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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'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 ...
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    Planning a HUGE North East US Disney Meet July 2005 - Allentown PA

    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.

    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
    So here we are. July 2005 is about a year away. Plenty of time to plan an event of this size. Let's do it everyone!

    Fred
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    Having been to one of Fred's meets in the past (the NJ meet this past June), I can tell you that this is going to be an amazing event!!! Fred doesn an absolutely outstanding job of coordinating, hosting, etc.

    I'll be there (with the proverbial bells on - but no singing I promise)!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic
    If we could get 40 people from the NY,NJ,PA area, we should be able to get at least 100 for this one!!
    Don't forget us DE folks!! Northern MD too!
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    Nobody from here wants to come? I haven't gotten one signup yet from the boards here but there are over 60 people coming so far from other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic
    Nobody from here wants to come? I haven't gotten one signup yet from the boards here but there are over 60 people coming so far from other places.

    Fred
    It's next July right? It's too early to tell what I'll be doing then. I probably won't know anything until the Spring of 2005.
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    Broke 100 so far!!!! Pre-Registration stats as of this afternoon are:

    Last Updated: 9/23/2004 2:30pm

    Total Attending: 108

    Total Adults Attending: 80
    Total Children Attending: 28
    Total Hotel Rooms Needed: 18

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    Over 140 so far. Getting larger and larger. Not seeing too many DWT members though...how about it people???

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    Come on, folks!!! I know there are lots of you from the Northeast!!

    I've been to meets Fred has run before and I have to tell you they are a really GREAT time!! Plus, I'd love to meet you (especially those that can't get to MouseFest).

    I know of a few people who live close by, too... (ahem)... I expect to see you there!!!!
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    Bummer, I won't be a northern Marylander then....I be in North Carolina which is too far to go..

    =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch
    Bummer, I won't be a northern Marylander then....I be in North Carolina which is too far to go..

    =(

    Didn't you just get done moving?
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    It's a temp move for training...I'm moving to Greensboro in 7 months....where things are cheaper and I can buy a house/condo with enough room for all my Disney stuff...I unpacked a box and must have found 25+ lithos from all the VIDEOS that came out dating to 1994...I have know idea what to do with them all.

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    Fred... I would love to go, but right now we are thinking that may be the time period we are looking at for our next Disney trip.

    I will know better in January and will check back with you then.


    If I do get to attend, I would really LOVE to meet some of you all. DWT is a nice little family, you guys are the best!

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    Lou will be driving over to Mickeybabe's house, dragging her and the resy of her Disney Clan into the DWTmobile, and bringing her (not necessarily kicking and screaming) to the meet.

    We wants the red head!! We wants the red head!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKQJ10

    We wants the red head!! We wants the red head!!


    We wants the Tarzan! We wants the Tarzan!



    Sorry Lou, I had to do it.
    Amanda
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    Lou... I think this is Amanda's subtle way of requesting a Tarzan smilie.


    Amanda.... Be forwarned, It will most likely be a "Lou disguised as Tarzan" smilie, like these!



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