These mousefest events can be a lot of fun even if you've never been to one before

We've got a bunch of MouseFest 2008 news for you this week!

The Mega Mouse Meet, MouseFest's biggest single event, is moving to Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort Convention Center! That puts Saturday's big event even closer to the Park of the Day action at Epcot. We're also trying something new this year – we're starting Mega Mouse Meet earlier in the day so that there's more continuous time for other meets at Epcot, Saturday's park of the day. This is how the day looks:

Mega Mouse Meet – Saturday, December 13, 2008
10:00am-11:00am -- Mega Mouse Meet "Extra MouseFest Hour" for registered MouseFest attendees
11:00am – 1:00pm -- Mega Mouse Meet opens to all
1:00pm – park closing -- Epcot Park of the Day activities

We'd like to thank the folks at MEI Travel/MouseFan Travel for making this move to Yacht & Beach Club possible.

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Walt Disney World® Resort
December 11-14, 2008 - From $243* per night/plus tax

This year's MouseFest Mega Mouse Meet will be held at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort Convention Center, and MouseFest has arranged a special discounted guest room rate at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts! Stay at the heart of MouseFest action! Nestled along the shores of Crescent Lake, you're within walking distance of Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district, a leisurely stroll from Epcot®, and a short boat ride away from Disney's Hollywood Studios™.

Special Bonus: for all reservations of two or more nights, all registered guests in the room will receive FREE MouseFest registration** provided by the MouseFest organization.

Our special rate is available anytime between Thursday, December 11h through Sunday, December 14 subject to availability (when they're gone, they're gone!). Pay $243/night plus 12.5% tax for a "run-of-house" room (Standard View or better based on availability) at these deluxe resorts. Pre/post nights and other room categories may be offered/available at a comparable discount. To qualify for this rate, reservations must be made by Friday Oct 31, 2008.

Payments info: a deposit of 1 night room & tax will be required to secure your reservation. Final balance is due by 10/31/08. Due to contract obligations for the Mega Mouse Meet venue, cancellation after final payment up to 8 days prior will result in loss of deposit. Cancellation 7 days or less and no shows will not be eligible for a refund.

To qualify for this rate please call: 407.938.4868 - ask for the "Mega Meet Group"

Mouse Fan Travel® clients may reserve this offer through their Vacation Planner to ensure they receive the additional package amenities.

Any questions about this offer or about making reservations please e-mail:

MouseFest would like to thank MEI & Mouse Fan Travel® for making the arrangements for this room offer!

*Rates are per night plus 12.5% tax for a run of house category and are subject to availability. Special cancellation policies and other restrictions may apply. Ask about customizing the dates and options for your needs and/or adding theme park admission to your package. Offer can be modified or withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply. Unfortunately, Air and/or dining plans cannot be added to these special land package contract rates.

**Free MouseFest registration is provided by the MouseFest organization and guest will be contacted by MouseFest with further information.

As to Disney artwork/properties: ©Disney

Last year's voluntary registration program was a big success! Nearly 800 MouseFest attendees helped underwrite MouseFest's costs, and in return received a variety of valuable benefits. A personalized MouseFest ID, MouseFest lanyard and ID holder, a limited edition MouseFest cloisonné pin, and a printed copy of the 64-page MouseFest Pocket Guide to all MouseFest events were mailed in advance to all registered attendees, so they could get right down to the MouseFest fun as soon as they arrived at MouseFest. Registered Attendees could also attend "Extra MouseFest Hour" at the Mega Mouse Meet, a preview of the event that included light refreshments, and they also received special discount offers from several MouseFest sponsors. Altogether, not bad for $15/person (even less for families and groups traveling together).

For 2008, we expect to open registration about a month earlier than last year – sometime around August 1. Keep your eyes open for the next edition of this newsletter, and it never hurts to pay a visit to the MouseFest web site – !

Last year, nearly 50 online communities, web sites, authors, podcasts, bloggers, and businesses were part of MouseFest! If you or your organization is interested in playing a part in MouseFest 2008, the 2008 Participation Programs are ready and waiting for you. If you've already contacted us, you'll be receiving your Participation e-mail very soon, and if you haven't contacted us yet, you can drop a line to MouseFest Chairman Dave Marx The more, the merrier!

As always, is the official website of MouseFest. Please visit often for updated information and schedules as we count down to MouseFest. (Site updates reflecting announcements in this newsletter will be made within the next few days -- please bear with us!)

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