Anaheim, California
January 4th - January 7th, 2018

Come Join Us in Disneyland®!

Magical Moments, Magical Memories

You are a magician.

You have the power to make average days phenomenal…regular people heroes…boring parties celebrations and tough situations a little easier.

You are the magic behind every DQ smile – that wonderful magical moment that happens whenever someone says the words, “Dairy Queen®.”

That’s why, we want you to be part of the 2018 DQ Expo and invite you to “Experience the Magic” and the amazing power of our fans at the most magical place on earth, Disneyland® in Anaheim, California!

2018 DQ Expo App Coming Soon!

Watch for more information on the all new 2018 DQ Expo app that will be available to registrants in December! Everything you need to know about the DQ Expo will be at your fingertips! Plan your fun, navigate the exhibit floor and organize your information, all in one place!

Don't miss out on any of the excitement!

DQ EXPO EVENTS

Times and Places

Events and times are subject to change.

Agenda

All events are included in our Registration. Breakout sessions must be registered for prior to the event as seats are limited. You can register for breakout sessions and other events by logging onto our registration site.

Monday, January 1

5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Optional Adventure: Rose Bowl Parade

Tuesday, January 2

7 p.m.– 9 p.m. International Licensees Welcome Reception
(all International licensees except for Canada)

Wednesday, January 3

11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. International Licensees Luncheon and General Session
(all International licensees except for Canada)

Various Times Optional Adventure: Sightseeing Tours

Thursday, January 4

Various Times Optional Adventure: Sightseeing Tours

8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m. International Licensees Breakfast, Breakout Sessions and Awards Luncheon
(all international licensees except for Canada)

2018 DQ EXPO BEGINS!

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Opening General Session
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Exhibit Hall opens with Welcome Reception and Iron Tip Competition

Friday, January 5

6 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (all hotels)
8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Franchisee Enrichment Sessions
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exhibit hall open featuring Top Curl Competition
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Franchisee Enrichment Sessions Repeated
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. CMN Hospitals Silent Auction, Dinner and Live Auction

Saturday, January 6

6 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (all hotels)
8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. General Session
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open with the Taste of DQ
5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Final Night Event

Sunday, January 7

12:00 p.m. Optional Post Adventure: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Various Times Optional Adventure: Sightseeing Tours

Details

Everything you need to know about attending the 2018 DQ Expo
Anaheim Convention Center

800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
+1 714-765-8950
website

Hotel Reservations

Three Disneyland® Resort Hotels are ready to be your magic castle away from home during the 2018 DQ Expo. We invite you to enjoy the special 2018 DQ Expo rates at one of these three Disneyland® favorites. Special rates are available three
 days before and three days after the DQ Expo, depending on hotel availability. All hotels are close to everything Disneyland® offers!

How do I reserve my room?

Hotel reservations can be made after you register for the DQ Expo by clicking on the link received in your emailed confirmation after registering.  Reservations are available to 2018 DQ Expo attendees only. Rooms are subject to availability and may sell out.

Deadline to reserve your hotel room is December 5, 2017!

Don't Wait!

Which Disneyland® hotels offer the special 2018 DQ Expo rate?

The below room rates are available at the listed hotels three days before and three days after the 2018 DQ Expo, depending on hotel availability.

2018 DQ Expo Hotels

Disneyland Hotel

DQ Expo special standard room rate:
$229 per night plus taxes

Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower, each an homage in sight and sound to the park’s original lands. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, the hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park.

Accommodations: 

  • AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hotel
  • Three restaurants, coffee house, Tiki bar and a lounge. Dining with the Disney characters is available at Goofy’s Kitchen
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet in guest rooms, lobby and common areas
  • Guest rooms with one king or two queen beds
  • Three stunning pools with a whirlpool spa. One pool has the iconic Monorail water slide
  • Self and valet parking
  • Concierge and tour desk

Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

DQ Expo special standard room rate:
$229 per night plus taxes

Premium accommodations and impeccable Disney service are combined with craftsman-style elegance at this stunning hotel that has its own entrance to Disney’s California Adventure® Park.

