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Disney Meets Discuss Planning a HUGE North East US Disney Meet July 2005 - Allentown PA in the Vacation Planning forums; We are up to 150 almost!! I'm going to check out some hotels this weekend in Allentown. Hope to see more DWT members pre-registering. Last Updated: 11/5/2004 2:50pm Total Attending: ...
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    We are up to 150 almost!! I'm going to check out some hotels this weekend in Allentown. Hope to see more DWT members pre-registering.

    Last Updated: 11/5/2004 2:50pm

    Total Attending: 149
    Total Adults Attending: 111
    Total Children Attending: 38
    Total Hotel Rooms Needed: 28
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    MAILING LIST:
    I have created a mailing list for news and information regarding the meet.

    Just visit the link and submit your email address then follow the instructions sent via email.

    http://www.dismeets.com/cgi-bin/dada...llentownpa2005

    Fred
    Last edited by Majestic; 11-08-2004 at 04:30 PM.
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    Ok, I have decided to let the cat out of the bag regarding meet details!

    http://www.dismeets.com/

    Please visit the site and give me some feedback. I am very excited about our lineup of special guests and hope you are too!

    The input I have had today regarding last night's email has been very positive so far. I am glad to hear that many are so interested in attending and that the costs are acceptable to most. I would also like to say that I am very sorry to those that just can't justify the higher cost for this meet and are unable to attend. We tried everything possible to keep costs down. For comparison, my New Jersey Disney Meet in June of this year was $35 per adult. The 2005 meet is to be much larger and with that comes more expense.

    I will be adding some photos of the hotel and banquet facilities to the http://www.dismeets.com website shortly to give you all a taste of what's to come. Check the site for updates.

    As always, please do not hesitate to ask questions.

    Thanks,

    Fred
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    Fred,

    Having been to your previous NJ meet (and becoming friends with you as a result of our meeting), I am truly thrilled and honored to be a part of this next great endeavor! I'm sure it's going to be even bigger and better than the last meet!!

    Plus, I have some great ideas for trivia games and contests, with books and prizes, so I hope to see a lot of DWT.com members there!!!!
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    Fred,

    I signed up for the yahoo-Allentown meet thing.
    I live 30 minutes west of the Rhode Island border, so I would need a room
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    Glad to have you aboard! I will be taking payments for the meet sometime in the next week or so. At that point, you will make your menu selections and advise me of the need for a room.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone there!

    Fred

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    Fred,

    I signed up for the yahoo-Allentown meet thing.
    I live 30 minutes west of the Rhode Island border, so I would need a room
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    Everyone please look at the first post and review new information that was added today.

    Thanks!

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    FOR THOSE WANTING A ROOM:
    Check-in time for all rooms is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
    Guests must call the hotel (Allentown Crowne Plaza) for reservations (610) 433-2221 and must mention the “DISNEY FANS GATHERING” to get the group rate.

    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 05/08/2005. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. After 05/08/2005 all reservations must be made thru the Group Sales Office, during normal business hours and availability and rate are not guaranteed.

    TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR ROOMS: A credit card must be used to guarantee each room for arrival. Guests are responsible for all charges
    Fred Block
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    Fred,

    Things are really coming together!!! I spoke to Deb Wills about the meet at Mousefest and she's excited as well!!!



    Can't wait to see everyone!
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    Turns out that we may have one more surprise guest......more info coming soon. Another big player in the Disney arena.....

    We'll have quite a list of headliners for the guests!!

    Muahahahahah!

    Fred

    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10
    Fred,

    Things are really coming together!!! I spoke to Deb Wills about the meet at Mousefest and she's excited as well!!!



    Can't wait to see everyone!
    Fred Block
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    Roy? Michael? Figment??? hahehahe
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    We are preparing to announce another special guest.....stay tuned for more info! This will be a good time for everyone!

    In the mean time, I hope that everyone has a good holiday!

    Fred
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    I just wanted to take a moment to welcome all of the new list members that have joined since our site was linked to on http://www.allearsnet.com!!! (Thanks Deb!)

    I also wanted to remind everyone that paying in advance for the meet really helps me. Remember, I am not in this for the money. So far, everything for the meet has come out of my own pocket. The sooner you all pay for the meet the better of I will be. I am preparing to send another deposit to the hall for the meet so mark your calendar that you're coming and get those checks or Paypals to me ASAP ok??

    Just for reference, here is the info for registering.

    Thanks again!!

    Fred

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    We've rented a large convention room and taken over the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Allentown, PA for The Disney Fans Meet! The party takes place from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on July 9th, 2005. There will be both informal and formal events for everyone including time to relax, enjoy quality food, chat, pin trade, share Disney World photos and stories, Guest Speaker Presentations, and much more!

    DATE:
    July 9th 2005

    TIME:
    12:00pm to 5:00pm

    LOCATION:
    The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Banquet Hall in Allentown, PA.

    VERY SPECIAL GUESTS!

    Deb Wills - Author and Webmaster - http://www.allearsnet.com Bitten by the Disney bug at an early age, Deb Wills has combined her skills in computer technology with her love of the Walt Disney World theme parks to create Deb's Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide. In the last nine years, she has developed the site into one of the most up-to-date, independent resources about Walt Disney World on the Internet, with more than 4,000 pages of information, 4,000 photos, menus from every WDW restaurant and more than 4.5 million "page views" and over 500,000 unique visitors per month. Deb also publishes ALL EARS®, a free weekly electronic newsletter that has nearly 54,000 subscribers from around the world.

