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  • Sun, 13:15: Lunch break. Grabbed sandwiches from special grab-n-go area for event. Bad setup--3 lines, 2 of them had to cut thru other after paying
  • Sun, 13:16: K then went to meet up with Shannon to give her more pins bought in the pop-up shop, I wandered.
  • Sun, 13:17: Checked out 'concept bus' for transport--lightly themed interior, sound and light system for effects like birthday wishes, Halloween party.
  • Sun, 13:18: Quick tour of Disney archives exhibit, photos and a few memorabilia of Walt Disney.
  • Sun, 13:20: Then wandered doing some Pok�mon inside and outside the Contemporary.
  • Sun, 14:10: Afternoon session begins with talk on Marc Davis, legendary Disney animator.
  • Sun, 14:20: Marc Davis moved to become an Imagineer, worked on Jungle Cruise among others.
  • Sun, 16:09: Great session on Pirates of the Caribbean rides, heavy on the superb Shanghai version.
  • Sun, 17:02: Short session on studies done to see how animals would be affected by extension of Animal Kingdom into night hours.
  • Sun, 17:03: Ending session is an hour for Joe Rohde to talk about development and philosophy of Animal Kingdom--absolutely wonderful.
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  • Sat, 16:44: More on Adventureland after lunch, then on history of the Polynesian Resort. Quick lesson on the hula, then into a talk by writer of Moana
  • Sat, 23:24: Radio silence this evening because no phones/electronics allowed at advance showing of Moana, so left at hotel.
  • Sat, 23:26: Moana viewing held on beach of the Poly, had chairs set up but in deep sand so hard to get in and out of rows.
  • Sat, 23:28: Saw many trailers for upcoming movies, the the short "Inner Workings", then Moana. Very good, want to see it again, will buy soundtrack.
  • Sat, 23:30: Met up with Corey and 2 others in lobby after the film to trade pins--he had 2 Kevin pins I wanted, for spares I bought at this event.
  • Sat, 23:31: Back to GF after 11.
  • Sun, 09:12: Off this morning at 8, to Contemporary by monorail First talk is on Disney maps by authors of new book. Must add to my Amazon wish list
  • Sun, 09:27: Next segment is show director who put Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! together. Showing a recording of show, with commentary
  • Sun, 09:32: Glitter snow turns out to be serendipity--artificial snow contains mylar bits, when they have snow and lasers get glitter.
  • Sun, 09:43: Next, guy that worked on development of the new Frozen ride and meet-n-greet area at Epcot
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  • Fri, 17:09: We emerged from the shop around 4:30, found the people we were chatting with in line for instant pin swapping in the corridor.
  • Fri, 17:11: Most was trying to get full set of mystery box 12 Days of Christmas, were only allowed to buy 12. Most items had a limit of 1.
  • Fri, 17:13: Are monorailing to GF, will put away pins, K will sort out the pins she bought for S, then we'll head to MK Xmas Party to meet S.
  • Fri, 18:11: Off to the Magic Kingdom for Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party via boat--dock is near our bldg. Stops at the Polynesian first then to MK.
  • Fri, 18:46: Easy entry to the park w our party tickets on our MagicBands. Got party wristbands, headed to Plaza Restaurant, got a table after 5 min wait
  • Fri, 18:47: A favorite--Reuben sandwich at the Plaza. https://t.co/T6ewzgtB48
  • Fri, 21:54: Passed by the lines for character greetings early on, too long for the unusual characters. Got sugar cookies for a treat.
  • Fri, 21:56: Found a spot to watch part of parade over heads and shoulder-kids. Then met up with S and her friend Tori in Frontierland for pin handoff
  • Fri, 22:01: Now in the hub area for Wishes, Holiday version.
  • Fri, 22:01: Found Big Al in Frontierland https://t.co/ePwhkw4Q4L
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  • Thu, 17:26: I was out early for AWRA, gave my talk at the second morning session. Went well, several good questions.
  • Thu, 17:27: Mindi needed to talk to me, went w me to GF and we got lunch at GF Cafe, very good.
  • Thu, 17:29: Mindi left, found Krissi and our pin-trading friend Debbie who were hanging out and arranging a pin trade continued from August.
  • Thu, 17:31: We got Debbie a ticket to the Studios desert party via the GF concierge last night, so after pin trading we piled in her car for that.
  • Thu, 17:33: Got to Studios in good time to check in for party, which includes the Christmas projection show special viewing area.
  • Thu, 17:39: And the party has started, got a gingerbread martini as we entered. Snagged a sit-down table as those are limited, will take turns at food
  • Thu, 17:49: Santa Goofy is making the rounds. https://t.co/gxHLFpwdag
  • Thu, 18:37: Nice variety at the dessert party--savory stuff was pita and spinach dip, meatballs, same kale salad on a cone as B… https://t.co/Fqa32ll0OZ
  • Thu, 18:43: Now are in the reserved area, 5 minutes until the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam projection show on the facade of Great Movie Ride
  • Thu, 18:44: Sweets incl. cookies, cupcakes, Krispie treats, warm choc cake and a salted caramel cake both a la mode, key lime t… https://t.co/CYtQhM3alv
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  • Wed, 16:40: Morning work in room, later at AWRA, lunch was informal meeting on water use needs for NHD.
  • Wed, 16:41: Went through presentation for Mindi then back to hotel and a bit more work. Now in Magic Kingdom and will meet up with Krissi.
  • Wed, 17:12: Met up with Krissi, took a turn around the hub for Pokestops, now we're off to the Polynesian for dinner at Kona Cafe.
