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Tentfest – A Gathering Of Disney Fans

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If you are looking for a unique opportunity to gather with fellow Disney fans in the great outdoors then Tentfest is the place for you.  Even if camping isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll still have a blast at Tentfest.  Camping is NOT required.  There are a variety of activities. There will be a bunch of laughing, but mostly it’s the ideal setup for spending time with other people that “get it,” according to Matt Hochberg – The Disney Magic – that is.

Day 1: The fun begins at approximately 3pm on Friday, March 5 at Fort Wilderness.  If you are camping, you can put your own tent up and if you’re not, well, let the laughter commence as you enjoy watching the WDW Today team erect their tent.  Once the tents are up everyone can relax and get to know people they’ve probably never met yet have so much in common. 

At 8pm WDW Today will be hosting a podcast from the campsite.  The party will then move to Epcot where there are Extra Magic Hours.

Day 2: The Mouse Fan Team Challenge begins at 9:00 AM.  This is an opportunity to raise money for several charities.  12 spots were auctioned off.  The high bidders only will participate in this event.  

The 2010 Podcast Odyssey starts at 2 p.m.   Join the WDW Today team for a dessert reception and a live recording of the podcast.    

“It’s going to be a lot of fun, especially with the live element. This will be a wonderful social hour,” Hochberg says.   

What could possibly be more fun than mixing high levels of sugar and in-depth Disney World discussions?  Count me in on this event.  Check online to see if tickets are still available.

Day 3: Do you feel the need for speed?  At 1 p.m. meet at the Walt Disney World Speedway.  Annual Pass Holders get 3 laps around the track for free.  While this event is only FREE for ANNUAL Pass Holders, everyone is welcome to observe.  What a great opportunity to try something new. 

For the most up to date information follow Tentfest on Twitter.

Feel free to participate in as many activities as you wish.  The schedule is laid back so there is lots of opportunity to get to know fellow Disney fans or just relish being at Disney World. I have to say, that I have been unsure in the past about attending these Mouse events where I know no one.  Rest assured – you will have fun.  Everyone is so nice. Even the stars of the events are kind, fun, engaging – everything you’d hope a host would be.  You won’t be the only who is traveling solo to the events or traveling with someone who isn’t a “DisNerd” as my family refers lovingly to me.   Register now and come.  Take this opportunity to meet strangers who just might become your friends.

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Caroline Baggerly

Caroline has a love of Disney that her family and friends don't quite get. Always ready for a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth or to do research for "The Unofficial Guide".

4 thoughts on “Tentfest – A Gathering Of Disney Fans

    • Hey Matt,
      We can’t wait for Tentfest! What a unique and original way to enjoy Disney World. Looking forward to seeing you.

    • Kristen,
      Looking so forward to seeing you again. I will look forward to hearing your camping stories. See you soon. 🙂


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