THE HAPPIEST EVENT ON EARTH
Disney Meetings and Events Team Brings its Special Magic to Every Event
Disney’s charm, charisma and expertise shine in theme parks, cruise ships and weddings. It’s a fact; Disney is known as the happiest place on earth. Enterprises throughout the world including Fortune 500 companies, foundations, corporations, family groups and businesses engage Disney to handle their private functions and these events are something to behold.
With the Disney Meetings and Events team, the client is the star. The magic is instantaneous and begins the moment you start planning your experience. The Disney Meetings and Events team plans it all. From invitations, costumes, staging to themes, each occasion is styled with panache. Invitations are unique and mesmerizing and prepared with magical care. An invite can be constructed of high-gloss paper shaped like a CD. When you open the envelope, the disc plays a song announcing the event! An invitation can showcase a new car about to be placed in production; anything you can imagine can be created by the talented Disney production team. The invitation is just the beginning; these events boggle the mind.
The Disney Meetings and Events team can plan a week-long, weekend, or single event. Anything you can dream can be orchestrated and everything is fashioned to the highest expectations. Your event team produces “Couture by Disney” where the uppermost standards are applied by an immensely imaginative team. Costuming is an art and, if you wish to enrich your function utilizing inventive apparel, the Disney Meetings and Events team will design glorious costumes to match your theme. Want to be Alice Through The Looking Glass, Anna or Elsa from Frozen, or perhaps a Marvel character? The Disney Meetings and Events team can make you believe you are Captain America or turn you into Wonder Woman. Perhaps you wish to recreate a scene from an episode of Saturday Night Live. Capable Disney experts can bring that chapter to life. Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother can and will arrive and make all your dreams come true!
Walt Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, was the destination of choice for my family reunion event. This amazing amalgamation of parks was enjoying a milestone anniversary and celebrations were in gear. Welcoming children and adults of all ages, the atmosphere throughout was gloriously contagious and this was the perfect place to host my family. Bringing joy, smiles and laughter to a multitude of guests, my group was enchanted from the moment we arrived at the Riviera Resort and checked into our extraordinary rooms. The Riviera offers tower studio rooms and fabulous deluxe one-, two- or three-bedroom villas. This is the perfect resort for families. The tower studios include a microwave, small refrigerator and a uniquely hidden pull-down queen sofa bed. The villas are incredible, replete with kitchens, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, and a bubble-jet bathtub. The crème de la crème is the three-bedroom Grand Villa, which sleeps up to 12.
My family reunion was eventful, magical and almost beyond belief. The crème de la crème highlight was our last night’s celebration. It was an evening to remember with a soiree fit for a king and queen. After a charming and blissful day in the park, my group was escorted into a private group facility where a gifted staff eagerly welcomed and ushered us in. My group was comprised of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, children and grandchildren, and an infant who had just turned one. Our evening kicked off with a pianist who greeted us with an array of well-known and delightful Disney tunes. I’ve never seen my grandchildren’s eyes opened so wide! A fully stocked bar delighted the adults who ordered a drink, relaxed, enjoyed sensational appetizers while they watched the young ones dance. A grandiose four-course dinner was chosen in advance and served on fine china with silver table service and accompanied by an array of superb wines. The accommodating staff and magical atmosphere made this an evening to remember.
We finished dining and enjoyed several delightful Disney desserts while the children filled their pockets and their bellies with a cornucopia of candy but the best was yet to come. We walked down another hall to private room and a knock on the door was all it took. The children ran into the arms of the one and only Mickey Mouse. Disney had a photographer on hand to record the magic and turn them into memories we will always cherish. We spent 20 minutes taking photos with Mickey and then were escorted to sublime seats near the water to watch the nighttime pyrotechnical extravaganza. The laser and light show was filled with a medley of classic Disney music and an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights and lasers. The scenes were inspired by your favorite Disney movies. What a magical way to complete a marvelous Disney day.
When planning your visit, Travelgirl recommends you divide your time between the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Star War’s Rise of the Resistance (located in Hollywood Studios), and Animal Kingdom Park, which is also home to Pandora – The World of Avatar. You must make time to enjoy Disney’s newest ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, which is located in EPCOT. This reverse-launch roller coaster projects you into the movie of the same name. You will rock to the music and roll along while experiencing an intergalactic chase through space and time. Travelgirl recommends you schedule a minimum of four days, more if possible, to fully enjoy the enriching activities and inspirational rides each park has to offer. Each day promises to be quite spectacular. Travelgirl Tip: Use the Park Hopper option to purchase tickets; a multi-day ticket is economical and flexible allowing the ticket holder to visit several parks on the same day.
The atmosphere at Disney is divine. If you love to travel and are dreaming of Paris, London, Morocco and Rome but can’t swing it right now, you should head to EPCOT’s World Showcase — no luggage, Euro or passport required. Transport yourself into 11 different countries all in one day. You will find a wealth of authentic items, attractions and restaurants that represent each country’s culture and cuisine. Travelgirl Tip: The Givenchy Shop inside Paris is a must-see, offering the complete collection of coveted Givenchy fragrances and cosmetics. Walk in a tourist and walk out a princess under the careful tutelage of Givenchy cosmeticians. The luxurious products are oh la la!!!
Disney’s cuisine offers a kaleidoscope of imaginative and scrumptious eateries. You can fast food it with hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, candy and ice cream at various stands throughout the parks or dine in style in an array of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious restaurants. You can choose from indigenous cuisine throughout EPCOT or make a reservation for a coveted table at Space 220, the first of its kind eatery. This concept restaurant blasts the diner 220 miles into the atmosphere via a space elevator. Diners arrive at the Centauri Space Station where you enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner Disney style.
You will also love Disney’s California Grille located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort and the Steakhouse 71 located on the first floor. Cinderella’s Royal Table, Cítricos and Topolino’s Terrace headline a host of divine places to dine. Travelgirl tip: Reservations are a must and are available months and months ahead of your visit.
The uber-talented Disney Meetings and Events team did a truly magnificent job. Everything I had envisioned surpassed expectations. Disney created the event of a lifetime, one my family will never forget. Take note: Disney can do this for you, for your businesses, your families and for meetings and incentives. Event enchantment can turn every travelgirl into a fairytale princess. With the wave of their magical hands, the impossible becomes possible and you realize, with sometimes dreams really do come true. For more 411 and to plan your special week or weekend, Contact Disney Events at 321-939-7129 or visit https://www.disneymeetingsandevents.com/social-events/