  • Wed, 17:13: MK is ready for Christmas. https://t.co/Qk9BR0wBgO
  • Wed, 22:30: Catch-up: nice meal at Kona, we split 3 appetizers for a sort of dim sum meal. Monorail back to GF so I could do final run through of talk.
  • Wed, 22:32: Have come out on GF boat dock to see if the Electrical Water Pageant is doing a MK pass tonight--missed the official GF viewing.
  • Wed, 22:36: Can see the ELP floats out near the Contemporary. Ah, music has started. https://t.co/K0G0WWEt3L
  • Wed, 22:42: American finale to ELP. Space Mtn in the background. https://t.co/RQXchADlfN

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  • Tue, 17:43: After my day at AWRA, returned to hotel and worked on my PowerPoint. K also working. We're now off by bus to Disney Springs.
  • Tue, 17:44: Will meet Mindi there, have 7 pm reservation at Art Smiths Homecoming.
  • Tue, 17:45: K has done lots of planning, will meet Shannon on Thursday for brunch at 1900 Park Faire--character meal at Gr Floridian restaurant
  • Tue, 17:47: Thurs PM we'll both meet up with Debbie, maybe at the Studios dessert party, maybe somewhere else.
  • Tue, 18:30: https://t.co/lTss3xNgQt
  • Tue, 18:31: Disney Springs from the 3rd floor open deck of the Coca-Cola store. Amazing how many Coke branded items can be purchased here.
  • Tue, 19:11: Chef Art Smith stopped by the table to say thanks for coming in. Just demolished an order of "church lady" deviled eggs

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  • Mon, 18:03: Left the room at 7 this morning to head to the Florida Hotel for the AWRA conference. Smooth registration, caught the Plenary session
  • Mon, 18:19: Saw Dave Blodgett at morning break, Mindi texted that she would arrive before lunch, after her conf calls
  • Mon, 18:20: Lunch w Mindi at La Madeline in the mall attached to hotel, or maybe the mall the hotel is attached to.
  • Mon, 18:20: Good afternoon session with talks on interbasin transfer inventory and water dispute mediation.
  • Mon, 18:21: Skipped later afternoon session and drove back to resort. K had breakfast at Kona Cafe, got some work done too.
  • Mon, 18:22: Off by monorail to Epcot, will see how long lines are for last night of Food and Wine.
  • Mon, 18:23: Hawaii booth too long line, tried Canada but aborted when they announced were out of pretzel bread for the cheese soup.
  • Mon, 18:23: Finally got salmon on potato pancake at Scotland.
  • Mon, 18:55: Bypassing booths as not that compelling, or line not worth the food. I finally succumbed to the carrot cake w warm cream cheese frosting
  • Mon, 19:12: Split a schinkennudeln in Germany. Excellent.
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  • Sat, 12:12: Stopped at Guest Relations, confirmed that the system failed to register us entering the park last night. Had to show photos to prove entry
  • Sat, 12:13: Pass holders who come to Food and Wine 3 days get a gift, thus the desire to show each entry.
  • Sat, 12:14: Headed back to GF, against the tide of many Festival goers on the last weekend. It will be crowded all day and evening.
  • Sat, 17:22: We both worked a while in our room, now off to Disney Springs by bus
  • Sat, 17:28: Nice conversation on bus with other Pok�mon Go players.
  • Sat, 18:16: K found another battery pack for her phone, and we've made a Pin Traders stop
  • Sat, 18:20: Disney Springs is totally into Christmas--Santa is here, decor, etc. guess they are prepped for the Thanksgiving crowds.
  • Sat, 18:23: Springs are crowded. Don't know if all these people are buying enough to keep all the new restaurants and stores happy, but bodies are here
  • Sat, 19:02: Trying to find place to eat where we can sit down--challenging. 2 hr wait @ Morimoto, all bar options full. Waiting in long Blaze pizza line
  • Sat, 19:25: Blaze Pizza's White Top, added a balsamic glaze. https://t.co/2pYEDBGYe1
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  • Fri, 16:24: Another Disney trip! I'm at WDW, just checked into the Grand Floridian and Krissi and I are off to Epcot for the Rockin Burger Block Party
  • Fri, 16:25: Tweeting will be sporadic due to heavy use of phone for Pok�mon Go. :)
  • Fri, 17:02: Monorail fr GF to Epcot is nice if connections are close (they were) though you do have to go down and back up to change lines at the TTC
  • Fri, 17:08: K has to pick up her new Annual Pass so we're in the ticket line.
  • Fri, 17:10: Catch up: I drove down yesterday, spent the night in a Disney Springs area hotel. Picked up Krissi at the airport this morning.
  • Fri, 17:11: Went from airport to Kissimmee Lakefront Park, *the* Pok�mon hotspot in Orlando. That was great, lots of Pokestops, several lured constantly
  • Fri, 17:14: Big lines to get in--last weekend of Food and Wine, Veterans Day holiday, Epcot is slammed.
  • Fri, 17:17: Last nights dinner--the chicken and sugar doughnuts at Art Smiths Homecoming in the Springs, eaten at the bar. https://t.co/icrrOOX4jd
  • Fri, 18:19: We have checked in for the burger party early, are first in the "reserved seating" second tier line. Are sitting on floor perusing the menu.
  • Fri, 18:20: The party is in same bldg as the pin event, World Showplace. Big barn of a place. Will be 5 food stations, all have a signature burger.
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