WDW Gumball Rally AND MiceChat Orlando Invasion October '08
Note: Rally and Invasion Merchandise has been added to our store - MiceChat Rally Store
Have you always wanted to visit Walt Disney World with the MiceChatters? Now's your chance. We've planned our third annual Orlando invasion for this Fall, including lots of fun events during our stay this October.
MiceChat Gumball Rally - October 18
Sip and Nibble through the Food and Wine Festival - October 19
4 parks 1 day! The WDW Gumball Rally is fun and challenging contest which will take you around the world in ways you never expected. The folks who brought you the world famous MiceChat Disneyland Gumball Rally have teamed up with quest master Kevin Yee, author of 101 Things You Never Knew About Walt Disney World
, to deliver our best event yet. While we can't give away all the surprises, we can tell you that we'll give you a list of attractions to complete in the 4 parks, the team that earns the most points within the time allowed wins. The Rally was designed to be fun for everyone, whether or not you've ever visited WDW before. Teams may consist of 2, 3, or 4 members each. If you are traveling alone and would like to find a team, please let us know, the MiceChatters are sure to come through for you. Find out more about the Gumball Rally HERE
Illuminations Dessert Party - October 19
Famous MiceChatters, Rixter and Mickeymaxx, are planning their 2nd annual "Sip and Nibble Around The World" - a fun and filling event where we slowly eat and drink our way around Epcot's World Showcase during the Food and Wine Festival. It is the perfect relaxing counterpoint to the previous day's Gumball Rally. More information about the Sip and Nibble HERE
MiceChat Orlando Invasion - Dates and Hotels Flexible!
Join us for a special viewing of Illuminations on the evening of the Sip and Nibble. We'll have an exclusive location in World Showcase reserved for this event where we can socialize and gorge ourselves on fancy treats while waiting for Epcot's wonderful Illuminations to begin. If you book your trip through Magical Travel, this event is included. But anyone can purchase a ticket by contacting Magical Travel and letting them know that you'd like to join the MiceChat Illuminations Dessert Party. If you are booking your own travel and would like to buy a Dessert Party ticket, please CLICK HERE
(remember, you only need to buy a ticket if you DIDN'T book through Magical Travel).
Important links for the MiceChat Orlando Invasion 2008 and WDW Gumball Rally:
The travel dates are flexible so you can stay as many or few days as you would like. We are also offering two levels of hotels - a budget (the All Star Resort) and a moderate (the Coronado Springs). Many of the chatters are planning to arrive on or before Wednesday October 15 and depart on or after October 22nd
. There will be lots of little meets and events planned throughout the trip. Dates are flexible one way or the other, just be sure to be in Orlando for the weekend of the 18th and 19th for the Gumball Rally, Sip and Nibble, and Illuminations Dessert Party! Rates HERE, Request travel assistance HERE
- For more information about the Gumball Rally, please CLICK HERE
- For information about the Sip and Nibble at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, please CLICK HERE
- For hotel and ticket pricing from Magical Travel, please CLICK HERE
- To request a quote or get additional information from Magical Travel, please fill out a request form HERE
UPDATED 10-13-08 - The Animal Kingdom Plans have changed slightly to accommodate lunch for 30 at Tusker House)
Here's a reminder about the events for our trip:
First, it is not too late to join us on the trip if you haven't already made plans. Magical Travel is standing by to help you: 2008 Walt Disney World Gumball Rally
Also, please don't forget to sign up for our Gumball Rally. Kevin Yee and the MiceChat Crew have put together a fun and unique event that anyone can compete in and everyone will love - but we need your help to get all the teams registered as soon as possible. If cost is an issue, please contact Dusty right away - we have options for you. The sign up page is available HERE
Our SIP and NIBBLE on the 19 is followed by an exclusive MiceChat Dessert Party viewing of Illuminations (in the lagoon overlook area of China) - however, you'll need to have a ticket to attend the dessert party, please purchase your ticket HERE
And we have several smaller meets planned. Due to the fact that everyone is on different schedules and has different things that they'd like to see and do during the week, the meets listed below are intended to be short but social in nature - a chance for you to connect with other MiceChatters and make additional plans. Now is the right time to start reaching out to your fellow MiceChatters to coordinate your schedules and make meal plans.
Official Meet Schedule:
Oct 17th - Animal Kingdom - Meet at 12:30 at the little courtyard across from the Tusker House and next to the bathrooms followed by lunch at Tusker House and then an exploration of some of the animal trails. It will be a wild adventure. We'll pick up some fast passes along the way.
18th - Gumball Rally Day - 9:30 am -
We'll check in and prepare the teams at the Electric Umbrella Restaurant at Epcot (we'll try to meet inside in the round room that overlooks the fountain - but if the inside is locked we'll use the covered patio outside). Your finish destination will be given to you on game day. The event will finish between 8 and 9pm (we don't want to give away too much right now)
19th (Day) - Epcot - Sip and Nibble Day - 10:30 am - Electric Umbrella Restaurant at Epcot (we'll try to meet inside in the round room that overlooks the fountain - but if the inside is locked we'll be on the covered patio outside).
19th (Night) - Epcot - Dessert Party and Illuminations Viewing - 8:15 pm - China Overlook of the World Showcase Lagoon (The actual event is 8:30 to 9:30 but we'll hand out the wrist bands at 8:15 and chat until they let us into the area)
20th - Magic Kingdom Day - Extra Magic MiceChat Madness - 7:45 PM meet at the Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station (just off of Main Street) - we'll watch Spectromagic parade, which starts at 8pm, from the Noodle Station - then we'll head off to enjoy the park at night! If you aren't staying at a WDW resort, please speak with Dusty.
21st - Hollywood Studios - 11 am - Drop in and SCREAM like a MiceChatter. meet at Sunset Ranch Market. At 11:15, we'll head to Tower of Terror for fastpasses and then have lunch at the ABC Commissary. After lunch, we'll play it by ear until it is time for us to drop into the 5th dimension.
And that's our official schedule. But please feel free to make your own plans, attend the meets and events that work for you, or even host meets of your own on days or times that are not covered above.
We are VERY excited to see you all!
If you have any trouble during the trip and/or need help with the schedule or finding other MiceChatters, please add the MiceChat hotline number to your phone directory: (please check your PMs or contact Dusty for this number)
I'll do my best to answer the phone during the trip. If you'd like me to have your number as well, please PM it to me and I'll be happy to call you if plans change or someone is trying to get in touch with you.