It's a Solo DISventure for DIS20! Update 8/17

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  1. run.minnie.miles

    run.minnie.miles DIS Veteran

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    Sounds so fun!! I am envious that you met Michael Bowling- I love listening to the "Connecting with Walt" podcast!
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    Jodi Benson performs!

    Things were running a little behind for the concert but that didn't seem to bother anyone. I was very excited to see her. They had a Disney special events guy introduce the concert. I have seen him before in things but forget his name.

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    He then introduced Pete and John! They talked a bit about the magnitude of the event and how much it meant to them. Pete was of course emotional.

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    Then it was time for Jodi!

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    Jodi said she had a wardrobe malfunction so the guy came back up with his jacket but the dress appeared to be fine so Jodi didn't put it on.

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    She started out with a Beauty and the Beast medley.

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    She also then sand a song from her first Broadway show. The song was called Disneyland, and this was definitely my favorite song of the set.

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    Between each song Jodi would talk for a little bit telling us about herself and stuff like that. Jodi's whole family was in the audience, her husband and two kids. Jodi also said she got to ride Flight of Passage that week and thought it was incredible.

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    She finished the concert with of course some Little Mermaid...

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    And that was the show! It was so much fun and so incredible to see a Disney legend perform like that. I know she has done DIS events before but I hadn't been to those.

    Here is my trip video which has some snippets of Jodi's performance near the end.



    Up Next: We walk out to a private Illuminations!
     
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  4. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It was! Michael is such a nice person. I was really glad I got to meet him.
     
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  5. Capang

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    Wow either you had a great camera or great seats or both. It looked like she was singing directly at you!
     
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  6. rteetz

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    I was towards the back so the DSLR helped make it look closer ;)
     
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  7. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    Really enjoyed your report, your video, and you had a great sound ;)track! (Except for Let it Go).
     
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  8. rteetz

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    I tried to use all Disney songs.
     
  9. SarahDisney

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    That DIS 20 years cake is incredible!

    Awesome that you got to meet so many DIS team members! I've only met Pete and Craig (and only for a little bit), and I really want to meet more of them.

    That Jodi Benson concert sounds incredible. I love her so much, and I love that she's so connected to Disney. And it's definitely awesome that the DIS has such a good relationship with her and can get her to do events.

    (I haven't watched your video yet, but I'm excited to hopefully watch it over the weekend!)
     
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  10. rteetz

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    I know! That cake was too good to eat!

    I missed Craig and Mary Jo but met everyone else.

    Jodi was incredible and is such a Disney fan herself.
     
  11. missjackiemcg

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    What an incredible event so far!! Can't wait to see more pictures :)
     
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  12. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It was!
     
  13. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

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    Oh yeah - forgot to mention how incredible that cake was!!! :)
     
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  14. ZellyB

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    Wow! What an amazing evening so far. I love all the shots you got of the concert. Sounds amazing.
     
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  15. rteetz

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    Yes it was!

    It was! Jodi was incredible!
     
  16. disneydaydreamer33

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    SO cool! I love listening to the podcast episode where everyone talked about this concert, and it was cool to see some pictures. I think it's pretty cool you met Michael Bowling too. He seems like such a nice guy on the podcasts.
     
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  17. rteetz

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    It was amazing! Michael is just a nice person, I love everything he does for the DIS.
     
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  18. wdwnut61

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    Well done your video was awesome :thumbsup2 It was great to see all your wonderful pictures including my personal favorite of the hippo with his mouth wide open.
    Thanks for sharing some video from Jodi's concert.
    Wow that cake is beautiful.
     
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  19. rteetz

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    Thanks! That cake was awesome!
     
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  20. ashleymrush

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    That's so exciting! He seems like such a sweet, nice man. I would love to meet him and have time to just pick his brain about everything.

    I couldn't believe this when I was reading his TR! I'm so happy he enjoyed it.

    I would've loved to have been there to hear what he had to say. And the Jodi Benson concert seemed amazing. It really seems like it is worth doing these special events. You and Phil have both totally convinced me to make it to one in the future!
     
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  21. rteetz

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    Michael is great. I hope to get to meet and talk to him again.

    I know! I was happy to be a part of that first ride.

    This was my first special event and I would definitely do another.
     

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