I just returned home from Roy Disney's rally in Philadelphia and thought I'd give you a run down. The line to enter snaked around the block when I arrived about 45 minutes early. There was a lot of speculation as to whether they could fit everyone. (Indeed, they couldn't...according to Stanley Gold, about 600 people didn't make it in.) I was at the top of the steps when I heard "Only 30 more". After registering and getting a goodie bag (t-shirt, bumper sticker, notebook, pen, etc.) I entered the full ballroom. My eyes were immediately drawn to a tiny woman in the last row. She looked like a woman who doesn't listen to all her CDs. (Cough Cough) While people were waiting for things to begin, quotes from Walt and emails to SaveDisney.Com were projected on the screen at the front. Stanley Gold took the stage, introduced his and Roy's families and gave a general overview of their goals. Charles Phoenix (?) then presented a humorous slide show of Disneyland from the late 50s. After Stanley Gold spoke some more, Roy was introduced to a standing ovation. He spoke about their goals for SaveDisney.Com. There was also a powerpoint presentation by a some financial guy. After all of this, the three entertained questions from the audience which had been presubmitted on index cards. One question inevitably mentioned Pixar and Roy said that though Pixar said it was through with Disney, he "learned 2 days ago" that "they would return if Michael was out of the picture." Hmm...what happened 2 days ago?!!! When it was over, Stanley and Roy stood at the front and entertained questions and autograph/photo requests. They were soon shuttled out of the room and the attendees made their way to the reception area where there were munchies and drinks. When Roy re-emerged, he was surrounded by people and about four big gorillas hustled him around the room. Roy very patiently shook hands, posed for pictures, and signed autographs for the crowd. When I had my chance I told him that I was an unemployed animator and he looked up at me and said "So am I!" I thanked him for what he was doing and mentioned that hopefully we'd both be employed very soon. The groups was largely made up of shareholders, a few fans, some "next-level" Disneyites (wearing pins...sigh) and LOTS of journalists. If you haven't visited his site, www.SaveDisney.Com, please take the time to do so and register. If you like what you see, try writing an impassioned plea to your family and friends asking them to do the same. Remember...this is a grass roots campaign...and every blade of grass is important.