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Monday, August 3, 2015

Disney FanGirl Dream Come True! Heading to the #D23Expo

Disclosure: I am attending the #D23Expo and my expenses: flight, accommodations, transportation and some meals will be covered by Disney. All opinions, however, are 100% mine.

If you read my blogs regularly, you might have guessed I am a Disney fan. I love everything Disney. I have for decades. I always have to mention that my love of Disney began when I was very little. Growing up in Los Angeles always gave us access to Disneyland. When family visited from Costa Rica, the first thing they wanted to do is go to Disneyland. So it was not unheard of that we were at Disneyland a few times a year. And we would even go when we had no visitors. It was a place where we made wonderful memories.

40+ years later! (me and my sister, Yvonne)

My love of Disney never wavered and as time went on, Disney started growing and so there was always something new to love. I remember when I moved to Florida, one of the first things I wanted to do is go to DisneyWorld! And, I did. In fact, we went a lot because Florida residents got great discounts.

So I was thrilled when I was invited to attend the D23Expo this month!! I have never been and never thought I would ever go but now it is happening and I am so excited.

If you don't know what D23Expo is here is a short explanation:

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again under one roof on August 14-16 when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Since 2009, the bi-annual D23 EXPO has celebrated all the magic, wonder, and adventure of Disney at this remarkable gathering created especially for you, our most passionate and loyal fans. D23 EXPO presents three full days of “inside-the-magic” experiences you won’t find anywhere else, including exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming films from The Walt Disney Studios, dazzling celebrity appearances, unforgettable presentations given by Disney luminaries, a look at what’s coming from Disney Parks and Resorts and Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Legends ceremony, and the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibition, which spotlights crown jewels from Disney’s timeless legacy.

No matter what part of Disney stirs memories or warms your heart, you will discover something magical at D23 EXPO 2015—the ultimate Disney fan event.

It is the biggest fan event and this year looks to be amazing. Just that fact that George Lucas is receiving a Legends award gives me chills. If you know me, you know I LOVE Star Wars!

Plus, I also learned that I will be headed back to Disneyland as well. And I do love Disneyland. Disneyland is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary and I will be part of it. This is wonderful because this is really full circle for me. My love of Disney started at Disneyland when I was very little and now I am back again.

So follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook where I will be posting updates and tons of pictures of my adventures!!


  1. This is great that you get to experience the D23 EXPO. I really liked your pictures of Disney Land & Disney World (old & new). I hope you have a wonderful time.

  2. Wow! This really is a dream come true for a super fan like you. You're going to have a great time, for sure. Can't wait to hear about it!

  3. What a wonderful thing to have happen to you! I can honestly say that I am super jealous having never been to Disney, but I'm sure you will let us know all about it and hopefully share lots of pictures.

  4. How awesome! Hope you have an amazing time.
    Someday, oh someday, I will get to go to Disneyland.

  5. That is so cool to have a photo that is 40 years apart from the same place. Really special memories.

  6. Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures for us.

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  7. I just know we are going to have a blast this weekend! THIS WEEKEND! I love that you get to experience Disneyland again - it will be my first time! Can't wait to meet you!

  8. I bet this was fun! We have never been there . I think we never wen when young as it is so far away! They keep making improvements, I bet it is always changing
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