All Ears Meet and Greets Archives

August 30, 2015

Kidani Village Grand Villa Meet and Greet December 4th

Deb's Digest Blog

The final component of our 20th Anniversary Celebration is now finalized.

On December 4, 2015 we will be having a special meet and greet at a Kidani Village Grand Villa!

We are pleased to announce our SPECIAL GUEST is none other than the DREAMFINDER himself, RON SCHNEIDER! He is happy to meet folks and chat. Please note the photo below is from his days as Dreamfinder - he will not be in costume and won't have figment with him. (Scroll to bottom if you wish to order his book for signing.)


In addition to Ron, many of the AllEars Team and Mouse Fan Travel team will be in attendance (including Deb Wills, Deb Koma and Beci Mahnken to name a few). We will have a pin trading board, AllEars Trading Cards - including 2 new releases, and door prizes!


There is no charge for tickets but we want to manage how many folks are in the villa at any given time, so you must register for the event.

We will have water and light snacks. Please do not bring food or beverages into the villa. Also, no strollers in the villa. Please note that children must stay with parents the entire time.

We will not know the villa location until we check in. Specific information on how to find us will be provided approximately 2 weeks before the gathering.

Our Saturday Evening, December 5th, Signature Event at Epcot is sold out.

On Sunday we will have a Meet and Greet in the Magic Kingdom from 10-11:30am. Come meet members of the AllEars and MouseFanTravel teams. Grab some coffee and pastry and head on over to the Tomorrowland Terrace. AllEars Trading Cards, lanyards and more!!!
Here is the Facebook Link to the event.

We look forward to seeing many of you in December!!!!

Here are the Amazon links to Ron's book if you would like to purchase it for him to sign!

We'll see YOU real soon!

April 4, 2015

All Ears to Celebrate 20 Years...... Teaser

Deb's Digest Blog

In January, 2016, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary! We are proud to be the longest running unofficial Disney World site on the internet.

We ARE planning something for our anniversary in conjunction with our partner Mouse Fan Travel. We wanted to announce by now, but creating Magic and surprises takes time.

However, you may want to save the date of the first weekend of December 2015... you just never know what may be offered...

P.S. This will not be the magnitude of our 15th Anniversary Celebration. We are hoping for 1-3 events... but those events will be really special!

July 29, 2014

Special All Ears Meet August 17, 2014 - Event at CAPACITY!

UPDATE: The event is now at capacity. You must have filled out the form AND received a confirmation email to attend.

Thanks everyone -- we are going to have a great time!

UPDATE: July 29th 1pm time slot is FILLED. Very few spots remain. Remember you must RSVP with form below.

UPDATE: As of July 18, 2014; 1:45pm eastern time, all confirmations have been emailed to everyone.

A special AllEars® Meet and Greet is being held on Sunday afternoon, August 17, 2014 between 1 and 4 p.m. in a Disney Vacation Club Grand Villa at Walt Disney World.

Our special guests for this get-together:

Steve Barrett - Author of the Hidden Mickey Guides
Jim Korkis - Disney Historian and author of many Disney-related books.

Steve and Jim will be available to informally meet with you and are happy to autograph their books. Please note: NO books will be sold at the event. If you wish to purchase a book for autographing and don't already have one please see the links below.

Meet AllEars® team members Deb Wills, Jack Spence, Linda Eckwerth, Jack Marshall, Kristin Ford and Deb Koma, too!

In addition, we will also have AllEars® Trading Cards, door-prize drawings and other goodies!


No strollers will be allowed inside the villa.
The villa may by two stories and therefore not fully accessible.
No food will be allowed in the villa and no food will be available.
We will have bottled water available while supplies last.

To avoid overcrowding at the event, YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM and select the time(s) you prefer to attend. Your email and cell phone number are important so that we can notify you where the meet will be located. We check into the Villa on the 16th and will notify people of the location at that time.

Please allow up to 1 week to hear back from us once you submit your form. We will get to them as soon as we can (hopefully in just a couple days) Your confirmation will be sent from a YAHOO email address! Please bring that email with you when you come to the villa.

Any questions? Please leave a comment below.

We are all looking forward to a great afternoon!



February 11, 2014

All Ears Meet and Greet Photos from February 9th

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone -- about 30 of you! -- who stopped by to say hello at our Life is BREEZY Meet this past Sunday! We were so thrilled to meet up with folks from all over: New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Canada, and of course Florida! It was so much fun, we hope to do it again real soon!

AllEars team members Deb Wills, Deb Koma, Kristin Ford, Jack Spence, Jack Marshall and Linda Eckwerth were on hand to meet everyone!

Thanks to everyone who brought their duplicate AllEars Trading Cards to trade. Special thanks to Linda for the photos!













January 29, 2013

Oooh La La! An AllEars.Net Meet


The morning of January 25 was one of the foggiest I've ever seen on Walt Disney World property! When we ventured over to Epcot at around 8:15 a.m. we could barely see a foot in front of us.

Still it made for some interesting scenery along the walk from the Beach Club Resort into the theme park.


Once we passed through Epcot's International Gateway, we made our way over to the France pavilion for our 9 a.m. meet and to try out the new Boulangerie Patisserie.



The bakery had an impressive selection of both sweet and savory pastries, especially considering that it was just 9 a.m.!


After choosing a chocolate croissant and a cappuccino, I took a seat to enjoy what looked to be an authentic French pastry. Sadly, my croissant had about as much chocolate in it as a single chocolate chip. But the pastry was flaky and buttery and the cappuccino strong and frothy, so I just made a mental note to try one of the other menu items on my next visit -- possibly the ham and swiss sandwich, which Linda Eckwerth gave a rave review, or the apple turnover. I overheard a few people waxing poetic over its merits!

