DIS Unplugged 10th Anniversary - Official Information Thread

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  1. WebmasterJohn

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    DIS Unplugged 10 Year Anniversary Event
    07/22/2016 - 07/26/2016


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    There will be a $25 charge and all proceeds will go to Give Kids the World.


    EVENT LIST



    Friday - July 22, 2016

    Tour of DISUnplugged Podcast Studio & Lunch with Pete, Craig and Ryno
    Auction Closed

    Location: DISUnplugged Studio
    Time: Noon - 3PM
    Price: Highest bidders
    Bidding Ends: Midnight (Eastern Time) 7/20/2016
    Bid Here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-petelunch-01.cfm
    Details: Join Pete Werner, Craig Williams and Ryno Clavin for an exclusive tour of the DISUnplugged Studio and a catered lunch. Transportation to/from Disney area and studio will be included. All proceeds go to Give Kids the World.

    Credential Distribution and Meet the Podcasters
    Silent Auction to Raise Money for Give Kids the World

    Location: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Convention Center – Marvin Gardens A, B & C (Subject to change - please check signs at Boardwalk when you arrive)
    Time: 2PM – 5PM
    Details: In addition to picking up your credentials for the event and meeting some of the podcasters you will be able to see the silent auction items and bid on them to help raise money for GKTW. If you have items you want to donate to the silent auction please email Teresa Echols at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com or kathyw@dreamsunlimitedtravel.com

    High Tea with Oliver and Pete's Mom
    Auction Closed

    Location: Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    Time: 4:05PM - ?????
    Price: Highest bidders
    Bidding Ends: Midnight (Eastern Time) 7/20/2016
    Bid Here: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-tea-01.cfm
    Details: Join Oliver Green and Pete's Mom, Madeline, for an exclusive High Tea at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Cost of the High Tea is included for your bid. For further details please email Oliver at oliver.green@disneyinfo.com

    Ice Cream Social with Teresa and Kathy
    Sign ups closed

    Location: Ample Hills Creamery – Board
    Time: 7PM – 9PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Limited to 30 people. Join Teresa and Kathy for an ice cream hangout on the Boardwalk!! For further details please email Kathy at KathyW@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com or Teresa at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com

    Dole Whip for Bob

    Still accepting sign ups
    Location: Polynesian Village Resort
    Time: 7PM – 9PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-dole-01.cfm
    Details:
    Join Pete Werner, Corey Martin and Diana Varley as we remember our good friend, Bob Varley - with his favorite Disney snack - a Dole Whip. For further details please email Corey at Corey@WDWInfo.com


    Fireworks and Dole Whips on the Beach at Polynesian
    Location: Poly Beach near the Luau and towards Grand Floridian
    Time: 8:30 pm (9 pm fireworks*)
    Sign-Up: Contact Lisa Jacoby ("Lisann"), JacobyLisa@gmail.com for more info
    Details: Enjoy fireworks on the beach at the Polynesian and get to know your fellow DIS'ers! Grab a Dole Whip, ice cream or drink and meet others who are here for the DIS 10th Anniversary Celebration. This event is open to all. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 pm. A donation of any amount to GKTW will be welcomed.
    Note from Lisann - "If the fireworks time changes, I'll post the change on the DISUnplugged Event forum."
    Note from John: "This is not a DISUnplugged hosted event so we can't guarantee who, if anyone, from the DISunplugged will be able to attend."

    Saturday - July 23, 2016

    Credential Distribution and Meet the Podcasters
    Silent Auction to Raise Money for Give Kids the World

    Location: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Convention Center – Marvin Gardens A, B & C (Subject to change - please check signs at Boardwalk when you arrive)
    Time: 10AM – 2PM
    Details: This will be a second day where you can pick up your credentials for the event and meet some of the podcasters in case you weren't able to make it on Friday. You will also be able to see the silent auction items and bid on them to help raise money for GKTW.

