Indianapolis DIS Meet - 2nd Annual - All Welcome

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  1. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Welcome to the 2nd annual Indianapolis Labor Day Weekend DIS Meet Thread

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Aaron from Fishers, IN. I'm a huge Disney Parks fan who loves everything about Disney World.

    Last Labor Day weekend 2008 we held our first annual Indianapolis DIS meet. Approximately 80 Disney fans attended from as far as Northeast Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Chicago, IL, and all over Indiana.

    Here is the link to last year's thread and meet pictures.

    The intent of the meet is to get to know other Disney enthusiasts like us and have some fun and laughs along the way. Like last year there will be no cost to attend this meet. We just ask that you bring a pitch-in item for the food table.

    This meet is open to anyone willing to drive or even fly to the Indianapolis area. We'd love to have you join us. I'm hopeful to have several Hoosiers and other friends from other states join us in the Indianapolis area. If enough out-of-town guests join us we may have additional activities on the Sunday following the meet.

    Please see below for meet information and details. Check this thread often for future details. We are planning an afternoon worth of fun Disney activities for kids and adults alike, prize drawings, contests and even some secret fun! :goodvibes We'll have more specific information the closer we get to Labor Day weekend.

    Between now and Labor Day weekend I'll be updating this thread with meet information and attendees who will be joining us at the meet. Please post if you can attend the meet, how many guests will be joining your party including children and their ages. Even if you can't attend please post just to say hi!

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to post them here or send me a private message (PM).

    Hope to see you at the meet!

    Indianapolis DIS Meet Information
    Date: Saturday, September 5th 2009
    Time: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    Food: Pitch-In Format. Please post what you can bring so we don't duplicate dishes. Feel free to bring dishes you'd find at Disney World restaurants
    Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building

    2003 Pleasant St
    Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
    Facility Information
    Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

    Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida
    The DIS is a contributor to Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida. We will be conducting a few activities during the meet where the proceeds will go to benefit this wonderful charity on behalf of the DIS.
    To find out more about this wonderful organization click here.
    There will be some great auction items to bid on. Some of the items may draw high bids or require higher minimum bids. Please come prepared if you wish to bid on these items to benefit Give Kids the World Village.
    Some of the auction items will include:
    7-night stay at the Sheraton Vistana Resort located just outside of Walt Disney World
    Disney World Merchandise
    DIS Unplugged Podcast items

    Kids Activities: (Looking for Adult Voluntears) :)
    Face Painting (jennz)
    Disney Animation Drawing Class (Sarah)
    Coloring (ADP)
    Hula Hoop (ADP)
    Disney Bingo (Noni)
    Kidcot Fun Stop (ADP)
    Kids Trivia Challenge (tentative)
    Please post additional ideas for kids activites

    Pin Trading Activities
    Please feel free to bring your Disney pins for pin trading opportunities. There will be a table setup for pin displaying and trading during the meet. Whether you are a casual or serious pin trader feel free to share and trade them with your fellow Disney enthusiasts.

    Like last year prizes will be awarded at the top of each hour. You must be present to win.

    Group Dinner at Dave & Busters
    The evening of Friday, Sept. 4th we will be holding a group dinner at Dave & Busters on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Dave & Busters has a large restaurant, bar, and arcade for adults and children. The dinner will start at 7:30PM and will go until whenever. If you need to arrive late that is ok; however, we will start the dinner at 7:30PM. I will make a reservation for 20 and if we get more interest I'll increase the reservation number. Please post if you plan on attending this dinner and I'll start a list so I know how many are coming.
    Date: Friday Evening Sept. 4th
    Time: 7:30PM - ?
    Where: Dave & Busters - Northeast Side of Indianapolis

    Restaurant Information
    Map and address to the restaurant;_ylc=X3oDMTE...%20Indianapolis%2C%20IN%2046250&gid1=15929606
    Attending the Group Dinner:
    ADP - Aaron, Kim & Anna (9)
    tlcoke - Tracey
    shellyminnie - Shelly
    A.Mickey - Shannon & Jason (aaronmckie)
    Scarlett873 - Brandie & Matthew
    WanttobeaCMagain - Kevin & Lucy
    crazydisneyman - Chris, Kim, & Ginny (2)
    jeanigor - Todd
    Tonya2426 - Tonya

