J Squared and friends Disneyana Dayton 2019 Pre-Trip Report

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J Squared and friends Disneyana Dayton 2019 Pre-Trip Report

Jen and I have another fun weekend planned. Next weekend we are traveling to Dayton OH to attend the annual Disneyana Dayton event. Traveling with us are Abby (luvalldisney) and my best friend Memoree.

Jen and I will be flying to Akron-Canton Airport Friday morning where Abby and Memoree will pick us up. On our way to Dayton, we are planning on stopping in Marion OH to see William Harding's memorial (or as I call visiting a dead president), stop at an antique store and if time allows, visit the popcorn museum. We are also looking at visiting a winery on the way (you know there has to be alcohol involved).

Abby and I have attended the last two years. It's a great event. There is plenty of shopping at the many vendors selling their Disney collectibles. My favorite part is listening to the guest speakers. This year's speakers are Jim Hill (he's been there the last two years), Tom Nabbe (Disney legend), Alex Maher (Disney Character Artist) and Kay Malins (Merceline MO Museum Director). Past speakers included Disney animators Mike and Patty Peraza and Bill Farmer (voice of Goofy since 1987).

The shopping and speakers are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Friday night will be a quarter auction to support a local charity. A live auction will be on Saturday afternoon (also supporting the same charity). We will be attending the dinner Saturday where we will be sitting with one of the guest speakers. Sunday morning we will be heading to the USAF Museum to see the top ten Disney related items at the museum. We head back to Akron Sunday afternoon for our flights home.

For more information on the event - http://daytondisneyana.org/

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Bummed (sort of laugh) that I won't be able to make it his year. I will be at everybody's happy place. Flying into Orlando on Tuesday the 4th for my granddaughter's all girls trip. Flying home late on Sat the 8th.

Dayton should be pretty much cleaned up by then. They used snow plows to clean all the tornado debris off
I-75! eek

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I'm so excited for this!!! ANNNNNNNNNND, I am flying ALONE the first leg of the trip!!!!

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Have a blast, ladies!

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Sounds like a lot of fun! You will have to share more with us when you return. I am especially curious to find out what the top 10 Disney related things are at the USAF museum. mickey

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oHIo wrote:
Bummed (sort of laugh) that I won't be able to make it his year. I will be at everybody's happy place. Flying into Orlando on Tuesday the 4th for my granddaughter's all girls trip. Flying home late on Sat the 8th.

Dayton should be pretty much cleaned up by then. They used snow plows to clean all the tornado debris off
I-75! eek

You have a good reason to miss it this year. It would have been fun to reenact the photo bomb picture with Jen and I. lol

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I'm so excited for this!!! ANNNNNNNNNND, I am flying ALONE the first leg of the trip!!!!

you got this!

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Kristen K. wrote:
Sounds like a lot of fun! You will have to share more with us when you return. I am especially curious to find out what the top 10 Disney related things are at the USAF museum. mickey

I'm looking forward to that.

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Have a blast, ladies!

thanks!

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The adventure has begun. Actually, it started for me last night. Jen and I originally had a flight out of Charlotte arriving in Akron at 11:30am. With the grounding of the max 8 planes, our flights changed. Jen's changed to arriving on Akron at 9:47am and me at 3:30pm. I called to change my flight. The only option I had was to fly to Charlotte last night and stay over and get on the same flight as Jen. It worked out for the better as we have time to sight see on the way.

I am at the gate waiting for Jen.

More to come later.

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Sorry I couldn't make it. I got bombed....photo bombed at The Villains Party!

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Sorry I couldn't make it. I got bombed....photo bombed at The Villains Party!

How was the Villains After Hours?! We have tickets for the 20th!

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Drinks before dinner

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oHIo wrote:
Sorry I couldn't make it. I got bombed....photo bombed at The Villains Party!

How was the Villains After Hours?! We have tickets for the 20th!

Villains was fabulous! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Some people were upset that there were no meet and greets but there was plenty availability for interaction! The official time was 10:00 pm to 1:00 am but they discontinued serving food and beverages at 1:00 am. The last stage show BEGAN at 1:00 am! As we exited MK various villains were on the balcony of the train station taunting and interacting with the masses! My granddaughter was dressed as the Queen of Hearts and her mother as Cruella DeVille. Both were on the balcony encouraging my family. It was hilarious! This was the first party and it was sold out! Be sure and dress up! I'll be anxious to get your report!

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Drinks before dinner

Ha! Did you get bombed too!? laugh

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Lots of laughs, fun, cocktails and Disney shopping. We are planning a trip to Marceline next year, whonis coming?!?!?!? Oh and I survived the flight.

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JMed wrote:
Lots of laughs, fun, cocktails and Disney shopping. We are planning a trip to Marceline next year, whonis coming?!?!?!? Oh and I survived the flight.

Hmm tell me more about this trip to Marceline! All girl trips are so much fun! We laughed until we cried and our bellies hurt. I'm waiting at the airport. Congratulations on your survival!

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Jen and I are at Akron airport. Our flight is delayed 2 hours so we will both miss our connections. I got us a room near the Charlotte airport and we have flights in the morning.

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I'm soooooooo tired!!!!!

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Too much partying!! rolling rolling

Two delays for me from Orlando to Detroit on Saturday night. Supposed to leave at 6:30 pm delayed until 7:00 and then 7:45. Got home at 1:00 am but got to sleep in my own bed!

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At my gate staring at 2 places for coffee and neither are open. Such torture.

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JoAnn C wrote:
Drinks before dinner

Hey, I know that girl hiding behind the wine glass laugh

It really was a fantastic trip. Even sitting in the Can-Ton airport for hours!!!!!

I can't wait to start the trip report, let me know when you are ready JoAnn!

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