    5 life lessons from the DIS Unplugged
    Still accepting sign ups

    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center - Exact Room TBA
    Time: 10am–12pm
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-life-01.cfm
    Details: Limited to 100 people. Join Pete Werner as he reminisces about what he’s learned in the 10 years he’s been hosting the DIS Unplugged. For further details please email Pete at Pete@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com

    Taking better video at WDW
    Still accepting sign ups

    Location: Boardwalk Convention Center - Exact Room TBA
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-video-01.cfm
    Details: Limited to 30 people. Join members of our team as they share their tips and tricks for taking the best video possible while at WDW. For further details please email Corey at Corey@WDWInfo.com

    Figment Meet with Kathy Werling
    Sign ups closed

    Location: EPCOT - Journey into Imagination with Figment
    Time: Noon – 2PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Join Kathy Werling for a group ride of Journey into Imagination with Figment and meet other like-minded Figment fans. For further details please email Kathy at KathyW@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com

    Vlogging Around the World with Ryno
    Sign ups closed

    Location: EPCOT - meet at the entrance to World Showcase right in the middle
    Time: 2:30PM – 4:30PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Join Ryno Clavin for a chance to Vlog from different places around EPCOT. For further details please email Ryno at Ryno@WDWInfo.com

    Sip & Snack with Corey, Julie, Craig & Teresa
    Sign ups closed

    Location: Disney Springs - STK
    Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Join Corey Martin, Julie Martin, Craig Williams and Teresa Echols for some epic sipping and snacking around Disney Springs.
    Notes from Corey: Sipping and snacking is not required! Don't feel obligated to drink. Depending on the Disney Springs crowd, this might end up being a sip and stroll. We'll discover the night together!
    For further details please email Corey at Corey@WDWInfo.com

    Sunday - July 24, 2016

    Credential Distribution and Meet the Podcasters
    Silent Auction to Raise Money for Give Kids the World Ends

    Location: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort Convention Center - Marvin Gardens A, B & C (Subject to change - please check signs at Boardwalk when you arrive)
    Time: 10AM – 3PM
    Details: Day 3 to pick up your credentials for the event and meet some of the podcasters in case you weren't able to make it the other days. Last chance to bid on silent auction items. Silent auction item winners will be announced as soon as the auction ends and totals can be tallied. We encourage you to bring a check made out to Give Kids the World to pay for any silent auction items you win. Cash will be accepted. Credit cards will also be accepted but we prefer you do not pay with a credit card as the credit card company will charge a processing fee that will impact the amount going to Give Kids the World.


    New England DISers - Mega Meet Hunt
    Location: Starting Point = The Ticket and Transportation Center
    Time: 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
    Details: All proceeds go to Give Kids the World
    $25.00 Per person or
    $150.00 for a team of up to 8 people

    We all know Disney is about the details. Grab a team or have us put you into one! Meet old friends and new as we “hunt” around the Monorail searching for clues, answering trivia questions, performing DAFs (daring acts of fun) and lots and lots of laughing! Think you know Disney? Think you know all the fun nooks and crannies of the three monorail resorts? Join us to see!! We will meet on July 24th at 10 AM at the TTC. Show your pride with team colors, shirts, hats or just plain ‘ole enthusiasm! Can’t wait to see you!

    Contact nedismeet@gmail.com for any questions or
    FB page: https://www.facebook.com/NEDISMeet/
    Registration page: http://megameethunt.eventzilla.net/


    Connecting with Walt on Main Street with Michael, Tom and Craig
    Sign ups closed
    Location: Magic Kingdom, Main Street - meet at the Town Square flagpole
    Time: 2:00PM – 4:00PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Limited to 20 participants. Join Michael Bowling, Tom Bell and Craig Williams for stories and insight into Walt Disney, Main Street, U.S.A., and a few of Walt's favorite attractions. For further details please email Michael Bowling at michael@wdwinfo.com, Tom Bell at Tom@wdwinfo.com or Craig at Craig@WDWInfo.com

