Sharing the Magic Worldwide


Sharing the Magic
Worldwide

 

 

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


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

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

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

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

Kali River
Rapids Ride Meet – Noon – Please RSVP to Sean & Pamela

Pin
Trading Meet
— 11:00am at the Animal Kingdom Main Pin Trading Cart
in Safari Village.  Host: Kim Fudge


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

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

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

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

Pin
Trading Meet —
5:00pm at Pin Central in Epcot's Future World 
Host: kimfudge

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

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
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

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
Randy 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


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   

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

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 
   and Janine

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

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 p
aper
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

 


 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


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:

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
 


 

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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