Theme Park Adventure’s first Winter Nights at Sam’s gathering of the season is coming on Sunday, December 15th! The mixer will be at the Disneyland Hotel, in the same spot it is each month – on the patio outside of Tangaroa Terrace and Trader Sam’s. Our gathering will take place at 7 p.m. and go until at least 10 p.m. as we laugh and drink the night away under the tiki torches!
Last month, TPA’s mixer was the biggest it’s ever been, with nearly 150 theme park fans, haunters, and industry folks showing up to mingle and network. It was an amazing night; in the event that you missed it, here’s a link of the November mixer so you can see how much fun it was for yourself!
As we officially closed and said goodbye to the Halloween 2013 season last month, we will celebrate the arrival of the holiday season this month with a brand new TPA tiki button logo, created by our good pal Tom “Thor” Thordarson, who’s given our little guy a fantastic holiday overlay! Whenever we unveil a new tiki logo as the seasons turn, we keep it a surprise until we arrive and begin giving buttons away. Just to tease, we have released a clip of the image – fans that have collected our buttons each season will get to see the rest when they arrive at 7 p.m. on December 15th! Until then, no peeking!
Speaking of new buttons, remember: The first 30 TPAers to arrive at the mixer will receive theirs free; just ask Rick West when he arrives and he’ll hook you up! As is always the case, the first group of buttons each new season vanishes almost instantly; our first round of Autumn Nights at Sam’s buttons were gone in less than 5 minutes! Our best advice if you’re looking to score your new TPA button this month is be a bit early and make a beeline to Rick once he and Johanna arrive at 7 p.m.
As usual, Theme Park Adventure will hold a complimentary raffle and give away some cool prizes. You never know what’s gonna show up in the TPA goodie bag, so good luck in advance to each of you! The TPA raffle will commence at 9 p.m. but tickets will be given out immediately when the mixer begins so that all of that is out of the way and everyone is ready to go! When you arrive, see Rick West for your button as well as raffle ticket; if the buttons are gone by the time you get there, you still need to grab a ticket for your chance at some prizes!
TPA’s Winter Nights at Sam’s is open to anyone and everyone that loves themed entertainment, haunted attractions or is working in the industry. It’s always a who’s who when it comes to our mixers – you never know who you’ll be hanging out with or bumping into as the tiki spirits flow throughout the night at Trader Sam’s! While our Winter Nights mixer is open to all ages, we do remind parents that this is a bar crowd and there is mass consumption of yummy tiki drinkage going on all night; please use your best judgment when deciding who to bring or who to get a sitter for.
Parking at Downtown Disney is FREE for the first 3 hours; with validation, 5 hours. However, Trader Sam’s and Tangaroa Terrace do not validate, so plan accordingly to get it done elsewhere at some point in the evening. If the Pinocchio Lot across from the entrance to DTD is open, then parking is free all night long. Keep in mind however, that the Pinocchio Lot may be closed – in that case, you will need to park elsewhere. If you have an Annual Passport to Disneyland Resort, we recommend the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure; Sam’s is only about a 10 minute walk from there.
If you’ve never come to a TPA mixer, this is going to be a great one – not nearly as busy (we think) as last month’s, but still loaded with enough folks and craziness to keep you engaged and social for the entire night. TPAers often come alone as well, which we love – as soon as you settle in, you will be instantly welcomed and surrounded by fantastic people just like yourself, and you’ll have a blast! We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces this month!
Winter Nights at Sam’s has been created as an Event page on Facebook so that TPA has an idea of how many of you are coming. If you have not RSVP’d yet, please do so now!
We’ll see you under the tiki torches at Trader Sam’s soon!