DIS 20th Anniversary Event - Official Info

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    DIS 20th Anniversary Celebration
    05/29 – 06/03/2017

    Important Links

    Register for event - CLOSED
    Book resort rooms: CLOSED
    Donate silent auction items: Online is closed. New auction items will be accepted at the event.
    Sign-Up for Epcot Party: CLOSED
    Sign-Up for Transportation After the Epcot Party: CLOSED


    Schedule of Events

    Day 1 – Monday – 05/29/2017
    Credential Distribution/Meet and Greet/Silent Auction
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM

    Other Events:


    • Power Ranger Photos with Ryno - 10AM. Boardwalk Convention Center. No sign-up required. A donation to Give Kids the World will be accepted to have your photo taken with Ryno.
    • ‘Happily Ever After’ with Craig - 8:00PM Town Square Magic Kingdom. No sign-up required.

    Day 2 – Tuesday – 05/30/2017
    Credential Distribution/Meet and Greet/Silent Auction
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM


    Other Events:

    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with Ryno - 09:30AM Disney Springs
    • Journey into Imagination with Kathy - 10:00AM Epcot outside Journey into Imagination. No sign-up required.
    • CityWalk with Ryno and Craig - 7:00PM out front of AMC at Universal CityWalk. No sign-up required.


    Day 3 – Wednesday – 05/31/2017
    Credential Distribution/Meet and Greet/Silent Auction
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM


    Other Events:

    • One Man’s Dream at Hollywood Studios with the Disneyland Team - 10AM - no-sign required.
    • ‘A Goofy Movie’ Campfire/Chip n Dale Sing along with Ryno and the Martins - 7:30PM Meadow Recreation Area Out Door Theater Ft. Wilderness – no sign-ups required. Space is VERY limited due to the venue.
    • Sprinkles with Teresa - 7:30PM Disney Springs No sign-up required.
    Day 4 – Thursday – 06/01/2017
    Credential Distribution/Meet and Greet/Silent Auction Ends
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 3PM.
    Silent Auction Ends at Noon!!! Auction items can be picked up Noon to 3PM.


    Other Events:

    DIS 20th Anniversary Party – Epcot*
    Location: Epcot
    Time: 10PM – 1AM (meet at turnstiles/front gate at 9:30PM). For those who could not make it to credential distribution during the week we will have someone outside of Epcot with your credentials until 9:55PM. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party. Only those with official credentials will be permitted into the party.
    See Below for more details!!

    Day 5 – Friday – 06/02/2017
    Silent Auction Item Pick-up
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs)
    Time: 11AM – 5PM
    Other Events:


    • *Grand Yacht 1 - 12:00PM - 2:00PM Disney’s Grand Floridian Marina*
    • YeHaa Bob Jackson with the Martins - 7:00PM (show starts at 8:30PM) Port Orleans Riverside River Roost Lounge. No sign-up required but space is limited due to venue.

    Day 6 – Saturday – 06/03/2017
    It’s a Small World with Kevin and John
    Location: Magic Kingdom outside of Small World
    Time: 11AM
    Details: Join Kevin and John for a gathering outside of Small World. Ride the ride or just hang out. Note: this is Gay Day at Disney and there will be large crowds. Wear your red shirt!!!


    20th Anniversary EPCOT Party
    Thursday June 1st 2017 - 10PM – 1AM
    Please arrive by 9:30pm to check-in (main entrance/turnstiles Epcot)


    Tonight you'll experience Epcot® in 3D, a progressive night full of Dining, Dancing, and Discovery! This is a night where dynamic dimensions collide as the attractions of Epcot® come to life. It is an evening of celebration where you will experience three private parties in one. From the smooth chill of the Future World West, to the thrills of the Future World East, Epcot® in 3D offers a dimension for everyone!

    In addition to music, Disney characters and food* you will enjoy endless rides on the following attractions:

    Soarin'®
    Test Track®
    The Seas with Nemo and Friends®
    Journey Into Imagination With Figment


    But that's not all!!!!!

