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FIFTH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY RADP MEET
AT WDW
December 2000

Introduction

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Tentative Events Schedule

Hotel Discounts

Hosting a Meet

Tiffany Town Car Discount

SPONSORS

Kingdom Magic Travel (the Official Travel Agency of RADP-V), Passporter WDW, Tiffany Towncar Service of Orlando, Deb's Unofficial Walt Disney World Information Guide.


INTRODUCTION

What, you may ask, is a RADP meet??!!! RADP stands for rec.arts.disney.parks. It is a newsgroup on the internet where Disney fans from all over the world share tips, tales and experiences.

The First RADP meet was held in December of 1996 with just over 20 of us, most folks were from the local Orlando area. We have now grown in size to over 300 people visiting from all over the world - Canada, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Austria and more.

We now gather every December in Walt Disney World for our annual meet. It's lots of fun so please join us!  I look forward to seeing you over the weekend of December 9 and 10, 2000!


 

HOTEL DISCOUNTS

The Block of rooms held by Kingdom Magic Travel for RADP-V are now totally sold out.

KMT can be reached at 800.425.0306 - Leslie Howard ext. 111, or email Leslie at leslie@floridawithus.com

Leslie is the designated specialist at Kingdom Magic Travel handling the reservations for RADP-V. Be sure to ask for her if you call.


TIFFANY TOWN CAR DISCOUNTS

Tiffany Town Car has graciously agreed to a special rate for RADP-V attendees - $70 round trip from Orlando Airport to your WDW Hotel!  Tiffany Town Car has graciously agreed to a special rate for RADP-V attendees - $70 round trip from Orlando Airport to your WDW Hotel!

To take advantage of this special rate you may either book directly with Tiffany OR through Kingdom Magic Travel. You must state when you make your reservations you are with RADP-V!

Tiffany Town Car 1-888-838-2161

This special rates is ONLY available from December 4 through December 18th, 2000. NO other discounts apply.

 


RADP-V POCKET GUIDES
and Special Passporter WDW Offer

At RADP-IV, Passporter provided complimentary Pocket Guides detailing meet activities. They were a HUGE success and have agreed to provide them for RADP-V. Many folks asked if they could receive the guides prior to coming to WDW.

As a courtesy to everyone attending RADP-V, Jennifer and Dave are doing two special things.

First, you can receive an advance copy of the Pocket Guide by filling out the form. (Form no longer online)

Also, Passporter WDW is providing a special 25% discount to folks ordering the Passporter WDW Book through this special RADP-V page. A portion of the proceeds will go to support WDWIG! The special discount is only available through this page and ends on December 15, 2000.

 


PrePayment of Events

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED ASAP BY KMT NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30, 2000!


 

     SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, December 6th

Main Street Electric Parade and Fireworks Meet - Magic Kingdom 5:30pm Meet at the Tomorrowland Bridge. Please RSVP to  Tracy Cherry your host:  flutter66@hotmail.com


Thursday, December 7th

Breakfast & Pin Trading at Spoodles on the Boardwalk-  Judy and Mike have made arrangements for a private dining room at Spoodles for 8:30a.m. on Thursday December 7.  This is just off the main dining room and uses the regular buffet.  We can have a maximum of about 30 people, so reserve early. This will be part of the RADP-V gathering, and will include Pin Trading (or bragging) in addition to the only non-character buffet breakfast at WDW.  Price including gratuity and tax: Adults $15.25; Children 3-11 $8.50 Reservations and Pre-Pay were required. Reservations are now closed.  Hosts: Judy and Mike Tuchman mike@tuchman.org

Photo Treasure Hunt on the Seven Seas -- A joint RADP/PassPorter community event. Meet in the Magic Kingdom at 3:30 pm for a wild and wacky photo treasure hunt encompassing the Magic Kingdom and the monorail resorts, ending at the Grand Floridian in time for the 8:00 pm RADP Villains Dinner.

All hunters will be divided into two teams (families stay together) and each team will be equipped with Polaroid cameras. Then you're on your own to find the required photo spots scattered around the Seven Seas Lagoon and obtain goofy, sometimes tricky, photos of the entire team at each location.

