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  • [Chat] How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

    Now I havent done any research on the promotion except for the fact that if you volunteer one day at a participating organization you will get a free day at any disney park...for some reason I dont get a good feeling about this. I have a feeling that people are going to scam the system in some way. I do like the idea of the volunteering though. Any thoughts?

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    Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

    Hopefully it will be successful
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    • #3
      Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

      I'm love/hating it. I don't like the idea that it's volunteer work even though we're being rewarded, but I do like how you don't need to just show up to Disneyland on your birthday and get in for free. Some people really do get turned off at the word "work", even if it's for a good cause and you get into a Disney Park for free. We'll just have to see.

      My mom and I are planning on donating our tickets though.

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      • #4
        Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

        I don't think it will pull in the crowds like the bday promotion, because people will actually have to do something for the ticket.

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          Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

          Don't forget, said the offer ends once they reach somewhere around 1 million participants, which has now been worded into

          The program begins January 1, 2010 and continues until tickets are distributed or December 15, 2010, whichever occurs first.
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            Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

            Does it have to be specific charities? Is there a list of what is accepted for volunteering?
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              Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

              Originally posted by HiddenMickeyBook View Post
              Does it have to be specific charities? Is there a list of what is accepted for volunteering?
              Does it have to be specific charities?
              YES.. This my understanding!

              Is there a list of what is accepted for volunteering?
              I have read list once from somewere
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              or maybe pic of junkmail I got from Disney!
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                Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                Originally posted by HiddenMickeyBook View Post
                Does it have to be specific charities? Is there a list of what is accepted for volunteering?
                Here's the fine print from the official website:

                You must sign up through this site to volunteer and complete your service at an eligible volunteer opportunity in the fifty US states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Canada to receive a ticket. Ticket quantities for this program are limited. You must be at least 18 to sign up. Children must be at least 6 to participate in the program.

                Program begins January 1, 2010 and continues until tickets are distributed or until December 15, 2010, whichever occurs first.
                You may only sign up a maximum of 8 members of your household.
                Also here is the link to the full Terms & Conditions:

                FAQs | Give A Day Get A Disney Day | What Will You Celebrate? | Disney Parks

                So it looks like you have to select from their participating charities which means that slims the chances of the typical court ordered community service scams that everyone and their moms (literally) do to get one over on the system. I also like that there is a cap on how many people can participate.

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                • #9
                  Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                  Originally posted by hurricanefreak View Post
                  Hopefully it will be successful
                  I not big on Disney Parks promo's.....
                  I was one never for Bithday deal.......

                  But This one Iam for.......!

                  So I agread with you whole hearty!
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                  • #10
                    Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                    I am not liking this idea. For example: if it is painting (the most common example on TV ads), I really wonder how good of a quality job these "voluntears" are going to do.

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                      Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                      Originally posted by Walt Jr. View Post
                      Don't forget, said the offer ends once they reach somewhere around 1 million participants, which has now been worded into
                      There will only be 1 million tickets? Well, it's obvious that they aren't looking to boost attendance very much there. With the birthday promotion, they probably had the potential of at least 5 million (give or take, based on AP's, multiple visits, etc,) out of the 14 million or so that visit the park annually.

                      So, while they will be reaping kudos and great PR for the volunteer aspect, it probably won't be costing them much. Though it will probably take a year to run through the tickets due to the previously mentioned "work" aspect.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                        Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
                        I don't think it will pull in the crowds like the bday promotion, because people will actually have to do something for the ticket.








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                        Now it will take a little work to "earn" their entrance to the Park.

                        No more just waking up fat, dumb and happy and deciding to go to the Park for the day...

                        I like that part! :thumbup: :lol:

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                        • #13
                          Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                          Originally posted by Goover View Post
                          I am not liking this idea. For example: if it is painting (the most common example on TV ads), I really wonder how good of a quality job these "voluntears" are going to do.








                          And just wait for select "voluntears" to get injured while performing their task and then blame Disney for their injury!

                          Don't think that it won't happen...

                          The scammers will be coming out of the woodwork! And so will the contingency lawyers!!!

                          Nice thought Disney, but bad idea...

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                          • #14
                            Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                            What I worry about is people wanting to avoid missing the deadline (of all the tickets being distributed) They only volunteer in January to get the relatively free ticket and as a result the groups being supported or whatnot by disney are going to have a bottleneck type thing going. An overload of people who want to help (but need motivation) for a couple months and then no one...

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                              Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                              Originally posted by PirateMickey View Post
                              And just wait for select "voluntears" to get injured while performing their task and then blame Disney for their injury!

                              Don't think that it won't happen...

                              The scammers will be coming out of the woodwork! And so will the contingency lawyers!!!

                              Nice thought Disney, but bad idea...
                              I would think they would have to sign a waiver.

