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05-07-2001, 02:13 PM
Hi all, the summer is fast approaching! Who wants another DIS meet?

I recall Toronto Island being a favourite ~ also the zoo and Wonderland are get spots too!

What do you all think?

05-07-2001, 07:31 PM
We vote for Wonderland so if that is an option we would like to go there
Darren & Lisa:p

05-08-2001, 07:29 AM
Hi Sandra! Glad to see you getting this going. I'm all for another meet. I think that if we're going to try for a really large meet with hopefully some of our American friends, as well as as many of us Canadians as possible, it would be nice to have it somewhere that we will have a good chance to talk, mingle, play games or whatever. My vote would be for the Island. It's such a great spot in the summer, and there is Centreville for the kids to have rides on. I sort of feel that if I'm spending the big bucks to get into Wonderland, I'm going to want to spend most of my time riding rides, not visiting with people. I love Wonderland, but don't feel that it lends itself to large group meetings with lots of interaction. It's really hard to do rides in a large group. Any way, just my $.02 worth. Kathy

05-08-2001, 09:21 AM
I'm looking forward to another one!

I'm going to vote for the Island for the reasons Baboo outlined.

05-08-2001, 11:40 AM
I think the Island would be a great place too. I enjoy walking around there.

05-08-2001, 11:52 AM

JULY or AUGUST? Or is it too soon to make plans?

(DSNY FN ~ we can have a mini-met as well for others who want to go to Wonderland ~ we are getting our season passes this weekend)

05-08-2001, 02:25 PM
I'd love to join in for another Dis meet! :D

I don't know when we're taking our summer vacation yet, most likely end of July, first week or two of August, I'll have to see.

Another vote for Centre Island here, big surprise eh??!LOL

I'm curious, is anything happening regarding the Niagara meet that was being discussed? Does anyone know?

05-08-2001, 04:39 PM
I'd like to do a Niagara Disney Meet ~ we go to the Falls all the time!

Our BIG vacation for WDW in April (big sigh, I miss it).

But we are taking a couple more weeks during the summer. June 30 - July 8 and again July 28 - August 6. The latter is 10 whole days ~ someone talk my dh into another trip to WDW! LOL!

05-08-2001, 08:36 PM
Centre Island sounds great! Would it be easier to try to schedule a late June meet??

05-08-2001, 09:09 PM
Works for me ~ I have classes on Saturdays during June, but Sunday's are great! I know we have a birthday party, but the dates not been picked yet.

05-09-2001, 07:51 AM
How about June 24? The next weekend is actually the long weekend, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere near downtown Toronto that weekend (plus we're going camping). Anybody else out there interested? It would be really great to get a BIG DIS MEET going here. I hope that that time of year will make it possible for people to come from all over since the driving is good.

05-09-2001, 12:51 PM
We can do June 24th at Toronto Island. When I have time, I'll call Centreville to see when it opens. THANKS

05-09-2001, 05:41 PM
I would love to come to a meet in Toronto! NOt to put a kink in plans, but I think the weekend of the 24 is Gay Pride in Toronto. Not that this is a problem, just that the city will be VERY congested in the downtown area!

linda bignell
05-11-2001, 05:32 PM
Hi everybody!
This is Linda. I used to live in Peterborough but due to DH's new job, I am now living in Brampton. I have not been paying much attention to the board as of late, but let it be known..... I'M BACK!!!!!!!!!
A meet at the Island on June 24th sounds great. My birthday is on June 26, so I'll tell my husband he has to come as part of my birthday gift...:jester:

05-12-2001, 06:43 AM
I think Mickey65 makes a very good point about how congested the city will be on June 24th during the Gay Pride parade. There will be a large influx of people and many major streets will be shut down. The same is even more true for Carribana, which I think is the July 28th weekend.

Baboo, when do you get back from camping? Also, Julie, when do you leave for WDW in July?

05-12-2001, 03:58 PM
Hi Kim: We are leaving for Florida on the afternoon of Friday, July 20 and return on Monday, August 6. :bounce:

05-14-2001, 07:42 AM
We're only going for the long weekend (extra long in our case, DH is taking off from Thusday to Tuesday). Pretty much any weekend in July would be okay for us as far as I know right now. I wasn't aware that the weekend of June 24 would be so busy, but I sure wouldn't want to try and get anywhere through those crowds. So what's good for everyone else?

