RADP-9 December 2004 Meet Listing

Welcome to the meet page for RADP-9! 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.

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 events are free and open to Disney fans of all ages!

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Come and join us for a single event, a 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.

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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. 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.

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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!

Thursday, December 9th, 2004

water mice
Sea Raycer Rally**
2-3 pm @ Polynesian Resort Marina
Come and pilot your own personal watercraft for a 30 to 45 minute tour around the Seven Seas Lagoon! Please arrive a little early to pay for your rental at the marina window.
**If the weather is cold or if it is raining, we will cancel the boating and meet instead in the second floor lobby sitting area of the Polynesian, (next to the exit to the resort monorail platform) for pastries and the best coffee drinks at the World from the Kona Cafe Coffee Bar.
Host: Ginny Favers

Friday, December 10th, 2004
RADP Animal Kingdom Day

5th Annual Kilimanjaro Safaris Meet
9:30am @ Animal Kingdom
Join us for some early morning fun on the Savannah! Let's see how many jeeps we can fill and how many different animals we can spot! Gather outside the "Stand-by" Line of Kilimanjaro Safari by 9:15 am. We will enter the line promptly at 9:30! This is a MouseFest 2004 event.
Host: Deb Wills
Kilimanjaro Safari

Kali River Rapids
5th Annual Kali River Rapids Meet: Wet as You Wanna Be!
10:30am @ Animal Kingdom
We will meet at the entrance to the queue.
Host: MickeyMom

It's Tough To Be A Bug Meet
11:00am @ 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)

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 Ultimate Park Hopper and Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Park Hopper Plus pass or costs $18.05 for one night.

Saturday, December 11th, 2004
RADP Epcot Day

4th Annual Future World Morning Marathon
9:00 am @ Epcot Future World

Leg 1: Spaceship Earth Roulette
We will meet at the Epcot Tip Board (behind Spaceship Earth) prior to this leg. We plan to be getting in line for the ride at approximately 9:20 AM, so be at the tip board as close to 9:00 am as possible to make your scene choices. Spaceship Earth has been divided into 27 separate scenes. Choose the scene your hosts will be seated beside when the ride stops. The person choosing the correct scene will receive a Disney-related prize. Due to heightened interest in this meet, we will bring along an extra guess sheet to allow a total of 54 guesses, so there will possibly be two guesses for the winning scene and two prizes awarded. We will not take down any scene choices until we arrive at the tip board.
Hosts: Catherine and Lori

Leg 2: Test Track Drive-Thru
Once everyone gets through Spaceship Earth, the marathon will move over to Test Track where we will be joining the single riders line. If the single riders line is inoperable, we will either ride standby if time allows or pick up fastpasses for later use.

Leg 3: Ice Station Cool-Down
After Test Track, we will walk to Ice Station Cool (time permitting). If you wish, take the Beverly Chugging Challenge, a test of endurance and carbonation. Last person standing wins a prize.
Host: Lori

9th 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 2004 Big Meet Photo like the one below, please arrive during that time. 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 7 Big Meet Composite

2003 LIB Meet
LIB Meet and Certification Ceremony
12:30 PM at Epcot's International Gateway entrance
Immediately following the Big Meet, join the dauntless LIB inspectors as they award their annual certifications to male population.
Host: The Mighty Paragon

Campfire MiniMeeko V
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.
Co-Hosts: MickeyMom 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 Ultimate Park Hopper and Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Park Hopper Plus pass or costs $18.05 for one night.

Sunday, December 12th, 2004
RADP Magic Kingdom Day

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: $9.99/adult, $5.99/child (ages 3-11); drinks not included. Prices subject to change at Disney's whim.
Host: Randy Berbaum
Trail's End Breakfast

2003 Splash Meet
6th 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. RSVP is requested, but not mandatory.
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

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

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).
Co-Hosts: Catherine and Randy
Haunted Mansion

Buzz Lightyear Meet
3:00 pm @ Tomorrowland
Join us to go TO INFINITY AND BEYOND and destroy Evil Emperor Zurg with Buzz Lightyear and the gang. Meet at the Launching Pad, Buzz side. If the lines are too long, we may opt to get fastpasses and return OR get fastpasses and ride 2 times!!!
Host: MickeyMom

Stitch's Great Escape Meet
3:30 pm @ Tomorrowland (or immediately following the Buzz Lightyear meet if Buzz is running late)
Join us for our maiden voyage as we see for the first time as a group just what trouble Stitch has managed to get himself in this time. Meet in front of the Timekeeper entrance right across from the Stitch attraction.
Co-Hosts: Jan (Praline) and Ginny Favers

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm til Hoopla! @ Pleasure Island
Kungaloosh! You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Ultimate Park Hopper and Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Park Hopper Plus pass or costs $18.05 for one night.

Monday, December 13th, 2004
RADP Disney-MGM Studios Day

The 2004 WDW Great Race
8:00am to 8:30pm all over Walt Disney World!
Registration is now open for this exciting event. Last year's race was a classic and this year's promises to be more of the same. Cost is $30 per team through November 15th and $35 per team thereafter. Advance registration is required.
Hosts: Jeff/Tiggerfan & JenKatt

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
2003 ToT/RnR Meet

MuppetVision Meet
Jim Hensen's Muppet Vision 3-D Meet
10:45 am @ 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. Gangster apparel not required.
Host: Jack
GMR Meet

Fantasmic! Meet
5:45 pm @ MGM's Sunset Market
Meet at the Sunset Ranch Market, across the street from the entrance to amphitheater. We will then enter the theater as a group to find our seats. This timing is based on Disney's current park hours that have Fantasmic! running at 7:00 pm. If the time for Fantasmic! changes, meet at Sunset Ranch Market one hour and fifteen minutes prior to Fantasmic! show time.
Host: MickeyMom
Fantasmic! Meet

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.

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.
Co-Hosts: MickeyMom and Randy

Adventurer's Club Meet
9:00pm til Hoopla! @ Pleasure Island
Kungaloosh! Join us as we bid a fond farewell to another fun RADP meet. You will need admission to Pleasure Island which is included in the Ultimate Park Hopper and Premium Annual Pass or you can use one of the plus options from a Park Hopper Plus pass or costs $18.05 for one night.

Unable to join us for RADP-9?
Mark your calendars for the following ... Everyone is welcome!


Animal Kingdom photos, Muppet Vision, Fantasmic! and Jungle Cruise photos used by permission of Deb Wills and Deb Koma and http://allearsnet.com ©All rights reserved.

Thank you to Charlotte, Jenn, and Shawna who submitted their personal photos to use on this page.

Threespoons photo used by permission of Julie and http://fyabulous.com/radp007/ ©All rights reserved.

Our RADP-9 meet schedule page from 2003 can be viewed here.
Our RADP-X meet schedule page from 2005 can be viewed here.
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Last updated 11.07.04 at 8:00 pm by Jack