Thursday October 15th - it's moving day!
Today's Theme: Making the Magic!
Walt Disney Imagineering -- See how the magic of Disney theme parks and resorts is made. Get a first-hand look at some of the creations conjured up by the architects, designers, engineers, technicians and others who make up the Disney Imagineers.
Walt Disney Studios -- Enjoy lunch at the Walt Disney Studio commissary and then browse through an assortment of memorabilia at the Studio Store. Afterwards, you'll learn the story of the Walt Disney Studio during your privately-guided tour.
Drive to Disneyland® Resort -- Head to the Happiest Place on Earth and Disney's Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. This Craftsman-style hotel is within walking distance of both Disneyland® Park and Disney's California Adventure™ Park, as well as the Downtown Disney® District, a promenade with shops and restaurants. After you are checked in, you have time on your own to relax by the pool or go shopping.
Welcome Reception at the Wine Cellar and Hook's Pointe -- Enjoy Disney-style entertainment as you sample an assortment of appetizers, along with a selection of wines for adults and juice for Junior Adventurers. Afterwards, dine on the fine family fare of this lively pirate-themed restaurant.
Evening at Disneyland® Park
Enjoy a priority entrance into the Disneyland® Park and spend the evening on your own.
Enjoy today's photos (Remember we are on West Coast Time):
Hollywood waking up
More Disney stars on Hollywood Blvd
Waiting for our bus to imagineering
Beci: AbD group on the bus ready for the trek to imagineering!
Beci: Ever wonder what lunch at the disney studios commissary looks like?
Disney Studios Commisary for Lunch
Walt Disney Studios
Beci: AbD group getting ready to tour the walt disney studios and the Disney archives. Woo hoo!
Beci: Visiting stage 3 at disney studios
Beci: We are about to tour the Disney archives!
Beci: The AbD group at legends plaza
Beci: Disney archives researcher Ed with Beci and his latest copy of celebrations magazine
Learning all about the inside of the Sound stage
Frank G Wells Building - Home to the Archives
Archives - Haunted Mansion items
Cathy accepts an Oscar courtesy of the Archives
Very first ticket to Disneyland
Legends plaza at Disney Studios
Beci: Welcome reception at Hooks Point at the Disneyland Resort
Disneyland for Haunted Mansion (backdoored) and more ...
HOW TO FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURE!
Once the Adventure by Disney begins on October 13th, there are THREE ways you can follow us! With new social networking, we plan to do something a little different.
There is a program called "Twitpic" that allows one to send photos via a mobile phone directly to Twitter. Beci Mahnken and myself will be posting photos "live" via the Twitter network.
We also have our twitter accounts transmitting automatically to our Facebook accounts. So those of you who are "friends" can follow our adventures that way!
At the same time, AllEars team members Jack Marshall and Debbie Koma will be back home copying our Twitter photos and combining them this daily blog. So, you can follow us either here, on Twitter or on Facebook.
I hope this provides some cool ways for you to follow us on the adventure of a lifetime, an Adventure by Disney Backstage Magic.
The previous post in this blog was Backstage Magic Adventures by Disney Day 2.
The next post in this blog is Backstage Magic Adventures by Disney Day 4.