RSVP and $5 event expense fee (prepay) is required. Entry fee defrays cost of cameras, event souvenirs for each hunter, and group photos to take home.

Detailed information and registration at http://www.passporter.com/wdw/radpmeet.htm Please register before December 4. Hosts: Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx JenniferAndDave@passporter.com

Villains Dinner at 1900 Park Fair in the Grand Floridian - Dinner is at 8:00pm.  Please bring your spare Disney soaps, shampoos and little trinkets to the Villains Dinner for Dotti's kids --   Linda will mail her the package .   The invitation for dinner can be found at:   http://www.freespeech.org/chickapin/villainsdinner.htm    Reservations and Pre-Pay were required. Reservations are now closed. Hosts: Linda  and Rob

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Magic Kingdom - Meet at the Liberty Bell in Liberty Square 15 minutes before the Fireworks.  Dan has kindly offered his MVMCP photo to be taken of the group after the fireworks.  You will need a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.   Host: Dan Matheke   MATHEKED@cs.com  

ImprovGal's Improvisational Comedy Series - Comedy Warehouse -- Meet in front of the Comedy Warehouse to see Pleasure Island's very own improvisational comedy troupe!  The shows rely on audience participation, and since it's CM night it should be particularly boisterous!  No Disney World improv series would be complete without a Comedy Warehouse performance!  We'll gather at 10:15pm in front of the Comedy Warehouse for the 10:40pm show! Host: Amy aka ImprovGal amykn@ids.net 


Friday December 8th
Animal Kingdom Day for RADP-V
 

Kilimanjaro Safari Meet   -  Come on into Animal Kingdom when it opens at 8:00am and head straight for the Safari!  Please arrive at 8:15am.  We will get in the line promptly at 8:30!  Let's see if we can fill an entire jeep or two with RADP folks!  Hosts:  Deb Wills dwills@wdn.com  and Rob

Kali River Rapids Ride Meet - Noon - Please RSVP to Sean & Pamela smeeeko@pacbell.net

Pin Trading Meet -- 11:00am at the Animal Kingdom Main Pin Trading Cart in Safari Village.  Host:  kimfudge@webtv.net

Meet the Authors --  a special dining event with Passporter WDW authors Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx.  Ohana's at the Polynesian!  Dinner is at 5:20 pm.   Reservations and Pre-Pay were required. Reservations are now closed. 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Magic Kingdom

A) Meet at the replica of the Liberty Bell in Liberty Square 15 minutes before the Fireworks. You will need a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Please RSVP to  Tracy Cherry your host: flutter66@hotmail.com

B) Jungle Cruise Hijacking Meet with the Compuserve Folks! Midnight at the Jungle Cruise! Let's see if we can fill a boat (or two or three).

IllumiNations and/or Tapestry of Nations Cruise at Epcot -- Friday night is now Full.


   Saturday December 9th
EPCOT Day for RADP-V

Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast Buffet -  10:30 a.m. Reservations and Pre-Pay were required. Reservations are now closed.    Hosts: Sean and Janine dahulagirl@go.com

ImprovGal's Improvisational Comedy Series The Jugglers at Wonders of Life -- 10:30 am.  Meet in front of the theatre.    Come ready to interact with the performers and show them that RADP is the empty calorie of comedy! (note: the 10:30am meeting time assumes the first performance will be  around 10:55am)  Host: Amy aka ImprovGal amykn@ids.net

1:00pm The Big Meet and Greet!! We are gathering "outside" the turnstyles at the International Gateway in Epcot. This is outside the park, so you do not need a ticket to Epcot to enter. Meet at 1:00pm. You will be asked to fill out a card which you can turn in at the end of the meet and receive a "Disney door prize". Please keep in mind, these prizes were all donated from RADP folks. If anyone has any new Disney items to donate please email Deb (radp_v@yahoo.com)

SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE BIG MEET AND GREET!  - We are pleased to announce 5 very special guests who will be attending the Big Meet and Greet : Authors Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx of Passporter WDW;  Authors Rick and Gayle Perlmutter of WDW for Couples and Dotti, the Soap Lady that so many of you have donated Disney Goodies to! 