    Lou Mongello - Author of the Walt Disney World Trivia Book Louis Mongello has been fascinated by Walt Disney World throughout his more than 40 visits, and in the process learned everything he could about the history, secrets and inner workings of the resort. Lou will host a Disney Trivia game using questions and answers from the thousands of questions he has assembled. This was a great success at the New Jersey Disney Fans Meet in May of 2004 and I am looking forward to an even bigger and better trivia game for 2005!

    John Rick - Founder of the Central Jersey Disney Pin Traders John will speak to everyone about the art and obsession of Disney pin trading. I hope to have a table/area setup specifically for those that want to show off the best of thier collection and maybe even trade a few! That means, BRING YOUR PINS PEOPLE! I expect to see many people wearing lanyards!! DON'T LET ME DOWN!

    Len Testa - Director of Data Collection and Field Research for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World Len is the Director of Data Collection and Field Research for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, the best-selling independent guidebook on Walt Disney World. Len leads the Guide's data collection subteam on projects ranging from FASTPASS distribution times and Disney bus transportation efficiency, to hotel search engine analysis. Len also wrote the Unofficial Guide's touring plan software, an outgrowth of his Masters and Ph.D research into time-dependent scheduling problems. One of the best perks of Len's job is having to visit every attraction to ensure the Guide's description is still accurate. He will go over the kinds of data collection the Guide does. He'll cover everything the Guide does, from coming up with the idea, to researching the topic, to how it's presented in the book and online.


    THE MENU: ADULTS
    Tossed salad with house dressing.
    London Broil or Roasted Chicken
    Sides
    Roasted Potatoes
    House Vegetables
    Rolls with Butter
    Desert Table with assorted cakes.
    Coffee,Tea, and unlimited Soda.

    THE MENU: CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER
    Refreshment table to include unlimited soda, chips, and pretzels.
    Buffet table of Chicken Fingers, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Cheeseburgers, and French Fries.
    Desert will include Jello and Pudding.

    PAYMENT:
    Payment can be made via Paypal or Money Order. No checks. No cash. All payments must be received "no later" than June 1st 2005. We "may" be able to slip a few people in past that date but it "may" be difficult and the rate "may" also be different. For parties of four or more adults or 2 parents and at least 2 children, a payment plan to split costs can be made on a per person basis.

    Please email support@dismeets.com for more info.

    Take note that for each person in your party, I will need a full name and the meal choice specified as "Roasted Chicken" or "London Broil" for adults and "Child Buffet" for kids 12 and under. This is a MUST. Also, for children attending, please specify how old they are and male or female. Children under 3 are free and should NOT be included as part of your official count.

    You will be emailed a voucher for your selected meal choice that MUST be presented at the event. No exceptions!

    Here are the rates for the July 2005 Disney Fans Gathering. Payments via PayPal will incur a service fee. If you are not already aware, paypal takes your payment and subtracts a portion for service fees. Of course, I cannot (nor should I) pay the difference myself so I pass those charges on to you. Paypal is a popularly requested payment option which is why I make it available as a convenience to the guests.

    **Note: If you wish to have a regular sit down lunch for a child, please pay for them as an adult.

    Adults via Money order: $44.00 per person.
    Adults via PayPal: $46.00 per person.

    Children 12 and under via Money Order: $16.00 per child.
    Children 12 and under via Paypal: $17.00 per child.

    Children under 3 will be admitted free of charge.

    Please mail money orders to:

    Fred Block
    Re: 2005 Disney Fans Meet!
    PO Box 253
    Sayreville, NJ 08872

    Please send PayPal payments to sales@majesticnetworks.net.

    Please be sure to register below if you plan to attend! THIS IS IMPORTANT!
    After mailing payment, please continue to the registration page.

    REGISTRATION:
    I created a nice simple form for all of you to fill out. It will ask you a few questions.
    Your information will be safe with me. I assure you that it will not be shared with anyone unless it is meet/hotel related.

    http://www.dismeets.com/disneymeet/register2005.html

    REFUND POLICY:
    Please be aware that there are no refunds. I still pay for 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 for the meet you will be listed towards the event minimum head count which I am responsible for.

    FOR THOSE WANTING A ROOM:
    Check-in time for all rooms is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon.
    Guests must call the hotel for reservations (610) 433-2221 and must mention the “DISNEY FANS GATHERING” to get the group rate of $89 plus tax per night.

    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 05/08/2005. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. After 05/08/2005 all reservations must be made thru the Group Sales Office, during normal business hours and availability and rate are not guaranteed.

    TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR ROOMS: A credit card must be used to guarantee each room for arrival. Guests are responsible for all charges

    HISTORY:
    If you don't already know, I already planned and hosted a meet like this in New Jersey. Approximately 40 people came and we all had a great time.
    Fred Block
    MagicMeets.com Founder and Senior Event Coordinator

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    would love to come, but as a rule i don't meet people from the internet. last time i did that the guy i was meeting showed up in a dress, drugged me, and i woke up a week later in Tijuana with nothing but a leopard print speedo and a half empty bottle of tequila.

    of course, if you are offering a black speedo, i could be persuaded!


    to be honest, this is the first i'm hearing/reading about it. i'll have to check with the boss (aka Mrs. GrumpyDude, aka The Wife)

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    Oy... did you have your Kidneys removed with a sign saying "Welcome to the world of ARD?"

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