*UN*Official 20 Years of Dreams Event Thread

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  1. TheMaxRebo

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    Hello everyone! We've done this for past events and thought it would be good to have one this time as well (based on some chatter I have already seen there is some interest in *un*official events as well!)​

    1st Post:
    This first post will be used for tracking "official *un*official" information - so details of unofficial meetups when set, along with the official events all tracked together (and @rteetz has agreed to make a spreadsheet again for having everything in one place

    2nd Post:

    Next, we will keep track of who is staying where (if you are willing to share) - this gives a good idea of who will be there, and for what dates - can help if you want to find someone at your resort to meet up with and potentially help with transportation back after the party - we can use this post for "carpool" information as well

    3rd Post:
    Lastly, this will be used for tracking ideas for events - this can be the idea for the event itself (Karaoke, "bucket crawl", breakfast, morning run, etc.) or for the type of event you are looking for (looking for bar friends, looking for non-bar friends, looking for family friendly events, etc.). We found the later to be really useful in the past, especially for solo travelers or those new to the meetups, etc.

    Feel free to post any info or ideas right in this thread or send me a message if you prefer!

    Let the planning begin!!

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    Facebook Group
    This is the official *Un*Official Facebook Group for those that want to join there as well:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1866912033405448/



    Overall Schedule

    notes:
    • see the Official Official thread for detail on booking rooms, signing up for the event and purchasing tickets to the Pandora Party https://www.disboards.com/threads/20-years-of-dreams-event-official-thread.3712186/
    • The below schedule will include Official and *Un*Official events. Official events will have the title in Blue, *Un*Official ones will have the title in Green.
    • For each *Un*Official event we will have at least one "owner" who will be the point of contact - particularly once everyone is onsite. If that event requires pre-payment (e.g., Hoop Dee Doo) that owner will organize payment (via Paypal or whatever)

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction Items Display and Bidding - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)

    Thursday, August 8, 2019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction Items Display and Bidding - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)

    Friday, August 9, 2019
    10AM - 5PM Event Registration and Credential Distribution - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    10AM - 5PM Silent Auction Items Display and Bidding - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)

    Saturday, August 10, 2019
    10AM - NOON Event Registration and Credential Distribution - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    10AM - NOON Silent Auction Items Display and Bidding - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    NOON - 2PM Pick-up Slient Auction Items won - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)
    8PM - 10PM Pre-party at Victoria Falls Lounge (leader TBD)
    8PM - 10PM Pre-party at Nomad Lounge (leader TBD)
    11PM - 1AM Pandora Party

    Sunday, August 11, 2019
    TBD - Live Recording of DIS Podcast - Disney's Contemporary Resort (Room TBA)

    Monday, August 12, 2019



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  2. TheMaxRebo

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    Who is staying where/when?

    All Stars Movies:
    - @mcnealrkn - 8/6 - 8/13
    - @Michele&Jessica (Michele) - 8/3 - 8/13


    Animal Kingdom Lodge:
    - @TheMaxRebo (Phil) and wife (Judi) - 8/11 - 8/13
    - @Nanb and sister - 8/8 - 8/12
    - @Gehrig1B (Gene) and wife (Becky) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @isabellea with husband and 2 daughters (7 and 9) - but solo for the party) - 8/10 - 8/12
    - @3cmom and husband and son (10) - 8/8 - 8/12
    - @Ron from Michigan and wife (Tina) - for the week


    Art of Animation:
    - @czechplz with 3 other adults - 8/5 - 8/13 (for now)


    Bay Lake Tower:
    - @apurplebrat - 8/7 - 8/13 (split stay with Beach Club Villas)
    - @Carma3 with sister (@ewrtomco) and mother (Rose) - 8/6 -8/12


    Beach Club Villas:
    - @apurplebrat - 8/7 - 8/13 (split stay with Bay Lake Tower)


    Boardwalk Inn & Villas:
    - @bartleyosu (Crystal) at Villas - 8/5 -8/12 (for now, may switch to POP)
    - @auntfrannie at Inn - 8/6 - 8/13


    Caribbean Beach Resort:
    - @k8Davies - 8/6 - 8/12


    Contemporary:
    - @Cousin Orville - 8/8 - 8/11
    - @ChimneyJim (Michael) and wife (Susana) and son (11) and daughter (10) - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @Ladyfish77 and husband and son (23) - 8/10 - 8/11
    - @rchristiansen (Becky) and husband (Jeff) and daughter (16) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @Aerin75 (Carrie) and Roomie - 88/ - 8/11
    - @Ravens girl - 8/6 - 8/12 (Kay-Marie)


    Grand Floridian:


    Polynesian:
    - @AMusicLifeForMe and his Dad - 8/7 - 8/12


    Port Orleans FQ:
    - @thiabelle (Cynthia) and her daughter (18) - 8/7 - 8/11
    - @wiihoo888 (Lori) and her Husband (Mike) - 8/7 - 8/11