Special Giveaways!!! We will have a special "raffle" to benefit Dotti's Soap Project. For each donation of Disney Soaps/toys to Dotti's Project, you will receive a numbered ticket. A drawing will be held at the Big Meet and Greet with the following prizes being given away: Pleasure Island Tickets, Rainforest Cafe $25 and $10 Gift Certificates.

We will be doing one photo of everyone, details to follow.

Directions: To reach the International Gateway Area:
A) Already in Epcot?? Go the the International Gateway area in World Showcase between the United Kingdom and France. Exit the turnstyles and we'll be in that general location.

B) At the Disney-MGM Studios? Take the boat to the Epcot resorts and get off at Epcot (will be the 4th stop)

C) Coming from other locations. Your best bet is to take a Disney Bus to the MGM Studios and then get on the boat for the Epcot resorts. If you have a parkhopper and can walk thru Epcot, you can take a monorail to Epcot and then walk to the International Gateway Area.

Croquet Meet - Beach Club - DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS MEET HAS BEEN CANCELED.

ImprovGal's Improvisational Comedy Series World Showcase Players --   around 3:30pm.  Meet at the UK pavilion in front of the Toy Soldier.  The World Showcase Players offer interactive performances of traditional tales such as "King Arthur and the Holy Grail", "Romeo & Edna", and "A Christmas Carol".   Audience vict... er.. volunteers are needed for the performance, and participation is a must!  What do you think of this meet so far???  Rubbish! (note: the 3:30pm meeting time has been picked out of a hat.  The meet is for the first performance of the World Showcase Players after 3:30pm, gathering 15 minutes before that show time.)   Host: Amy aka ImprovGal amykn@ids.net

Pin Trading Meet -- 5:00pm at Pin Central in Epcot's Future World  Host: kimfudge@webtv.net

Camp MiniMeeko Campfire Singalong & Electric Water Pageant Meet -  Ft. Wilderness - A Campfire Sing Along and Disney Movie followed by a performance of the Electric Water Pageant! The meet will start approximately 6:30pm.  
 
PLEASE RSVP to your hosts:  Sean and Pamela smeeeko@pacbell.net 

IllumiNations and/or Tapestry of Nations Cruise at Epcot --   All seats are booked

Jellyrolls - on the Boardwalk - Want to start your evening early? Join Jeff jeffc@tiggerfan.net at 7:00pm. Around 9:00pm the group will move to Pleasure Island and the Adventurer's Club!

Pleasure Island - Adventurers Club 9:00pm  Meet in the Mask Room Hosts: Kevin and Kim


     Sunday December 10th
Magic Kingdom Day for RADP-V

Second Annual All Star Mini Breakfast Meet - All Star Movies Food Court 6:30am 
General Merriment & token gift exchange. Bring a souvenir costing $2 or less from your hometown. Preferably a pin.   RSVP not necessary.  Host: Mark Guttag mguttag@erols.com

Pre-Splash-Mt-meet meet - Ft. Wilderness - Are you going to the Splash Mt. meet on Dec. 10th? Do you plan to eat Breakfast? Are you staying at Ft. Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, or just interrested in visiting Ft. Wilderness? Then meet us on the front porch of the Trails End, next to Pioneer Hall (home of the Hoop-Dee-Do Review), on Sunday Dec. 10th at 7:30 am. Reservations are not required. RSVP is not required but if I know approximately how many to expect I can ask for enough tables to be grouped together. This is an all you can eat buffet with a HUGE selection of food. By beginning this meal at 7:30 am we can take our time eating (and chatting) before lesurely wandering (and chatting) to the boat to the MK in plenty of time to arrive at Splash Mt for the meet. email rberbaum@prairienet.org for an RSVP or if there are any questions.

