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Your Travels Thread (2022)
« on: June 08, 2022, 04:09:30 PM »
Much like the previous editions of this thread, this will be the place to let everyone know where you are going / have gone during the 2022 calendar year.  To help others find information, we will make these threads last only one calendar year and then we will create another.
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2022, 04:39:34 PM »
Let's get started on 2022 (now that we're almost halfway through the year).  Disney selected me as one of 50 teachers in the nation for their 50 Teachers Celebration.  The first link below is a list of all the things I encountered on my four-day journey, complete with walking down Main Street USA with no tourists, grand marshalling the fantasy parade in Magic Kingdom, riding Guardians of the Galaxy:  Cosmic Rewind on opening day after hours with the Imagineer who designed the attraction, and more.

Other links will be activated when I post them.  Another destination in on deck for this summer, so I should have plenty to share at that time, too.

If you're inclined to care about any of this, enjoy...

50 Teachers:  Encountering the World of Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  ​Destination Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Grand Floridian
50 Teachers Celebration:  Registration and Swag
50 Teachers Celebration:  Time to Explore EPCOT
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Magic Kingdom
50 Teachers Celebration:  Back to the Magic
50 Teachers Celebration:  Daytime Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Evening Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Visiting the Animals
50 Teachers Celebration:  It's Hot in Hollywood
50 Teachers Celebration:  Departing Disney
« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 08:14:55 PM by History Buff »
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 12:41:53 PM »
Let's get started on 2022 (now that we're almost halfway through the year).  Disney selected me as one of 50 teachers in the nation for their 50 Teachers Celebration.  The first link below is a list of all the things I encountered on my four-day journey, complete with walking down Main Street USA with no tourists, grand marshalling the fantasy parade in Magic Kingdom, riding Guardians of the Galaxy:  Cosmic Rewind on opening day after hours with the Imagineer who designed the attraction, and more.

Other links will be activated when I post them.  Another destination in on deck for this summer, so I should have plenty to share at that time, too.

If you're inclined to care about any of this, enjoy...

50 Teachers:  Encountering the World of Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  ​Destination Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Grand Floridian
50 Teachers Celebration:  Registration and Swag
50 Teachers Celebration:  Time to Explore EPCOT
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Magic Kingdom
50 Teachers Celebration:  Back to the Magic
50 Teachers Celebration:  Daytime Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Evening Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Visiting the Animals
50 Teachers Celebration:  It's Hot in Hollywood
50 Teachers Celebration:  Departing Disney

Riding with an imagineer sounds like an awesome experience. Really it all does. Iím looking forward to reading more about your experience.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2022, 08:14:24 PM by History Buff »

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 02:52:15 PM »
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Riding with an imagineer sounds like an awesome experience. Really it all does. Iím looking forward to reading more about your experience.

Yes, we had met with him (Zach Riddley) and another earlier in the day (had to put phones in sealed bags due to proprietary information).  Zach designed the Guardians ride (reportedly costing $500 million) for EPCOT, and the other designed Pirates of the Caribbean for Shanghai Disneyland.  I was lucky enough to be in the right place - after park hours on the ride's opening day - to sit in the same car with Zach.  The ride is unlike anything I've ever ridden - like snowboarding through space.  The track is virtually invisible, and the ride is as smooth as anything I've ever experienced.

We were on Good Morning, AmericaWalt Disney World Celebrates Teachers

But this is a better video:  50 Inspiring Teachers Honored with a Magical Weekend

The first link on my list is about everything I experienced:  Encountering the World of Disney.
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2022, 08:27:52 AM »
HB -

What an honor! Looks like an amazing experience. Congratulations, and I can't wait to read more about it!
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2022, 08:23:06 PM »
The first half of the trip report is posted, but most of this is pretty standard Disney stuff.  The next three posts will outline the special programming Disney arranged for us.  Stay tuned.

50 Teachers:  Encountering the World of Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  ​Destination Disney
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Grand Floridian
50 Teachers Celebration:  Registration and Swag
50 Teachers Celebration:  Time to Explore EPCOT
50 Teachers Celebration:  The Magic Kingdom
50 Teachers Celebration:  Back to the Magic
50 Teachers Celebration:  Daytime Programming
50 Teachers Celebration:  Evening Programming
Teacher Stars in Disney Video & Appears on GMA
50 Teachers Celebration:  Visiting the Animals
50 Teachers Celebration:  It's Hot in Hollywood
50 Teachers Celebration:  Departing Disney
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 07:19:34 PM »
I'm at port in Sitka right now but this is from last Monday Morning at Crater Lake in the snow

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 09:07:03 PM »
I'm at port in Sitka right now but this is from last Monday Morning at Crater Lake in the snow

Beautiful photo!
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2022)
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 08:58:50 PM »
I'm at port in Sitka right now but this is from last Monday Morning at Crater Lake in the snow

Beautiful photo!

Snowed on the way up, snowed 4inches while there and snowed on the way down.  I'm watching all the sea planes come back from their 5 glacier and taku glacier tours