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  • TheGreatEscapist
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    We were there for several days and didn't win anything, but we had far greater experiences that getting "stuff". Me and my daughter were chosen by Merlin for the sword in the stone ceremony. That was just one of many special things that happened this trip unrelated to the YOAMD campaign.

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  • Alchimedes
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    I've not won anything and don't really care. I would rather see the promotional money, time and effort into this latest campaign into the paychecks of the castmembers of Disneyland, which I would hope would raise the standard for better employees.

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  • Fantasmic!55
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    I've never won anything, and it does get frustrating when I do hear of people winning multiple times. I know of a family who went to WDW and won twice. One day they won the chance to go backstage of Fastrack, along with a dream fastpass. The very next day this family got to go backstage on Expedition Everest, and were given dream fastpasses, again! I've been 5 times this year with nothing more than a smile, oh well. Like others have said, that's not why I go to DL, and a promotion like this will not entice me to visit any more than I already do.

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  • Disneyland Daddy
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    Originally posted by mousechild View Post
    We won ears this weekend. What I found disconcerting about the whole thing is that before winning we would see people walking around with the dream fastpass and I would think, 'hey where do I have to go to win something', and then when you win it is like 'Hey all I won was some stupid ears that I have to walk around with, give me the fastpass thing-a-ma-bob'. And like the OP all I really wanted was the night in the old Disney gallery. I don't think that this promotion of random winning is good for DL if everyone is running around trying to win or miffed that they didn't win, or didn't win a big ticket item.
    We won ears on 9/26 - not quite the 'dream' I had in mind......and frankly, when we saw about 50 others nearby, it seemed the dream had been 'watered down'......doesn't seem like a dream, as stated. So, do my 'ears' count??

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  • Darkbeer
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    OK, both Lisa and myself have won Dreams, aka prizes in the park multiple times.

    First off, are you getting there early in the day, the way the rules are designed, being morning visitors does help your chance to win.

    Are you out walking and doing attractions, I have won exiting attractions, or walking by a specific spot on the ground. Lisa recently got a set of ears just by entering the GCH entrance to DCA.

    But if you really want a pair of Ears, or the Pin Lanyard set, then just use the mail-in entry system, Lisa and I have won MANY prizes via that entry method, and it isn't that expensive.

    In today's "Monday at the Parks" column over at MiceAge, I explain step-by-step how to do it. You will spend about $20 to get a prize (based on the odds), but the cost vs expected prizes has a much better "expected value" (a gamblers term) than the lottery and most casino games.

    A postcard is always at the park at opening, and stays until 5 PM (when the Dream Patrol goes home), it also shows up daily (so long as you mail them daily).

    So if you want a Prize or two, just start mailing in postcards. Heck, you might even get lucky and win the DVC points or a trip to every Disney Park in the world.....

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  • mousechild
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    We won ears this weekend. What I found disconcerting about the whole thing is that before winning we would see people walking around with the dream fastpass and I would think, 'hey where do I have to go to win something', and then when you win it is like 'Hey all I won was some stupid ears that I have to walk around with, give me the fastpass thing-a-ma-bob'. And like the OP all I really wanted was the night in the old Disney gallery. I don't think that this promotion of random winning is good for DL if everyone is running around trying to win or miffed that they didn't win, or didn't win a big ticket item.

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  • Skawt
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    I am also in the have not won group.

    I would much rather have them spend the money on a promotion that benefits everyone or even doing the giveaway as you enter the park so that you know you had your chance and just didn't win instead of just wondering.

    Skawt

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  • ladyalmalthea
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    ...all i want is a pair of ears.

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  • ministrychick77
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    i can understand where the OP is coming from. i live in northern california, so it's kinda hard to just "drive down there". me and my husband don't have any kids (but if i could i'd bring my cat with us), but we're big disney-fanatics. it does seem that the "better" prizes are going to families with kids. that, in and of itself, isn't fair. i can totally understand wanting a specific "look" for the winners, but it doesn't have to be that way all the time. since the YOMD started, we've been to DL/DCA once. we (obviously) didn't get dreamed. my husband's parents went once (with their nephew) and got dreamears. (when they got back they were given to us..lol) it makes it seem like only the people with kids win the prizes. and that's just not fair. we got there first thing in the morning, and left once the park closed. if they did the same thing as the 35th anniversary (i think) where you at least got a ticket showing you were there.. at least you got something. it might have just been a piece of paper. but it showed that everyone had an even chance.

    even saying that, i do plan on asking santa (at both parks) if we can be dreamed. (hubby's b-day/bringing friends who haven't been to DL since 97) hope my wish comes true!! =P

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  • sunnygirl
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    Count me in as somebody who has gone around a hundred times since the contest began, and hasn't won anything yet. I am not angry about it, or concerned in any way. I get to go to DL pretty much whenever I want. I've never felt resentful of other people who have won just because I didn't.

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  • JiminyCricketFan
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    I have never won anything even though I have been to the parks many times. I personally think that the contest that had the card that you received which you had to verify if you won something was much more fun. By receiving the card, you BELIEVED it was possible that you could win something and have an equal chance to win. When people pass out prizes, there is always the possibility that winners are choose by appearance and not randomly.

