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RADP-10
December 2005
Meet Listings


Welcome to the meet page for RADP-10! Our tenth annual meet coincides with Disneyland's 50th anniversary and the Happiest Celebration On Earth that is taking place at all the Disney Parks worldwide. So we are inviting you to join us at our Happiest Meet On Earth!

If you are new to RADP, you may be asking yourself, "What is a RADP?" RADP stands for rec.arts.disney.parks -- a Disney parks enthusiast newsgroup where folks all around the world share tips, stories and general information regarding the Disney park experience. We get together once a year to put a face to that poster/friend we met on newsgroup. New and renewed acquaintances abound every year.

The first RADP meet occurred in December 1996 with about 20 folks (mostly from the Orlando area) and now this has grown to include more than 300 of our newsgroup friends and family from all over the world! Folks come as far away as the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, Canada, and as close as San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City, New Hampshire and Tampa. There is no membership requirement. Unless noted, all of our events are free and open to Disney fans of all ages! Everyone is most welcome to attend our events.

Come and join us for a single event, a whole day or the entire time. We all share the common bond of a love of Disney. Come meet the friends you already have but don't know yet. The 2005 meets will run from Friday, December 2nd to Monday, December 5th - rain or shine.

RADP is an independent group of Disney fans. RADP has no official connection with any commercial enterprise or entity nor does it endorse any. RADP is not affiliated with, authorized or endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with The Walt Disney Company, Disney Enterprises, Inc., or any of their affiliates.

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RADP pins available

Host a Meet!
If you would like to host a RADP meet, we would love to add you to the schedule. No experience is necessary. Most meets will practically run themselves. You can opt to host any meet you see on the schedule that doesn't already have a host or you can come up with your very own idea for a meet. There are many rides and attractions at Walt Disney World and our schedule only touches on a small handful. If we don't have a meet at your favorite place, then host one and we'll add it to our schedule. Many of our RADP friends will attend it as well. It's a great way to get to meet lots of fellow RADPers.

If you have any questions about a particular scheduled meet, please feel free to email the meet host directly.

Get You Own RADP Pin!
RADP pins look exactly like the red circle logo at the right. The only difference is you can have your name added to the bottom of the pin if you would like. Pins cost $3 shipped and can be ordered from http://hometown.aol.com/radpinlady/ Please allow at least 3 weeks when ordering.

 


Schedule of Meet Events

Please Note: All meet times are subject to change for many reasons including Disney's changing of park hours and show times. During the early meet planning stages, meet listings can be very fluid. Times, dates and even locations can change often. Keep checking back for the latest information! "Official Days" are only to make it easier for folks who are using day passes and not meant to be in any way associated with Disney or its early entry policies.

This listing includes all RADP meets currently scheduled. All meets listed are open to everyone. Some meets do have limits on how many can participate and some require advance reservations and/or payment. These are specified in the meet description of the individual event. For all other meets, just show up at the appointed time and location and join in the fun!

Please note that on occasion, our meets might run a little behind timewise. We will never start a meet early but we may be running a little late on a meet now and then. If you don't see us at the appointed time, have faith. We will be along shortly.


 

Friday, December 2nd, 2005
RADP Animal Kingdom Day

2004 Kali River Rapids
6th Annual Kali River Rapids Meet
10:30am @ Animal Kingdom
We will meet at the entrance to the queue.
Host: MickeyMom

It's Tough To Be A Bug Meet
11:15am @ Animal Kingdom
Ever wonder what it would be like to see Flik, Grasshopper, and all their friends up close? Come join us at the Tree and get an up close view of our bug friends in their own habitat. We will meet at the outside entry to the queue. No reservation or bug repellent required!
Host: Jan (Praline)
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Sea Raycer
Sea Raycer Meet
2:00pm @ Polynesian Resort Marina
Come and and join us for a 30 to 45 minute high speed tour (honest, it's not a 3 hour tour! :-)) of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake! Please arrive a little early to pay for your rental at the marina window. There is a 15% Annual Passholder discount. Woo Hoo!!!! Discounts are always good! :-)
**Unfortunately, this is a meet that will depend on the weather. If it is too cold or raining too hard for even the craziest of us RADPers, we can always duck into Captain Cook's for some coffee or hot chocolate!
Host: Jan (Praline)