    Vlogging Around the World with Ryno #2

    Sign ups closed
    Location: EPCOT - meet at the entrance to World Showcase right in the middle
    Time: 2PM – 4PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-vlog2-01.cfm
    Details: Limited to 30 people. Join Ryno Clavin for a chance to Vlog from different places around EPCOT. For further details please email Ryno at Ryno@WDWInfo.com

    Sip & Snack with Corey & Julie at Epcot

    Sign ups closed
    Location: Epcot World Showcase- exact meet place TBA
    Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.
    Details: Join Corey and Julie Martin for some light Drinking and Snacking Around the World. Drinking is not mandatory!!
    For further details please email Corey at Corey@WDWInfo.com

    Ice Cream Social # 2 with Teresa and Kathy

    Sign ups closed
    Location: Ample Hills Creamery – Board
    Time: 7PM – 9PM
    Price: Any donation (preferable in the form of a check made out to Give Kids the World)
    Sign-Up: http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/megameet-ice1-01.cfm
    Details: Join Teresa and Kathy for an ice cream hangout on the Boardwalk!!
    For further details please email Kathy at KathyW@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com or Teresa at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com


    Monday - July 25, 2016

    DISUnplugged Live Show
    Location: Cirque du Soleil - Disney Springs
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Details: Please arrive at the Cirque du Soleil theater in Disney Springs by Noon so that we can check credentials and begin loading the theater. Please proceed to the Cirque du Soleil box office located directly in front of the theater and look for representatives from Dreams Unlimited Travel and the Podcast who will provide further direction. Please note that Disney has requested that we do not allow food to be brought into the theater. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter or they will require us to pay a cleaning fee.

    EPCOT Fireworks and Dessert Party with the DISUnplugged Team
    Location: EPCOT, Terrace des Fleurs
    Time: Please arrive by 8:15PM to check-in (top patio on the bridge between France and UK)
    Cost: $65 per person (regardless of age), a portion goes to GKTW
    Details: Join members of the DISUnplugged Team for a fun evening of Fireworks and Dessert at a private event at the Terrace des Fleurs in EPCOT. Space is limited and this event will sell out fast so please do not wait to sign-up if you are interested. Sign-ups begin 9AM Eastern Time on Friday 7/8/2015.
    Sign-Up Page: Unfortunately, this event has reached it's full capacity and we are no longer accepting sign-ups.

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    Hotel Booking Info

    As part of the DIS 10th Anniversary Event the DIS and Dreams Unlimited Travel will be contracting with Disney Groups for room blocks for those interested in staying at a Disney Resort during the event.

    You DO NOT have to book one of these rooms or even be staying at Walt Disney World to attend any of the events. Also, booking one of the rooms in our room block DOES NOT guarantee you a spot at any official events hosted by the DIS Unplugged Team.

    As we finalize event details those will be posted in a separate thread along with instruction in how to sign up for the events.

    On the Tuesday 3/15/16 DIS Unplugged Podcast we will be announcing details on when and how to book the Walt Disney World resort rooms we are contracting with Disney Groups. Later that day we will post a link here, on this thread, with more information on how to get pricing and book those rooms. These rooms and special pricing CANNOT be booked through a Dreams Unlimited Travel Agent so please do not ask them - again, details will follow that will explain the process.

    The Walt Disney World resorts where we have room blocks held are:

    Disney's Pop Century
    Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter
    Disney's Port Orleans Riverside
    Disney's Boardwalk Inn
    Disney's Beach Club
    Disney's Contemporary

    When you book one of these resorts you will be eligible for the usual Disney Resort guests perks like My Disney Experience, FastPass+, MagicBands, etc.

    Both tickets and a dining plan can be added to the room reservation. Again, the form will explain how all that works including deposit amounts and payments.

    I know you will probably have additional questions. Please wait until the announcement and link to the quote form before asking as I think most questions will be answered at that time.

