped Popcorn
    Carnival Cotton Candy
    Soft Pretzels with Mustard

    Gamma Quadrant Crater Sweet Station
    Rocket Fuel Flambéed Cinnamon Doughnuts with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (optional no fuel available - fuel=alcohol)
    Bo Peeps colorful array of toppings to include: Mickey Confetti, Strawberry Sauce, Pineapple Topping, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream, Nuts and Cherries

    Included Drinks:

    Bottled Water
    Assorted Soft Drinks (diet and regular)
    Regular Coffee
    Decaffeinated Coffee
    Hot Water with Tea Packets and Hot Chocolate Packets

    There will also be a CASH BAR with wine and beer that will be at your own expense.

    UPDATE: 09/14/2013

    Specially priced rooms are now available at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort for the weekend of the DAP 2013 Toy Story Mania Event . You must have an active registration/confirmation for the event to take advantage of these great rates.

    $119 per night plus tax plus resort fee (standard view room - no upgrades available at this price)

    To book these special rates go to this page https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/dap-2013.cfm

    UPDATE: 09/17/2013

    We have sold out of our available space at the Dolphin but the folks at S/D were kind enough to give us the same price on a few rooms at the Swan. ACT FAST - THESE WILL NOT LAST!!!!

    Specially priced rooms are now available at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort for the weekend of the DAP 2013 Toy Story Mania Event . You must have an active registration/confirmation for the event to take advantage of these great rates.

    $119 per night plus tax plus resort fee (standard view room - no upgrades available at this price)

    To book these special rates go to this page https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/dap-2013.cfm

    UPDATE: 10/04/2013

    We are going to close out registrations for this event on 10/15/2013 so that we can get credentials made and shipped to all our attendees in time. If you want to attend please act fast.

    Also, we are getting reports from the Swan/Dolphin that rooms are almost gone for that weekend - if you still need a room please book it now as they may sell out at any minute.


    UPDATE: 10/23/2013

    Rooms at the Swan/Dolphin are now sold out.

    UPDATE: 10/23/2013

    Here is the link to the shop where you can purchase the DISapalooza shirts: https://the-dis.myshopify.com

    Here are some details about the shirts and and the ordering process:

    - Shirts will be available in two colors, blue and white, and will be available in a standard T-Shirt and a Ladies Cut style T-Shirt version.

    - Shirts are currently available for pre-order. We'll be accepting orders from now until around Oct. 30th. Then we'll have them printed and should be available to ship around Nov. 15th.

    - There is an option at checkout for you to pick up the shirts at the event. Note that you must be attending DISapalooza and already have had sign up to take advantage of this option.

    If you have any questions regarding the shirts or ordering, send an email to shaun@wdwinfo.com


    UPDATE: 11/02/2013

    We have transportation after the event!!!

    For those of you who have indicated you are interested in transporation after the event, an email has been sent to you with instructions on how to sign-up for transportation.

    If you are interested in transportation and have not received the email please write to us at DAP@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com and in the subject line put "Need information on transfers".

    There will be a $10 per person cost for transfers. Transfers are only offered one-way after the event back to your WDW hotel.

    The sign-up page for transfers is here https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/DAP2013_transportation.cfm - however you will need an email from us with certain information to complete the sign-up process.

    UPDATE: 11/05/2013

    IMPORTANT - There is a change in the event start time. It will now start at 10PM rather than 9:30PM as previously announced. Please understand that Disney Event Services has set this time and not us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

    We still suggest you arrive at the front entrance to Disney Studios about 1 hour before the scheduled start time of the event. We are going to have one 'group walk' back to the event and if you arrive late you will not be able to get to the event.

    In addition we have some surprise guests who will meet you at the front of Disney Studios for the walk back. They should get there about 20 - 30 minutes before the event start time and I wouldn't want anyone to miss them.

    NOTE: Your credentials will still say 9:30PM start. We got them back from the printers after we knew the start time had changed. Your credentials will be accompanied with a letter that does list the new start time. Credentials will be mailed starting on Monday 11/11. Please understand that the mailing of the credentials is a large undertaking and may take us some time to complete but we anticipate everyone will receive their credentials well before the party date.