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
7:45pm @ Grand Floridian Marina (Time will change if fireworks not 9:00 pm)
Friday boats still have seats available!!
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! This is a MVMCP date so it will be a perimeter fireworks cruise. $30/pp secures your spot on one of the 10 passenger "premium" Wishes Cruises with music piped in. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. Number of boats available is limited. Get the full details and make reservations on our cruise page!
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee

The Official RADP Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm @ Pleasure Island
Join RADP at the Adventurers Club on Pleasure Island to kick off the meet weekend! If you can only make one visit to the AC, make it tonight. Gathering area will be on the upstairs mezzanine. In addition to RADP antics, enjoy all the usual goings-on at the Club. You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Magic Your Way Magic Plus or Premium Pass or costs $22.32 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
RADP Epcot Day

Pop Century Breakfast Meet
7:30am @ Pop Century Food Court
What started out as a few friends meeting for breakfast has now grown to become a full-fledged meet. Join your RADP friends for a full breakfast or just a cup of coffee. RSVP not required.
Hosts: Tracy and Brian

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Soarin' Meet
9:15am @ The Land, Epcot
Up, up and away we go as we take in Disney's new signature Epcot attraction for the Happiest Celebration On Earth. Be sure to be on time as this ride's lines will grow rapidly. Host: Laurie

Figment Meet
10:00am or immediately following the Soarin' Meet @ Journey Into Imagination
Bring your imagination for a ride with our purple pal, Figment.
Host: Jack
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Soarin sign
Spaceship Earth Roulette
10:30am or immediately following the Figment Meet @ Spaceship Earth, Epcot
We will meet at the Epcot Tip Board (behind Spaceship Earth) prior to this meet to make your scene choices. Spaceship Earth has been divided into 27 separate scenes. Choose the scene your host will be seated beside when the ride stops. The person choosing the correct scene will receive a Disney-related prize. We will not take down any scene choices until we arrive at the tip board.
Host: Catherine)

10th Annual RADP Big Meet and Greet
11:30am at Epcot's International Gateway entrance
Meet up with your favorite RADP friends or make some brand new ones. This informal setting allows everyone a chance to mingle with the people whose words you read everyday on RADP. Come by for a few minutes or stay for a few hours. The choice is yours. And you can be part of our annual RADP photo, too! The RADP photographer will be taking photos from 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon only. If you wish to be in the 2005 Big Meet Photo like the one below, please arrive during that time. Park admission is not required for this meet.

Note to anyone looking for last year's Big Meet Group Photo: Unfortunately, our photos that were taken last year got burned to a bad CD Rom and the originals on the media cards got deleted before it was discovered. So we have no official Big Meet Group Photo from RADP-9. Sorry.

How to get to the Int'l Gateway:

Already in Epcot? Go the the Int'l Gateway area in World Showcase between the U.K. and France. Exit the turnstyles and we'll be in that general location.

At the Disney Studios? Take the boat to the Epcot resorts and get off at Epcot (will be the 4th stop).

Coming from other locations? Your best bet is to take a Disney bus to the Studios and then get on the boat for the Epcot resorts. If you have a Park Hopper and can walk through Epcot, you can take a monorail to Epcot and then walk to the Int'l Gateway area.


RADP 7 Big Meet Composite

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Turtle Talk with Crush
3:20pm @ Living Seas
Join us as we take in the newest innovation at The Living Seas: Turtle Talk with Crush.
Hosts: Tracy and Brian

Campfire MiniMeeko VI
6:30pm @ Fort Wilderness
Meet up with fellow RADPers for a great family-oriented Disney good time at the Ft. Wilderness Campfire Singalong and movie!! This is a FREE event located inside the Ft. Wilderness Resort & Campground. Folks gather at the Campfire for campfire singing, marshmallow roast, and a Disney animated feature on the big screen in the big outdoors! After the movie, we like to head down to the beach to catch the Electric Water Pageant as it makes its way past Ft. Wilderness. RSVP not necessary but politely asked (just so we can get a vague idea of how many to expect). Bring your own marshmallows or you can buy them there.
Hosts: Pamela & Sean and Randy