Second Annual Splash Mountain Meet -  9:30am Magic Kingdom. Please meet in front of the  Briar Patch Shop.  RSVP is requested, but not mandatory   Host: Jan Praline IkoIko@webtv.net   and Rob

Pin Trading Meet -- 11:00am at the Magic Kingdom's Main Street Pin Trading Cart   Host:  kimfudge@webtv.net

Buzz Lightyear Teen (and Adults) Meet - 12:00 noon All Space Rangers report to the front the Buzz Lightyear attraction in the Magic Kingdom   RSVP would be nice, but not mandatory. 
Host:  Space Ranger Craig Cohen   yankees2@tampabay.rr.com

RADP-V Scavenger Hunt - Lasts all Day and includes all 4 parks.  Details can be found at:  (web page no longer available)   Hosts:  Jeff Tiggerfan and Fudgie 

SPECIAL ILLUMINATIONS BOAT TICKET GIVEAWAY!  To thank all the loyal fans of WDWIG who support the site all year long, Deb rented a Sunday Night IllumiNations Boat and has given away free seats.   If you were on the RADP-V mailing list, you were able to enter the contest!   Congrats to the following winners:  Gloria and Gary Konsler, Jim and Sallie Sullivan, Melissa Jones and Chris Hulvey, Joseph Riccitelli, and Jim and Lisa McKinley.

IllumiNations and/or Tapestry of Nations Cruise at Epcot -- SUNDAY NIGHT IS NOW Full.

Pleasure Island - Adventurers Club 9:00pm  Meet in the Mask Room Hosts: Kevin and Kim


     December 11th - Monday
Disney-MGM Studios Day for RADP-V

Pin Trading Meet -- 11:00am at Disney MGM-Studios Pin Trading Cart just as you turn onto Sunset Blvd.   Host:  kimfudge@webtv.net

Rock N Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror Meet - 11:30am !  Meet in front of the Fast Pass area at Rock N Roller Coaster at 11:30am!  Hosts:  Michele  DISNEY828@aol.com   and Janine dahulagirl@go.com

Hunchback of Notre Dame and Osborne Lights Meet - we'll all meet outside the Backlot Theatre before the last Hunchback show of the day (show should be at 5:00-5:15, we'll meet about 1/2 hour before that), see the show, and then wander through the Osborne Lights afterwards. Jeff promises to bring the crown back so that we can crown our own King  of Fools again. :-)  Your hosts are: Jeff Spencer and Tigger Laura Gilbreath!

Villains Dinner at 1900 Park Fair in the Grand Floridian - 
 
Dinner will be at 5:15   Hosts: Judimouse and Bianca      Reservations and Pre-Pay were required. Reservations are now closed.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Magic Kingdom - Meet at 8:00 pm in front of the Diamond Horsehoe Saloon or join us at 9:45 by the Liberty Bell in Liberty Square. You will need a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  Host:   Bianca bianca@brister.net

IllumiNations and/or Tapestry of Nations Cruise at Epcot --  MONDAY NIGHT IS NOW FULL.

A Very Special IllumiNations Party Hosted by Kingdom Magic Travel - Congrats to ALL the winners!

ImprovGal's Improvisational Comedy  - Whose RADP Is It Anyway? -- 9:00pm.  Come join your fellow RADPers in our own variation of the popular improvisational comedy game show!  We'll set up camp in the Mask Room of the Adventurers Club (Pleasure Island) to play rounds of simple games such as "World's Worst", "Alphabet", and many more!  No prior experience necessary!  Instructions will be provided!  In the event of a water landing, your seat cushion may be used as a floatation device!  In the event of too many drinks, your hostess may be used as a flirtation device!  Bonus points may be given for the following: showing up at a prior ImprovGal's Improvisational Series meet, bringing an object for "Props", or just bringing paper and a  pen/pencil.  Please email me to let me know if you plan to attend and whether you'll be an audience member, a "contestant", or are undecided between the two. This isn't a reservations-only event, I just want to have an idea of how many people are going to be playing the games. Who knows? There may even be prizes involved! Host: Amy aka ImprovGal amykn@ids.net

 


 December 12th - Tuesday

IllumiNations and/or Tapestry of Nations Cruise at Epcot -- TUESDAY NIGHT IS NOW FULL.

