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    I have never paid money out of my own pocket to go to Disneyland. Well, I've paid for parking a few times, but I've never paid for entry. When I was a kid my parents obviously paid. When I was a teenager they would buy me an annual pass for my birthday every year.

    As an adult I worked there for about two years. After I quit the few times I've gone in the last 3 years I have either been signed in or was given a free promotional ticket. It's some kind of thing where they send a ticket to families in the hopes that they'll buy 3 more and spend a day. My mom would just give the ticket to me and I'd use.

    But now it's all come to a head as I've basically been paid to go to Disneyland this last Saturday. I work for a radio station and our winter promotion was a Disneyland giveaway. Winners recieved four tickets and entry into a private party and concert at California Adventure.

    I had the 4pm-2am shift with about 3 other guys. We decided to go to the park early at 11am, pick up our park hopper tickets at Will Call, and enjoy the place before our shift.

    However, when it was time to "work", there was really little we had to do. At 5pm our only responsibility was to bring the microphones to the remote so they could use them during the broadcast. After that we disappeared for an hour and rode Indy and Big Thunder. I went on maybe 10-11 rides that day and even got to take an hour "lunch break" to go see the fireworks.

    During the private party DCA kept three rides open. Tower of Terror, Soarin' Over California, and Monsters Inc. We went on ToT and Soarin' a few times with absolutely zero wait because there was simply nothing for us to do beyond taking pictures and greeting people. Our supervisor had no problem with us going off on our own every now and then.

    My streak continues as a Disneyland freeloader. I get in free, I never pay for food or merchandise in the park, and I basically take up space. And yet I still complain about the park every chance I get!

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    Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

    Wooh! Freeloaders, to bad we aren't as lucky!
    Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
    "Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
    -August 1st 2010

    And this elevator traverls directly to The Twilight Zone The Gift Shop!
    -August 2nd 2010

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    • #3
      Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

      Sounds like a stressfull job. I wouldn't wish that upon myself.

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      • #4
        Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

        Originally posted by SpokkerJones View Post
        I have never paid money out of my own pocket to go to Disneyland. Well, I've paid for parking a few times, but I've never paid for entry. When I was a kid my parents obviously paid. When I was a teenager they would buy me an annual pass for my birthday every year.

        As an adult I worked there for about two years. After I quit the few times I've gone in the last 3 years I have either been signed in or was given a free promotional ticket. It's some kind of thing where they send a ticket to families in the hopes that they'll buy 3 more and spend a day. My mom would just give the ticket to me and I'd use.

        But now it's all come to a head as I've basically been paid to go to Disneyland this last Saturday. I work for a radio station and our winter promotion was a Disneyland giveaway. Winners recieved four tickets and entry into a private party and concert at California Adventure.

        I had the 4pm-2am shift with about 3 other guys. We decided to go to the park early at 11am, pick up our park hopper tickets at Will Call, and enjoy the place before our shift.

        However, when it was time to "work", there was really little we had to do. At 5pm our only responsibility was to bring the microphones to the remote so they could use them during the broadcast. After that we disappeared for an hour and rode Indy and Big Thunder. I went on maybe 10-11 rides that day and even got to take an hour "lunch break" to go see the fireworks.

        During the private party DCA kept three rides open. Tower of Terror, Soarin' Over California, and Monsters Inc. We went on ToT and Soarin' a few times with absolutely zero wait because there was simply nothing for us to do beyond taking pictures and greeting people. Our supervisor had no problem with us going off on our own every now and then.

        My streak continues as a Disneyland freeloader. I get in free, I never pay for food or merchandise in the park, and I basically take up space. And yet I still complain about the park every chance I get!
        That is so cool. Now beware - some will think you are worse than APers - but obviously you can take it or you wouldn't have posted here
        sigpicMinnietoo

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        • #5
          Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

          Luck!
          "Pain is temporary, Film is Forever..."

          http://www.youtube.com/user/DisneyDude



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          • #6
            Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

            Originally posted by minnietoo View Post
            That is so cool. Now beware - some will think you are worse than APers - but obviously you can take it or you wouldn't have posted here
            Unlike APers I don't think I deserve any special treatment for having a plastic card with my picture on it.

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            • #7
              Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

              Originally posted by SpokkerJones View Post
              Unlike APers I don't think I deserve any special treatment for having a plastic card with my picture on it.
              Who said that they did?
              -Jack :geek:
              Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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              • #8
                Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                Being a free loader you should never complain. You're not paying, that's not your place to complain.

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                • #9
                  Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                  Originally posted by SpokkerJones View Post
                  Unlike APers I don't think I deserve any special treatment for having a plastic card with my picture on it.
                  Since when do APers think you deserve any special treatment?
                  Fight On!:sc: Beat the Red Wolves!

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                  The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough - Randy Pausch

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                  • #10
                    Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                    Originally posted by EagleWings View Post
                    Being a free loader you should never complain. You're not paying, that's not your place to complain.
                    This proves that the less you pay for admission the more you complain about the place!

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                    • #11
                      Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                      Originally posted by hollywood1939 View Post
                      Who said that they did?
                      Some do, some don't. I'm joking around.

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                      • #12
                        Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                        Originally posted by SpokkerJones View Post
                        Unlike APers I don't think I deserve any special treatment for having a plastic card with my picture on it.
                        I agree with hollywood and pete here - what makes you think that we apers think we deserve special treatment?

                        Originally posted by hollywood1939 View Post
                        Who said that they did?
                        Amen!

                        Originally posted by steamboatpete View Post
                        Since when do APers think you deserve any special treatment?
                        Amen!
                        sigpicMinnietoo

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                        • #13
                          Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                          Simmer down children.

                          Anyway.

                          Lucky you!
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                          July 2011 - Disneyland Resort California
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                          • #14
                            Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                            Very cool. I got paid to go to Disneyland too, once. I work for a Christian camp and conference center in the mountains of california, and last year for our staff retreat we spent a day in Disneyland. It was paid for by my camp, and because the retreat was a required event, I got to claim the time on my timecard.

                            We used the "excuse" that we were observing how disney maintains their "magic" and later had a big discussion about how we could use some of that to make our camp experience better.

                            Good times.

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                            • #15
                              Re: I Basically Got Paid to Go to Disneyland

                              The word was paid. I misread, thought it was a different word.

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