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
7:45pm @ Contemporary Marina (Time will change if fireworks not 9:00 pm)
Saturday boats still have seats available!!
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! This is NOT a MVMCP date so it will be a regular fireworks cruise.$30/pp secures your spot on one of the 10 passenger "premium" Wishes Cruises with music piped in. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. Number of boats available is limited. Get the full details and make reservations on our cruise page!
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm til Hoopla! @ Pleasure Island
Kungaloosh! You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Magic Your Way Magic Plus or Premium Pass or costs $22.32 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Sunday, December 4th, 2005
RADP Magic Kingdom Day

Please note that on occasion, our meets might run a little behind timewise. We will never start a meet early but we may be running a little late on a meet now and then. If you don't see us at the appointed time, have faith. We will be along shortly.

Trails End Breakfast Meet
8:00am @ Fort Wilderness
Start the day with some really good chow and a good laugh with your RADP pals Randy & the crew. Trails End is located in the Ft. Wilderness Campground next to Pioneer Hall. This is a fixed-price buffet with no Priority Seating requirements. Everyone pays their own way for this all-you-care-to-eat meal as we linger leisurely before heading over to the Magic Kingdom Mountain Meet. Cost: $10.99/adult, $6.99/child (ages 3-11); drinks not included. Prices subject to change.
Host: Randy Berbaum
2004 Trail's End Breakfast

2004 Splash Meet
7th Annual Frontierland Mountain Meet
10:00am @ Magic Kingdom
Please meet in front of the Briar Patch Shop at Splash Mountain. We request folks get your FastPass for Big Thunder Mountain before meeting at the Briar Patch to ride Splash Mountain.
Co-Hosts: Jan (Praline) , Tracy, and Charlotte

Pirates of the Caribbean Meet
11:15 am or immediately following the Mountains Meet @ Adventureland
Yo Ho, Yo Ho. Avast ye landlubbers. Join us as we plunder another village RADP style.
Host: MickeyMom


2004 Dole Whip Meet
Dole Whip Intermission
11:30 @ Aloha Aisle (The Dole Whip stand in Adventureland) or immediately following the PoTC Meet
Join us for a cool refreshing Dole Whip immediately following the completion of the Pirates of The Carribbean Meet. Cost: $2.59-$2.99 for soft serve & floats. If you're like the host and can't stand pineapple, the cost is $0.00 for some very pleasant casual conversation.
Host: Don Jennings

Jungle Cruise Meet
12:00 Noon or thereabouts @ Adventureland
We'll board our vessel for our tour to many sights not often seen by mortal man. Special appearances by the back side of a waterfall and Shirley's Temple are expected. We'll be heading to the attraction immediately after the Dole Whip Intermission.
Host: MickeyMom
2003 Jungle Cruise

PhilharMagic
Mickey's PhilharMagic Meet
1:30 pm @ Fantasyland
Join us as we watch Donald do what Donald does best ... get in trouble. But this time, he's in 3-D! A fun meet for the whole family.
Host: MickeyMom

Haunted Mansion Meet
2:00 pm @ Haunted Mansion
Come join your Grim Grinning Host for a light hearted visit to 999 ex-RADPers inhabiting the Haunted Mansion. Come out and join us, bring your friends and family. There's always room FOR ONE MORE. And don't forget your death certificate. We will gather near (but not blocking) the Fast Pass station at 2:00pm or immediately following the Philharmagic meet (whichever is later).
Host: Catherine
Haunted Mansion

Its A Small World
It's A Small World Meet
2:20 pm or immediately following Haunted Mansion Meet @ Fantasyland
Yeah, yeah, we know. But this ride has just had a major refurbishment and is once again bright and cheerful. New boats, new entrance and queue, and toned-down music really do make this a must see this year. I wonder if RADP can turn this into a sing along meet? Hmmm...
Host: Jack

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
7:45pm @ Wilderness Lodge Marina (Time will change if fireworks not 9:00 pm)
Sunday boats still have seats available!!
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! This is a MVMCP date so it will be a perimeter fireworks cruise. $30/pp secures your spot on one of the 10 passenger "premium" Wishes Cruises with music piped in. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. Number of boats available is limited.

