20 Years of Dreams Event - Official Thread

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  1. WebmasterJohn

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    20 Years of Dreams Event 2019
    (This is where all official information about our DIS/Dreams Unlimited Travel 2019 event will be posted. Check back regularly for updates.)​

    In 2019 Dreams Unlimited Travel will be celebrating our 20th year of providing Dream Vacations for our clients. To commemorate this event we are throwing a celebration and you are invited!! There will be opportunities to meet members of the DIS Unplugged Podcast as well as various events hosted by DIS Unplugged members (TBA) and a party like no other - we will be renting out all of Pandora for an exclusive event with unlimited rides, food, entertainment and more.

    Event Dates: 08/07/2019 - 08/11/2019 - Disney's Contemporary Resort - Click her for Sign-up/Registration Page. Cost = $35 per person regardless of age.
    Pandora Party: 08/10/2019 11PM - 1AM - Animal Kingdom Theme Park - Pandora - The World of Avatar (No Theme Park Admission required to attend the party). Sign-up/registration link will be sent to all event registrants via email. You must sign-up for the event to attend the party. Cost = $95 per person regardless of age in addition to event registration fee.


    Event and party details are still being finalized and we will post them here as soon as they become available. There will be a cost to attend both the event itself and the party. As soon as we know the final price from Disney we will post that here. Advance reservations for both the event and the party will be required and at the appropriate time, links to the sign-up forms will be posted.

    RESORT ROOMS
    Book the below resorts by calling 407-939-4686 (Monday – Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am to 5pm). You must also supply the following information:
    Group Name: Dreams Unlimited Group 2019
    Group Code: G0766384

    UPDATE: We have received word that we have sold over half of our group allotment within a few days of making the announcement. If you want to take advantage of one of the discounted rooms you will need to act fast!!!!

    Dreams Unlimited Travel has contracted for a limited number of Group Space resort rooms for the event. You can also book different resorts and/or packages through Dreams Unlimited Travel for the event/party dates (contact your Dreams Unlimited Travel agent or visit us HERE). You ARE NOT required to book rooms through Dreams Unlimited Travel to attend either the event or the party.

    Rooms have been held at each of the below resorts for the nights of 08/06/2019 thru 08/11/2019. All rooms types are standard rooms for the pricing below. Upgrades to other room types may be available at the time of booking for an additional cost. You are NOT required to book all of these nights to get the discounted rate. Rooms booked at the below rates will NOT be assigned a Dreams Unlimited Travel agent and are NOT eligible for Dreams Unlimited Travel, Inc's planning services.

    Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    $124.08 per night (single/double occupancy)
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $15.00 per person per night

    Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    $132.65 per night (single/double occupancy)
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older): = $15.00 per person per night


    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter
    $200.32 per night (single/double occupancy)
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $25.00 per person per night


    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - Riverside
    $200.32 per night (single/double occupancy):
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $25.00 per person per night


    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    $283.07 per night (single/double occupancy)
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $35.00 per person per night


    Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    $329.46 per night (single/double occupancy):
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $35.00 per person per night


    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    $453.75 per night (single/double occupancy):
    Additional Person (18 yrs and older) = $35.00 per person per night

    The above Room Rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 12½% at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and 13½% at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.


    Each individual room reservation must be confirmed and guaranteed with a deposit equal to the full price of the room for one night plus tax. Cancellations are subject to the current Hotel general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if an individual's reservation is canceled at least five days before arrival).

    Attendees will pay their own room, taxes and incidental charges in accordance with applicable Hotel policy in effect at the time of your meeting. Attendees will be subject to Hotel general credit policies for guests at that time.

    Subject to availability, Hotel rooms may be reserved at the above rates for the three days before Tuesday, August 6, 2019 and the three days after Monday, August 12, 2019 for attendees wishing to extend their stays.

    Disney Dining Plans

    The Disney Deluxe Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and/or Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan can be added to room reservations. You will need to do this with the Disney representative when you call in to make the reservation/booking.


    QUICK SERVICE DINING PLAN = $52.49 per night, per guest ages 10 and up (includes tax). $23.79 per night, per guest ages 3-9 (includes tax).

    DISNEY DINING PLAN = $75.49 per night, per guest ages 10 and up (includes tax). $27.99 per night, per guest ages 3-9 (includes tax).

    DELUXE DINING PLAN = $116.25 per night, per guest ages 10 and up (includes tax). $43.49 per night, per guest ages 3-9 (includes tax).


    Theme Park Tickets

    While you do not need a theme park ticket for the party on 8/10/2019 theme park tickets can be purchased through the groups department by calling the above number for room reservations. Please do not share ticket pricing with anyone (they have to call themselves) as this is part of the contract/arrangement we have with the Disney groups department. UPDATE: I was asked to remove the link for purchasing the group rate tickets. These special tickets only available to those who book a room in the group so you have to call the room reservation number above and they will either book your room stay and then add the tickets or ask you for your resort confirmation number to purchase the tickets. Sorry for any confusion.

    20th Anniversary Event
    Dates: 08/07/2019 - 08/11/2019
    Location: Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)


    Wednesday - 08/07/019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction* Items Display and Bidding
    Other events hosted by the Podcast Team Members TBA

    Thursday - 08/08/019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction* Items Display and Bidding
    Other events hosted by the Podcast Team Members TBA

    Friday - 08/09/019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction* Items Display and Bidding
    Other events hosted by the Podcast Team Members TBA

    Saturday - 08/10/019
    10AM - Noon Event Registration and Credential Distribution (All credentials must be picked up by noon eastern time this day. There WILL NOT be credential distribution at the park prior to the party. We apologize that we cannot make any exceptions).
    10AM - Noon Silent Auction* Items Display and Bidding.
    Noon - 2PM Silent Auction* Ends. Pick up items won.
    Other events hosted by the Podcast Team Members TBA
    11PM - 1AM - Pandora Party (details below)

    Sunday - 08/11/019
    Live Podcast Recording - Time TBA (most likely late morning). More details to be announced as we get closer to the event. You must be registered for the event to attend the live podcast.