Accommodations:

  • AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Hotel
  • Three restaurants including the award-winning Napa Rose and two lounges. Dining with the Disney characters is available at Chip N’ Dale’s Critter Breakfast in Storyteller’s Café
  • Guest rooms with one king or two queen beds
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet in guest rooms, lobby and common areas
  • Three wonderful pools and a whirlpool spa. One pool offers the Redwood water slide
  • Mandara Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Self and valet parking
  • Concierge and tour desk

Paradise Pier Hotel

DQ Expo special standard room rate:
$199 per night plus taxes
This beautiful hotel is home to a variety of dining, shopping and recreation opportunities. You’ll ride a wave of relaxation from your charming seaside-themed room all the way up to the rooftop pool.

Accommodations:

  • Celebrates California’s beach culture with a comfortable laid-back atmosphere
  • One restaurant and one lounge. PCH Grill offers Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends
  • Paradise Pool and whirlpool spa. The Paradise Pool features the California Streamin’ Water Slide
  • Guest rooms with one king or two queen beds
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi high speed internet in guest rooms, lobby and common areas
  • Fitness center
  • Self and valet parking
  • Concierge and tour desk

 

Airline Reservations

No magic carpet? No problem! Airfare and airport transfer discounts are available to attendees of the DQ Expo through these airlines.

American Airlines

Select Book Flights and use promotion code 89D7BC.

Select Book Your Flight and enter our Meeting Code NMQHY in the box provided.

Southwest Airlines

Select Book Travel and enter Corporate ID #99519604 then enter your travel information.

Enter ZYXH399838 in the Offer Code box.

AIRPORT TRANSFER OPTIONS

Super Shuttle

Transfers can be private or shared on Super Shuttle which provides airport transfers from Orange County/John Wayne International Airport (SNA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Make your reservations here: www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=PZEJT

Disneyland Resort Express

Roundtrip or one-way airport transfers from Orange County/John Wayne International Airport (SNA) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Disneyland® hotels.

Ticket information and shuttle schedule are online at https://dre.coachusa.com/ Use Promo Code IDQ. 

Taxi

Taxi service is available for approximately $30 one-way from Orange County/John Wayne International Airport (SNA) and $100 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Car Rentals and Hotel Parking Fees

Enterprise

Phone: 1-800-736-8222; Discount Code XZ19G60.

Online: www.Enterprise.com; Enter discount code XZ19G60 in DQ Personal/Franchise Use Box.

National

Phone:1-888-273-5262 and provide Discount Code XZ19G60.

Online: www.Nationalcar.com; Enter discount code XZ19G60 in the DQ  Contract ID box.

ONSITE PARKING AT DISNEYLAND RESORTS

Parking is available at Disneyland® Resorts. Reference Dairy Queen® to receive the self-parking rate of $17/night and valet parking rate of $25/night.

Optional Adventures (Pre and Post Expo)

If you’re coming early or staying after, we invite you to take advantage of these fun area adventures and special 2018 DQ Expo rates.

Tournament of Roses Parade

For more than a century the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game has been an American tradition! A luxury motor coach will transport you from Disneyland® Resorts to Pasadena, Calif. to view the world-famous parade from reserved seats. On your way, you’ll be treated to a delicious boxed breakfast. Following the parade there’ll be time to visit and shop in Old Pasadena before you’re brought back to your resort.

Cost: $245.00 per person

Date: Monday, January 1, 2018- 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kayaking in Newport Back Bay

Paddle the flat and natural estuary of Newport Back Bay, the largest remaining natural estuary in Southern California.

Newport Back Bay is an important winter home for birds migrating from Canada and Alaska, up to 30,000 birds can be seen here daily during the winter months. Join our naturalists for a guided trip through the mudflats and marshlands of this beautiful and unique ecosystem.