Also available tonight is an 8 passenger Wishes Cruise without music. Cost for this boat is $27pp. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. Get the full details and make reservations on our cruise page!
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm til Hoopla! @ Pleasure Island
Kungaloosh! You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Magic Your Way Magic Plus or Premium Pass or costs $22.32 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Monday, December 5th, 2005
RADP Disney-MGM Studios Day

The 2005 WDW Great Race
Starts 8:30am at the Contemporary Resort
It is the traditional 12 hour marathon around Walt Disney World, undertaken by teams of two. There will be two 1 hour rest breaks. Teams are required to have a valid admission to all 4 theme parks. There will also be a writer for a Florida Travel magazine covering this year's event. Detailed information can be found at www.tiggerfan.net/race. Advance registration and fee required.
Hosts: Jeff/Tiggerfan, JenKatt & Rob

2004 ToT/RnR Meet
Tower of Terror/Rock 'n Roller Coaster Meet
9:15am @ Disney-MGM Studios
Meet in front of the fast pass area at Rock 'n Roller Coaster as close to 9:15 am as possible; park opens at 9:00. We'll grab a FastPass to RnRC before we go ride Tower of Terror. No RSVP required. Eating a very light breakfast is strongly suggested!
Co-Hosts: Tracy, Jan (Praline), and Charlotte

MuppetVision Meet
Jim Hensen's Muppet Vision 3-D Meet
1:35 pm @ Disney-MGM Studios
"It's time to play the music... It's time to light the lights..." Join your RADP friends as we take a trip through Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's lab.
Host: MickeyMom

Great Movie Ride Meet
2:00 pm @ Chinese Theater at Disney-MGM Studios
Our yearly attempt to fill an entire car with RADPers. Join us as we give our tour guide the ride of his/her life. This year, our goal is to get the cowboy side.
GMR Meet

2004 minigolfmeet
Minigolf Meet
8:30 pm @ Disney's Winter Summerland Course
Join us Monday night for a Jolly Holiday at Disney's Winter Summerland mini-golf for 18 whimsical holes of fun. Everyone pays their own way. Cost: $10.65/adult, $8.52/child (ages 3-9); 50% off 2nd same-day round. AP discount is 50% off for Passholder and 15% off for up to three guests playing with them. Prices subject to change.

How to Get There: Winter Summerland is located right in front of Blizzard Beach. Follow signs to Blizzard Beach. It has it's own small parking area. When you are coming from the MK-Epcot direction, the parking lot is the first left AFTER the Blizzard Beach traffic light. When coming from the All Star Resorts-AK-AKL direction, it is on the right just BEFORE the lights. If you are relying on Disney transportation, your only option for this time of night is to catch a bus to Coronado Springs Resort and walk from there. There is a sidewalk that runs between CSR and Blizzard Beach. Allow about 15 minutes walking time.
Hosts: Sean & Pamela and Randy

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm til Hoopla! @ Pleasure Island
Kungaloosh! You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Magic Your Way Magic Plus or Premium Pass or costs $22.32 for a one night multi-club ticket.


Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Holidays Around World Showcase
10:30 am @ Fountainview Cafe, Epcot
Join hosts Pamela (smeeeko) and Sean (yoda) Rouse as we wander Epcot World Showcase to experience the holidays as celebrated in all 11 of World Showcase's pavillions. Since we do not have the schedule of holiday storytellings, meet us at the Fountainview Cafe at 10:30. We will leave then leave for our first storytelling. This meet will likely take up the entire afternoon, so it will include a stop for lunch at one of the quick service dining locations. As the meet date approaches, and we obtain a schedule of the holiday storytellings, we will determine our tour stop schedule. If you are interested in attending this meet (or at least a portion of it), and would like an update when we receive the storytelling schedule, please e-mail Sean
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Unable to join us for RADP-10?
Mark your calendars for the following ... Everyone is welcome!

 

Animal Kingdom photos, MuppetVision, Crush and Journey Into Imagination photos used by permission of Deb Wills and http://allearsnet.com ©All rights reserved.

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Our RADP-9 meet schedule page from 2004 can be viewed here.
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Last updated 10.16.05 at 3:30 pm by Jack