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Thursday, June 26, 2014

7th annual Indianapolis Disney Meet benefitting Give Kids the World. Everyone Welcome

Date: Saturday, September 6th 2014
Time: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - O.V. Winks Building
2003 Pleasant St
Noblesville, IN 46060-3627
Facility Information
Directions to the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

For the past 6 years Indy Disney Meet has organized an annual gathering of Disney fans. Each year people from all over the country gather to enjoy a day of Disney chatting, games, food, pin and vinylmation trading, prizes, kids' activities and more. 

Indy Disney Meet will also be raising money for Give Kids the World Village of Central Florida thru games, raffles, and other activities. 

The event is FREE to anyone wanting to attend. They do ask that you bring a pitch-in dish. You can contact the event organizers to let them know that you will be attending and bringing a dish, so they don't end up with 100 seven-layer dips. You may contact them through their facebook page HERE

To learn more about the event and get updates please CLICK HERE.

If you are traveling from out of town, Indy Disney Meet has arranged for a great deal at a local Cambria Suites. 
Here is the info from the Indianapolis Disney Meet information page.
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. Rooms are available for $119 plus tax per night for King Suites and $129 plus tax per nigh for Double Queen Suites. Prices include a breakfast buffet each morning for up to 4 guests in your room. Ask for room block Give Kids the World when booking. 

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. 

I personally recommend the Drury Inn and Suites Northeast in Indianapolis (There are 2 Drurys in Indianapolis, but only this one has a pool and suites.) 8180 N Shadeland Ave - Indianapolis, IN, 46250 - P: 317-849-8900 F: 1-888-892-5084

I live in the area and go to this hotel with my family just for the fun of it. They offer GREAT rates, a fun indoor/outdoor pool, are kid and pet friendly, super nice staff and a bunch of freebies. The breakfast is a large buffet as is the evening kickstart which also includes 3 FREE "adult" per guest(21+) per night.

There is always an esaver code to save on your Drury stay too. You can find the code HERE. 

Here are just a few of my favorite things offered by Drury. 
  • Free Hot QUIKSTART® Breakfast
  • Free 5:30 Kickback® - Hot Food & Cold Beverages
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Free 60 Minutes of Long Distance
  • Free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm)
  • Free Local Phone Calls
  • HBO, Our Exclusive Premium Movie Channel
  • CNN, ESPN, Weather Channel & More
  • Flat Panel LCD TVs in every room
  • Free Parking
  • Free In-room Coffee Service
  • 2-Room Suites Available
  • 24 Hour Business Center
  • All Rooms with Microwaves & Refrigerators
  • 24 Hour Fitness Center
I hope to see many of you there! It's sure to be a fun and magical day. 

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New Frozen events, characters, activities and more coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios for Summer!!!!

This event has been extended to September 28th.
Note: The "frozen" Fireworks Spectacular will only take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after September 5th.

Looks like Olaf will finally get to enjoy Summer. He, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff will be making appearances in Hollywood Studios begining July 5th and running through September 28th. 
Here are the highlights of the new Frozen fun from the Disney Parks Blog:
  • Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
  • Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
  • For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
  • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
  • “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
  • “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”

I'm really hoping this is just the beginning of more Frozen experience and character meet. This should also help with the insane traffic and wait times for Anna and Elsa in Magic Kingdom and spread crowds across the parks.

You can know book a Premium Package for this event. The Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package, is available daily July 5 – September 1, 2014 (not available August 23). Packages for the newer dates will be announced soon. Call with Disney to see if they are available.

Guests who book the package will check in at Min and Bills Dockside Diner starting at 10:30 a.m., then enjoy refreshments and reserved viewing for Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession at 11:00 a.m. Later on, they’ll experience reserved seating at one showing of For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, which takes place between 12:30-7 p.m. The evening will end from 8:30 – 10PM with an exclusive dessert party in a reserved area for viewing of the nighttime Frozen fireworks spectacular. (Note: Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession and the dessert party offers a reserved viewing area, no seating is available. Wheelchairs and ECVs will be accommodated).

Packages cost $69 for adults and $34 for children (including tax and gratuity). Discounts do not apply. Park admission is required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Book this package now by calling 407-939-1939.

(Note: Guests will receive a credential for identification during the Royal Welcome procession viewing. If you are not able to attend the Royal Welcome procession viewing, please visit Guest Relations to check-in between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. and select a show time for the sing-along celebration. After 8 p.m., please check-in at Min and Bill’s. Credential identification is non-transferrable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.)

Please note: There will be no fast passes for any of the events. Characters will be making appearances, but NOT doing character meets/autograph sessions. 

Photo from Disney Parks Blog

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