    We will end our evening with our own,
    private IllumiNations, Reflections of Earth!!!

    And....enjoy a special concert performance by Jodi Benson, The voice of The Little Mermaid!!!!

    The cost to attend is $85 per person regardless of age. Theme park admission is NOT REQUIRED to attend this event as it is a private party.

    You MUST BE registered for the week event in order to join us for the part. Those already registered will receive an email on how to sign up for party.

    Party Schedule

    9:30pm – Party Guests arrive at front gate of Epcot (that is the only way to get into party)
    10:00pm – Party guests escorted inside park
    10:00pm – 1:00am: All four attractions open; Nemo, Figment, Test Track and Soarin’ – ride as many times as you like/can
    10:00pm – 12:45am: Cash Bars Open (see below)
    10:00pm – 11:30pm: Food available (see below)
    11:30pm – 12:45am: Celebration cake (see below)
    11:00pm – 11:30pm: Jodi Benson performance – Fountain Stage
    Midnight – Fireworks
    1:00am – Party Conclusion. Guest can depart through International Gateway or Main Entrance at any time during evening but will not be permitted back into party once you leave. For those that signed up/paid for the Dreams Transportation back to a Disney Resort Hotel we will be send you an email where to meet the buses as we get closer. Buses will depart at one time after the party ends at 1AM and after all guests are on the bus. Keep in mind your bus may go to multiple resorts along the route.

    Food - 10:00pm – 11:30pm

    In keeping with the theme (and time) of the party available food will be specialty desserts:

    Donut Flambé Station - Doughnut Holes, Cinnamon, Sugar, and Whiskey Infused Cherries cooked-to-order (can be non-alcoholic as well). Served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Gelato Action Station - Petite Gelato Cookie Sandwiches to Include: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie with Almond Gelato, Sugar Cookie with Cappuccino Gelato, Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Gelato

    Celebration Cakes – vanilla with strawberry filling, chocolate with buttercream icing and vanilla with buttercream icing. Cakes will be brought out at 11:30pm to help us celebrate our anniversary in style while we watch Illuminations.

    Coffee (regular and decaf), hot tea (regular and decaf), hot chocolate, ice tea (sweet and unsweet) and ice water will be available.

    Cash Bar – 6 bars will be set-up throughout party - 10:00pm – 12:45am

    Beer, Wine, Call Brand Liquor, Bottled Water (still and sparkling) and soft drinks (regular and diet) will be available for a cost set by Disney.

    UPDATE 03/01/2017

    Registration for the 20th Anniversary of the DIS is now open!!!!!


    Please go to https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/20Anniversary-signup.cfm to registration for the event.

    There is a $25 per person registration fee to attend the event. This money goes to offset some of our costs with a portion going to our overall donation to Give Kids the World.

    You MUST register for the event in order to sign-up for any subsequent meets/activates we are planning – including our super-duper party on June 1st!!!! That’s right – I said super-duper party!!!! Think DISApalooza but on a much bigger scale.

    As we finalize details of the individual meets and activities as well as our party those registered through the link above will received instructions on how to sign-up for these via email.

    Again – you MUST be registered for the event to attend other activities we have planned including the party.

    Sign-ups for this event will close 05/01/2017 as long as space is left. Please sign up NOW and don't delay if you want to attend.

    UPDATE 03/07/2017

    We are now accepting items for our Auction to raise money for GKTW.

    If you are interested in donating items for our Auction during the 20th Anniversary event we have a form that will make it easier for you to submit, and us to keep track of, the items.


    To donate an item please use this form - https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/20anniversary-auction-01.cfm


    As you step through the process there will be information on where to send the item if you wish to mail it. If you are bringing the item with you to the event we will be letting you know later where/when that can be dropped off. We are still waiting on Disney to tell us where our convention will be for the event so unfortunately I couldn't add it to the current form at this time.

    For those already registered for the event itself we will be sending you an email with some instructions that will make the auction donation process a little easier.

    Thank you in advance for anything you wish to donate. Let's try to break last years record for money raised!!!!

