20 Years of Dreams Event - Official Thread

disneyholic family

disney on my mind....
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I am just trying to figure out when to arrive and when to leave. I think I will book 8/6-8/12.... Cancel “extra” days as needed....
What time frame is everyone planning on going?
Since we come from overseas, i've booked us in for a few more days, though i haven't yet bought our plane tickets, so we're not yet locked into any dates.
I've reserved Sunday August 4th to Tuesday August 13th.
It's just my daughter and me. If we were 'allowing' our husbands to come along, i would have booked us longer, but given that we're leaving the poor boys home, i felt i couldn't push it any longer than the 9 nights. Although, as i said, i haven't booked the flights yet, so you never know. :)

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Mickeymouseisking

Some imagination, huh?
Joined
Jun 11, 2014
yeah, we normally stay off site, so staying on site at all is a "treat" for us ... doing POP for the rate for most of the time but also as I am excited for the new Skyliner gondola system. Outside of a 2 day stay we have never stayed there and we have never at all stayed at AKL so really looking forward to that!
AKL is amazing! I’d be excited about staying there too :-)
 
  • ZAKI

    Earning My Ears
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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.
    GREAT
     

    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    Can’t (well can really, as it sound so much fun) believe that the party is over 80% sold (info from the Tuesday show).

    So excited :crazy: looks like that week I’ll definitely won’t have a lonely solo trip as probably everywhere I go, on property, I’ll bump into a fellow disser

    I went solo to the last trip and did make a few plans to meet up with people for events (mostly *Un*Official ones) and it worked out well as by the time the party started I knew a bunch of faces at least and had a small group of people (mostly other solo travelers) to hang out with

    Definitely don't think you will be lonely!
     

    Capwkidd

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2005
    I went solo to the last trip and did make a few plans to meet up with people for events (mostly *Un*Official ones) and it worked out well as by the time the party started I knew a bunch of faces at least and had a small group of people (mostly other solo travelers) to hang out with

    Definitely don't think you will be lonely!
    I’ll be (Hans?) Solo as well...

    Who is going that went on the Italy trip?
     

    PrncessA

    Dis_Mom_
    Joined
    Jan 16, 2009
    Can’t (well can really, as it sound so much fun) believe that the party is over 80% sold (info from the Tuesday show).

    So excited :crazy: looks like that week I’ll definitely won’t have a lonely solo trip as probably everywhere I go, on property, I’ll bump into a fellow disser
    I agree with @TheMaxRebo, I went solo to the last event and I never really felt alone. I had so much fun meeting new people and Diser's in real life!
     
  • Tonyz

    How do ya do? Pretty good, sure as you're born!
    Joined
    May 17, 2014
    Sorry if this has been asked... but will Satuli Canteen be opened during the party?
     

    TheMaxRebo

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2008
    Sorry if this has been asked... but will Satuli Canteen be opened during the party?
    I haven’t seen it mentioned, but it seems to me like it won’t be as they have posted a list of the snacks that will be on offer plus a drink bar for pay.
    For the EPCOT event last time they had the food stations and cash bar set up inside the Land pavilion, and no other food locations were open - so i suggest this will be the same (though perhaps Saut'li is the location used for this since only really inside spot - unless they set up outside if weather is good)
     

    wiihoo888

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 12, 2018
    Just extended my stay (Yay!), and got another e-mail asking me to register for Pandora again. Just wanted to be sure that my initial request is still okey fine and I don’t have to register again. Thanks and sorry if this has been asked before.
     
  • disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    (though perhaps Saut'li is the location used for this since only really inside spot - unless they set up outside if weather is good)
    I hadn't thought about it but you're right. That's the only indoor space unless they do something backstage or use Tiffins.

    The Epcot party was supposed to be outside but got moved inside due to the weather (which turned out to be fine). Personally, I liked it much better indoors where there was lighting and air conditioning. I don't think it would have been nearly as nice had it been held outside.
     

    OKW Lover

    Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle.
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Joined
    Apr 29, 2004
    John and Kevin are on a Danube ABD cruise so it will probably take a while to hear back from John.
    Thanks! I wasn’t sure if it was an automatic thing - don’t want to miss it :)
    Its not an automatic thing. John is the one that processes each request. Dreams Unlimited Travel and the DIS are a much smaller operation than a lot of people think they are. I know that right now they are in-transit to their cruise so I wouldn't expect to hear anything soon.
     

    Capwkidd

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jul 10, 2005
    correct - the "special tickets" refer to tickets to the WDW parks, not the party ticket - which is $95 for everyone ... and to be eligible for those tickets you have to book the rooms on property
    You don’t have to book rooms to get the party tickets...
     

    disneysteve

    DIS meet junkie
    Joined
    Sep 29, 2002
    correct - the "special tickets" refer to tickets to the WDW parks, not the party ticket - which is $95 for everyone ... and to be eligible for those tickets you have to book the rooms on property
    You don’t have to book rooms to get the party tickets...
    I just want to clarify this as it's coming across a little confusing.

    Tickets to the Pandora party are $95/person. Anybody registered for the overall event is eligible to buy a Pandora party ticket. It doesn't matter where you are staying or how you booked your accommodations.

    If you book a Disney hotel room using the special group rates available for this event (see info on the first post), you are then eligible to buy discounted park tickets. Those park tickets (which have nothing to do with the Pandora party or the DIS event) can only be purchased by people who make their hotel reservations through the group deal. If you book on your own or stay offsite, you can't buy those special park tickets.
     

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