05-17-2001, 07:34 AM
How about Sunday, July 8th., does that work for anybody?

05-17-2001, 08:06 AM
That date's ok with us.

05-17-2001, 09:02 AM
I should have put the 7th or the 8th. Sorry Baboo, but how would the 7th be for you. I just figured two options are better then one. :D

05-17-2001, 12:50 PM
dh has vacation time around July 7 / 8, if we are in town we would love to attend the meet! The only way we would miss it is if we plan on vacationing out of GTA. My guess is we will stick around town since we had our big vacation at WDW in April. THANKS!

05-18-2001, 08:40 AM
As of now July 7/8 looks good for us.

Hope you can make it too Sandra, love to see your photos.

05-19-2001, 12:53 PM
I think I'm okay on the 7th or 8th as well and I would love to see you all again! All I have to do now is talk J. into it, but I'll come on my own again if need be.

I can barely get on the boards anymore but I'll keep looking back to see if it's a go!

05-19-2001, 07:11 PM
July 7th or 8th is still clear on my calendar. I'd love to come. I suspect DH and the children would come too if it's at Centre Island. We always head over there a couple of times every summer.


05-19-2001, 09:36 PM
That Saturday is my D-F-I-L's 90th Birthday, so I think we'll be tied up that day. The Sunday is still good though.

05-24-2001, 04:54 PM
It would be great to see Baloo again, should we think of another date?

05-25-2001, 04:34 PM
Hi Sandra,

What's this I hear about a Dis meet at the RFC in Niagara Falls? This is the first I"ve heard of it. Can you or someone else fill me in??
Linda Bignell:p

05-26-2001, 12:40 PM
Hi Linda! Nice to see you here again. The NF's meet now has it's own thread. This one's for the GTA one. How about joining us at the Island for this one?

05-26-2001, 05:59 PM
Hey Baboo,

How's the weather in good old Peterpatch? I miss living there even more than I can say!! I find the people here in Brampton, not quite as pleasant as those in Peterborough. Do I want to attend a meet at the Island? You gotta be kidding! Let me know when and where and I'll be there with pixie dust all over my bodddy!!! I have already started to make up some Tshirts and hats with Disney written all over them! In other words, count me in!!!!!!!!!

Linda Bignell
Living in Brampton, BUT,
Missing Peterpatch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-04-2001, 07:34 AM
Well this one seems to be dying. I can't believe that we can't get much interest in a Toronto meet. What does everyone want to do? Is it the date? The place? What? Please let us know what it is that we can do to get this one really going. Those of us at the spring meet were really hoping to get a huge response. We thought that if it was during the summer, people would be able to come from further away to attend. These meets really are a lot of fun. I've been to four of them so far, and I am really looking forward to attending as many of them as I can.

06-04-2001, 09:18 PM
Well, Baboo we'll just have to resuscitate it!! :D

So far, July 7/8, looks good, even if it's for a small group.
Kathy, is there any way, that you could make it on the Sat., the 7th? I'm just thinking that for anyone coming from out of town, having the meet on the Sat. would probably be easier. What do you think?

So far the following people have expressed an interest in attending:

Baboo (Kathy), Len, Ginny, & Michael

Snowwark (Kim) & John

TimNDansMom (Julie), DH (?), Tim, & Dan

SandraC, Gary, Emily, & Evan

CindyAnn, Brian, Trevor, & Mallory

Taryn, & J (?)

Linda Bignell


I apologize for the names I have missed or messed up!!

Now I'd love to hear from some of our other Ontario Dis'ers, how about it!!



Tigercat & Bizibee

Sammi ;)

Darren & Lisa



...........and our riddle friends whose names, I apologize, escape me at the moment, but I'm going to check and add them to the list! :D

We would love to hear from all of our Canadian and American Dis'ers who would be interested in attending! :)

06-04-2001, 10:16 PM
Snowwark, I'm really not sure about the Saturday since it's my fil's 90 birthday:earseek: but if that day is better for everyone else, go for it. NativeTexan (Katholyn) had posted on a separate thread that she was interested in coming up from Michigan for both of the Canadian meets. It would be really great if we could get a few more to come up and take advantage of our good exchange rate and the beautiful city of Toronto.
By the way, DS's name is Michael.

