Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dumbo Double Dare 2013: The 10K

This morning I was up before 4 a.m. to get ready for the first leg of the Dumbo Double Dare, the inaugural Disneyland 10K.    I tend to be a morning person anyway so this didn’t throw me off much — … Continue reading

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Dumbo Double Dare 2013: Race Expo

I started off 2013 by running in the WDW Half-Marathon in January.    I knew that if I completed that (it was my first run of that length), that I would than want to do the Disneyland Half over Labor Day … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: Disney Interactive, Part II (everything that’s not Disney Infinity)

During the Disney Interactive presentation, Disney Infinity (see this post) was the main feature, and was honestly the only reason I was interested in attending the session.   But there was quite a bit more content, and Disney Interactive was successful … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: The Imagineering Pavilion

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At this year’s D23 Expo, there were no big presentations from the Parks & Resorts division as there had been at previous expos.   The stated reason was that Parks and Resorts was coming off of some major expansions – Cars … Continue reading

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Richard Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook

This first-ever joint performance by Disney Legends Richard Sherman and Alan Menken was probably the single thing I was most looking forward to at the D23 Expo. Between the two of them (and their writing partners), they are responsible for … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: Highlights from the Imagineering Panels

Sunday at the D23 Expo was Imagineering day.    Early on, when schedule details were first being announced, it was revealed that there would be five Imagineering sessions on Sunday, but it wasn’t until the last week or so before the … Continue reading

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Disney Legends 2013

At the previous D23 Expo in 2011, the Disney Legends ceremony was the kick-off event for Day 1; it was a fantastic session that set the bar for everything that followed.   The inductees in 2011 including the singing voices of … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: Silent Auction

I attend the D23 Expos for the presentations and panels, but for many, it’s all about the shopping.   The Dream Store, Disney Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale are some of the top shopping destinations, and it’s not unusual for there … Continue reading

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A Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps

During the D23 Expo, I made many new friends, and there was a lot of sharing of what we were doing around the parks before and after the Expo.     One thing that was mentioned more than once was the Walk … Continue reading

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D23 Expo 2013: To Infinity and Beyond (Disney Interactive)

I’m only a casual gamer, but even as someone who doesn’t follow gaming that closely, it was impossible to miss hearing about Disney Infinity prior to the Expo this year.    But even having heard about it multiple times, I still … Continue reading

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