    Port Orleans Riverside:
    - @PrncessA with family and friends - 8/3 - 8/11
    - @Idaho Mouse - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @Vernon Wolfe - 8/6 - 8/13 (hasn't booked yet)


    POP Century:
    - @TheMaxRebo (Phil) and wife (Judi) - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @SG131 (solo) - 8/3 - 8-12
    - @wnwardii - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @afan - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @dkrauss (Doug) and wife (Donna) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @disneyholic family (Beth) and daughter @Mickeymouseisking (Chani) - 8/4 - 8/13 (though may do split with BLT)
    - @Malia78 - 8/6 - 8/11
    - @gberg (Glen) - 8/3 - 8/11
    - @WorldExplorer - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @javaman - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @pSTANchio and wife (Grace) - 8/6 - 8/13
    - @Sylver - 8/5 - 8/13


    Saratoga Springs:
    - @dina444444 (for now) - 8/6 - 8/12
    - @CynthiaC925 - 8/7 - 8/12
    - @skittles67 (Prescilla) and her Husband (Tim) - 8/10 - 8/17


    Shades of Green:
    - @Ladyfish77 and husband and son (23) - 8/3 - 8/10
    - @115belladonna - 8/7 -8/19


    Yact Club:
    - @MaryKatesMom (Beth) and her husband (Dave) - 8/8 - 8/11


    Wilderness Lodge/Copper Creek:
    - @sbenemerito (Shanda) husband (Alvin) and sons AJ (16) and Dylan (13)


    Off Property:
    - @Enorto1 and her mom - 8/6 - 8/13 (Wyndham Bonnet Creek)
    - @disneysteve and wife and daughter (23) - TBD
    - @datadoc_5 and wife - moving to area in December
    - @NeuroCindy
    - @1Grumpy9 - 8/8 - 8/12 or 8/13



    Car Pool Information:

    Potential drivers:

    @dina444444 @wnwardii @AMusicLifeForMe @NeuroCindy @Vernon Wolfe @Aerin75 @thiabelle
     
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  4. TheMaxRebo

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    Meet Up Ideas:

    *** Likely off as Skyliner won't open until Fall 2019 ****
    Bucket Crawl / Drink Around the Skyliner
    In celebration of the opening of this new mode of transportation at WDW the idea would be to do similar to a “bar crawl” but at the different resorts serviced by the Skyliner and would also including stopping for dinner/lunch at the new Sebastien’s Bistro at Caribbean Beach resort
    - start at Art of Animation and/or POp for drinks at the pool bar
    - take the Skyliner to Caribbean Beach for drinks at the pool bar and/or a meal at Sebastien’s Bistro
    - last stop at EPCOT or DHS

    Interested:
    - @TheMaxRebo and wife
    - @Cousin Orville
    - @disneyholic family (Beth - if she can conquer her fears) and daughter @Mickeymouseisking (Chani)
    - @MaryKatesMom and her husband
    - @k8Davies
    - @dina444444
    - @wnwardii
    - @SG131
    - @3cmom and husband and son (10)
    - @gberg
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @javaman
    - @Vernon Wolfe
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @AMusicLifeForMe and Dad
    - @skittles67 and her Husband
    - @bartleyosu
    - @thiabelle and her daughter
    - @rchristiansen and husband
    - @Sylver
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @pSTANchio and wife


    Pre-Party Meet-Up:
    Either at Victoria Falls Lounge at animal Kingdom Lodge or Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom (or both depending on interest)

    Interested:
    - @Tiggerette
    - @TheMaxRebo and wife
    - @AMusicLifeForMe and his dad
    - @Cousin Orville
    - @Nanb and sister
    - @MaryKatesMom and her husband
    - @k8Davies
    - @bartleyosu
    - @dina444444
    - @disneyholic family (Beth) and daughter @Mickeymouseisking (Chani)
    - @Ladyfish77 and husband and son (23)
    - @wnwardii
    - @SG131
    - @gberg
    - @isabellea
    - @Ron from Michigan and wife
    - @dkrauss and wife
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @Malia78
    - @115belladonna
    - @Gehrig1B and wife
    - @Carma3 with sister (@ewrtomco) and mother
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @skittles67 and her Husband
    - @Aerin75 and Roomie
    - @JLoinDisney and her Husband
    - @rchristiansen and husband and daughter
    - @Sylver
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband


    Trivia Contest
    Potentially at the Beach Club where it was held in the past on Mon, Wed, and Fridays

    Interested:
    - @Ravens girl
    - @disneyholic family and daughter @Mickeymouseisking
    - @afan
    - @dina444444
    - @wnwardii
    - @NeuroCindy
    - @Carma3 with sister (@ewrtomco) and mother
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @Aerin75 and Roomie
    - @bartleyosu
    - @rchristiansen and husband and daughter
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @afan


