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    Really excited to see the dwt community signing up for the meet. I look forward to seeing everyone there in July.

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    This post contains important registration and payment information for the 2006 Disney Fans Meet in Allentown PA. We have made some important changes based on your feedback from last year's meet. Please read everything contained within this message. I appologize if some of it is repetitive.

    After reading through this message, check out the updated website! http://www.dismeets.com

    The 3rd Annual Disney Fans Meet promises a full day of Disney fun, including special presentations by Steve Barrett (author of the Hidden Mickeys guide) and Mike Scopa (Mouseplanet.com). Also in attendance and doing separate presentations will be ALL EARS(R) Editor-in-Chief Deb Wills, Lou Mongello (author of The Walt Disney World Trivia Book), Jennifer and Dave Marx (PassPorter Travel Press), Chris Carlson (author of Disney on a Dime), John Rick (Founder of the Central Jersey Disney Pin Traders), and many others!


    IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    This year there is a new registration system. I had a custom database system created for meet attendees to use.

    1) It allows you to pre-register. This tells us that you are very interested in attending but are not committed as of yet. Please include all members (and children's ages) when you pre-register. This is an important step so that we can adequately prepare for the size of the group. This will also help us plan for the children's area. If you need to, the registration system also allows you to easily add and remove additional attendees.

    2) When you are ready, go back to the registration system, log in with your username and password, and pay for your meet registration. You'll then be given a page to print and use as your meet attendance voucher/ticket.

    The master record in the Registration System is the responsibility of the person who signs up and creates a username and password for the account. After creating the master record you are the only one that can access it and you are the only one that can add and remove additional attendees.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the person creating the master record in the registration system will be / is responsible for payment of all added attendees. If you don't want that, have each person make their own registration.

    Please visit http://www.dismeets.com/register to access the registration system and be sure to fill out all required fields. Your information is only being used by the meet organizers for the 2006 Disney Fans Meet in Allentown, PA and will not be sold or released for other purposes.

    MEET VOUCHER / ATTENDANCE TICKET

    Your admissions ticket to the event covers the Adult and/or Child lunch buffet which includes the following:

    ADULT MENU


    Garden Fresh Salad Bar and one additional salad choice.
    Boneless Chicken Breast with choice of sauces (Marsala or Piccata) London Broil topped with Merlot sauce Vegetable Lasagna Roasted Red Potatoes House Vegetables Bakery Fresh Rolls and Butter
    Desert: A piece of cake served at the table.
    Freshly Brewed Coffee (Regular and DeCaf) and International Teas Refreshment Table to include Unlimited Soda and Water throughout the event.

    CHILD MENU

    Chicken Fingers with Marinara sauce
    All American Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers & Hot Dogs Served with Fries and condiments
    Dessert: Jello and Pudding
    Refreshment Table to include Unlimited Soda and Chips and Pretzels throughout the event.

    Refreshment Tables will be provided with “Unlimited Soda and Water” throughout the event.

    It also covers rental of the ballroom and seminar rooms and all of the other things we needed to create a magical day of Disney Fun!

    Adults: $39.00 per person (13 and older)

    Children 12 and Under: $19.00 per child.

    Children under 3 will be admitted free of charge.

    **Note: If you wish to have a regular sit down lunch for a child, (as in having them partake in the Adult Buffet instead of the Children's Buffet) please pay for them as an adult.

    **Those of you who attended last year will note the immediate savings from last year's adult price! If you paid via PayPal last year, you paid $46 per adult!

    Parking for Disney Fan Meet participants “not” staying at the hotel overnight: Please be aware that there is a parking garage that is run by the local municipality NOT the host hotel. The normal rate for parking in the garage is $1 per hour (meet is 6 hours long = $6) but the municipality offers hotel guests that are attending a banquet function a discounted rate of $3 for the day. You MUST present your slip at the “Meet” check-in table (not the hotel front desk) for it to be stamped so you can receive the discounted banquet function rate. Guests are responsible for making sure their parking pass gets stamped.

    PAYMENT:

    Payment can be made via Paypal or Money Order "ONLY".

    No checks. No cash.

    PayPal payments will be done via an option in the registration system. Please, do not send payments directly to me this year. Some of you may recall that last year there was a surcharge for PayPal payments. This year, there is no surcharge for PayPal payments.

