/ Friday, June 28th, 2013

by Ruby

IMG_5587The WDW Radio On the Road event was full of family, food, prizes, and fun! Let me explain, especially to the people who couldn’t be there, the awesome weekend in detail.

On Friday, we went to Menlo Park Mall and had a great dinner at the Rainforest Café. Afterwards, we went to the Disney Store and the younger children listened to a Winnie the Pooh story. Everyone got a Monsters University ID card and then all the kids joined in for a lesson on scaring called: “Monsters University: Scare Approach 101” where they taught us how to snarl, pose and ROAR, which got really loud! After getting prizes, (which IMG_5619included a Magical Moments Certificate and a Monsters University flag) the kids learned how to draw Mickey Mouse, did some Disney trivia and got cool pins. And that was just the beginning…

Saturday morning we got to the Hilton Garden Inn and passed the time with some “Mouse Fan Bingo”. The kids got goody bags that Christy put together that included things like design your own Vinylmation, Mad Libs and a Lou coloring page!!! After everyone arrived, Lou gave us a nice welcome and overview of the day. Then we began the games!

IMG_5651We started off with WDW Radio trivia but then the real fun started happening when we played “Disney Apples to Apples: WDW Radio edition”! (Which included topics like The River of Poo and Beci) We took a quick lunch break and started pin and Vinylmation trading.

After eating we played “WDW Radio Lets make a Deal”. (People won a lot of cool prizes). The live recording was really fun and the questions that people asked were very entertaining! Before the show ended, the IMG_5634Marion-ettes (Me, Marion, Karalyn, Katelyn and my sister Eve) did an amazing performance of the WDW Radio jingle!

After they announced the raffle winners, (and the children’s raffle winners) the moment we all have been waiting for finally arrived…dinner at Harold’s Deli! In case you didn’t know, the size of the food there is seriously ridiculous. (The pancakes were the size of pizzas, one cake slice is the size of a cake and the BLT used a whole IMG_5687head of lettuce)

After stuffing ourselves, we went back to hotel and hung out and talked. (I think Lou took a nap) That’s when I realized something…Disney is literally magical! Think about it, everyone came there because they love Disney and eventually you start talking to people with the same interests! Disney brings families together and that’s why people love it so much. They might not realize it, but it’s a big reason why we will always have those memories. I had just made so many new friends and as Lou IMG_1447always says, you are my extended family.

Finally we got to see Monsters University! It was an amazing movie and is great for all ages! You definitely should see it.

I had an amazing time at this event and its something I will never forget.

Love, Ruby


Ruby is an eleven year old Disney fan, and she credits her mom with starting her early love of Disney.  In addition to her enthusiasm for Disney, Ruby enjoys singing and writing.  She will be reviewing Disney-related topics that are of interest to younger Disney fans—and their parents and grandparents!



6 thoughts on “Disney Girl: The Next Generation Mouseketeer Reviews the NJ Meet”

  1. Jennifer H (Box name: jennif6915) says:

    Great summary Ruby! It makes me hope that Lou will have an On The Road event near where I live in Knoxville, TN.

  2. Samantha says:

    This was amazing! I love you ruby, keep up the good work!

  3. Maya says:

    OMG YOU WRITE A LOT RUBY!!!! It seems like you had LOTS of fun in Walt Disney! You are such a talented girl and I hope you keep up the good work. Sounded like you had some cool adventures there and I hope you keep up the fun and maybe you could get into another blog!!! Who knows?!? I love you Ruby, you are the best!!!!

  4. Steamboat Eddie says:

    Hey Ruby, great to read about the New Jersey meet from your perspective. From what I’ve been reading so far, sounds like this meet up was a huge success and lots of fun.

    Have a great day!

  5. Caitlin Corsello (giantnfl) says:

    What a wonderful entry. You really captured the spirit of the weekend. Keep up the great writing. Looking forward to the next post.

  6. Chrissy says:

    Ruby, great job!!! Splendid. Marvelous. Fabulous. You make me wish I could’ve been there with you. Sorry we had a big party here that day, but I hope next time Lou is in town, you invite us!! Mucho interested!!! Maybe for the premier of Finding Dory