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PassPorter Reader Gathering & MouseFest 2004
(Updated 12/2/2004)

Join PassPorter authors Jennifer and Dave, PassPorter Message Board Guides, WDWIG/All Ears Net's Deb Wills, and fellow readers aboard the Disney Wonder and at Walt Disney World for a week of Disney fun!

It's almost MouseFest time! See you there!

What: PassPorter Gathering 2004 and MouseFest 2004 -- a variety of casual events for fun, socializing, and celebrating the holidays. The PassPorter Gathering is a proud part of MouseFest 2004, which also includes other Disney fan groups like All Ears Net.
12/5-12/9 (cruise) & 12/9-12/13 (WDW)
Where: Aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship and all around the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Jennifer, Dave, and Deb
Who: Jennifer and Dave will be there along with Deb Wills, the folks from, and many, many more -- everyone reading this page is invited! There are no limits on the number of folks who can join us for our events, though some events have prerequisites or require that you purchase tickets. To find out who's going to so far, check our list of
Who's Going?
How: As part of MouseFest 2004, travel arrangements can be made at excellent prices through For more information on booking your vacation through, click here to visit Of course, you're welcome to make your own arrangements or use another travel agent and join us at any and all public meets!

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Here are our events so far:

Tip: There is currently one very special event planned -- a private dinner party at the Adventurers Club! This is exclusive to clients who book the "4-Night Adventurers Package" (land portion) of their MouseFest vacation through For more details, visit

Cruise Itinerary To Date (MouseFest 2004):
Sunday, 12/5 -
Board the Disney Wonder in Port Canaveral and set off to the Caribbean.

Port Canaveral Meet and Greet - Deb Wills and Dave Marx will be at the cruise terminal's coffee shop from 10:30 - 11:30am prior to boarding the Disney Wonder to meet all MouseFest Cruisers!

MouseFest Cruisers On-Board Hospitality Desk - clients will have a check-in area to pick up credentials and other information regarding the cruise! 1 pm 3:30 pm Studio Sea (Deck 4 Midship)

Bon Voyage Sail Away Party! We'll meet on Deck 10 after the Mandatory Safety Drill (midship left side) for the festive Disney Wonder Sail Away Party! Come meet everyone who is cruising together for this 4 night sailing to the Bahamas! This party is lots of fun filled with music, characters and your fellow cruisers! Bring your bubbles! Your Hosts: Deb Wills, Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx; Open to Everyone!

Monday, 12/6 - The Disney Wonder sails to Nassau (Bahamas).

Sunrise Walk - Join Deb Wills for an early morning walk around the ship. Meet at 7:15am at the 24-hour beverage station on Deck 9 Aft. We'll go up to Deck 10 for a couple laps around the ship. Any and all speeds welcome :) By all means, bring your coffee - why do you think we're meeting at the coffee station! Open to Everyone!

'Round Nassau Town Walking Tour - Are you curious about Nassau but not sure about venturing forth alone? Join Passporter's Dave Marx on his own walking tour of the port area. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for a few steps and hills. You'll be back in time for lunch! Meet at 10:00 am, meet outside Walt Disney Theater (deck 4 forward); Open to Everyone!

Tuesday, 12/7 - Our day at sea!

Adult Only Meet at WaveBands in Route 66 Meet - Tuesday, December 7th - Jennifer and Dave host this gathering at the 70's Disco Party! Come dressed in 70's attire (if you dare :) 10:00 pm, Wavebands (deck 3 foward); Open to Everyone!

Wednesday, 12/8 - We sail to Castaway Cay!

Celebrity Breakfast - Wednesday, December 8th - Jennifer Watson, Dave Marx and Deb Wills host a relaxing breakfast at Parrot Cay at 9:00am. Meet outside Parrot Cay at 8:45 am. We'll all gather and then get seated promptly at 9:00am; Open to Everyone!

Hidden Mickey Hunt - Wednesday, December 8th 4:00pm -- hosted by Hidden Mickey author Steve Barrett. Meet outside the main entrance of Triton's Restaurant for the Disney Wonder Hidden Mickey hunt.

Walt Disney World Itinerary To Date (PassPorter-specific events):
Among the MANY events that fall under the MouseFest 2004 banner, here are those being hosted by PassPorter:
Thursday, 12/9 - Hey kids! Join us at 4:00 pm at Norway (Epcot) for "Allie and Alexander's Viking Cruise" -- okay, it's just a fancy name for an excuse to play on the big Viking ship, but this is also a great chance to meet our kids and us in an informal setting. We'll be there until 5:00 pm so stop by anytime between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
Friday, 12/10 - Join Jennifer, Dave, Allie, and Alexander for lunch at Pizzafari at the Animal Kingdom (12:30 pm). Look for us in the back room and enjoy a leisurely lunch with us -- we may have a little fun with some trivia questions and giveaways, too! Afterwards, stay for the MousyMindbogglers Meet! This is also the evening of the private IllumiNations Dessert Party (tickets are part of the packages.)
Saturday, 12/11 - A day at Epcot, with current plans including the MegaMouse Meet at 1-3 pm for all MouseFest 2004 groups. This is also the day of the private Adventurers Club Event at Pleasure Island (tickets are part of the packages.)
Sunday, 12/12 - A day at Magic Kingdom! We're hosting one of our famous treasure hunts today in Tomorrowland from 1:00-4:00 pm for all skill levels and ages (best for adults and kids 7+). Register by 12/1 for the chance to compete, get a PassHolder Pouch, and win prizes. Registration is now closed, but you may visit our information page.
Monday, 12/13 - All good things must end -- we may have a final event or two today. And for those that stay beyond Monday, you're welcome to plan events for others who are also still at Walt Disney World! We will post them here.

Note: There are also MouseFest private parties at Walt Disney World hosted by us, Deb Wills, and the folks from for those that book their trip through

Discuss the Gathering with other readers who are going in the boards!

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Updated 01/31/06


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