All Ears Net™ Founder Deb Wills,
PassPorter authors Jennifer Watson and
"What Would Walt Do?" Founders
Allison and Tom Keaney,
and many other fellow Disney Fans
for a week of Disney fun!
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to the 12/6 MegaMouseMeet Location
WDW Dolphin - Copa Banana
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.
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!
you've imagined MouseFest 2003!
And guess what?
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.)
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
-- Cruise aboard the Disney Wonder
-- 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!
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
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!
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:
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):
- Deb Wills,
founder of All Ears Net™ (allearsnet.com)
and Editor-in-Chief of the weekly newsletter ALL EARS (allearsnet.com);
All Ears Staff Anita Answer, Jack Marshall, Glo from Miami and
Debra Martin Koma
Watson and Dave Marx, authors of PassPorter
WDW and the new PassPorter's Field Guide to the Disney Cruise
- Bob Sehlinger,
author of The Unofficial Guide
to Walt Disney World
- Mike Scopa,
Monaghan, author of The Other Orlando and Universal Orlando
- Jim Hill,
As of 12/3/03, Mary Waring of Mousesavers,
has had to cancel her attendance at this year's Mousefest due to an
the full schedule of RADP MouseFest 2003 events
For the full schedule of
PassPorter MouseFest 2003 events click here!
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!
AN ALL EARS NET FAN?
are just a few of the events All Ears Net's Deb Wills will be hosting
Wonder 4-Night Cruise: Sailing November
30! Special rates available until August 15th only!
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.!
ALL EARS SUBSCRIBER MEET, Friday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. -
Meet at Pizzafari for Disney Fun with Deb Wills and Bob Sehlinger.
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
guests attending the Open House party include Walt Disney World Guide
Book authors, as well as the webmasters of several popular Disney-related
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. For complete information visit http://www.adultsatwdw.com/megameet.html
Disney World - From December 4 - December 8, 2003
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!
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
* 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.
there will be several "Instant Prizes" available from MouseEarVacations.com
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!
THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO MOUSEFEST IN 2003?
take a moment to fill out this form if you plan (or hope) to attend
any of the festivities, so we have an idea how many folks to expect! Thanks!
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!
make it in 2003?
Mark your calendars for the following ... Everyone is welcome!