What is MouseFest?
MouseFest officially began in 2003 bringing Disney fans from around the world together. Since that time, hundreds of Disney fans from all over the world have participated in the annual MouseFest events. Nearly 200 folks cruised on the third annual MouseFest Cruise. In addition, more than 20 unofficial Disney web site representatives and unofficial WDW guidebook authors attended a variety of get-togethers throughout the week, most notably the huge MegaMouse Meet. More than 400 Disney-lovers stopped in at the MegaMouse Meet, visiting with the webmasters and authors they have read for years, as well as meeting up with others just like them from other Internet communities, many meeting in person for the first time friends they had made in cyberspace.
Members of the individual website communities descend upon WDW in droves for the event every December. For the fans out there, the MouseFest meets are free—just show up! This is especially true at the everyone-present-at-once meeting, the Mega Mouse Meet.
MouseFest is really an entire week of activities devided into "Cruise" and "Land" events. A good majority of folks do not take part in the cruise; they show up for the "Land" activities as their schedules permit. But most try to make the Mega Mouse Meet. All activities are free and open to everyone. Show up, meet folks, and just mingle. More details and online registration can be found at www.mousefest.org.
I will be attending this year's MouseFest "Land" events which are held at Walt Disney World on December 7-11. It will be my first trip to Walt Disney World. I'll be there to represent the "Bringing Disneyland Home Video Podcast" as well as the "Disney Podcast Network". I'm currenlty planning to attend 4 of the main meet & greets. Here is some info about the events:
This will be a gathering of all of your favorite Disney podcasters, where hosts can meet one another, and listeners can put faces to the voices that they enjoy so much. Plenty of live podcasts and recordings will take place, so here's your chance to be "On The Air"!
PodFest will be held at Disney-MGM Studios - Backlot Express on Friday, Dec. 8 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.
Window to the Magic Podcast "WhereInThePark? Live!" Meet
Join Paul Barrie and Patrick Hurd of The WindowtotheMagic Podcast (and a few other special guest podcasters) in a LIVE taping of the flagship "WhereInThePark?" audio game. Be there to experience the fun, and then download the show when you return home, and relive the magic once again. You've heard the game and played along... now be a part of podcasting history.
The Window to the Magic Meet will be held at Disney-MGM Studios - Backlot Express on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.
Mega Mouse Meet
Disney guidebook authors, web site founders, podcasters, and members of many Disney fan communities come together at one big gathering! Experience what MouseFest 2006 is all about -- cyberfriends from all over meeting for the first time! This is the perfect place to also put faces to the names you may already be familiar with through various Disney-related websites and guidebooks! Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Mega Mouse Meet will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm