Disney Moms Panel Training Day 1 Continued: Cocktail Reception…

Back to where I left off…I was ready to head down to the Welcome Reception to meet the rest of my new family 🙂 It was originally supposed to be held outside at the Contemporary Marina. However, due to the relentless rain, it was moved indoors to Grand Republic Room A.

I walked in and immediately saw this beautiful table filled with appetizers, but I was too excited to eat.

Thanks to Facebook, we had already “met” each other online, so I recognized Suzannah, Joel, Portia, Amanda, Amy and Dannee right away. Joel was chatting with Laura…I couldn’t believe I was finally going to meet one of the ladies who had made my dream come true 🙂

Here’s Kathie chatting with Amanda P, Diane and Maribel.

Dannee, Amanda A and Dorothy chatting with more friends.

I stopped by the “guy table” where Diane L had stopped to chat with Jonas, Terry and Chris.

Marc 🙂

We were originally supposed to head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to view the Spectacle of Lights, a private dinner and Fantasmic viewing. However, the rain did not let up 🙁 and both of those events were cancelled. Magically, we had a new itinerary and were off to something else exciting. I stopped by my room quickly to drop off a few things before heading to the shuttle at 5:45. This was my view looking over the railing outside my room. I was above Chef Mickey’s with a great view of the monorail going by.

We were whisked off to DHS and our wonderful shuttle driver gave us all Mickey rain ponchos when we arrived. We were told that before dinner, we’d be heading to Toy Story Mania for a quick ride. 🙂 How fun!! Here’s Amanda A, Marc, Allison, Dannee and Amy waiting in line.

Kathie looking adorable in her hat 🙂

Two of our wonderful Alumni Moms, Kay and Diane L

Me with my cool 3D shades 🙂

Our group getting on the ride 🙂

It was a lot of fun riding this without the kids…as bad as that sounds. 🙁 Usually I have one of them in my lap and I spend the time helping THEM play the arcade games. This time, it was MY turn…and it was VERY cool. 🙂


Kathie won…and she was quite proud of herself, lol 🙂

Most of our group stopped on the way out of the ride for a quick photo op.

Next, we were off to a Private Dinner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Prop Shop!!

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