All About Indy Disney Meet
Below is info pertaining to the past 2018 Indy Disney Meet to give you an idea of what to expect next year.
We will update with 2019 info as it becomes available. Thank you.
This FREE*, super fun, Disney gathering is perfect for the whole family. Enjoy games, food, dole whips, crafts, displays, presentations and more. *Please consider making a small monetary donation or bringing a store bought food or covered dish with a full ingredients list for our pitch-in style buffet table.
Fundraising: We will raise funds for Give Kids the World through raffles, silent auctions, 50/50, direct donations and other fundraising activities.
We had such a blast filling the larger main halls of the Hamilton Co. Fairgrounds last year that we're going to do it again!!!
New for the 2018 Indy Disney Meet
Online bidding:We're going digital! But don't worry, you can still see all of the silent auction items in person just like in years past. Also new this year, you have an option to pay for shipping which means if you are unable to attend, you can still bid and win amazing Disney items all while benefitting GKTW. Be sure to check out the auction's webpage to see the items, register to bid, and make payments. For those of you at the Indy Disney Meet, see our silent auction volunteers for assistance and be sure to bring your cell phones or other digital devices for bidding. Those at the event can conveniently pay thru the auction site or with cash, check or charge card at the event. To register, view items, and bid CLICK HERE.
Lou Mongello: Lou is a speaker, coach, author, entrepreneur, Disney expert and host of WDW Radio with Lou Mongello.
Lou Mongello will bring his Disney expertise to our main stage this year.
Come listen and chat with him at the meet.
Roxy Darr: Singing sensation Roxy Darr will perform live on our MousePros Travel main stage. Roxy will dazzle Disney fans and families singing songs from popular Disney movies with her iconic princess voices.
VR Experience: Feel like you're soaring in a hot air balloon in an immersive virtual reality setting.
Win a Walt Disney World Vacation: This incredible vacation includes:
- 6 night/7 day Walt Disney World vacation for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 10).
- Accommodations at a DVC resort studio villa of the winners choice (subject to availability and holiday blackout dates apply).
- The standard Disney Dining Plan for the family of 4.
- 6 day base theme park tickets for the family of 4
- $100 Disney gift card
- Disney’s Magical Express round-trip transportation from MCO to your resort (if needed).
Tickets for your chance to win this dream vacation can only be purchased at the Indy Disney Meet for $20 each. You may purchase multiple tickets to increase your chances. You do not need to be present to win. Airfare is not included.
More Food: In addition to pitch-in food items, we will have Meijer fried chicken, deli sandwiches, wraps, veggie and fruit trays, Chick-fil-A nuggets, Papa John's Pizza, Perkins mini-muffins, chips and salsa from Aspen Creek, pasta dishes and breadsticks from BoomBozz Pizza, and other store bought items thanks to generous donations by each location and sponsor donors.
Presentations: This year we will have 2 main presenters in our new Studio A113 room. Guests can listen to Disney Insider, Jim Hill, during one presentation and author of The Wisdom of Walt and Beyond the Wisdom of Walt, Jeff Barnes, during the another. More guests will also present in Studio A113 throughout the day, so be sure to check in and see who has popped in.
Expo: We will once again have an expo area where guests can meet Disney podcasters, bloggers, vloggers, experts, authors, travel agents and more. Be sure to check it out for a chance to win an additional prize!
Raffle: Each guest will receive 1 FREE raffle ticket upon entry. Wear your mouse ear hats and receive 2 more FREE raffle tickets! Additional raffle tickets are only $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6, and 100% of the proceeds is donated to Give Kids the World Village.
Silent Auction: Our silent auction will close in multiple stages to allow you to bid on more items!!!
Kids' Activities: Our 2018 Kids' Hall will have lots of hands on activities, full sized Cinderella coach, selfie booth, toys, crafts, face painting, a DJ, presentations, character meet and greets, games and more. This Hall is for kids of ALL ages. Grown Ups, don't hesitate to join in the fun!
Princesses: Princesses from Once Upon a Princess will keep children entertained throughout the Meet with various activities. Guest will also have an opportunity to pose for pictures during a structured meet and greet time.
501st Legion: Members of the 501st Legion will once again make an appearance bringing characters from a galaxy far, far away! Guests can find their dark side and use the force while posing for pictures during structured meet and greet times.
R2-M5, Rusty: Everyone was excited to see the droid roaming the halls and delighting guests as he interacted with adults and children at previous Meets. We look forward to his return.
Podcasters and Vloggers: We will have a variety of local and nationally known podcasters and vloggers at the Meet. Some of those that will attend are Backside of Magic Podcast, Behind the Ears Podcast, Be Our Guest Podcast, Behind the Ears Podcast, Dis Explorers, Disney with Lisa, DubDeeDub Review Podcast, Give Kids the World, Happily Ever Disney, Jeff Barnes, Jim Hill, Kenny the Pirate, Lou Mongello, Man of the Mouse, Roxy Darr, The Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast, The Lemons Sisters, and many more.
Out of town guests:
2 room blocks for this year’s Indy Disney Meet have been set up. If you need room accommodations, we encourage you to book at our preferred hotels.
Hilton Garden Inn. Rooms are $139 plus tax per night. Click on the link below or you can call the hotel directly to book a room. Ask for room block Give Kids the World.
Fairfield Inn and Suites Indianapolis Fishers Rooms are $159 plus tax per night and breakfast is included. Use this link to book at Give Kids the World block rates https://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Give%20Kids%20the%20World%5Eindif%60gkwgkwa%7Cgkwgkwb%60159%60USD%60false%604%608%2F24%2F18%608%2F26%2F18%608%2F3%2F18&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
Check out our facebook page for updates for next year as well as other events throughout the year.
THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors:
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Online Donation Drive
We raised $43,000.00 at this year's Indy Disney Meet!!!!
If you were not able to make it to the Meet, and in advance of next year's event, please consider making a contribution online to help send children with life-threatening illnesses to Give Kids the World Village and the Central Florida theme parks.
You can make a secure, tax deductible donation via our My Event fundraising page here: https://myevent.com/mwfk2018
September 21, 2019 The 11th Annual Indy Disney Meet - more info coming soon
We're working on some additional FUNdraising events for in between Indy Disney Meets. Be sure to check back often and follow us on facebook for updates.