Wow this was a fun weekend! There were all kinds of events going on all over the parks! Frist of all one of my favorite yearly events, Food and Wine Festival, kicked off this weekend. It was too crowded for me to stop by the booths, but I will get back there soon and let you know how it was. I did pop my head into the Bocuse d’ Or USA inside the World Showplace.
This was a competition for some of the top chefs in the USA to find who would represent USA in the International competition France 2009.
The WDW Celebrations guys were having World Wide Weekend in which there were events in the parks, one was a scavenger hunt around World Showcase.
After checking that out I headed over to Animal Kingdom which was going to be host of the 1st Expedition Everest Challenge that night. I am not athletic so that was not my thing, and after seeing the cargo net they would have to climb I am glad i didnt give it a second thought. There were some brave souls from disneyworldtriva.com that were meeting for lunch at Flame Tree prior to getting ready for the challenge. I grabbed a snack and joined them. It was great getting to meet some new people!
Finally onto my faovirte event of the weekend! I signed up for the AP event to preview the Tinkerbell movie in Magic Kingdom on Sunday. Tink is my favorite character so I was very excited when I read about this event. Ok so the movie was a little too sweet for me. I prefer my tink to be a pixe with attitiude and this was more fairy sweetness targeted to the younger market. The movie was not the only thing we got to do though. Disney had brought the movie’s producer, director, and screenwriter to meet us.
They talked a bit about the movie and how this one was about Spring and there would be 3 more, one for each season. They hung around and gave out autographs. That still wasn’t all though. We then heard all about the new Fairy photo location to open up in Toontown in Oct. Then all of the new characters came out and we got to get our photos with them! Ok yes this was the highlight for me – finally getting a photo with tink! Although I have to admit I am still not that crazy about this idea of we are the ones that shrink and that is how we can meet them LOL!