I commented to a few folks on the way back from Deb's Session, that her topic (Food and Wine Festival was the perfect one to attend BEFORE lunch. There was quite a line already by the time I got back to the main ballroom so I wandered around a bit until it looked like the queue was beginning to shrink a bit, for the most part there was plenty of food to go around they ran out of rolls and for silverware I had to go to the other food queue at the other end of the room because they were out on our end.
Although Dave has a white board up behind him, his presentation was a straightforward one (no powerpoint slides or anything like that) and it will come across quite easily on the pod cast. I'm not planning on taking a cruise real soon but can see that when I do I will buy one of his guidebooks first.
Between sessions some of the raffle prizes were given away, also I squeezed in a few photos both before and after Steve Barret's presentation.
Disney Echo ears moderators group photo....yes, I need to update the postcard forum over there more often!
I loved Steve's Presentation, and apparently liked it so
much that it never occurred to me to grab the camera,
I asked Steve for permission to use the images from his site for the podcast
that way you can listen to the podcast and flip through the images so here it is
Steve Barrett's Hidden Mickeys presentation:
audio link (right click and open in new window) http://media.libsyn.com/media/bbdp/bbdp2006-05.mp3
images link: http://www.bigbrian-nc.com/hm/hm.htm
Steve has a couple of Disney books under his belt already, of course there's Hidden Mickeys: a Field Guide to Disney's Best Kept Secrets, and theres also The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation in fact, Steves working on a new book on Disney Luxury experiances with co-author Kelly Monaghan, its title is When you Wish: The Walt Disney World Dream Vacation. steve describes it like this "It will contain material for the "high-end" WDW vacation, for those folks with a big budget who want to know about expensive suites, restaurants, shopping, renting private areas in the parks and elsewhere on property, and other costly entertainment options." if you have any photos of suites or have had one of those high end experiances please drop Steve a line at http://www.hiddenmickeysguide.com/contact.php.
After the presentation I got in a few more photos.