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Old 03-05-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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GKTW Event: Indianapolis Disney Meet, Sept. 7 - 6th Annual - All Welcome

Hi Everyone,

In 2012 we held our 5th annual Indianapolis Disney meet. Approximately 180 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/showthread.php?t=2889133

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

Our 6th Year!
This will be our 6th 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 almost $13,000 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 5th 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! We'll have more specific information the closer we get to Labor Day weekend.

Between now and September 7th 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 after on Saturday, September 7th 2013

Indianapolis Disney Meet Information
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2013
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=No...&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

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. If we have enough demand for hotel rooms I'll reserve a block specifically for our meet.

Airport Information
The Indianapolis Internation 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: (Looking for Adult Voluntears)
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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Old 03-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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I really REALLY will be there this year. I promise!
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Thinking about going......Its only a 3 and a half hour drive for me.
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Every year I tell myself we are going to go and something comes up. Hopefully this year!
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I had such a great time in 2012 that I hope I can go again this year!
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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I would love to go !

Since I am local I will bring whatever the organizers need.

I also have access to a promo-store ( owned by the company I work for ) and could bring us personalized huggies/gifts/cups/keepsakes if that would be better.

Just let me know!
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I could also help with the door prizes too.

I could contact some race teams and drivers ( Chip Ganassi especially ) for donations for the giveaways if you want. Also, a past Colts player or two.

I will shut up now and stop being so eager.
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Talking Looking Forward to this Event

Just learned about this event and very excited, I can't wait for Sept. to attend. Please let me know if your group needs any help. Thanks
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I'm considering coming. It would be my first dis meet. I doubt my husband would be able to come (which is why I haven't come in the past), and I lurk on the boards, so I don't really know anyone. I don't want to feel uncomfortable (just call me Shaun.)

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #10
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I'm considering coming. It would be my first dis meet. I doubt my husband would be able to come (which is why I haven't come in the past), and I lurk on the boards, so I don't really know anyone. I don't want to feel uncomfortable (just call me Shaun.)

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I dont know anyone either never been to a meet lurk all the time. We can hang out together

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My husband just said we can go I will be all things Disney and hes hanging out with his daughter .....Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Looking forward to seeing you and your family there! It's going to be an awesome time.
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Just a reminder....Our GKTW Disney Meet is a pitch-in format meaning we ask that if you plan on attending please bring a food item to share. We don't charge an admission. All we ask is that you bring food to share.
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I am very excited about attending for the first time ever! IS there a fee or do I have to register? Or do I just show up? Can't wait!
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I am very excited about attending for the first time ever! IS there a fee or do I have to register? Or do I just show up? Can't wait!
Hi - The event is free to attend. All we ask is that you bring a food item to share. There's no need to register as we'll have plenty of space. Looking forward to seeing you there.
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