The 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 included 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!
We 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 Marion-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 head 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 always 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.
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!