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    Well after spending a great weekend at the park and meeting some great people from MiceChat, are time was limited until we had to return to the heat. Monday was going to be a half day and we would head out right after noon. So around 11 we headed over to check out Jedi Academy. Upon leaving we notice that the TomorrowLanding was now open.



    Mostly hats and Jedi stuff, but I'm sure that will change with Nemo.

    My girls were getting hungry, so we were going to quickly grab them something over at Redd's. It was about 11:30 and not busy yet. When we walked in, we were greeted by a CM that asked us if we had heard of the "Year of a Million Dreams?" She told us that we had been selected to receive sit down service at Redd's. We were taken to table that had a table cloth and reserved sign and were handed menus. The menu was still the same, just instead of being buffeteria style, we were served as though it was an actual restauraunt. Drink orders taken and fulfilled, then meal orders taken and finally asked if we wanted dessert. (Sorry, the pictures of the table and food is on my wife's camers. I'll post later.)

    So, after this dream was to have a sit-down experience in what was other than that a fast grab place. Interesting concept, not sure how well it is going to go over with people. I was happy, because I would be able to share with everyone the experience and get to see first hand one of the dreams. However, if I was there under my original idea of grabbing the kids something quick and moving on, I would have probably felt pressure to order things that I didn't want. Oh and for those of you wanting to know, yes, we still had to pay for our meal.

    There was a nice surprise though at the end. Right before we were presented our bill, our server brought us out some goodies. First we were presented with a copy of the menu that had been signed by all the CM's that were working at Redd's.




    Next we were given buttons to wear.



    My guess was the reason for us to wear the pins was so that we became marked and other dream givers would know to shy clear of us. If we had won ears or the fast passes, we would already be marked. And the final gift were these pins.



    I'm not into the pin trading scene, so I'm not sure if these are unique or a pin that is (or will be) available.

    So, it was an interesting experience. Definately something different.
    Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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    Sounds really cool but I'm still bummed this dreams thing will only happen to families.

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    • #3
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      That's great! When you say that the dream was sit down service, I'm assuming that they also paid for the meal, right?

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      • #4
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        Thats pretty neat!
        "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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          Thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to see the rest of the reports on the different experiences.
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          • #6
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            I think that would be a great experience. I always wished there were more table service locations like at the Magic Kingdom. I think the menu is a pretty cool souvineer. It really shows that people care.
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
              That's great! When you say that the dream was sit down service, I'm assuming that they also paid for the meal, right?
              Yes, exactly, the dream was the experience and service not a free meal. However, they did honor free drink refills, which if I'm not mistaken is not an option at Redds.

              And yes EagleWings you are probably right. I had to take my girls to the bathroom so my wife chatted with the server while we were gone. She asked her how we were choosen and the answer was quite simply, "I was to give out a dream and you looked like a nice family." So is there room for bias and non-random giving, I would have to say yes.
              Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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                Originally posted by EagleWings View Post
                Sounds really cool but I'm still bummed this dreams thing will only happen to families.
                Gosh, it just started. You don't know this for sure. What is there to be bummed about?


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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Earkid View Post
                  Gosh, it just started. You don't know this for sure. What is there to be bummed about?
                  Yep, our situation was a sit down meal, so I can understand the pick a family (or at least group) instead of just a single person walking in. However, for the ears, fastpasses, etc. this probably doesn't hold true. Like you said, it just started. Heck, the server even told us this was only the second time they had done this and weren't really sure exactly what or how they should handle everything.
                  Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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                    So it was all random?

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by barfownz View Post
                      So it was all random?
                      If youve been reading some of the other dreams that have been experienced (such as sadokos where they got to watch fantasmic from a special spot..even if it wasnt that great) they were all approached at random. It doesnt come off well if you go up to people saying "wheres my prize"
                      "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                      • #12
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                        I think that is fun! A chance to feel special and unique. I think that is part of the Disney Magic - feeling like you are important and special in the large crowd. It's nothing huge, but still something special. Yay. Hope you enjoyed your Dream!

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                          Originally posted by Earkid View Post
                          Gosh, it just started. You don't know this for sure. What is there to be bummed about?
                          It just seems like the fastpasses and the ears and other things will only go to kids or families. And yeah that makes sense it just makes me feel left out as my only family is my mom so we're not a big group when she goes. I usually go with my friends and we're all teens, I doubt they'd give teens anything we have such a bad rep.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by EagleWings View Post
                            It just seems like the fastpasses and the ears and other things will only go to kids or families. And yeah that makes sense it just makes me feel left out as my only family is my mom so we're not a big group when she goes. I usually go with my friends and we're all teens, I doubt they'd give teens anything we have such a bad rep.
                            Give it a chance. Like they said, it just started.
                            "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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                              Oh and for those of you wanting to know, yes, we still had to pay for our meal.
                              Okay. Great and fun little deal Disneyland did for your family. Super. Hats off. Really.

                              But jeez...doesn't anyone else find the fact that they didn't pick up the few dollars at their cost of a few hunks of dough and some soda...just a little bit...I don't know...chintzy...for a "dream" surprise?

                              This reminds me of the big ticket auction Disney recently had on their eBay site that went for several thousands of dollars that included several "not available to the public" elements, and one of the things the winners got was a tour of Club 33. They didn't even get to eat there...paid or comp! They just got to see it. I thought that was practically cruel. And very cheap of them.

                              This "Dream" sorta reminds me of that. "Wow...here's a dream come true for you...sit down and we'll bring your food to you! Now...may we have your credit card, please?"

                              I would give this one an overall IMHO.
                              Last edited by Opus1guy; 10-03-2006, 11:20 AM.

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                              • #16
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                                Originally posted by frecky View Post
                                Give it a chance. Like they said, it just started.
                                I'm trying to. I was just really disappointed to see so much of the dreams stuff on Sunday, it kind of bummed me out.

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                                • #17
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                                  Well, give it a chance. Here is my thoughts on the Dreams - I would LOVE to get a dream, esph. one of the bigger ones - however, I get to go to DLR quite often. I think it would be awesome for someone who is there for a first or rare trip to get a dream to make their trip all that much better. Part of the fun for me will be seeing other people get a special memory from their trip! I go enough and things happen to me all the time that are magical - even little things. So...give those dreams away! I hope people enjoy them! And if I happen to get one AWESOME - if not, I'll enjoy other's enjoyment.

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                                  • #18
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                                    Well honestly, if you were a CM and you were allowed wiggle room, you'd try and spread it to the nicest people you see. IF there was wiggle room. So I see EagleWings's point. But also, I'm sure with wiggle room, they'd spread it to both young and old, families and friends, couples and singles, etc. So I don't think you'd really be discriminated against, Wings.

                                    And about that prize, the only thing I like about it are the pins. The buttons are just free advertising for them, and what's the use of a menu with CM signatures? Sorry if I sound cynical, but that's just dumb! At least get some character signatures out there, Disney!

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                                    • #19
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                                      If they'd bought the OP lunch, it would have been a prize of monetary value, and so would have had to be administered by the Dream Squad automatron thingy. Since it was just a nice little extra special moment, the CM could give it to whomever they wanted. Seems they've actually found a way to deliver on their promise to "empower every cast member to make dreams come true" while still following the rules and regs for the actual sweepstakes.

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                                      • #20
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                                        awwww im so happy for you

                                        that is so cool

                                        (i want those pins, they're freakin cool!!)

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