Oct. 16th, 2014
Got to take up close pictures of this a little while ago at the D23 Fanniversarry event at the Disney Studio. I was so excited because, normally, when you see Disney artifacts at an event they are behind glass or out of reach. This was the Disney Archivist holding the hat in front of me, while I took pictures from inches away. I could have reached out and plopped it on my head. I'd have been black balled from ever going to an event as media again, but I COULD have. ;)
The CHOCWalk starts at 6:15 AM so I got up at 3:30 and hit the road by 4:15. Arrived right on schedule for the Mickey & Friends parking structure opening at 5 AM.
The trams don't run that early so before you walk the 5K you have to walk the tram route from the structure to Downtown Disney.
Which is great because it's the one time you can stop and pose with the Halloween character decorations that line the tram route.
There's always a friendly CHOC walker willing to take a picture for you in exchange for taking a picture of them.
I walked straight through the this year because I wanted to see how long it would take me to actually walk the 5K. So this is the only picture I took during the walk. For the record, It takes an hour to walk the 5K.
At the finish line!