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                                Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                                Does anyone have an advance list of the participating volunteer organizations? I get the feeling that Disney will place you based on your occupation. To make things short I would say that white collar workers will probably hand out food & goods to low income families or work in food lines while blue collar workers might help out in more of a Habitat for Humanity type environment where construction is involved. This may even end up being a selective candidate process depending on how many people initially register for this program.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                                  Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
                                  I would think they would have to sign a waiver.







                                  "Waivers" are for the same folks that think the baggage check areas actually accomplish something.

                                  Any first year shyster, I mean lawyer, can have any waiver that Disney might come up with tossed out in a heart-beat.

                                  It's been done before...

                                  Again, sad to say...

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                                    NOTE: MAJOR Edit in the last 20 minutes

                                    OK, lets look at the major differences between the 2 programs.

                                    Birthday, HAD to show up on the exact day of Birth, which limited a lot of folks (weekdays, out of town, etc.). Also, the program was eligible for anyone in the world.

                                    Volunteer, Have to be a resident of the US or Canada. Can participate in the Volunteer Program near where you live prior to your visit. You can have your entire family participate (6 years or older). So EVERYONE gets the same day free if you plan it right, unlike the one person (in most cases) BD offer (and everyone else pays). Have to spend between 6 and 8 hours at an authorized volunteer site, and the rules state they will check attendance both at the beginning and the end.

                                    Based on what I have heard (unofficially), the Disney Free Birthday tickets (total between WDW and DLR) will be between 1.5 to 2 million giveaways by the end of the promo (including AP and others who got alternative gifts).

                                    Disney has recently updated its site, and here is the GOOD NEWS...

                                    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/dis...onditions-FAQs


                                    May I upgrade my free one day ticket to an Annual Pass or multi-day ticket?

                                    Yes, you may upgrade the free ticket to another ticket type of greater value. However, the Guest is responsible for the incremental cost and the new ticket may only be used by the Guest.
                                    My AP expires in March, so I can just let my old AP expire, and on my next visit, taking my e-mail from Disney that proves that I did complete my Volunteer Day. (So I would register and try and complete the project I chose by February). Then when I get to the Main Ticket Booths, get my Free ticket (currently worth $72) and use it to-wards a "New" AP... $72 beats a $20 renewal discount! (This might not work for everyone, you have to do it the date of redemption, and Disney is claiming to need 2 weeks to process the info after the day of volunteer work), So those in early January and late December won't be able to take advantage of this offer, but for most AP holders, it is a great way to save some money, plus helps folks out!

                                    Disney is claiming only the first 1 million who complete the program and claim their ticket (by showing up at DLR or WDW ticket windows) will get a free ticket. But my guess, they will expand the program if needed.

                                    My guess, when all is said and done, there will be about as many free admissions from the BD offer as the Volunteer offer.
                                    Last edited by Darkbeer; 12-28-2009, 07:29 PM. Reason: Updating the fact Disney will allow upgrades per their FAQ's
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                                      Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                                      Originally posted by PirateMickey View Post
                                      "Waivers" are for the same folks that think the baggage check areas actually accomplish something.

                                      Any first year shyster, I mean lawyer, can have any waiver that Disney might come up with tossed out in a heart-beat.

                                      It's been done before...

                                      Again, sad to say...

                                      I guess that makes sense. I had to sign waivers on dive boats and my instructor told me they didn't mean anything.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: How do you think the "Give a day" promo will go?

                                        Originally posted by WestsideCM99 View Post
                                        Does anyone have an advance list of the participating volunteer organizations? I get the feeling that Disney will place you based on your occupation. To make things short I would say that white collar workers will probably hand out food & goods to low income families or work in food lines while blue collar workers might help out in more of a Habitat for Humanity type environment where construction is involved. This may even end up being a selective candidate process depending on how many people initially register for this program.
                                        Sorry, but that is wrong, you get to pick YOUR choice from the list provided...

                                        Let me share some points from the FAQ section of the official site, which address the point above, and a couple other major points...

                                        FAQs | Give A Day Get A Disney Day | What Will You Celebrate? | Disney Parks

                                        Note, selected segments only.


                                        Eligible volunteer opportunities are located in the United States, including Puerto Rico, or Canada only and you must have a residence in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada to sign up.

                                        You must be at least 18 years of age to sign up, and you may sign-up up to a maximum of 8 additional members of your same household. Children must be at least 6 years of age to volunteer under this program and receive a theme park ticket. Children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when volunteering. Other age restrictions may apply to certain eligible volunteer opportunities.

                                        Volunteer service must be verified

                                        The theme park tickets distributed under this Program will not be valid for use on the following dates:
                                        • For Walt Disney WorldDisneyland
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