    Attending the meet so far:
    ADP - Aaron, Kim & Anna (9) - All paper products & beverages
    A.Mickey - Shannon & Jason (aaronmckie)
    Mommyceratops - Kim, DH, DS 6 & 9 - Dessert
    MenashaCorp - Jason & Susan (merripoppins) - Something with Pineapple
    Scarlett873 - Brandie & Matthew - Cake & Salad
    crazydisneyman - Chris, Kim, & Ginny (2)
    shellyminnie - Shelly
    DisneySunflower - The Neal Family - Sunflower, DH, DD (12), DD (8), & DS (4) - Veggie Pasta Salad
    tlcoke - Tracey - Dessert
    Stopher1 - Chris, DW Julie and 3 kids 13, 10 & 5
    maiziezoe - Ann, DH, DD (12), DS (4) & DD (2)
    Disneypirate85 - Shawn, Heather, & 3 DKs (15), (13) & (9) - Chicken
    Squidrific - Caroline & DD
    maddiesmom0116 - Shannon & DD
    belle8306 - Shelley & Tim
    FairyGodmotherJen Jen, Bryan & 3 Kids (8) (5) & (1)
    Sooze - Susie, Matt, Tyson (9) & Shaelyn (3) - fruit pizza and broccoli/cauliflower salad
    Jennz - Jennifer, Andy & Sarah (11) - Kona Sticky Wings
    jeanigor - Todd
    jacksmomma - Jacksmomma, DH & DS - Tomato Pie
    bradfol31 - bradfol31, DD (9), DS (9) & Dad - Macaron or Potato Salad
    mousehouselover - Noni, DH & DKids (16) (15) (13) - Main Dish
    mmeb144 - Marie, DH & DD14 - Sandwiches
    insoin - Scott & Brother-In-Law - Chips & Queso
    sunshinegirl - Tricia, Kevin, Jillian DD (8), & Cassie DD (6)
    WanttobeaCMagain - Kevin & Lucy - Spaghetti Casserole
    Brumeiser - Kevin, DW, & DC(7) - Sliced Ham
    melanieRN - Melanie, DC(18), (15), (14), & (11) - Potato Casserole & Pineapple Upside Down Cake
    Tonya2426 - Tonya - Fried Chicken
    disrailfan - Milford & Shawn - Melon Fruit Trays

    Total Number Attending - 89
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  3. A.Mickey

    A.Mickey Meeska Moouska

    Jun 21, 2008
    We will be there, Jason (aaronmckie) and I!
    We don't know what we will be contributing to the food table just yet.
  4. Serena

    Serena <font color=navy>Not afraid of canned biscuits<br>

    Aug 18, 1999
    Hey, I have a new job and still work saturdays. But I get off work at 6pm. If we could have a later meet I'd love to come.
  5. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Awesome! I'll add you guys to the list. Looking forward to seeing you!

    The meet will probably be in the afternoon and go into the evening. I'll have more of an idea of the exact time when we get closer to the meet.
  6. mommyceratops

    mommyceratops <font color=red>Covets Clown School<br><font color

    Jan 12, 2006
    As of right now we are coming! DH, 2DS 6 and 9.

    Last year my job interfered, I am incredibly busy that time of year - but as of right now I am unemployed due to budget cuts for next year so count me in! Could this be the bright side to not having a job?! :confused3

    I will let you know what we will bring as of right now I am thinking of this yummy carmel brownie dessert.

    We planned a picnic for school this year and had everyone bring their own drinks, plates and utensils. It cut down on cost/less planning for us too...just throwing that out there for you. :)
  7. MenashaCorp

    MenashaCorp <font color=darkorchid>I'll throw some rum in the

    Aug 12, 2007
    We're there, Aaron. Susan and I wouldn't miss it.

    I'll at least bring the same as last year, and I'll PM you with some ideas if that's OK; particularly with GKTW fund-raising.

    Any help you need, please just ask. :goodvibes
  8. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Super Kim! I hope you guys can make it. Sorry about the whole job thing. If you need anything please feel free to PM me. :)

    Thanks Jason! I'm open to any ideas so please feel free to PM me. 5 times a day if you want. The more ideas and participation we have the better the meet will be.
  9. scarlett873

    scarlett873 <font color=hotpink>Surrounded by true friends<br>

    Jul 19, 2002
    You know that you can count on DH and I to be there!

