img_7713Now that we have all recovered from turkey overload, we can take a look back at by far one of my favorite events D23 puts on: Destination D. This amazing event took place November 18th through the 20th at the iconic Contemporary Hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort.img_7690The first day was purely for checking in and waiting to get a chance to shop at the always popular Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop. One of the surprises at check in was our very own MagicBand 2 themed to this event.img_7611MagicBand 2 is the next step in giving guest a easier way to visit the WDW parks, with the ability to take the “puck” out of the band and attach it to a key chain or zipper pull type accessories. The first of the MagicBand 2s will be going out to Annual Passholders in December with the roll out to hotel guests and their availability to purchase in the park coming early 2017.

The Mickey’s of Glendale WDI pop up store is a must do for any D23 event and this was no different. Guests waited over five hours to pick up some exclusive pins and merchandise created just for this event.img_7614

Guests also had the chance to stop by Walt’s Great Adventures Exhibit from the Disney Archives.img_7710Of course Day One was just the shopping and sightseeing day, Day Two is when the event really kicked off.

 

Our main correspondent for Walt Disney World and the Orlando area and a heck of a paleontologist if he does say so himself.

 

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