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December 8 to 11, 2006


Welcome to the meet page for RADP-11, our eleventh annual meet! This year we are an official Participating Community of MouseFest, an international gathering of Disney fans at Walt Disney World.

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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.

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 2006 meets will run from Friday, December 8th to Monday, December 11th - 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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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. Just send the relevant info to radpmeet@radp.org. 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.

Got a Suggestion or Idea?
We are always looking for fun new things to do as a group at Walt Disney World. If you have any suggestions or ideas to share with us, send them along to radpmeet@radp.org

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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.

 


2006 Schedule of RADP XI Meet Events

FRIDAY 12/8
ANIMAL KINGDOM
SATURDAY 12/9
EPCOT
SUNDAY 12/10
MAGIC KINGDOM
MONDAY 12/11
DISNEY-MGM STUDIOS
  7:30 AM
Pop Century Breakfast Meet

Meet at the food court
7:50 AM
Contemporary Breakfast Meet

Meet at Concourse Steakhouse. Advance reservations required.
New This Year!
 
10:30 AM
Expedition Everest Meet

Meet at entrance queue
New This Year!
9:15 AM 
Soarin' Meet

Meet at the base of the entrance ramp
10:00 AM 
Frontierland Meets

Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
9:15 AM
Tower of Terror/Rock 'n Roller Coaster Meet

Meet in front of RnRC
  10:00 AM or immediately following Soarin'
Turtle Talk With Crush

Meet inside where the Turle Talk line forms
11:30 AM or immediately following Frontierland Meets
Pirates of the Caribbean Meet
 
  10:45 AM or immediately following Turtle Talk'
Spaceship Earth Roulette

Meet at Epcot Tip Board
11:45 AM or immediately following Pirates
Dole Whip Meet

Meet at Dole Whip Stand in Adventureland
 
  11:30 AM
RADP Big Meet & Greet

Outside International Gateway
12:15 PM or immediately following Dole Whip
Jungle Cruise Meet
 
       
    2:00 PM
Haunted Mansion Meet

Meet near the former Fast Pass station at entrance
1:30 PM
Great Movie Ride Meet

Meet near front entrance
  4:00 PM
Mission: Space (Both Sides)
New This Year!
2:30 PM or immediately following Haunted Mansion
Tom Sawyer Island Hide 'n Seek

Meet near the raft launching area by Splash Mountain
New This Year!
 
  4:30 PM
Fountainview Cafe Coffee Meet
New Meet!
   
       
    6:30 PM
Camp MiniMeeko Movie Meet

behind Meadows Trading Post at Fort Wilderness - New night!
 
  8:00 PM
Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruise

Contemporary Marina
7:00 PM
Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruise

Contemporary Marina
8:30 PM
Mini Golf Meet

Disney's Fantasia Gardens
9:00 PM
Adventurer's Club Meet

Pleasure Island
9:00 PM
Adventurer's Club Meet

Pleasure Island
9:00 PM
Adventurer's Club Meet

Pleasure Island
9:00 PM
Adventurer's Club Meet

Pleasure Island
       

 

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 people 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.

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006

First RADP Shooting Meet
8:00 am to 12 noon off site

New meet! For the shooters in the group, a local range has offered to host a shoot. The range is Road Ends Shooting Club. The club's website is http://www.roadendsrange.com/ Even if you have never even held a gun before, you are welcome to join us. This is your chance for a safe, fun introduction to firearms. There will be a small number of pistols and long guns available, in different calibers; however, you may bring your own safely operating firearm (FL law allows you to possess and transport without a special license or permit). We will have access to a clay thrower as well as a variety of other range props, such as steel. So far, there is no cost involved, but if we get a large group, participants will be asked to contribute $10-15 toward the cost of ammunition. Safety equipment such as eye protection and hearing protection will be provided, or you can bring your own. The range is about 20 minutes or so from Disney and we will be able to provide transportation for a limited number of people. All participants must sign a waiver, and ALL range safety rules will be strictly adhered to at all times. Minimum age is 16, and must be accompanied by a parent. The host/range liaison for this meet is Paragon. If you would like to join us, send an e-mail to cyberb7 at (replace with the "@") earthlink.net and I'll put you on the mailing list. This meet is a RADP only meet.