    And I lay claims to dessert! Not sure what form dessert will be in just yet...but i've got dessert covered! :thumbsup2
  10. Dodie

    Dodie <font color=green>Survived the big crash<br><font

    Nov 10, 1999
    As you know, we won't be able to attend because we'll be at WDW that weekend, but I've added a link to my signature to help you recruit folks! Last year's meet ROCKED! :)
  11. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    It wouldn't be the same without you guys! :)

    I'm sure whatever you make for dessert it will be wonderful! :worship:

    Thanks Dodie! We'll miss you at the meet my friend, but I'm sure we can come up with something to make sure you are included. :)
  12. crazydisneyman

    crazydisneyman <font color=blue><marquee>My "Muddy Buddy manly si

    Dec 29, 2007
    You know I will be there.

    I will let you know who else is coming later.

    I can't wait to see what Paul has planned. :)
  13. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
    :wave2: Aaron.

    Looks like a plan!! I hope to be there again this year, do not as yet have my tickets for the Nationals, but should soon.

    How about your mom and dad, are they coming too?

    Last year was great. :thumbsup2
  14. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Thanks Chris, but shouldn't you be at Hollywood Studios right about now? :rolleyes1 :)
    Thanks for checking in! :thumbsup2

    Hi Dan!
    I hope you can make it! Yes, they will be there again. They enjoyed it so much last year they can't wait for it again. I'll tell them you are probably coming. They will be delighted to hear it.
  15. Hpyhiker

    Hpyhiker Mouseketeer

    Oct 19, 2003
    We had lunch with Cocowum and Launchpad11B in the Palo on PCC 1.0. We will be driving from Birmingham, AL to Minneapolis in our motorhome during that week. We have to be in Minneapolis on the morning of the 9th for a Navy Reunion and are planning to stop in Indianapolis for the DIS meet on the 5th.

    Question --- can we park our motorhome on the fairgrounds for 2 nights, 4th and 5th? We are fully self-contained so we don't require any facilities except a level and secure location.

    Darrel (Hpyhiker) and Jo

  16. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Hi Darrel,
    I'm so glad you can make it! There is an outside chance Paul, Alicia, and Jen maybe able to come to the meet. We'll see. :)

    As far as the motorhome I'll ask for you. I'm going to the fairgrounds this Friday so I'll ask for you and see what they say. I'm going to guess it may not be ok, but I will ask and let you know.

    Looking forward to seeing you guys. I don't think we met on the cruise. I apologize, but I'm sure we will meet in Indy in September.
  17. shellyminnie

    shellyminnie DIS Veteran

    Sep 15, 2007
    Call me crazy, but I'm coming.

    Just booked my flight!! :banana::banana::banana::banana:
  18. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

    Sep 2, 2006
    Woo! :cool1:
    Ok...Let me get this right. You live an hour from Disney World and you are coming to a meet in Indianapolis centered around Disney World! Is this the "Bazzaro World" or what?! :rotfl:

    This is so awesome Shelly! As I said before you are welcome to stay with us for as long as you'd like. Let me know what else I can do? Would you need a ride to and from the Indy airport?
  19. shellyminnie

    shellyminnie DIS Veteran

    Sep 15, 2007
    :rotfl2: I know, it's crazy!!! I think it's more about the people than anything else. Plus I've never been to Indy and I love to go to new places so this should be an adventure.

    I will probably be staying with you if you're sure you and Kim don't mind. I hear you have a big house.:rolleyes1

    I'm not sure what to do about renting a car yet. If we do things both Saturday and Sunday then I probably wouldn't need one, will I? I could just ride around with you guys if you don't mind. Right now I'm leaning towards not getting a car because it was kinda nice not to have to drive around Disney last week!! We'll see.

    Thanks for everything!!! Let me know what I can do to help!!!
  20. dpuck1998

    dpuck1998 <font color=blue>I'm innocent I tell you...innocen

    Apr 28, 2003
    Shelly, you are going to love Indy! Its a great city.

    Ohh..I just confirmed that we will be there. If there is anything going on the day after I might be able to talk to wife into staying saturday night.
  21. vz9p57

    vz9p57 Disney, Indiana Podcast Co-Host

    Mar 30, 2008
    Aaron - Thanks for putting this together again. I think Tracey and I from the Disney, Indiana podcast are going to try to make it again this year!

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