    Yehaa Bob:
    Catch Yehaa Bob Jackson as he rocks the Roost with his wacky piano playing and singing. His performances are typically Wednesday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

    Interested:
    - @disneyholic family and daughter @Mickeymouseisking
    - @TheMaxRebo and his wife
    - @k8Davies
    - @Nanb and Melody
    - @PrncessA and family
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @Ravens girl
    - @Sylver
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @afan


    Universal Day:
    Coordinated trip over to the dark side to enjoy Harry Potter Land with other fans - targeting August 6th for this event. Reach out to @czechplz

    Interested:
    - @czechplz and 3 other adults
    - @bartleyosu
    - @sbenemerito (Shanda) husband and sons (16 and 13)
    - @NeuroCindy
    - @travelinjenn and husband (though don't arrive utnil the 7th)
    - @Malia78
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @thiabelle and her daughter
    - @pSTANchio and his wife


    Miniature Golf Tournament:
    Come compete with other DISers in a game of skill, luck, and fun - hosted by @AMusicLifeForMe

    Interested:
    - @AMusicLifeForMe
    - @rchristiansen and husband and daughter
    - @SG131
    - @3cmom and husband and son (10)
    - @disneyholic family and her daughter @Mickeymouseisking
    - @dina444444
    - @k8Davies
    - @Malia78
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @afan


    A Disney Tour:
    As a group, experience a behind the scenes tour that Disney offers. Possible tours include Keys to the Kingdom or the Up Close with Rhinos Tour

    Interested:
    - @rchristiansen and husband and daughter
    - @dina444444
    - @disneyholic family and @Mickeymouseisking
    - @TheMaxRebo and his wife
    - @wnwardii
    - @Nanb and Melody
    - @sbenemerito husband and sons (16 and 13)
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @115belladonna
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @pSTANchio and his wife
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband


    Teen Meet-up:
    Opportunity for teens that are coming to get away from the old folks and have fun with others their own age. @rchristiansen will lead the organization of this!

    Interested:
    - @rchristiansen's daughter Stephanie (16)
    - @sbenemerito (Shanda)'s and sons AJ (16) and Dylan(13)


    Hoop Dee Doo Review:
    A hilarious, high-spirited hootenanny the whole family will enjoy, accompanied by a finger-lickin’ countrified feast.

    Interested:
    - @TheMaxRebo and his wife
    - @dina444444
    - @SG131
    - @wnwardii
    - @k8Davies
    - @PrncessA and family
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @115belladonna
    - @Vernon Wolfe
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @AMusicLifeForMe and Dad
    - @skittles67 and her Husband
    - @Aerin75 and Roomie
    - @Ron from Michigan and wife
    - @JLoinDisney
    - @Ravens girl
    - @Sylver
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @1Grumpy9


    Kennedy Space Center Trip:
    To see the Atlantis Exhibit - organized by @Vernon Wolfe

    Interested:
    - @Vernon Wolfe
    - @czechplz and 3 other adults


    Illuminations Viewing:
    This fan favorite nighttime show at EPCOT will be going away, so join fellow DISers to say goodbye. Could include the formal EPCOT Dessert Party or a less formal get together

    Interested:
    - @Ron from Michigan
    - @dina444444
    - @TheMaxRebo and wife
    - @Aerin75 and Roomie
    - @rchristiansen and husband and daughter
    - @gberg
    - @Carma3 and @ewrtomco and their mom
    - @Sylver
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @1Grumpy9


    Disney Springs / Lunch:
    Meet up in Disney Springs and join other DISers for lunch (likely either Homecomin' or Raglan Road). Date to be determined but might work nice on Saturday the 10th for mid-day activity before the party that night)

    Interested:
    - @Ron from Michigan
    - @Carma3 and @ewrtomco and their mom
    - @Ravens girl (if at Raglan Road)
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband
    - @1Grumpy9


    Garden Grill Solo Travelers Breakfast
    Traveling solo and interested in doing a Character Meet but concerned about doing one by yourself? Then this is the event for you! Contact @afan if interested

    Interested:
    - @afan
    - @Sylver



    Interested events that ....