    All payments must be received "no later" than June 1st 2006.

    Please mail money orders payable to Fred Block to:

    Fred Block
    Re: 2006 Disney Fans Meet!
    PO Box 253
    Sayreville, NJ 08872

    REFUND POLICY:

    Again, based on your feedback from last year, we now have a refund policy.

    Last year there were no refunds at all. This year we will allow a 50% refund for any person that has already paid and needs to cancel prior to May 15th 2006.

    After that, be aware that there will be no refunds. I still pay for the headcount whether you attend or not. If for some reason you can't attend, you may apply/sell/donate your admission fee to someone else but I can't give your money back. If you register and commit for the meet you will be listed towards the event minimum head count which of course I am responsible for.

    Any questions please email: support@dismeets.com

    FOR THOSE WANTING A ROOM:

    For those wanting a room at our Host Hotel, the Crowne Plaza in Allentown, PA.

    Disney Fan Meet participants can use the webpage that was specially created specifically for the meet to make your reservation online. This of course is the easiest way to go.

    Please visit: http://www.allentownpahotel.com/disneyfans/

    Also be sure to visit the main website for additional updates. http://www.dismeets.com

    Disney Fan Meet participants may also call the hotel for reservations at (610) 433-2221 and must mention the “DISNEY FANS GATHERING” to get the group rate of $83 plus tax per night.

    Check-in time for all rooms is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

    Every attempt will be made to accommodate special requests for room types, smoking preferences and location; however, due to the arrival and departure patterns not all requests may be able to be fulfilled.

    Handicap accessible rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Reservations must be received by 05/08/2006. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. After 05/08/2006 all reservations must be made thru the Group Sales Office, during normal business hours and availability and rate are not guaranteed.

    Please be aware that there is a parking garage that is run by the local municipality NOT the host hotel. The normal rate is $8 per 24 hour period. The hotel has arranged for a discounted rate of $6 which can be billed to your room charge. Please present the front desk with your parking slip when you check in. DisMeets.com check-in personnel will NOT be able to stamp your ticket for this discount. It MUST be done at the hotel front desk at check-in.

    TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR ROOMS:

    A credit card must be used with the hotel to guarantee each room for arrival. Guests are responsible for all charges. If you decide to book a room at our host hotel, all arrangements are between you and the hotel.


    FRED BLOCK

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    Anyone know about the max people for rooms? DD really doesn't count since she's new and all(she'll be 5 months)..... We could squeeze into a double/double with a roll away. We just really didn't want to get 2 rooms since the kids are so young and they are saying there are no suites available. TIA!
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    I would call the hotel to be sure.

    Disney Fan Meet participants may also call the hotel for reservations at (610) 433-2221 and must mention the “DISNEY FANS GATHERING” to get the group rate of $83 plus tax per night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard&Bianca
    Anyone know about the max people for rooms? DD really doesn't count since she's new and all(she'll be 5 months)..... We could squeeze into a double/double with a roll away. We just really didn't want to get 2 rooms since the kids are so young and they are saying there are no suites available. TIA!
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    Are we going to be able to use any of those small rooms off the restaurant like last year? I didn't know if anyone wanted to show slide shows of trips or scrapbooks. I was going to bring my books with me and Ray will most likely bring the computer.

    Oh I can't wait!!
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    I met with Fred this past weekend about the meet. There will be plenty of areas for people to hang out in, including the smaller conference rooms, as well as the new bar area. We're also toying around with a couple of other ideas, so stay tuned!

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!!
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    If you are thinking about attending, I would suggest that you look into registering, as the number of paid regustrants is already passed 100 people, and the room can only hold 350. I would hate to potentially see us filling up and some of my DWT family members not being able to go!

    Be sure to check out the announcements in the Fan Meet thread here: http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ead.php?t=5367
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    Allentown Press Release...

    Walt Disney World Fans Gather in Allentown, PA

    What’s the best way to see Mickey Mouse? Where’s the best spot for watching the parade? Hey, have you ridden that new coaster, Expedition Everest, yet? Disney enthusiasts will have a lot to talk about this year at the third annual DisMeets.com Disney Fan Meet, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Allentown (PA) on Saturday, July 15, 2006. The meet will bring together members of an enormous worldwide family of Disney fans, many of whom only know each other through e-mail and the Internet. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and requires pre-registration to attend.

