Trip Report: D23 (& All The Other People) & Me - D23 Expo 2019 & Disneyland

OhioStateBuckeye

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Yup! That’s why I’m being way more ambitious than I usually am. We’re supposed to get a code sometime this week or next (separate from the badge) so we’ll see how it works? But for talentpass & storepass we’ve been encouraged to use the regular booking process on the 16th.

I’m mostly concerned with the run from Studios to Haunted Mansion, but a bunch of folks on a sorcerer Facebook group said they’d be doing the same thing. At least we’ll all get in or not!

And thank you so much!! :) also WOW. Not cool, high school people!

If it makes you feel better, sophomore year I was Cinderella and fell over while running (I actually tripped instead of stage tripped). It was the first dress rehearsal, so I forgot to wear my shorts. The entire pit band got a great view of my bunny rabbit underwear butt. That stuck with me for a year or two...
Ah high school. Such fond memories.. Such nice people. Hahaha.

Yeah, I've decided there's no way I can do studios and hm 50, so will be one or the other.
 

kristenabelle

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It's the Studios to Haunted Mansion thing that's the most dicey. ;)

No credentials yet...still waiting!
Same! Nothing on USPS informed, unlike some other folks. 🙃

Ah high school. Such fond memories.. Such nice people. Hahaha.

Yeah, I've decided there's no way I can do studios and hm 50, so will be one or the other.
Yeah, if I wasn't being so stubborn about the Studios panel I'd nix it for HM50.

And because I totally forgot to answer the cosplay question, I'm considering wearing village Belle on Sunday:

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It's pretty accurate...except for the sneakers
 
  • Mathmagicland

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    Yeah, if I wasn't being so stubborn about the Studios panel I'd nix it for HM50.
    There are three other panels about HM during expo, 4 if You include the panel on merchandising. Might that help with your scheduling dilemma?

    Saturday -
    The Ken Anderson panel at 3pm on Archives stage
    The HM merchandizing at 4:30pm on Archives

    Sunday -
    The Marc Davis panel at noon on Stage 28 (description says there will be emphasis on HM due to the 50th)
    Marc Davis & the Masters behind HM on the Center Stage at 4:15pm

    I think there will be some duplication across these panels with the HM 50 panel.
     

    kristenabelle

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    There are three other panels about HM during expo, 4 if You include the panel on merchandising. Might that help with your scheduling dilemma?

    Saturday -
    The Ken Anderson panel at 3pm on Archives stage
    The HM merchandizing at 4:30pm on Archives

    Sunday -
    The Marc Davis panel at noon on Stage 28 (description says there will be emphasis on HM due to the 50th)
    Marc Davis & the Masters behind HM on the Center Stage at 4:15pm

    I think there will be some duplication across these panels with the HM 50 panel.
    That's a great point, thanks! I'll have to see if I can work in the Marc Davis & the Masters Center Stage panel
     

    lurkergirl

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    @kristenabelle Still no badges in Southern California. I’m still at the Disneyland Hotel for the Haunted Mansion event, which was insanely fun. The RSP pick-up was so much a D23 Expo preview.

    My lesson: we don’t buy enough. 😆
     

    kristenabelle

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    @kristenabelle Still no badges in Southern California. I’m still at the Disneyland Hotel for the Haunted Mansion event, which was insanely fun. The RSP pick-up was so much a D23 Expo preview.

    My lesson: we don’t buy enough. 😆
    So glad you had an insanely fun time!! And nothing here in NJ - my informed delivery (last I checked) said the label from PSI was created. Maybe Monday or Tuesday 🤷‍♀️

    I follow someone on Instagram who went to the HM event - they said the line for RSP was brutal. Gimme all the lines - I just can't wait for it to finally be here!
     
  • kristenabelle

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    Saturday update! Hope your badges are rolling in :) Still awaiting mine, but at least it exists (according to USPS, anyway)

    Got most of my clothes packed, 90% of my toiletries (love travel sized stuff), and my carryons ready to go. I'm actually really excited to fly this time around - new TRTL pillow to try out, a new eye mask. Ask my friends - I have an incredible talent of falling asleep literally anywhere (bars, tailgates, cars obviously). EXCEPT planes. Can't do it. I end up closing my eyes, convincing myself if I keep them closed I'll eventually sleep, and just tossing over my thoughts for an hour or so. NJ to CA isn't the longest flight, but it wouldn't suck if I could get some shuteye. It's gonna be a long day, and I'd like to be ready to go.

