Every day, Meeting Planners face the challenge of transforming their events into unforgettable experiences for attendees. Here at Disney Meetings & Events, we have a team of professionals who work with our clients every day to bring the vision for their events to life. For Event Services Manager Ilana Berman, a day in the office may include determining a client’s goals, working together with internal partners to execute an event or educating planners on how to help their attendees experience everything Walt Disney World has to offer.
Keep reading to discover Ilana’s top 5 unique tips on how you can bring your next event to life.
1. Utilize Disney’s Expert Entertainment
“I once had a group that included several first-time visitors to Walt Disney World. During their dinner in the Living Seas Salon in Epcot, the meeting planner surprised the attendees with a visit from Mickey Mouse! The attendees were amazed and one of the first-time visitors cried of happiness. Planners can incorporate a number of Disney’s beloved characters into their event for a special surprise and delight moment, sure to elevate any event experience.”
2. Dazzle with Personalized Technology
“One of the best ways to bring your event to life at Disney is giving your guests the chance to view any one of Disney’s iconic nighttime spectaculars in a whole new light. When your attendees don our LogoVision glasses, they will be dazzled as our elaborate Disney fireworks display turns into a custom branded experience right before their eyes. These magical glasses turn every bright point of light into your illuminated logo or name. For an added personal touch, our team can create special printed frames to help recognize sponsors or add a bit of extra flair. Enhanced experiences like this are some of the most wonderful perks when you meet or host an event with Disney!”
3. Customize Your Event with Immersive Décor
“There are so many opportunities to create a unique and customized event at Disney! We have exceptional creative resources for every aspect of your event including venues, entertainment, dining, and floral. One of my personal favorite immersive event themes is Alice in Wonderland. Meeting planners can theme all elements of their event from centerpieces, to hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to entertainment; welcoming Alice herself to their own private Wonderland.”
4. Incorporate a Brand-New Event Experience
“There are a multitude of incredible new experiences available when you meet at Walt Disney World. The recently opened Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort features over 500 rooms and suites, a new rooftop dining experience and over 2,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor flexible meeting space including an interactive show kitchen. Additionally, Disney's Hollywood Studios has celebrated the opening of two immersive lands for guests to enjoy; Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The ability to create memories through these new experiences is what keeps our clients returning to Disney year after year.”
5. Gift Guests with a Piece of the Magic
“Customizable favors are a wonderful way to help guests remember your event with their very own magical memento. Embroidered ear hats, customized cookies and miniature Disney plush toys are just a few of my favorite parting gifts planners have given. Going above and beyond to provide a sweet reminder of special memories will ensure that all of the elements of your event are remembered for a lifetime.”
Feeling Inspired? Here at Disney Meetings & Events we strive to provide forward-thinking ideas to ensure that our events are a success. Our team would like to thank Ilana not only for providing us with great insights, but also for providing the Disney Difference through the dedication to clients she shows every day.
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