Cost: $200 per person

Dates: Wednesday, January 3, 2018- 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
             Thursday, January 4, 2018- 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Duffy Boat Rental

Enjoy viewing the celebrity homes, luxurious yachts and coastal wildlife of Newport Bay in an electric, 10- person Duffy Boat. A gourmet lunch will also be provided.

Cost: $105.00 per person

Dates: Wednesday, January 3, 2018- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Sunday, January 7, 2018- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Laguna Beach Walking Foodie Tour

Taste your way through the downtown “village” of Laguna. This guided walking tour is a food-tasting experience through delicious and unique eateries. The tour includes both new restaurants and long-time favorites!

Cost: $130.00 per person

Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2018- 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mission San Juan Capistrano with Lunch at El Adobe de Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano, the jewel of the California missions, is a historic landmark and the birthplace of Orange County. It was founded more than 200 years ago and now welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year who come to view its one-of-a-kind artifacts, treasures and paintings.

El Adobe de Capistrano is a California State Historical Landmark. This beloved restaurant is famous for authentic Mexican specialties.

Cost: $105.00 per person

Dates: Thursday, January 4, 2018- 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
             Sunday, January 7, 2018- 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hollywood Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Explore the secrets of Hollywood! Visit memorable movie locations, legendary movie palaces, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater. Also, see the famous Hollywood sign and visit favorite hidden hideaways of some of Hollywood’s best known celebrities. This tour includes motor coach transportation and narration and some walking. After the tour enjoy lunch at the Hardrock Café.

Cost: $149.00

Dates: Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
            Thursday, January 4, 2018- 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Huntington Beach Post Expo Adventure

Surf City U.S.A. is ready for you! Not a surfer? Not a problem. With miles of uninterrupted coastline, a variety of beautiful beaches, access to numerous well-groomed bike trails, tons of shopping and a wide array of excellent dining choices, Huntington Beach truly does have something for everyone.

Package Pricing – Children are age 12 and under.

Single Occupancy 1 adult = $1,329

Double Occupancy 2 adults = $1,586
1 adult/1 child = $1,528

Triple Occupancy 3 adults = $1,931
2 adults/1 child = $1,784
1 adult/2 children = $1,728

Quad Occupancy 4 adults = $2,278
3 adults/1 child = $2,130
2 adults/2 children = $1,985
1 adult/3 children = $1,927

View the
2018 DQ Expo Brochure

Registration opens July 31, 2017!

REGISTRATION

Registration includes:

Admission to: all general and breakout sessions, the exhibit hall, all DQ events including breakfasts, CMN Hospitals silent and live auction events, the final night dinner and the legendary music of Chicago.

Complimentary transportation between the 2018 DQ Expo designated Disney® Hotels and the Anaheim Convention Center

Plus a $125 Disney® Gift Card for all registered adults.

ADULT REGISTRATION
(ages 18 and up)

July – September 22, 2017

$ 499.00

September 23, 2017 – January 4, 2018

$ 599.00

*Registration fees do not include travel, hotel accommodations, airport transfers or insurance.

YOUTH REGISTRATION
(ages 3 – 17)

July – September 22, 2017

$ 249.00

September 23, 2017 – January 4, 2018

$ 299.00

*Registration fees do not include travel, hotel accommodations, airport transfers or insurance.

Registration Cancellation Fees

  • Registrations for the 2018 DQ Expo are not transferable.
  • Refunds will be provided for cancellations received on or before September 22, 2017.
  • Cancellations received on or after September 23, 2017 will forfeit the entire registration fee. “No shows” also result in the entire forfeiture of registration fees.
  • Travel insurance is recommended. Please see the DQ Expo brochure for more details.


Questions

Email questions to DQExpo@executivevents.com or call 888-263- 9339. 

See you in Disneyland®!

January 4th-7th, 2018