Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
Home again, home again… Man, jet lag is no joke! Let's start with highlights from the D23 Expo:
– The Carousel of Projects. This interactive exhibit from Walt Disney Parks & Resorts featured an intro film leading into an exhibit area with tons of goodies to ooh and ahh over. Ride vehicles from the forthcoming Cars Land attractions, a prototype of the Seven Dwarves Mine Train car, models of the Fantasyland Expansion and Disney Cruise Line Fantasy and more! But the pinnacle for me was turning around to see John Lasseter a few feet away, surrounded by execs. As I began to approach, a girl of about 10 dressed as Sleeping Beauty got there first with microphone in hand and Father/Videographer in tow. She was adorable and John Lasseter very sweetly gave her a 5 minute interview explaining all the attractions in Cars Land to her! He was very nice and so kind to a young would-be journalist. (I never got my picture but that was ok. He did give me a smile and a thank you when I backed off to let the cute kid go instead!)
– The WDW Radio/Celebrations Magazine/ MEI-Travel & Mouse Fan Travel booth. If you were at the D23 Expo, we were easy to spot thanks to a huge replica of the Sorcerer's Hat made out of balloons! The booth was hopping and at times resembled an exclusive night club with ottomans, cushy black carpeting, flat screen TVs broadcasting our tweet and web cam feeds and the occasional bar table and chairs!
Tomorrow – celebrity sightings and the Walt Disney Studios Presentation!
Be well and make magic wherever you go!