Greetings fellow Mouse Fans! Happy Friday!
A few of my favorite things from D23!
The Treasures of the Archives exhibit: From Herbie the Love Bug to the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Disney put some of it’s best artifacts on display. While the exhibit was not as large as I was expecting there were some real gems. My favorite was the collection of crowns and tiaras from movies such as the Princess Diaries and the Chronicles of Narnia.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – What’s Coming: This interactive exhibit begins with a short movie presentation. The screen then opens and you walk into an area filled with coming attractions. The interactive Wall-E and Lightning McQueen were both very cool but my favorite part was the model of the new Disney Dream ship and the Ko Olina Resort, the new Disney Vacation Club resort being builit in Hawaii. The Cars Land display also has be contemplating another California trip in a few years for my race car obsessed son!
Disney’s VoluntEARS: Disney’s community outreach program had a different project each day for guests to participate in. In addition to being a nice break from being in the booth, it was a great way to give back. The projects included making blankets for children living in shelters, putting together snack packs for school children, painting Disney artwork to be hung in children’s hospitals, recording messages for our troops overseas and planting flower pots for community gardens. I felt very lucky to be attending D23 and even luckier to be a part of such wonderful projects!
Next week: A WDW lover’s first impressions of DL!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!