Although the new Boulangerie Patisserie may lack some of the warmth of its former location, I found the new spot a definite improvement over the previous cramped conditions. In looking around at the metalwork and architecture of the seating area in particular, I wonder if they were trying to conjure up the feeling of the sort of cafe/bakery you might find in a Parisienne train station -- that's exactly what it felt like to me at least, and I enjoyed it.

What I also enjoyed was the chance to mingle with the 20 or so people who made the effort to come out to meet us on such an early and foggy morning. Sorry we didn't get a group photo, but we do appreciate the opportunity to say hello to so many of you!

Denise, a DC-area friend we've known since her now-27-year-old daughter was just 12 or 13, and her friend share a few minutes with Deb Wills

Sandy F. and Gail, who we've known quite some time, along with Helen, who was "snowbirding" from my hometown of Pittsburgh, and Theresa, visiting from Staten Island, NY.

Catherine and her mother, both from my current neck of the woods, Washington, DC!

Long-time friends and locals Sara and Doug visit with Deb Wills.

Barrie and Sutree, all the way from the Pacific Northwest.

Jack Spence and a young fan from North Carolina.



Thanks everyone for stopping by! And if you took any photos that you'd like to share, please let me know and I'll add them here.

Didn't get to see us this time? Don't despair -- we'll be having many more meets as 2013 rolls along. Be sure to check our Team Meets page for the latest updates HERE.

October 16, 2012

AllEars.Net Meet and Greet at the UK Pavilion


While we were in Epcot last week, members of the AllEars.Net Team had a meet and greet with readers in the back of the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. About 50 friends, old and new, turned out on this warm Tuesday morning and shared some laughs, and also traded AllEars.Net trading cards.

AllEars.Net Founder Deb Wills welcomes everyone and thanks them for their support of the site:



Blogger Jack Spence signs an autograph for a fan.




The obligatory group shot. Such a great turn-out that it was hard to squeeze everyone in!


As I mentioned earlier, several readers had brought their AllEars.Net trading cards with them, and were trying to complete their sets. Two new cards were introduced for them to add, as well.



Thanks to everyone who turned out for this fun get-together!

Be sure to check our Team Meets page to see if we're holding a meet the next you're going to be in the World!

October 8, 2010

AllEars® Meet and Greet October 1, 2010


Friday, October 1, we held an AllEars® Meet and Greet in Epcot's recently reopened La Cantina. It was an unusual day, in that we had so many members of the AllEars®Team on hand -- some in town for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon, others in for the opening weekend of the Food and Wine Festival, as well as our lucky locals.

We had hoped that La Cantina would be fairly empty by the time of our 2:30 p.m. meeting, but the joint was still jumping, which made for a slightly crowded and chaotic meet-up -- but still, it was so great to meet so many of our readers, and get to spend some time with some old friends, too!

I tried to get photos of everyone, but alas, was not successful -- but I did get to capture a few of your smiling faces. Please let me know if I got your names wrong -- or supply your names if I don't have them. And send in photos of the meet, too, if you'd like me to include them!


Cindy and Tom from Lakeland, FL

Deb Koma and Gail R.


Barbara and Albert from Cape Cod

from left: AllEars® blogger Jeanine Yamanaka, Dave of Running Team AllEars®, Team AllEars® Co-captains Mike Scopa and Michelle Scribner MacLean, blogger Jack Spence, technical guru Jack Marshall, blogger Mike Bachand, and Senior Editor Deb Koma.

Holly Aulen (from Team AllEars®), Michelle Scribner MacLean, and Dave Aulen

Team AllEars® runners Holly Aulen, Stan Harris, MaryJean Kancel, Dave Dankowski, and Evelyn DeLuccia, with Co-captains Mike Scopa and Michelle Scribner MacLean

A sweet girl named Katie made us feel like celebrities, asking for our autographs -- and yet we forgot to get her photo! Sorry Katie!

Deb Koma


Mike Scopa


Jack Spence


Mike Bachand


And here's a look at the brand new, limited edition AllEars® Food and Wine Festival Trading Card that we released that day:

(Read more about our trading cards HERE.)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello -- please let me know if I've forgotten anyone:

Beci Mahnken of MouseFanTravel
Sue and Mickey from W. Memphis, Arkansas
Cindy and Tom from Lakeland
Floyd and his wife from Winterhaven
Connie and her daughters from PA
Jane from Nebraska
Barbara and Albert from Cape Cod
Sandra Huling
Gail R.
Dave and his wife from Team AllEars
and lots of other Team AllEars runners I didn't get to meet!
Laura W.
Julie B.

If you missed us this time, be sure to watch our Team Meets page for upcoming AllEars® Meets, and hopefully we'll see you next time you're in the world!

Thanks so much for your continued support of AllEars®!

April 15, 2010

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

Bright and early on Tuesday, April 13th almost 40 folks attended the AllEars Meet, Greet and Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We had a great time chatting and eventually made our way as a party of "37" into the Great Movie Ride.

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride
Shannon was the first person at the meet to arrive with an original AllEars lanyard! She won the meet prize of $10 Disney Dollars!

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

All Ears Meet, Greet and Ride the Great Movie Ride

Unfortunately, the group photo the Cast Member took of us did not turn out at all :(

If anyone has photos from the meet to add, please let us know.

Thank you all for coming out! We had a great time!

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