"A December to Remember"
Celebrating 15 Years of AllEars®
We hope you're getting as excited as we are about our upcoming Anniversary Celebration! And we know that you're eager to make plans for your December vacations. Check back here frequently for updates!
Ticket FAQ for information!
Do you have Questions? Read our December to Remember
Thank you so much to our Event Sponsors!
Thursday: December 8 - Magic Kingdom Day
IS SOLD OUT!
a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow meet!
1 - 4 p.m.
Silver Event Sponsor: MapleLeafTickets
Join Disney Historian Jim Korkis for an exclusive presentation (at the
Contemporary Resort) on the evolution and secrets of the Carousel of Progress.
After the presentation, we will watch the show in the Magic Kingdom! Tickets
will be $5 each. Due to capacity restrictions, tickets for this event
will be limited. Park admission IS required for the second half of this
event, and must be provided by attendee. For complete event details
and special ticket information visit our It's
a Great Big Beautiful Meet page!
Special AllEars® gift for ticketed attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.Net Facebook Page.
Annual December Dole Whip Meet - 5 p.m.
Aloha Isle in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom
Closing in on almost 10 years, Mike Scopa has hosted his December Dole Whip Meet as a venue for all December guests to meet up, get reacquainted, and just share the joy of Walt Disney World, and of course, that delight know as Dole Whip. Join Mike as he celebrates yet another signature meet at Magic Kingdom's Aloha Isle. Also attending from AllEars®: Michelle Scribner-MacLean, Deb Koma, and Barrie Brewer. Vist the AllEars® Facebook Meet Page!
Fort Wilderness Holiday Lights Tour! 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Ft. Wilderness Campground - Hosted by Erin Blackwell
The Fort Wilderness resort's holiday decorations are becoming famous, featured on the Travel Channel and Orlando Attractions and a favorite with photographers. Now we're giving a tour of some of the greatest guest displays, ending with watching the Wishes fireworks! It's a great opportunity to enjoy spirit, the holidays, and the unique community planned by Walt Disney himself. Visit the AllEars Facebook Meet Page!
Meet at Pioneer Hall (where the Hoop Dee Doo is performed) at 6:30pm. We will wait fifteen minutes for everyone to join us while Erin Blackwell gives history and details that make Fort Wilderness unique. This is an easy walking tour, but Erin will also have an electric (golf) cart for up to 5 people to ride if they prefer. And, of course, Fort Wilderness is ECV friendly.
Directions: From the Magic Kingdom: take the Fort Wilderness launch to the resort. Pioneer Hall will be in front of you from the marina.
From Disney bus or driving in: A Disney bus will leave you at the bus
stop at the front of the resort. Drivers, park at the guest parking and
you will see the same bus stop. Take any bus marked SETTLEMENT. Pioneer
Hall will be in front of you.
Friday: December 9 - Disney's Hollywood Studios Day
EVENT IS SOLD
Toy Story Maniac Eat and Play Meet!
6:30 - 9 a.m.
PLATINUM EVENT SPONSOR: ALL
STAR Vacation Homes.
A VERY special event: be part of our early morning fun on Toy Story Midway
Mania. You must have a confirmed event ticket to attend. Park admission
IS required and must be provided by attendee. For complete event information
visit our Toy Story Maniac Eat and Play Meet page!
Special AllEars® gift for attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.Net Facebook Event page by December 1, 2011.
Park admission IS required and must be provided by attendee. Meet members
of the AllEars® team, including Deb Wills, Deb Koma, Barrie Brewer,
Erin Blackwell, Cathy Bock, Linda Eckwerth, Mike Bachand and others!
A new Trading Card will debut, plus others will be given out for trading!
AllEars® gift for attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.NetFacebook page
by December 1, 2011.
AllEars® Meet and Greet at Rosie's All American Cafe on Sunset Blvd.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
IS SOLD OUT!
A Night of Sweet Bites and Street Lights
7:30 -10 p.m. (times are approximate and subject to change)
Emails will be sent to everyone with your ticket status. Begin with a dessert reception in the Art of Animation building at Disney's Hollywood Studios followed by an EXCLUSIVE private viewing of the Osborne Spectacle of Lights!Paid tickets are required for this event. Park admission IS required and must be provided by attendee. Special AllEars® gift for attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.Net Facebook Event Page by December 1, 2011. PLATINUM EVENT SPONSOR: Mouse Fan Travel.