Adventurers Club / Comedy Warehouse Show Meet - Begin to gather at 8 PM in the Mask Room. Folks on the IllumiNations Cruise come over when you are finished! Anyone who wishes to see the various presentations at the Adventurers Club or the Comedy Warehouse shows can migrate to the appropriate venues and meet up again in the Mask Room...or, if shows aren't your thing, just stay in the Mask Room and chat! Will definitely continue until the host has finally seen the infamous Sandusky pigeon show. No RSVP required...just drop by! Catherine Lamey, cathlam@msn.com


Wednesday, December 13

An All Day Tomorrowland Transit Authority Ride Meet! Beginning at the Magic Kingdom park opening, Julie and Jeff will head over to the TTA and begin an all day Ride-Athon!. They welcome everyone to stop by and join them for a spin or two around Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. Julie's Email is: ImKiwi10@aol.com

The 1st Annual RADP Karaoke Meet - Calling all Closet Karaoke Junkies, Shower Singers, and Night Owls !! On behalf of Terri D. and myself I like to announce a last minute meet: The 1st Annual RADP Karaoke Meet.

Particulars: Wednesday Dec 13 / 9pm - 1am / Kimono's @ The Swan.

Best of all it's FREE, but to be courteous we suggest that you buy at least one beverage to sip on:) I do need to have a count for reservations no later than 11/24.

Even if you don't sing, come and join us! We'll have a blast! Hope to see you there!!:)

Janine (TDC LadySimba, Protector of All Four Corners of the Great Circle of Life) aka Lurker :)


    Thursday, December 14

STEAM TRAINS TOUR!! - The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains, a Magic Kingdom park tour, allows you to see the inside of an engine cab and watch the opening crew prepare a train for the day's operation as well as learn about Walt's early experience with trains and how the Magic Kingdom park trains were built. The two-hour tour also takes you into the North Service Area to get a sneak peek in the roundhouse, where the trains are stored overnight. As a souvenir, guests get an actual spike from the railroad.      Reservations are limited to 18 guests per tour and are made by contacting Walt Disney Tours (407) WDW-TOURS. The cost is $25 (includes tax) and theme park admission is required. No known discounts available.   Guests must be at least 10 years old to participate.   

Make your own reservations for the tour.  Email your host Judimouse to let her know you are coming! 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party - Magic Kingdom - You will need a ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.   judimouse has kindly offered her MVMCP photo to be taken of the group after the fireworks. Meet at the Liberty Bell in Liberty Square  15 minutes before the fireworks. Host:  Judimouse  


Friday, December 15

Emperer's New Groove - Disney Movie Meet at Downtown Disney's AMC Theatre! - Prepurchase your tickets for the 1pm to 2pm movie start time. PLEASE RSVP to your hosts:  Sean and Pamela smeeeko@pacbell.net 


 

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Many thanks to the following folks who work on the Planning Committee for RADP-V: Linda Bell,  Donna Bertrand,  Jan Bordelon,  Bianca Brister,  Alicia Calsyn, Thea Cassetta, Tracy Cherry, Pam and Craig  Cohen, Terri Daugherty, Disney Dreaming Deborah, Kim Fajerski, Laura Gilbreath,  Mark Guttag, judimouse, Amy Kahn,  Dave Marx, pamela tdc Meeko,  Jennifer Reall,  Janine Robison,   Sean Rouse, and Rob. Many thanks to those persons who are called "Friends of RADP" and shall remain nameless -- you know who you are and we all thank you!!!!

Special thanks to Rick and Leslie at Kingdom Magic Travel!!!

Special thanks to Jennifer and Dave at Passporter WDW!!!!

Unable to join us for RADP-V? Mark your calendars for RADP-VI which will be held over the weekend of December 1st, 2001! In addition to all the great meets, we will also be going on the Disney Cruise Line for a 4 day cruise! Everyone is welcome! Details to follow!

Last updated: 12/4/00

 

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