    UPDATE 04/13/2017


    Just announced - those attending our Party on 6/1/2017 will enjoy a special concert performance by Jodi Benson, The voice of The Little Mermaid!!!!

    UPDATE 04/26/2017


    It's official - the party will be until 1AM!!!!

    UPDATE 04/26/2017


    Just found out International Gateway will be open at the end of the event for guests staying at an Epcot resort to exit the park.

    I don't know if it will only be open at the very end of the event or if people can leave early - still getting those details - but I am being told that those wanting to use that exit will be escorted by a Cast Member so you won't be able to go on your own.

    UPDATE 05/02/2017


    Information on Transportation after the Party

    (This information has also been sent to everyone who is currently registered for the party)

    Since there will not be any Disney transportation running after the DIS 20th Anniversary EPCOT Party on June 1st 2017 we have arranged transportation for those who might need it. The party ends at 1AM on Friday June 2nd 2017 and we will have buses leaving from the front entrance of EPCOT to bring guests back to a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (including the Swan and/or Dolphin) after the party ends. The cost is $10 per person and is non-refundable.

    We are NOT providing transportation to EPCOT prior to the party, you will need to get there on your own before the party. We ask that you arrive at the front entrance of the park no later than 9:30PM on June 1st 2017.

    Buses will only be available after the party ends at 1AM, there will be no transportation provided by us prior to the end of the party. If you feel you might want to leave earlier than 1AM then using our transportation may not be for you. Buses may go to multiple resorts after the party depending on how many guests have signed up for transportation and at each of the resort hotels. We will not know what bus you will be on or how many stops it will make before it arrives at your resort hotel.

    You do not have to take our bus to get back to your hotel. You can drive yourself (parking will be available at EPCOT), take a cab or Uber after the party (you would have to make those arrangements on your own) or for those staying at an EPCOT area resort hotel the International Gateway Exit will be open after the party. Keep in mind that the boats WILL NOT be running after the party so you will need to walk to your resort hotel if you choose to use the International Gateway Exit.

    If you are interested in using our transportation after the party please go to this page to sign-up - https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/20anniversary-transportation-01.cfm

    You will need your ID Number and email address to start the sign-up process for transportation. These are the same ones you used to sign up for the party.

    UPDATE 05/14/2017


    Location and time of credential distribution and silent auction added to schedule above.

    I have also added the schedule for the party as well as food details.

    UPDATE 05/22/2017


    Additional event info added above.

    UPDATE 05/25/2017


    Sent to all registrants via email.

    I just wanted you to know how we will be handling credential distribution for our event.

    If you haven’t already seen it, here is the schedule of where/when credentials will be distributed:

    Monday – 05/29/2017
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM

    Tuesday – 05/30/2017
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM

    Wednesday – 05/31/2017
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 5PM

    Thursday – 06/01/2017
    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center (Look for signs). This is also when/where you will get Party Credentials if you signed up for party. Make sure you bring the email we sent that shows you are confirmed for the party.
    Time: 10AM – 3PM.

    You DO NOT have to have everyone in your party present to pick up the credentials. We prefer it be the lead name on the registration but anyone in your party can get the credentials for your entire party as long that they have a picture ID. You will be asked to sign for your credentials so we can keep track for who picked them up.

    We ask that you try to get your credentials before you attend any of the meets.

    As mentioned above this is also when you will also be given your credentials for the ECPOT party on Thursday night if you signed up for that. Please bring the email that shows you were confirmed for the party when you come to pick up your credentials.

    If you have registered for the EPCOT party on Thursday night and you are unable to pick up your credentials Monday thru Thursday during the day we will have someone outside of the main gate of EPCOT to distribute those credentials. Please, please, please arrive by 9:30PM so that we can get you your credentials and still have time to for us to enter and enjoy the party. No one will be available after 10PM that night to give you your credentials. If you do pick up your party credentials at ECPOT before the party starts make sure you bring a picture ID and the email that shows you were confirmed for the party.

    You must have credentials to enter the party and these will be checked by Disney Cast Members.

