Disneyland is the place to be May 3 & 4, 2008!Yes, it’s that time of year. The time when Disney Podcast fans from all over the globe make their plans to attend one of the fastest growing and most popular Disney Online Community events. The DPN’s Westfest is shaping up to be THE event you will not want to miss. Join all of your favorite Disney Podcast Network Podcasters at our annual gathering of Family, Friends and Fans for a weekend of FUN!
What is the DPN’s Westfest?The DPN’s Westfest is a gathering of Podcasters and Forum Members from the Disney Podcast Network’s online community. Westfest is free to everyone who wishes to attend (Park admission is required and is not included). Anyone with a love of Disney from near or far is invited to join the DPN at the “Original Anaheim Kingdom” in Southern California. This is a perfect opportunity to visit with good friends, put faces to names, make new friends, have some laughs and share our love for what Walt Disney created over 50 years ago. The DPN’s Westfest is the perfect way to expand your Disney experience!
What to expectWestfest is YOUR weekend. Enjoy your visit to the Disneyland Resort the way YOU want. Take some time to explore the parks and along the way the DPN Podcasters will be holding events in which you are invited to participate. Attend as many or as few of the events as you wish. The events can be as simple as sharing a ride on one of the attractions or more involved like taking a walking tour and getting the inside scoop of some of the more intimate details of the parks given by a former Cast Member turned Podcaster. The signature event is the Banquet Dinner held on Saturday night (separate admission is required). This is one Gala Event you won’t want to miss! The events are scattered throughout the weekend to give a nice balance of activities and times to relax and enjoy what the Disneyland Resort has to offer. At The DPN’s Westfest there is something for everyone. Just as Walt wanted a place that parents and children could experience together, we want the DPN’s Westfest to be an event that can be shared and enjoyed with all people. The DPN’s Westfest is an event meant to be shared among families and between friends for a weekend that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
DPN’s Westfest Banquet, "An Evening With Bob Jackson"The DPN’s Westfest Banquet Dinner has quickly become a cornerstone of the entire weekend as our signature event. All of the DPN Podcasters attending Westfest will be in one place at one time. This is your chance to sit down with friends both old and new and enjoy food, drink, conversation and some awesome entertainment.
We are pleased to announce that the 2008 DPN’s Westfest Banquet Dinner’s theme will be “An Evening With Bob Jackson”. Bob has been bringing laughter and music to audiences at Walt Disney World for more than ten years. Several of the DPN Podcaster visited Bob at one of his shows during previous Mousefest events. You may have heard or scene him on some of the podcasts. Bob combines his great boogie-woogie piano skills with comedy and sing-a-long to create a unique audience interactive experience. This will be THE event you won’t want to miss!!! To find out more about Bob Jackson, visit his website at YehaaBob.com and visit him at the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside when you go to Walt Disney World.
There will be dinner served, a cash bar, and special treats followed by Bob Jackson. Tickets need to be purchased in advance! The dinner menu and complete details of how you can purchase your Tickets are available at the Official Westfest website.
Banquet Dinner details: Saturday, May 3, 2008, 5:30-9:30pm Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim 1240 South Walnut, Anaheim CA 92802
Many DPN Podcasters will be in attendanceWe will have a very large turnout of DPN Podcasters this year as well as many other Disney Podcasters who are friends of the Disney Podcast Network. As of today, here are the podcasters who have signed up to be in attendance:
Jeff from Houston from Meandering Mouse
Earl and the Bleepin’ Wife from Trapped on Vacation
Lou from Beyond Main Street
Brad “oakfan” from the Bringing Disneyland Home Video Podcast
Mike from Micecast
Greg from Micecast and Imagineering My Way
Mr. Mark from Inside the DPN
Chreestopher from The Big D Podcast
Wayne from The Mickey Room
Coconut Wireless from Meandering Mouse Club TV
Richard from Micecast
Tony Pascale from Above the Firehouse
Gary Chambers from The Mouse Lounge
Doug from Meandering Mouse
Will and Shannon from The Magic Never Ends
Carlos De Sousa from the Northern Mouse
We would really like you to join us. Please visit the Official Westfest Sign Up Page and sign up today!Please visit the Official DPN Westfest Website for all the details. There you will find out things like the History of Westfest (learn how it all started), Audio, Video and tons Pictures from previous Westfest events, Travel and Lodging info, and a great FAQ section. If you have any questions or comments regarding the DPN’s Westfest, you can contact Brad Hallman, DPN Planning Committee Chairman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.