06-05-2001, 08:17 PM
Baboo, it wouldn't be right not having you there, so let's stick with Sunday July 8th.

linda bignell
06-05-2001, 10:11 PM
Hey Baboo,
I agree with snowwark. Let's make it the Sunday.
Now all we need to do is confirm with everone else, set a time, pick a meeting place and off we go!

Linda Bignell

06-07-2001, 05:41 AM
Looks like I might be able to make it...
Add me to the potential list :)

06-07-2001, 08:14 AM
Hi Everyone! Glad to see the GTA meet is still alive.

A week ago, we lost our connection to the Internet, even though we were still technically "online", we couldn't access anything, with Rogers @home service. I spent an exhausting week back and forth on the phone, with Rogers Tech Support, trying to get it back and finally, yesterday, they decided to open a brand new account for us. Last night, we were finally able to connect with the Internet. Apparently, there was some type of glitch between the Rogers database and the DHCP server's database, regarding our account.

So, I'm just catching up on everthing I've missed over the last week and yes, Sunday July 8 looks good for us (I hope dss and dh will come too). Maybe my brother, who lives in Toronto will meet up with me on the island, we've done that before. I'm looking forward to a nice day on the island.

I'd love to attend the Niagara meet, but we will be in Florida then. :bounce: Maybe the next one, though, as my parents live in NF.
:D :bounce: :)

06-07-2001, 02:14 PM
Sunday, July 8th is still looking good!! I've got it on my calendar and we'll plan to head over on that day. Sandra, were you thinking about a lunch meet or a later afternoon meet? I believe the rides open at 10:00 or 10:30 and we usually hit them hard and hit them early (just like WDW).


06-08-2001, 05:56 PM
Hey all. Baboo kindly directed me to the DIS meet thread.

Unfortunately I couldn't make the last DIS meet cause I was extremely busy working on my graduate thesis. And getting it ready for defense.

I'd love to come to July 8, but I know my cousin is getting married and the reception is on this day. :(

I'm so sorry I can't make it guys. Perhaps I could do a 'phone-in' and say 'hi'. Really sorry about this. :(

06-08-2001, 09:49 PM
:( Kevin I was really hoping that you could make this one. How about the Niagara Falls one?

06-14-2001, 12:20 PM
Hi everyone! :D

If we still want to get together at Centre Island on Sunday July 8th, I think we need to get organized.

I have a few suggestions, and would appreciate any other ideas.

How about we meet at 11:00a.m. at either the Paradise restaurant, right at the Island dock, or by the First Aid station which is on the left as you make your way to Centreville? I realize that everyone won't be able to arrive at exactly the same time, so I am going to make some sort of lime green flag, that we can use at a picnic area, to help latecomers spot us.

Food wise, I think it might be best if we each took care of our own lunches. If the weather is lousy, we can always eat at the restaurant, of course that won't happen!!!! ;)

I'm going to start another thread with a link for Centre Island, as this one is getting very long. Please post any ideas on the new thread, thanks!

Wouldn't it be great if we can all take the train ride at Centreville, or how about the crash'em cars???!!!!:p

06-14-2001, 05:54 PM
Hi guys....
Missed the last meet due to my mom's radiation treatments. Planned our trip to WDW/ Cruise for May9th- 22nd, 2001.... grandmother in England died on May 4th and we all flew off for funeral May5th. Didn't get to WDW until May 14th and only got two days there until we had to go on the cruise so we didn't see much of the Parks. Loved the cruise though and have booked our next Land/ sea Cruise for May 9th to 16th 2002!
Ryleigh (DD in wheelchair and non-verbal) loved Centerville last week with her school and we'd like to come with you.
Has anyone called regarding a group rate for that day?

06-15-2001, 09:05 AM
Hi Tigger2on! :D

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother, my condolences to you and your family.

Tigger2on, when you mention a group rate, I'm assuming you mean for Centreville ride passes? I haven't called, because at this time I don't know how many people will have children with them, or would want an all-day ride pass.

The following prices, are from the website link on the new Toronto Centre Island Dis Meet thread. I'm not sure how current they are, or if taxes are included.

All-day family pass of four $63.55

All-day ride pass $19.40

All-day ride pass for children 4ft. and under $13.55

Tigger2on, I hope you and Ryleigh can make to the meet! :D

Join us on the new Toronto Island Dis Meet thread. :D