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 Disney nuts, we can always duck into Captain Cook's for some coffee or hot chocolate!
Host: Jan (Praline)

 


 

Friday, December 8th, 2006
RADP Animal Kingdom Day

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1st Annual Expedition Everest Meet
10:30am @ Animal Kingdom
Join us as we go in search of the Yeti... forward and backward! If you liked Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, then you will love this! We will meet at the entrance to the queue. Make sure you grab a fast pass for this before heading to Kilimanjaro Safari. This meet is a joint meet with our friends from TheMouseForLess and Mouse Tunes.
RADP Hosts:Jan/Tracy/Charlotte
TMFL/Mouse Tunes Hosts: Binnie and Nathan

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 Water Park Fun & More ticket or a Premium Annual Pass or costs $23.38 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Saturday, December 9th, 2006
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

Soarin sign
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. Meet at the base of the entrance ramp. This meet is a joint meet with our friends from Tagrel.com.
RADP Host: Laurie
Tagrel Hosts: kathleena, kaycee and Topaz

Turtle Talk with Crush
10:00am @ The Seas With Nemo & Friends (or immediately following Soarin')
No visit to Epcot is complete without a visit to Turtle Talk with Crush. Join us in the recently renovated The Seas With Nemo & Friends pavilion (formerly The Living Seas) for our visit with one cool dude.
Crush

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Spaceship Earth Roulette
10:45am @ Spaceship Earth, Epcot (or immediately following Turtle Talk)
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

11th 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. Park admission is not required for this meet.

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 10 Big Meet Composite

Mission: Space
4:00 @ Epcot
Finally, the ride has been changed so we have a choice for the less brave among us. This meet is for both sides. The orange side of the attraction for fearless space travellers and the green side (less intense side) for the more timid.
Host: Shawna

Fountainview Cafe Coffee Meet
4:30 @ Fountainview Cafe
We return to where it all started. This was the location of the very first RADP meet in December of 1996. Join us for coffee and a muffin or just some relaxing conversation.
Host: Jan

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
7:45pm @ Contemporary Marina (Fireworks at 9:00 pm)
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! We have two 8 passenger Wishes Cruises without music and one 10 passenger cruise with music reserved for this night. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. $30 per person (all ages) if pay by check. $32 per person if using Paypal. Email Alicia to sign up and make payment arrangements. Advance registration required.
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee (akcalsyn at houston dot rr dot com)

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm @ Pleasure Island
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 Water Park Fun & More ticket or a Premium Annual Pass or costs $23.38 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Sunday, December 10th, 2006
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.


Contemporary Breakfast Meet
7:50am @ Contemporary
Join us for a very special breakfast at the Concourse Steakhouse at Disney's Contemporary Resort. This is open to anyone but advance reservations are required. Contact Laurie (laurie at dreamvacationstogo dot com) for availability or to reserve your spot.
Host: Laurie

2004 Splash Meet

2004 Splash Meet
8th 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. The newly added enhancements are very good. See how many you can spot during the ride.


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

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.
2003 Jungle Cruise

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 former Fast Pass station at 2:00pm.
Haunted Mansion

Tom Sawyer Island Hide 'n Seek Meet
2:30pm @ Tom Sawyer Island (or immediately following Haunted Mansion Meet)
Three volunteers will hide somewhere on the island. Participants will be given cards with places for stickers or stamps. They will be given a half-hour time limit to find the 3 hidden RADPers, get the stamps from them, and meet back at Aunt Polly's where they might win a fabulous prize...well okay, with our budget it will probably be a small trinket. Meet near the raft launching area by Splash Mountain
Host: Kevin


