We had a lot of fun, and I was pretty surprised that there wasn't really any talk of any MiceChatters going to this 50 and Fabulous event hosted by D23 at the Walt Disney Studios...Anyways, here's my trip report, I didn't see a report anywhere else on the boards.
Can't miss this, coming down the street:
Showed up in our decked-out-Disney car:
Upon arriving at the studios, the wife and I were getting pretty excited when we saw the entrance gate, haha.
We thought it was hilariously cool that they have their own on-campus gas station and fire station:
Huge sign talking about the various stages:
Very excited, once we saw this D23 sign:
I want to be a member of this credit union (exclusively for Disney employees), ha:
'twould be nice to eat here:
Before the show started, folks were invited to go over to the Walt Disney Studio Store for exclusive merchandise, which we ended up getting a few things:
...and more merchandise in the window, exclusive to Disney employes:
Finally decided to head over to the Studio Theatre to grab our free bottled waters and find some seats:
And people leaving, after the conclusion:
Little bit'a Disney-bling around, that we noticed:
Random employee computer, ha:
Classic: Many'a disney legends having taken their picture here, including the Sherman Bros. and Walt himself. We took my picture there too, but it turned out, bad, haha. I'll probably take more at the Studio tour next month.
After the showing, everyone was invited to see the rest of the Disney Studio Store, which made it awkwardly packed:
Very cool theming, all over and their dvd/blu-ray section puts Disney parks and regular Disney store to shame:
On the way out, we noticed the huge Jiminy sign promoting environmentality, the bicycles that certain employees ride, regularly, and headed back to the schnazzy(sp?) parking garage:
Overall, we definitely had a blast. It was my first ever time seeing a black&white movie at a theater. Great time. The comradery among D23'ers was refreshing, we all clapped and laughed at all the right moments and it felt like I was at a theatre during the 60s when movie-going was a completely different experience. I especially loved how they began with a classic Disney short, starring Donald Duck, "The Plastics Inventor", one of my favorites as a kid. Can't wait to go back to the studios in April for the next Studio Lot Tour.
Anyways, were any of you there? Speak up! haha. It was an event, where fun was had by all who attended, I would assume.