Friday, April 18, 2014
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DPN WestFest

WestFest 2014

The theme for this year's gathering is still: Bring a Friend!!


The Disney Podcast Network invites you to the 8th anniversary of the event that started it all in the park that started it all, DPN WestFest. Join your favorite DPN Podcasters and fellow Disney fans from across the globe as they travel to the original theme park, Disneyland, from April 24th to April 27th. Make your plans now to attend what has become the must-attend unofficial Disney event on the West Coast!

Thursday- Free Day

8 pm Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar: DPN Podcasters

Friday- Free Day/DCA

6 pm 8th Annual Rabble Rouser Meet (hosted by MiceCast)

Location: DCA Beer Wagon at The Wharf

9 pm                World of Color (try to get fastpasses in the morming)

Location: Blue Sky Cellar


Saturday - Disneyland

9am DPN Meet and Greet / Westfest Kickoff

Location: Royal Theater Courtyard

11 am              Josh wants to eat lunch at Rancho del Zocalo meet

Location: Rancho del Zocalo

3 pm                Blue Skies & Sunshine Biggerchanga presents…. CornDoggin’ on the River

Location: Stage Coach Corndog Stand and Mark Twain

6:30 pm           Running of the Goats: It is time for the Goats to go to bed, and there is no better way for the Goats to go to bed than to be cheered on by The DPN! Join Brunch With The Brits as we cheer them on at The Running of the Goats!

Location: Big Thunder Ranch

8:45 pm           Fireworks

Location: meet in the hub near the Jolly Holiday Bakery

9:45pm            Fantasmic!

Location: Outside of the Pirates of the Caribbean Courtyard

11:30pm          Last Cruise: Our annual tradition of stuffing as many DPNers as possible, quite possibly more than the weight recommendations, on the last Jungle Cruise of the night.

Location: The World Famous Jungle Cruise

Sunday - Disney’s California Adventure

10am               Morning meet up

Location: meet near the fountain at Carthay Circle

1pm                 Lunch

Location: Pacific Wharf

2:30 pm "Maleficent" Movie Sneak Peek  — Hosted by Daniel K. Lew from Theme Park Times. Disney's "Maleficent" movie will not be released until May 2014, but join us for a wickedly fun time to watch an extended, sneak-peek preview of the movie with 4D effects. There will be prize giveaways and this meet is also held in memory of the dearly departed Jim Finazzo, who was a lifelong DF, Disneyland cast member, and good friend to many at The DPN.

Location: It's Tough To Be A Bug

8:30pm            World of Color

Location: Blue Sky Cellar


If you have any questions about the weekend, please private message: Bleepin Wife or email me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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