    UPDATE 03/15/2016

    Here is the link for more information on pricing and how to book the group rooms we secured for this event - http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/MegaMeet_Start.cfm

    I just want to note that the deposit will be one nights room stay (plus tax) PLUS the full amount for tickets and dining. Note that tickets and dining can be added up to 10 days prior to check-in for the same price so to reduce your out of pocket cost you might consider just booking and holding the room now and adding tickets and/or dining later. Any balance owing will be due at resort check-in.

    UPDATE 04/27/2016


    We will be using this thread to list events during the weekend. As more get added I will update this first post on this thread. If you would like your event listed you can send me an email - John@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com - please include day, time and location of event as well as who is the contact or person running the event including info on how people can reach you to sign up. Please note that I cannot offer advise or get you a venue for your event. You will be expected to do that on your own.

    The link to sign-up for the weekend will be posted here at noon on 4/27/2016.

    There will be a $25 charge and all proceeds will go to Give Kids the World.


    Monday - July 25, 2016
    DISUnplugged Live Show - Cirque du Soleil - Disney Springs
    Time: TBA

    UPDATE 05/27/2016


    Details added for location of credential distribution and silent auction.

    If you have items you want to donate to the silent auction please email Teresa Echols at TEchols@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com


    UPDATE 05/29/2016


    Sign ups will end on 06/09/2016.

    Please sign up now if you want to attend this event.

    We will not be able to accommodate any sign-ups after 06/09/2016.

    UPDATE 06/10/2016


    Sign ups are officially closed.

    We WILL NOT be able to accommodate any more sign-ups via our form or at the event.

    UPDATE 06/13/2016



    We have just learned that during our event the Food Court at Port Orleans French Quarter will be down for rehab. They will have some food but very limited. If you have booked this resort and would like to make other arrangements please contact
    Disney's Group Reservations Office. The phone number to call is 407-939-4686 (Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Time and Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am to 5pm Eastern Time). You will need to reference our Group Number G0713033 and the Group Name: DISUnplugged 10 Year Anniversary Event as well as your confirmation number.

    Sorry for any inconvenience but this has just been communicated to us.

    UPDATE 06/21/2016


    Group room reservations for this event are no longer available. If you still need a room/reservation for this event you can request a no-obligation quote through Dreams Unlimited travel here - https://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/reservations/disney-world/index.cfm#

    Please note that sign-ups for the event are also closed. Only book a room for this event if you have already signed up.


    UPDATE 06/23/2016


    The above schedule has been modified to include location and time for credential distribution and Silent Auction.

    This info will also be emailed to all attendees. It may take a few hours for everyone to receive the email based on the size of the distribution list.

    If you don't receive the email by tomorrow morning (Friday 6/24/2016) you can email me at John@DreamsUnlimitedTravel.com and I will resend it.

    UPDATE 07/04/2016


    Location for Silent Auction and Credential Distribution has changed to Disney's Boardwalk Convention Center Marvin Gardens A, B & C.

    This could change again so look for signs in the Boardwalk Convention Center for actual room.

    UPDATE 07/04/2016


    Details have been added to the Live Podcast recording info.

    DISUnplugged Live Show
    Location: Cirque du Soleil - Disney Springs
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Details: Please arrive at the Cirque du Soleil theater in Disney Springs by Noon so that we can check credentials and begin loading the theater. Please proceed to the Cirque du Soleil box office located directly in front of the theater and look for representatives from Dreams Unlimited Travel and the Podcast who will provide further direction. Please note that Disney has requested that we do not allow food to be brought into the theater. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter or they will require us to pay a cleaning fee.


    UPDATE 07/17/2016

    Auctions are now closed for the "Lunch in the Studio" and "Afternoon Tea with Oliver and Mom". Confirmation emails are being sent to the auction winners with details. Also, we've corrected the time for the "Taking Better Video at Walt Disney World" meet. That was originally listed from 10am to 12pm on Saturday, July 23rd. The new time is 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

    UPDATE 07/22/2016

    The auction is live!!!

    You do not need to be at the meet to bid and win.

