At the end of April, I was invited to the Monstrous Summer press event at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort in Walt Disney World.
I had an amazing time and learned a lot about some upcoming projects Disney is working on or introducing. The tradeshow was amazing and overwhelming (in a good way). I met a bunch of great people and wanted to share with you some of the things I learned at the different booth, and even host a giveaway of a small sampling of some of the swag I received!
After the main presentation and breakfast, we headed into the tradeshow and were given a map and a goodie bag. I wasn’t sure where to start but saw some familiar faces at the runDisney booth so I headed there first.
I chatted with Faron and Tammy, then headed off to some other booths, like Disney waterparks. I don’t know about you but I love Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.
We moseyed over to the Splitsville booth where they were handing out sushi! (Tons of food would be a common theme even though we just ate!)
I chatted with the owners Guy and Mark who I met back in February. Super nice guys!
California Grill was there handing out food and they also had photo renderings of the newly renovated restaurant. Can’t wait to eat there (hopefully) in October.
I also got to talk to Ginger from the Senses spa at the Grand Floridian. She is who I interviewed for the post I wrote awhile back on the reopening of the spa. They had renderings of the new spa that will be opening at Saratoga Springs resort this summer. It looks awesome!
New Fantasyland had a booth with desserts from Be Our Guest. I got to try the grey stuff and it really is delicious!
Disney Cruise Line was in attendance and I got to tell the, I was sailing on the Fantasy the next day!
Hollywood Studios was advertising Star Wars Weekends, and Bobby was all over it.
I also got more information about the Wild Africa trek at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I so hope to do this one day, it looks so awesome.
Cirque De Soleil Characters were wandering around the room!
I also learned about all the amazing offerings from Disney Floral for guests staying at the on property hotels
I met a lady from merchandising who was exhibiting a lot of new things coming to the Disney stores this summer and Fall.
My favorite things were of course the bags. New Dooney’s and Vera Bradley! (Vera Bradley coming end of August/beginning of September)
Disney ray bans!
We also got to meet Mike and Sulley!
We also got to talk to someone about some new health initiatives Disney is implementing to make choices easier for kids to identify on food items.
I was sad it was over, but was also exhausted. I talked to so many people and had a blast!
We were given fun little things at each booth (and lots of food!) and I wanted to share a small sampling with my readers! One of you will win some swag from the press event! Enter below using Rafflecoptor. You have until May 22 to enter, and I will announce the winner on my blog. Good luck!
Star Tours bag, limited time magic notepad, Star Wars toy, WIld Africa Trek clip and pin, Animal Kingdom Vinylmation, Monster’s University hat, and Cars antenna topper.
a Rafflecopter giveaway