GKTW Event: Indianapolis Disney Meet Sat, Aug 29th - 8th Annual

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  1. ADP

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    Hi Everyone,

    In 2014 we held our 7th annual Indianapolis Disney meet. Approximately 250 Disney fans attended from as far as Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, and all over Indiana.

    Here is the link to last year's meet thread.
    http://www.disboards.com/threads/in...7th-annual-all-welcome.3227915/#post-50581400

    To look for additional Indianapolis Disney Meet updates be sure to like our Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/search.php?...arch_preload&search_first_focus=1313589411735

    Our 8th Year!
    This will be our 8th Indianapolis Disney Meet. Over the years the meet has become more than just a chance for Disney enthusiasts to join together for a day of Disney fun. It has given us the opportunity to meet knew people who share our love for all things Disney. We've raised over $30,000 for Give Kids the World. We feel very fortunate to be able to host an event like this so close to our home. For those of you who travel from so far away to attend the meet we really appreciate it and hope you will consider attending again this year. We have some exciting plans for this year's meet to celebrate our 8th year. More to come as we draw closer to our meet weekend.

    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 food and/or drink item to share 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 Friday night before the meet or the day after.

    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 August 29th 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).

    We hope to see you at the meet!

    This Year's meet will not be Labor Day Weekend. It will be the weekend before on Saturday, August 29th 2015

    Indianapolis Disney Meet Information
    Date: Saturday, August 29th 2015
    Time: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
    Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building
    2003 Pleasant St
    Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
    Facility Information
    http://www.hamiltoncofairgrounds.com/ovWinks.html
    Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Noblesville&state=IN&address=2003+Pleasant+Street&zipcode=46060
    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

    Travel Information
    Hotel Information

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    The Cambria Suites is the preferred hotel for the Indianapolis Disney Meet. Located 4 miles from the meet location the Cambria Suites is right across the street from the Hamilton Town Center shopping mall with convenient dining and other entertainment options. We will once again obtain a room block from the Cambria Suites. Request room block GKTW for a discounted rate.

    Airport Information
    The Indianapolis International Airport is located on the Southwest side of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Disney meet is located on the Northeast side of Indianapolis. The two locations are in opposite corners of the city. A rental car is recommended unless you have other means of transportation around the city. Indianapolis does not have a mass-transit system. Please send me a message if you have questions about getting from the airport to the meet location.

    Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida
    The DIS is a contributor to Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida via the Power of 10 $1 Million dollar initiative. 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 and the Power of 10.
    To find out more about this wonderful organization click here.
    http://www.gktw.org/
    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 the Power of 10 initiative and Give Kids the World Village.

    Kids Activities:
    Face Painting
    Disney Animation Drawing Class
    Coloring
    Hula Hoop
    Kidcot Fun Stop - Duffy the Disney Bear edition
    Please post additional ideas for kids activites

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

    Prizes
    Like last year prizes will be awarded at the top of each hour. You must be present to win.
     
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    We'll be there. [Good Lord willing...and the creeks don't rise :rolleyes1]
     
  5. ADP

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    See you all there !
     
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    Just found out about this! Planning on being there! It will be my first time! Very excited!
     
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    I will be attending, and I'll be bringing my daughter who is a student at IUPUI. Looking forward to all the fun!
     
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    We'll see you there. There's a lot to look forward to. We can't wait for August 29th. It should be a very special day.
     
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    Is 1PM-7PM Central Time?
     
  10. ADP

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    I'm sorry. I misunderstood. It's 1 - 7 EST.
     
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    We are in for our first DisMeet! I just booked our room!:cool1:
     
  12. ADP

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    Hey Everyone,
    We are going to have a Sunday brunch the day after the meet on August 30th at 10AM at Stone Creek Dining located at the Hamilton Town Center mall.
    The cost of the brunch buffet is $15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. The restaurant is only opening for our group so there will be plenty of seating available.
    Let us know if you are interested in attending.
     
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    Any idea which members of the Dis team will be in attendance?
     
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    This is subject to change, but as of right now it is:
    Pete, Dustin, Kathy, Teresa, Corey or Julie, jenilynn, Craig, and Rhyno.
     
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    Are you excited about the new Star Wars themed lands announced for Disneyland and Walt Disney World ? So are we ! So excited, in fact, we are bringing Star Wars characters to this year's Indy Disney Meet.

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    Very excited to attend my first Dis Meet! My boys are especially looking forward to the Star Wars elements of this year's meet! :)
     
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    We are driving in from Chicago, so I don't know if we can bring a hot food, but is there a list of what people have signed up for?
     
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    We are bringing Pizza and some baked goods.
     
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    Brief video highlighting the food tables and audience.
     
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    Last video, highlighting Star Wars cosplayers, R2-M5(?), and silent auction items.
     
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