    On your smart phone download the handbid app (free) and register. You must have a credit card on file to bid but you don't need one to browse the items. Search for "DIS Unplugged 10th Anniversary' and then click on it to see the auction.

    On your computer go to https://www.handbid.com/auctions/dis-unplugged-10th-anniversary/ - you can browse items but you must register with a credit card to bid.

    If you are not at the meet and/or cannot take your item we will ship it but you will be responsible for shipping costs which will be calculated at the end of the auction

    Bidding has been very strong so far so don't miss out on your favorite item.

    Good Luck!!!
     
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  4. disneysteve

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    Kudos to the team for including such a broad range of options, from Value to Deluxe. Looking forward to getting the details.
     
  5. samsteele

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    I can't go to this event, but I have to say the resort choices are great. POP is a superior choice for a Value. Both French Quarter & Riverside are exceptional for mods. The top 2 resorts in the mods tier hands down. Boardwalk & Beach Club are wonderful for Epcot Deluxe Resorts. Great work & behind the scenes organization. Anyone lucky enough to attend should be very excited indeed!
     
  6. javaman

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    I've been pondering a solo trip and I think this would be a perfect time to take it! I'll have my ears on Tuesday listening for more details.
     
  7. pal-mickey

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    Can't wait to hear the details. Looking forward to this weekend!
     
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  8. OKW Lover

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    Interesting development! If I didn't live so close to WDW (and have house guests then) Val & I might think about doing one of these. Its been a while since we last stayed at a WDW resort.
     
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  9. disneysteve

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    I'm going to guess it's been about 17 years for us. We did All Star once when our daughter was about 3 and was old enough to appreciate all of the decor. Other than that, it's all been offsite. Oh, and we did 2 nights at the Swan a couple of years ago after I won the stay from the Prizematron, but that isn't a Disney hotel so I'm not counting that.
     
  10. WebmasterJohn

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    Update and Link posted in original post.....
     
  11. bamacmac

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    Wow...such great rates for those deluxes! :)

    Now to decide!!!
     
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  12. disneysteve

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    Clearly I'm out of the loop. I had no idea that Disney prices had gotten so high. How much are the value resorts normally? It would be $140/night through this link which isn't much of a value. We'll have to think about that. I'd like to be onsite for this. If we can do one room, we may splurge but if we need 2 rooms that would definitely be out of the question. Plus we'd have the hassle of changing rooms because we plan to arrive before the event.
     
  13. OhioStateBuckeye

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    The value and mods are both cheaper if you rent thru Orbitz with their 15% off code. Not sure about the deluxes. Sports is $97 per night. Akl is $195 for standard view.
     
  14. disneysteve

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    Thanks for that. I was assuming (never a good idea) that the DIS would have gotten the best available rate. $97 is definitely more my speed. If we only need one room, I would certainly do that. If we need two rooms, we'll stick with an offsite condo.
     
  15. OhioStateBuckeye

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    Well, to be fair, the value that the dis offered is pop, which is alot more popular than sports. I'm not sure why though, I've always liked sports and movies the best. Only good thing for me at pop is that I'm in walking distance to the aoa food court.
     
  16. bamacmac

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    Check AP rates too. When I looked it up a minute ago Pop was a little cheaper through the AP than through the group rate. The All-Stars are usually the cheapest through the AP rates. I usually can get one of the All-Stars for $95-$115 with the AP, just about any time of year.
     
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  17. disneysteve

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    Thanks, Christy. Of course, it's all moot since, like I said, we're crashing at your place :).
     
  18. TheMaxRebo

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    The link didn't mentions the rates for camping on Pete's lawn ... Was Kevin unable to secure discounts?
     
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  19. disneysteve

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    Or zoning, perhaps.
     
  20. Princess Jes

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    I think @pjweaver booked them all for himself. Selfish you know what he is!!
    Plus, llama needed extra grazing room
     
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  21. dewey4949

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    Can someone tell me what the cancellation policy on a group reservation is if we book room only?? Thanks!
     

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