Saturday: December 10 - Animal Kingdom (and Animal Kingdom Lodge) Day
Smile and Say Jambo at Animal Kingdom
Meet AllEars® Picture This! Photo Bloggers Scott Thomas and Barrie Brewer for a morning at Animal Kingdom. Early risers (or those wanting coffee) should meet outside the Rainforest Cafe. No tickets required.
Once the park opens, the group will get Kilimanjaro Safari FastPasses and then walk the Pagani Exploration Trail. Park admission IS required and must be provided by attendee. Special AllEars® gift for attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.Net Facebook page by December 1, 2011.
Karibuni! Come to the AllEars® Open House at
1 - 4 p.m.
GOLD EVENT SPONSOR: Orlando
We have a Grand Villa, savanna view for you to tour. Members of the AllEars® Team will be your hosts, as you soak up the gorgeous view, watch the animals in a natural habitat and enjoy the company of your fellow AllEars® Readers. Light refreshments will be served. To ensure an even flow of guests throughout the open house, we will be issuing "timed tickets." Special AllEars® gift for attendees who RSVP on the AllEars.Net Facebook Event page by December 1, 2011.
Sunday: December 11 - Epcot Day
Team AllEars® Run/Walk/Wog Yer Buns Off - 7 a.m.
BoardWalk Bakery to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Back
Join Team AllEars® Co-Captains Michelle Scribner-MacLean and Mike Scopa as they go for a leisurely run/walk/wog (weather permitting) from the Boardwalk Bakery to Disney's Hollywood Studios and back. This enjoyable 5K+ route will take us past Storm-a-Long bay, along the path to Disney's Hollywood Studios, and a return back to Boardwalk. We will meet at the Boardwalk Bakery and be ready to run by about 7 a.m. Will the Osborne Lights be on? You never know... RSVP on the AllEars® Facebook Event Page.
Just Ducky - Featuring Don "Ducky" Williams!
Tickets Still Available. Read Ticket
FAQ for details! 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
PLATINUM EVENT SPONSOR: CELEBRATIONS
A rare opportunity awaits AllEars® Fans at this event. Don "Ducky"
Williams, a senior character artist for the Disney Company, will share
his inspiring story as he draws Disney characters. A box lunch will
be included for this ticketed event. Tickets are $25 plus a $5 handling
fee each. Park admission IS required and must be provided by attendee.
AllEars® gift for those who RSVP on our Facebook Page by December
1, 2011. For complete event details and special ticket information
visit our "Everything's Just Ducky"
Around the World CHOCOLATE Challenge
- 2 p.m.
World Showcase, Epcot -- "French Arm"
in the France Pavilion
Join your AllEars.Net
co-hosts Laura Gilbreath and Deb Koma, as
we go "in
search of"... CHOCOLATE!
The story: A long time ago (in the year 2000 to be exact!) a few Disney friends got together for a next-to-impossible mission: Find CHOCOLATE in one of its many edible forms in each of the 11 pavilions of Epcot's World Showcase in Walt Disney World. That legendary mission is chronicled HERE.
In honor of AllEars.Net's 15th Anniversary, and Chocoholics everywhere, Laura and Deb, two of the original CHOCOLATE Commandos, have decided that it is time to revisit this challenge! Unfortunately, the jam-packed December to Remember schedule has left us with serious time constraints and we cannot, as we did 11 years ago, visit all 11 pavilions of Epcot's World Showcase in search of CHOCOLATE. Instead, we have devised a scavenger hunt/game that will send AllEars.Net readers out into the World to answer questions and gather clues from those country pavilions in an effort to win prizes -- all involving CHOCOLATE, of course!
The time? 2
p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2011.
The place? Epcot's World Showcase -- The French Arm, that quiet little spot that's located down the stairs along the water in the France pavilion.
The mission? Complete an assortment of CHOCOLATE challenges, to be revealed closer to the mission date.
Prizes will be awarded; all will involve CHOCOLATE in some way! Special gift to the first 50 participants at the meet -- gift only available while limited quantities last. NO RSVP necessary! But you can RSVP on the AllEars® Facebook Event Page if you wish!
EVENT IS SOLD
Epcot 8 - 10 p.m. (times are approximate and subject to change)
Park admission IS required and must be provided by attendee. This event will require a special ticket. Special BONUS for attendees who RSVP on our Facebook Page by December 1, 2011. GOLD EVENT SPONSORS: Mouse Fan Travel and Orlando Attractions Magazine! You must be 18 years or older to attend this event.
Special thanks to MouseFanTravel
for all their work as our liaison with the Disney Events Teams!
Special thanks also to Melanie Camphouse, Effortless Events
This page last updated: 11/1/11