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MouseFest 2003
November 30- December 8, 2003


Jennifer, Dave, DebJoin All Ears Net™ Founder Deb Wills,
PassPorter authors Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx,
"What Would Walt Do?" Founders
Allison and Tom Keaney,
and many other fellow Disney Fans
for a week of Disney fun!

What is MouseFest? | Who's going to MouseFest? |
When is MouseFest?
| What's happening at MouseFest? |

Directions to the 12/6 MegaMouseMeet Location
WDW Dolphin - Copa Banana

PLAY OPERATION BOTTLESTRAP!

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WHAT IS MOUSEFEST?
For the past 7 years, Disney fans from around the world who frequent the Usenet newsgroup Rec.Arts.Disney.Parks (RADP) have had periodic, informal get-togethers at Walt Disney World and also in their own locales to get to know one another "in real life." This has included an ever-growing annual holiday gathering in Orlando. Many other Disney fans who have connected through other Disney-related websites and message boards have also gathered at Walt Disney World, and other locations, to share their love of the Most Magical Place on Earth.

But imagine if you can a gathering that encompasses ALL these groups... a gathering that unites the enormous family of Disney enthusiasts from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, from all over the country, from all over the globe! Imagine all of these people convening at Walt Disney World for a short Disney cruise, followed by several days of fun and merriment, special meals, events, and an all-round spirit of Mickey Mania!

Now you've imagined MouseFest 2003!

And guess what?

YOU'RE INVITED!!!
That's right -- Everyone is invited!
In general, there are no limits on who can join our events, and no age requirements! (Of course, certain events do require tickets or deposits, may have capacity restrictions, or may not be of interest to young children.)

It may sound like an ambitious project, but we believe it's a worthwhile one! Just who all, you might be wondering, is "WE"?

All Ears Net Founder Deb Wills, PassPorter authors Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx, What Would Walt Do? Founders Allison and Tom Keaney, Rebekah and Chris Mahnken from MouseEarVacations.com and many others, have decided to attempt to pull all these diverse groups together to co-celebrate the holiday season and our love of things Disney at our very favorite Laughing Place!

DATES:

11/30-12/4/03 -- Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder

12/4-12/8/03 -- Gather at a variety of Walt Disney World locations!

12/6/03 -- The MEGA-MOUSE MEET! The true spirit of MouseFest 2003 will reign, as WDW guidebook authors, Disney website founders, and members of several Disney Internet fan communities come together at one Big Meet and Greet!

The entire event list of Mousefest 2003 spans more than a week: from November 30 through December 8, 2003. But there's no obligation to spend the whole week MouseFesting. Come for just the cruise portion. Or just join in for a dinner or a get-together here and there. Whatever suits your schedule!


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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS -- Complimentary pocket guides with listings of all the meets will be available while supplies last at many of the Mousefest 2003 meets. These handy guides are once again being made available through the courtesy of our friends at PassPorter. They also have a downloadable PDF file with all meet listings available for free on their web site. See http://www.passporter.com/gathering.htm. Thank you Jennifer and Dave!

Starting with the 4-night cruise on the Disney Wonder, MouseFest promises to present a host of diverse activities -- you're sure to find something to appeal to you! Take a look at the following pages to get an idea of what we have in store:

MEGA-MOUSE MEET, Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. -- VERY SPECIAL EVENT -- Experience what MouseFest 2003 is all about -- cyberfriends from all over meeting for the first time! This is the perfect place to also put faces to the names you may already be familiar with through various Disney-related websites and guidebooks! Just some of those tentatively scheduled to attend this event (for the full listing click here):

DESIGNATED PARK DAYS
During the land portion of MouseFest 2003, one Disney theme park will be designated each day as the focal point for sharing the delight of meeting other like-minded Disney fans. By going to the "Park of the Day", you can increase your chances of meeting old friends for the first time!

12/5
Friday
12/6
Saturday
12/7
Sunday
12/8
Monday
Animal Kingdom Epcot Magic Kingdom Disney-MGM Studios

ARE YOU AN ALL EARS NET FAN?
Here are just a few of the events All Ears Net's Deb Wills will be hosting and attending!

Disney Wonder 4-Night Cruise: Sailing November 30! Special rates available until August 15th only!

4th Annual Kilimanjaro Safari Meet, Friday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m.: Join Deb Wills for a ride into Africa! Meet outside the KJS turnstiles at 9:15 a.m.!

SPECIAL ALL EARS SUBSCRIBER MEET, Friday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. - Meet at Pizzafari for Disney Fun with Deb Wills and Bob Sehlinger.

The Mousefest 2003 Wine and Cheese Party, This Event has Reached Capacity and is now Closed - Sunday December 7th in the evening - sponsored by Shontell Crawford, owner of DVC By Resale, and Deb Wills, founder of AllEarsNet.com. Special guests attending the Open House party include Walt Disney World Guide Book authors, as well as the webmasters of several popular Disney-related Internet sites.

AdultsAtWDW.com is hosting a get together and Pin Meet on Monday, December 8 at 9:30 am. It will be at Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Express (in the outside seating area). Everyone is invited to stop by and say "hi" and, if they're interested in pins, to bring their pins to show or trade. Some lucky folks will get a special AdultsAtWDW.com limited edition pin during the event.

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OPERATION BOTTLE STRAP

Walt Disney World - From December 4 - December 8, 2003

We've given away hundreds of black and white AllEarsNet™/Passporter/ MouseEarVacations.com Bottle Straps over the last few months. Now, just by wearing your bottle strap and being spotted, you could be a winner!

* MouseEarVacations.com staff will be on the lookout for people wearing the black & white MEV/ AllEarsNet™ / PassPorter strap.
* When an MEV agent spots a strap he/she will give the person a business card
* The person just needs to email the agent on the card with name, address and phone number when they return home
* A drawing will be held on Dec 22 for: $100 MouseEarVacations.com/Cruising Co. Etc. gift certificate good towards travel through 2005.

Each day there will be several "Instant Prizes" available from MouseEarVacations.com staff, too!

IMPORTANT: Official MEV land events and the MegaMouseMeet do not count as places to be spotted.

So be sure and wear your Bottle Strap during Mouse Fest 2003!


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SO... THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO MOUSEFEST IN 2003?

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

Can't make it in 2003?
Mark your calendars for the following ... Everyone is welcome!

 

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