Campfire MiniMeeko VIII
6:30pm @ Fort Wilderness
New night! Come one, come all to Fort Wilderness by ferry, by bus, by car, etc. It's the rec.arts.disney.parks 8th Annual Campfire MiniMeeko Meet at the Fort Wilderness Campfire Program at the campfire area near the Meadows Trading Post, unfortunately this year with no Rowdy Randy or Biscuit Meeko. Hosted by Sean & Pamela and the rest of the RADP internet gang! Please be aware that it may be cold and breezy. Bring your appetite for fun as we get set to toast marshmallows, sing songs with the kiddies under the stars and enjoy a Disney film the way it was meant to be -- in a family friendly atmosphere of campfire fun. Bring your hats and gloves (and your cash for hot cocoa moo if you want to purchase something from the Chuck Wagon behind the bleachers) because honestly it sometimes gets downright chilly. Campfire sing-a-long starts at 7PM. Chip & Dale have been known to make an appearance to help up stage... er, sing with the singer and kids. In the event of rain, no movies will be shown but the sing-a-long will take place on the porch of the Meadow Trading Post.

The film is TBA (the schedule will not be known until December 1st). Usually there's some kind of Chip & Dale or Donald cartoon before the film. Some of the films we've seen are "Mulan" "Jungle Book" (the classic animated) "Cinderella" "Princess Diaries" or any number of films. Afterwards, we walk down to the Fort Wilderness beach to watch the Electrical Water Pageant go by.
Hosts: Sean & Pamela

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
6:45pm @ Contemporary Marina (Fireworks at 8:00 pm)
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! We have three 10 passenger cruises with music reserved for this night. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. $30 per person (all ages) if pay by check. $32 per person if using Paypal. Email Alicia to sign up and make payment arrangements. Advance registration required.
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee (akcalsyn at houston dot rr dot com)

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm @ Pleasure Island
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 Water Park Fun & More ticket or a Premium Annual Pass or costs $23.38 for a one night multi-club ticket.

 


Monday, December 11th, 2006
RADP Disney-MGM Studios Day

2005 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

Great Movie Ride Meet
1:30 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. Meet near front entrance.
GMR Meet

2005 minigolfmeet
Minigolf Meet
8:30 pm @ Disney's Fantasia Gardens Course
COURSE CHANGE! - Join us Monday night for at Disney's Fantasia Gardens mini-golf for 18 whimsical holes of fun. Everyone pays their own way. Cost: $10.75/adult plus tax, $8.50/child plus tax (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:Disney's Fantasia Gardens is located across the street from the Swan. If taking Disney transportation, take a bus to the Swan and walk across the street. If driving, head towards MGM Studios and turn onto Epcot Resorts Boulevard (where the Swan is). Parking lot for Fantasia Gardens is the first left.
Hosts: Sean & Pamela

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm @ Pleasure Island
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 Water Park Fun & More ticket or a Premium Annual Pass or costs $23.38 for a one night multi-club ticket.




Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Magic Kingdom Wishes Cruises
6:45pm @ Grand Floridian Marina (Fireworks at 8:00 pm)
Join your fellow RADPers for a special viewing of Wishes! We have two 10 passenger cruises with music reserved for this night. All seats are done on a first requested, first reserved basis. $30 per person (all ages) if pay by check. $32 per person if using Paypal. Email Alicia to sign up and make payment arrangements. Advance registration required.
Contact: Alicia/xmasbee (akcalsyn at houston dot rr dot com)

 



 

Unable to join us for RADP-11?
Mark your calendars for the following ... Everyone is welcome!

  • RADP XII - October 12-15, 2007 - Our Yearly Big Meet Happens In The Fall This Year!
  • RADP XII Part 2 - December 7-10, 2007 - Holiday Meet
  • RADP XIII - December 12-15, 2008

 

Concourse Steakhouse and Crush photos used by permission of Deb Wills and http://allearsnet.com ©All rights reserved.

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Last updated 10/19/06 at 6:30 pm by Jack

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