    Involve a bar/lounge:
    - @TheMaxRebo and his wife
    - @MaryKatesMom and her husband
    - @czechplz and 3 other adults
    - @k8Davies
    - @bartleyosu
    - @rchristiansen and husband
    - @javaman
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @skittles67 and her Husband
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband


    Do NOT involve a bar/lounge:


    Dinner - either at one location or progressive:
    - @rchristiansen and husband


    Are good for Solo travelers:
    - @Ravens girl
    - @afan
    - @mcnealrkn
    - @k8Davies
    - @bartleyosu
    - @Malia78
    - @gberg
    - @WorldExplorer
    - @javaman
    - @CynthiaC925
    - @Ravens girl
    - @1Grumpy9


    Are good for families:
    - @PrncessA and family and friends


    Take place in the morning/breakfast:
    - @k8Davies - morning of the 7th / registration at Contemporary
    - @wiihoo888 and her Husband


    Are outside of the Parks:


    Are inside a Park:

    - @afan
     
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  5. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

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    thanks for getting the unofficial thread started!!!!!!
    this will be my first official dis event, though i've been trying for years (dates never worked out for me).
    it will be just my daughter and me attending (we're leaving our husbands home)..
    it's a celebratory trip as well (celebrating the end of my 18 months of cancer treatments - my last will be in june 2019).
    My daughter wanted to celebrate by doing something just with me - whatever i want to do.
    And THIS is what i want to do!!!!!

    i've booked the event and the party for us.
    As for lodging, i haven't decided for sure yet.
    Either it will be pop century, SSR or BLT (assuming i can snag us BLT at the 7 month mark).

    We haven't yet decided on our exact dates, but we for sure will be there a few days before and after and are looking forward to meeting all of my dis friends in the flesh, so to speak.
    I did have the good fortune of meeting a few 'disers' and podcasters a number of years ago when i had to be in Orlando on my own for a conference. I'm looking forward to seeing them all again!!!

    Let the planning begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    Thanks Phil and Ryan.

    It will be me, my wife, and our 23-year-old daughter. DW and I have been to many DIS events and our daughter has been to a few as well.

    We'll be staying at an offsite rental still to be determined. My PTO is booked for 8/5-8/18 but we will likely drive down so we'll actually be in town 8/6-8/17.

    We're looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends and making a lot of new ones.
     
  7. Ravens girl

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    I’m booked for POFQ for 8/6 - 8/12. I’ll be solo for this event. I was fortunate enough to meet a few DISers on the Dis 20th event and am looking forward to meeting you all again, especially solo travelers.
     
  8. Tiggerette

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    Thanks MaxRebo! I'd love to have a chatterati get-together.
    Other meet-up ideas: maybe @ AKL Victoria Falls (9pm-ish) before the party? If the party credentials allow us to enter the park earlier than 11pm, perhaps meet up at AK Nomad Lounge for pre-party socializing?
     
  9. TheMaxRebo

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    What a great way to celebrate! Preemptive congratulations to you!
     
  10. AMusicLifeForMe

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    Thank you @TheMaxRebo and @rteetz!!!

    Ideas have already been swirling in my head for possible unofficial events. It's strange since we are 9 months out.

    My Dad and I will be at the Polynesian from Aug. 7th-Aug. 12th.
     
  11. dina444444

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    August can’t get here soon enough lol

    I’m at SSR as of now but am going to be trying to move it at the 7 month mark. Hopefully I’ll be able to do a split between BCV and BLT.
     
  12. Enorto1

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    Staying at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Aug 6-13. Attending the event and Pandora party with mom. Looking forward to reuniting with so many from the Italy Cruise!!
     
  13. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    They will not. This is not like a Disney hard ticket event where you can go in at 4pm for a 7pm party.
     
  14. TheMaxRebo

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    Yeah, and I believe with the EPCOT one even if you were in the park you had to exit and check in with your credentials and go back in. Doesn’t mean people still couldn’t meet at Nomad Lounge or to watch Rovers of Light together and then go to the front together if they have park tickets, but they definitely clear out the park before letting our group in (At least did last time)
     
  15. SG131

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    I’m planning to go 8/3 to 8/12 at POP solo. Can’t wait to meet everyone!
     
  16. wnwardii

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    I am at Pop Century from 8/6 through 8/12.
     
  17. disneysteve

    disneysteve DIS meet junkie

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    Exactly. They corralled us all to the side of the entrance turnstiles until they cleared the park and then let us in. But yes, we could meet up in the park earlier.
     
  18. AMusicLifeForMe

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    I do specifically remember seeing people still exiting the park when we entered EPCOT. That is because I remember hearing a lot of comments from those people wondering who we were lol. I do think the park was basically empty at that point though.

    I still remember that night like it was yesterday, and I can't wait to party in Pandora with so many friends! :)
     
  19. AMusicLifeForMe

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    Ok...I just noticed the Dis Unplugged team faces photoshopped into the Na'vi River Journey boat in the 1st post... @TheMaxRebo...That is awesome (at least I assume you are the one that did that).
     
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  20. TheMaxRebo

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    Thanks! Yeah - I found the boat picture but figured I didn’t want to put just random people so thought i’d, um, enhance it ;)
     
  21. dina444444

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    I am going to have a rental car so once I know where I’m staying I will be able to help with carpooling.
     

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