    More than 170 men, women, and children from all over the country attended last year’s event, but meet organizer Fred Block, of New Jersey, expects a gathering of more than 200 this year. "It's so much fun to put faces to names,” notes Block, who, with wife Renee and daughters Julia and Hailey, visits Walt Disney World several times a year. “We sit at our computers and ‘talk’ to each other online almost daily, but this is the time and place where people can really get to know each other. It's all quite magical really."

    This year’s Disney Fan Meet will feature a full day of activities, including special guest speakers, contests, breakout session seminars, a kids’ play area, door prizes, and pin trading, as well as plenty of time for conversation over a relaxing meal. In addition to their special presentations, each speaker will also be available for personal chats with attendees at tables set up in the main hall.

    "The Crowne Plaza Allentown (located at 9th and Hamilton Streets in Center City Allentown) takes great pleasure in welcoming the third annual DisMeets.com Disney Fans Meet. We are pleased to have the opportunity to host this magical event for the second year in a row and look forward to it being another huge success!" said General Manager John Boas.

    Guest speakers attending this year’s event include names immediately recognizable to those who follow Disney on the internet and in bookstores. Speaking in the main ballroom will be:

    Steve Barrett, author of "Hidden Mickeys, a Field Guide to Disney's Best-Kept Secrets" and "The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation" guidebook. Barrett also manages www.hiddenmickeysguide.com, an online guide to showcase descriptions and photos of Hidden Mickeys, the small images of Mickey Mouse subtly woven into attractions and architecture by Disney’s Imagineers.

    Mike Scopa, biweekly columnist for the website Mouseplanet.com. Scopa, who has written about Walt Disney World for the website for the past six years, also co-hosts a thrice-weekly internet “podcast” (an internet-based broadcast available for download to MP3 players) on WDWToday.com. "Whenever Disney fans get together they create their own special Disney magic,” says Scopa, “so I am thrilled to have been invited to attend this meet. I am looking forward to meeting many new Disney friends and finding out how Disney magic touches their lives."


    Other presenters include:

    Deb Wills, founder of the unofficial Walt Disney World information website known as AllEarsNet.com and co-author of PassPorter's Walt Disney World for Your Special Needs. Wills, who also publishes ALL EARS, a weekly electronic newsletter about Walt Disney World that reaches 70,000 subscribers, is widely recognized as an expert on Walt Disney World. This will be Wills’ second year attending the event.

    Louis Mongello, author of the “Walt Disney World Trivia Book” (and soon to be released Volume II) and founder of the website DisneyWorldTrivia.com. Mongello, who has been fascinated by Walt Disney World throughout more than 60 visits, will also try to stump the guests throughout the day with randomly drawn questions from his book. He is also known as the Co-Host for the extremely popular MouseTunes.com Podcast. This will be Mongello’s third year attending the event.

    Jennifer and Dave Marx, PassPorter Travel Press, authors of PassPorter Walt Disney World, PassPorter’s Disney Cruise Line and its Ports of Call, and the soon-to-be-released PassPorter Disneyland.

    John Rick, founder of Central Jersey Disney Pin Traders. Rick, a Disney Fan Meet participant every year since its founding, will speak on the art and obsession of Disney pin trading, as well as host an extended pin trading session at the conclusion of the meet. This will be Rick’s third year attending the event.

    Rebekah Mahnken, CTC-MCC, owner of Mouse Fan Travel™ (www.MouseFanTravel.com), the official travel agency sponsor of this year's event. Mahnken has been planning magical vacations for eight years and was named as Travel + Leisure Magazine's A-List Super Agent for Disney destinations. She will have special offers on Disney vacations available, as well as door prizes to give away.

    “This event is designed in every way to sprinkle pixie dust on Disney fans,” Block says, “enough to hold them over until their next trip to their favorite destination, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.”

    For more information on the event visit: http://www.dismeets.com. To
    register, visit http://www.dismeets.com/register and be sure to fill out all required fields.



    For further information, contact:

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    JamesD (Dzneynut)------------------2 adults
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