    UPDATE: 11/11/2013

    Podcast recording information:

    Saturday, December 7, 2013 – Disney’s BoardWalk Convention Center – Promenade Ballroom – Starts at 2:00 PM

    The recording should run about 90 minutes.

    We ask that everyone arrive about 30 minutes early so we can get everyone seated and in place before the taping begins.

    This will not be broadcast live.

    You will need your credentials to be admitted to the recording. You DO NOT HAVE to attend the recording if you don't want to.
     
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  3. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    WooHoo!!

    Can we call it:

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    Jooooooooooooohhhhnnnnn!!!




    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
     
  4. mdvlprof

    mdvlprof DIS Veteran

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    YAY. :cool1: Dates to plan for. :cheer2: The rest is just icing.
     
  5. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

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    "event/party"

    hmmmm
     
  6. mommyceratops

    mommyceratops <font color=red>Covets Clown School<br><font color

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    No way! We will be in DW for those dates! (Or I plan to be right now) We would love to see everyone again!
     
  7. dansyr2514

    dansyr2514 DIS Veteran

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    Adding one more night on to our reservation, but Shelly and I will be there!
     
  8. Halloweenqueen

    Halloweenqueen Whenever Candle Lights Flicker...

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    Count us in! :woohoo:

    Looks like it will be an all girls weekend with my sisters. We loved DAP 2 and hoped for news of the third.

    Of course I guessed the wrong week. I need to see what I can do with my ADRs. (and here I thought I was so clever nabbing Be Our Guest ressies! :rotfl2:) Let's hope for a cancelation sometime.

    That weekend is actually better. That could be a possible FD weekend. Pins that are out now include dates from 12-4. Looks like I need to call Disney asap.

    Thanks for the info, John! So excited!!! pixiedust:
     
  9. NitroStitch

    NitroStitch DIS Veteran

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    Phooey. I'll be on the Dream at the time. (How often does anyone say "Phooey" about being on the Dream?) Bummer timing... :)
     
  10. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

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    Ah, bad timing since that would be our third trip within a five month span. Maybe if Patrick wins the lottery.
     
  11. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    Woo Hoo! Val & I are in!!!
     
  12. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

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    Woot! I am in! Kelly said she's in, too. Just gotta see if the boy is coming, too. :flower:
     
  13. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    I'm in! Maybe with some reservation luck, I'll be staying at my new DVC at the Grand! :dance3:
     
  14. OKW Lover

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    Mommy C!!! Long time no see!!! ::yes::
     
  15. Tinky-Bell

    Tinky-Bell Earning My Ears

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    Great! I'm already booked for that week (Wednesday through Monday)! This will be only my second DISapalooza, with the first one being the Harry Potter event.

    See you in December then! :)
     
  16. mdvlprof

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    Likely will be just me coming (which may be a good thing :rotfl:).
    We're taking a long cruise in Sep., and doubt I can get DH to go to WDW in Dec.
     
  17. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    :yay::yay::yay:
     
  18. disney david

    disney david DIS Veteran

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    Rented out new fantasy land with private seven dwarf mine train access we just need to get Disney moving and get that ride done and opened in time for the event. well most disers or aps so if it tight they could just do the ap preview that night. Or john could sell dream unlimited theme hard hats and safety vest. Well, where every it be it be great because john and his team know how to throw parties and works very hard.


    Or could it be 24 hours in epcot with live wdw podcast and dl podcast tapings and live stream both podcasts. thanks john for all the hard work you put into these events and the podcast. we diser should throw john an event or something to thank him.
     
  19. chirurgeon

    chirurgeon I am a delicate flower and need my sleep.

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    Hoping I can go. It will only be for the weekend. Unless of course the lottery numbers fall my way.

    Kim
     
  20. NancyIL

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    That's great news! I just bought my plane ticket and reserved my hotel for Dec. 3-11 last week. :woohoo:
     
  21. DVC Kathy

    DVC Kathy Mouseketeer

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    Yeah! :yay: DH and I will finally get to a Disapalooza event! We usually just miss them.

    Now I just have to find someplace quiet to take a nap earlier in the day. It's arrival day at BWV, which means not much sleep the night before.

    Kathy
     

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