    UPDATE 05/28/2017


    DIS 20th Anniversary Auction is now available to preview.
    - Download the Handbid App
    - Register (follow the directions on the app)
    - Search for DIS 20th Anniversary

    Or you go here https://www.handbid.com/auctions/dis-20th-anniversary-event/

    Bidding starts tomorrow. If you want to bid you will need to enter credit card information.
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    Last edited: May 28, 2017
  2. WebmasterMaryJo

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    Thank you for the heads up, John. It's on my calendar. :)
     
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  4. disneysteve

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    Thanks, John. I hope we can make it.
     
  5. OKW Lover

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    Thank you John. Making a note on my calendar for those dates.

    Just a note for folks considering a trip during this event. It somewhat overlaps the annual Gay Days events at WDW. Typically Gay Days focuses on the MK on the first Saturday of June, which is the 3rd in 2017. This adds to the crowd levels during that time of year so plan on making your hotel reservations as soon as John opens up bookings!!!
     
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  6. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    Oh no! You mean if we come to the DIS event, there's a chance we might see gay people? Oh, wait a sec. Never mind.
     
  7. Willow1213

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    Thanks John! We normally travel to the world that week, but have been extremely hesitant to book 2017. Now I just have to go back to convincing my husband that we HAVE to meet the podcast crew and celebrate 20 years of the DIS
     
  8. easyd

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    The DIS is planning an event for my birthday! (June 3) YAY! I'll be there!
     
  9. Cousin Orville

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'm looking forward to it. That's quite the achievement! I remember lurking around in those early yrs when I should have been studying in college. Dang, time flies.
     
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  10. wayneg

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    Would love to be there but we have already booked a vacation in Turkey late May/early June.
     
  11. sweetpeama

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    How exciting hope that I can come all I need is money, an extra adult or two to travel with since no way can my DH take the time off with the days we already need for other obligations. That way I have help with the kids and can enjoy some of the visiting more. ( wonders if either set of grandparents would love to go). and then to start getting plane tickets and everything else lined up.
    Having played around with the flight times out of my area I have a general idea of the ones that will work ( no 45-60 minute mad dash from one end of SLC airport to the other due to the chances of the plane that flies 90% of home airport to there and where it lands and it gets in early enough to have DME handle luggage. On the way back no short layover and no 7 am hour flights-no one should have a knock on the door from Bell Services early enough for that and there is some nice times in the 2 pm and 5 pm hours)
    So everyone send some pixie dust my way because it has been 6 years 323 days since we got home from our vacation and by then it would be 7 years 115 days. We had planned to go back and were on track financially to be able to do so in 3 years from when we left but finding out our youngest had multiple special needs wiped out our savings and reduced our paying off debts to a the minimums each month plus we ended up with some additional debt when savings ran out for needed therapies not covered by insurance so have been paying that off as well. My parents had taken the entire family in order to have a late celebration of their 60th birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary on what was a memorable trip including the first time my then 27.5 month old special needs daughter spontaneously used ASL with someone outside of family when she handed Minnie her autograph book and signed please.
     
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  12. zulemara

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    I'll be there because I'm a local again! wwoo hoo!!
     
  13. jenn4kids

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    How am I just realizing me and the DIS have the SAME birthday, June 1st. Although very different years. (1970 vs 1997).
     
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  14. NeuroCindy

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    I've been putting away money for this since last summer. Hopefully I'll have my dissertation defended and can attend as Dr. Cindy :)
     
  15. chirurgeon

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    I guess I'll be doing a long weekend. Can't miss my long Disneyland Christmas trip.
     
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  16. Jobie

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    Hopefully I will be able to go to this!
     
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  17. bamacmac

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    Can't wait...I know whatever you all plan will be so fun! :)
     
  18. wilkeliza

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    Thanks for the heads up. Sadly we probably won't be able to make it. Darn 2 week European cruise just keeps getting in the way of other things.
     
  19. TWYLA CATS

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    Thank you.
     
  20. pjweaver

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    Just what I needed, another reason to go to WDW.
     
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    You don't have to follow me everywhere I go... ;)
     

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