    20th Anniversary Pandora Party
    Saturday August 10th 2019 - 11PM - 1AM
    Please arrive by 10:30pm (main entrance/turnstiles Animal Kingdom Theme Park)

    Tonight you'll experience Avatar - The World of Pandora® like never before and possibly never again! This is a night of masterful storytelling as the attractions of Pandora® come to life. It is an evening of celebration where friends will come together and memories will be made!

    In addition to food, friends and special appearances you will enjoy endless rides on the following attractions:

    Avatar Flight of Passage
    Na'vi River Journey

    We will also be joined by scientists and guides from the Alpha Centari Expeditions.

    ALPHA CENTAURI EXPEDITIONS is the human organization/eco-tour company that facilitates visits on Pandora.

    o THE NATURALIST
    Pete Freeman - A second generation naturalist, Pete began exploring the wonders of nature alongside his grandfather at a very young age. By the time he was 8, he could identify every plant type in the Mo'ara Valley. When he was 10, he conducted small tours focusing on the unique animals found on Pandora. He is now a very enthusiastic expert guide.

    o THE ANTHROPOLOGIST
    Margaret Ruth Morgan - A respected anthropologist in Great Britain, Margaret Ruth has spent the last ten years on Pandora living among the Na'vi, gaining their confidence, and working to learn the intricate details of their sophisticated civilization.

    o THE SCIENTIST
    Christina Kilby - One of the youngest scientists in the Mo'ara Valley, Christina is, nevertheless, one of the most astute. She has tremendous pride in the technological advances that humans have contributed to Pandora to allow visitors to experience the planet in ways they wouldn't normally be able to do.

    o THE EXPAT
    Jerry Scalesi - Jerry owns a souvenir cart in another part of Pandora where he sells small Na'vi art pieces and jewelry. His best-sellers are glow necklaces that he has created from various bioluminescent elements. He loves to share funny stories about visitors' first time encounters with some of the local plants and animals.

    Pandora Party Menu - (menu items subject to change without prior notice)
    - Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Chocolate Bundt Cake
    - Crisped Rice Bon Bons
    - Orange Creamsicle Tart
    - Strawberry Shortcake (Gluten Free)
    - Donut Flambe Stations
    - Assorted Cookies
    - Fruit Punch, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Selection of Hot Teas
    - Cash bar will be available for bottled water, soft drinks, beer, wine and cocktails.

    Dietary restrictions and or allergies can be dealt with at the event by speaking directly to the Disney chef/culinary team working the party.


    Transportation After Pandora Party

    Since there will not be any Disney transportation running after the 20 Years of Dreams Event Pandora Party on Saturday August 10th 2019 we will arrange transportation for those who might need it. The party ends at 1AM on Sunday August 11th 2019 and we will have buses leaving from the front entrance of Animal Kingdom to bring guests back to a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (including the Swan and/or Dolphin) after the party ends. The cost has not yet been determined. Sign-up/registration link will be sent to all event registrants via email. If you do not wish to take our transportation after the party you will need to make your own arrangements.


    *Silent Auction to Raise Money for Give Kids the World

    During our event (08/07 - 08/10/2019) we will be holding a silent auction. All proceeds go to Give Kids the World.

    Item Donation: LINK COMING SOON. Anyone can donate items for the auction whether or not you are attending the event. Items can be mailed to us (address provided in item submission form) and but must be received by 06/30/2019 so that we have time to receive and process the item. Those attending may bring your items but we can only accept items on 08/07/2019.

    Item Bidding: Bidding on items will be done through the handbid app. Details on how to get the app and how to find our auction will be posted here closer to the event date.


    Item Distribution: Won items can be picked up at the event after the auction ends (Saturday - 08/10/019. Noon top 2PM); or items can be mailed to winner. Winner will be responsible for all shipping costs.

     
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  2. jcb

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    Checking back. :duck: :worship:
     
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  6. AMusicLifeForMe

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    Can't wait for this event! :)
     
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    Thanks for starting the thread John! Now time for me to over analyze, beg for more details, and, best of all, create planning spreadsheets!
     
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  8. chipndaleluver

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    Thanks John. It's sooo close to the dates of D23, which my husband and I hope to attend. I don't think we can do both. If our DL/D23 event plans fall through...I'm planning a trip to FL.
     
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    We will be there for sure. Can't wait to see everyone.
     
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    We have reservations for Aug 13-17....looks like I need to add some days to the beginning of our trip. :)
     
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    Great. Can’t wait.
     
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    This looks amazing.
     
  13. MaryKatesMom

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    We have our flights. Now we'll have to see how many times Delta will change the itinerary.
     
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    Putting my vacation request in today!!!!
     
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  15. mcnealrkn

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    I am so excited. I will be making a solo trip.
     
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    We are planning on being in the area from the 4th to the 18th :)
     
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    I did a solo trip for the last party they threw (when they rented out EPCOT) and it was really fun! Made time for meeting up with some other DISers before the party as well
     
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    Does that mean you will be making an appearance?
     
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  20. TheMaxRebo

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    Not until he gets it in writing from John that Duffy will NOT be there
     
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    Maybe Pete will come home from Tokyo with a bunch of Duffy stuff to auction off.
     

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