    Seven work days left. Six rehearsals. We're almost there!

    For anyone wanting a live play-by-play, you can find me on Insta at kristen_19

    (Warning - my Instagram isn't all Disney. Food, politics, Yankees. But for at least 7 days, it'll be 99% Disney)
     

    lurkergirl

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    @kristenabelle I did receive my credentials today, they are pretty cool! My envelope did have a slice in it, however, so strange - it looks like the credentials themselves actually sliced the envelope internally during transit. Weird!

    The RSP lines weren't so bad by the time we rolled in Thursday afternoon - we managed to check-in, pick up our stuff and get the items signed in less than two hours. It was perfect!
     

    starry_solo

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    Right? I think that's crazy. I mean, more power to them, but wow.

    Two people have already asked for my extra, I offered it to a friend but will probably just release it so it can go back to someone on the wait list if my friend doesn't want it. I can't see how I'd fairly decide between multiple people.
    Ooh which extra did you get?!
     

    starry_solo

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    Is it wrong that I'm stalking the postal person @kristenabelle? Hee.

    I believe in the past there have been different pins at MOG every day...but I could also be making that up. I'm not sure I've actually ever been in the MOG Pin Store at the Expo. But I seem to remember different pins on some vlogs I've watched.

    Your schedule looks awesome!
    The MOG pins were previewed at the WDW pin event (Fairy Tails) this weekend. Lots of Disney Afternoon, princesses, villains and more!
     
  • kristenabelle

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    The MOG pins were previewed at the WDW pin event (Fairy Tails) this weekend. Lots of Disney Afternoon, princesses, villains and more!
    I love the Rescue Rangers pins & the attraction keys! Looks like I'll be trying to sprint in and out of there on Saturday morning 😅

    The Belle pin is great, but I won't be super heartbroken if I can't snag it - I'd rather get to the Studios presentation on time
     

    starry_solo

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    It was the MOG Vanellope Pin Progression set - I didn't need two, so I released to back to MOG. 8-)
    Aww. That's one I'm looking for! Hopefully someone that wanted it got it! I am getting Calhoun.

    I'm still looking for Belle and Mulan so crossing my fingers I can find someone with both. :)
     

    ashley0139

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    Joining in! I didn't know someone was doing a D23 PTR but I love it!

    So cool that you are a Sorcerer. I can't wait to hear more about those experiences.

    I am also a huge theatre fan. I worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as a stage manager for a couple years after undergrad. I've been in LA for 6 years now though so just a fan these days.
     

    kristenabelle

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    Joining in! I didn't know someone was doing a D23 PTR but I love it!

    So cool that you are a Sorcerer. I can't wait to hear more about those experiences.

    I am also a huge theatre fan. I worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway shows as a stage manager for a couple years after undergrad. I've been in LA for 6 years now though so just a fan these days.
    AHHH how cool is that! SMs are the heart of live theatre - what an amazing experience! Safe to assume you'll be at the Broadway panel Saturday? Also looking forward to the Disney on Broadway show floor experience!

    The pre-expo Sorcerer experience has been a trip. I have very few super small complaints, but some folks over on Facebook have verrrrry strong opinions. Thursday's pre-Expo info session will be interesting for sure. Can't wait to share!
     

    kristenabelle

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    I'm all packed and ready to get the hell outta dodge. Two workdays left; alternating being entirely lazy and crushing work like a madwoman.

    I ended up not going after any talentpasses or storepasses. After all the shopping opportunities on Thursday, and all the non-official shopping opportunities on the showfloor/Emporium, I really didn't need it. I'm sure my wallet will thank me.

    Big change for next Wednesday. I realized I'd be missing 5 rehearsals instead of 4, and since I'm missing 3 in September for a Nashville weekend I changed my flight home. That way I'll only miss 4 rehearsals, and (fingers crossed) be home at 2:30 instead of 10:30. Flying back to the East Coast is the WORST. Hoping I'll be so exhausted and have no choice but to sleep.
     

    lurkergirl

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    Yay! Almost time. I'm working through Wednesday morning and my head is so not in the game. Which is unfortunate, I'm supposed to be updating the website - not exactly a task for a wandering mind. Hee!

    And you are correct: the Sorcerers are not a quiet bunch. That's why I was so trying to avoid having to go to Guest Services, both the general one and the one in the Lounge... Yikes!
     

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