Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Registration and hotel information

Registration is now open for Kazapalooza 2009! To register, send an email with Kazapalooza in the subject line to me, Gretchen, at bilbro (at)
I will then send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to me. This will enable us to secure the meeting place for our luncheon on Saturday and the Friday evening Meet and Greet.

The registration fee for this year has increased to $100 per family. This fee covers the cost of nametags, gift bags, meeting space for the entire weekend, and the meal on Friday night. Last year we just barely covered our costs. If there is any money left over from our organizing costs they will be paid directly to the charity. The registration fee is more than last year but the hotel rooms are cheaper, so really it works out about the same.

Fees may be paid by Paypal using the button on the sidebar or by check or money order sent to Gretchen. The address will be on the registration form.

Registration fees are NON-refundable. If you are a waiting family and travel during the event, we will make an exception and refund the fee. We are not responsible for hotel costs.

After registering you can secure your hotel room at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Room rates are as follows:

Single and double occupancy for a
Traditional room $149/night
Junior suite $239/night
Atrium view rooms are an additional $30.

This group rate is available for three nights prior to arrival and three nights after departure as space allows. Each additional person to a room is $20 for triple and quadruple occupancy with children under 12 being free when accompanied by their parents.

Please note there is a $15 resort fee charged to each room to cover several amenities per hotel policy.

Individual hotel reservations MUST be made by May 6, 2009 to qualify for this rate. Please call Opryland directly at 615-883-2211 and identify yourself as part of the Kazapalooza- Reunion with the group code of X-KAZA.

Transportation to and from the hotel is NOT included and will be each family’s responsibility. There are cabs, rental cars, and a shuttle service that require an additional charge. Nashville does not have a public rail system. Self parking is $18 a day, valet parking is $25 day plus tax.

We are so excited about the response we have received. We cannot wait to meet you all again, this time in Nashville! Our tentative schedule is to have a Meet and Greet Friday night with food supplied. Saturday we have a luncheon planned. The raffle will be at the luncheon. Donations for the raffle can be mailed to me or you can bring them to the event. Saturday afternoon is open then we can all meet up again for dinner at Opry Mills food court. I hope you all are excited as we are. It is going to be so much fun. This year we will have a room that can hold all of us and be a place to meet up and enjoy hanging out at the hotel. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to post a comment or send me an email. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Maegan and Tony Van Sant said...

We will be there! We cant wait to see all of you!

Susan said...

we will be there too! we are so excited to meet our blogger buddies...and I am so excited cuz NOW I HAVE MY KAZ KID TOOO!

Muriel and Jerry said...

We can't wait!!!!!!!