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  • CAspace
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    Originally posted by Dustysage View Post
    Fishbulb and I have been to the parks over a hundred times (WDW and DL) since the Years of a million+ Dreams started. We've never won anything. But we have lots of friends with families (good looking people with kids) who have won multiple times.

    I'm sure that Disney isn't discriminating against us, but it does seem strange when I see the same people winning over and over again and we never do.

    Overall, I think the Year of a Million Dreams is a poor campaign - hard for guests to understand and just increases the level of inequality at the parks. With special treatment for people with Fastpass, People with Dreams, People with tour guides, Disneyland is becoming increasingly less equal for all. At least that is the way they are making it seem for the thousands of people who come to the parks every day who don't know how to work the system or who don't win a dream.
    Dusty I feel the same way about this lame campaign. If they want to give things away I think the Dland 35th anniversary got it right in that department.
    Get a ticket when you walk into the park, some are winners some are not. Either way anything would be better then the current system IMHO.

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  • hrimaliv
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    it makes me mad too. but, i guess someone else would be mad if i had one, so i can't complain too much...

    although i still will!

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  • Spidergrrrl
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    Originally posted by InnerSpace View Post
    ...Although I know people who have won something will post and gloat.

    Anyway, those of you who have gone to a Disney Park and haven't won anything, doesn't it just make you angry everytime you go and you see dozens of people with the "dream fastpass" and it makes you just want to go to one of them and say, "Let someone else have it for once!" and then take it? This makes me sound like an obsessive, but it's like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, you want it so much, but only so many people get it and the other million people in the park don't. I can probably care less about the dream ears, because, let's face it, the ears are not gonna get us on the rides faster or get us great seats for some of the nighttime shows. It's the fastpasses and/or Mickey Penthouse we want.

    I go to the parks quite often alone. I find it kind of dumb and somewhat stereotypical that they almost always give the prizes to families, and more often families of 3 or more.


    That's my rant, but it's for the people who haven't won anything yet. I can't be the only one who get's jealous, resentful, and and angry everytime I see another family of 15 get fastpasses, ears, etc; especially those of us who've known about this promotion since before it began.
    Up until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn't won anything either. And I was not jealous, resentful or angry. C'mon - what makes you so special? Why are you entitled to win something? It's like any giveaway promotion - not everyone will get something. I go to Disneyland because I want to have fun. If I win anything, it's a bonus. It's like going to Vegas. You can't go with the attitude that you have to win something, or you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

    And for the record - when I got a pair of dream ears there was no way you could mistake me for a typical family of any sort. I'm a short asian girl who was with two tall, skinny white guy friends.

    Originally posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    lol...take a breath, get a churro, take a seat and enjoy the park.

    People who are have your mindset aren't really concerned about the prize, it's the jealousy of someone else winning.

    IMO you sound like a toddler throwing a tantrum.
    Hear hear.

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  • piratepixy
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    I too go to Disneyland because I love it! It is one of my most favorite places to be. And everytime I go I enjoy myself ... in some way, shape, or form. I definitely do not go to Disneyland for the "chance" to receive a YOAMD prize. I go to have a good time!

    For those who have had the opportunity to win a special dream or prize ... I am happy for them. One of the neatest things, is seeing the pure excitement and joy on someone elses face, especially a child's! I too would be excited seeing those individuals win, but I have not experienced that.

    In terms of what I have personally seen in the park and those I have seen with Mickey Ears, Lanyards, Fast Passes, or as the Grand Marshall ... it appears to be a lot of families. And I can understand the frustration!

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  • The Mad Hatter
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    I may be in the minority but I get excited for others when I see them winning.

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  • TikiRoomLiz
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    I had been going to Disneyland about once a week since October of '06, and it wasn't until July of '07 that I won my first prize. I took my Dad (last time he was at Disneyland, DCA was still a parking lot) for his birthday as a surprise - on our way to Frontierland I spotted the Dream Team inside the tunnel that connects Main Street and Rancho Del Zocalo ... and we both got Dream Ears. Those Dream Ears are special to me though because my Dad and I had a great time at Disneyland full of memories.

    The next time I got something was a few weeks after that, it was the free PhotoPass picture with button as I left the Tiki Room ... and my final item was the Dream Lanyard with pins. I got the lanyard during the Gay Days Quest Sunday, so a good bunch of MiceChatters and myself got them while getting out of the Tiki Room. Although since I had already gotten the pins through trading, and the lanyard from a great MiceChatter ... I am giving the one I won to another MiceChatter who hasn't won anything.

    If anything this proves that going to Disneyland is about having fun, not waiting to see when you will get a dream prize. I never really cared for the promotion, still don't, but every time I won was because I was having fun with family and friends.

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  • Ginarella
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    I have yet to win the "dream" but in all honesty I haven't stalked the Dream squad either.

    I'm just there to have fun in the parks. If I win, I win, If I don't win, Oh well.

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  • MollyTrolly
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    I am always in the park at opening, and we are what is considered the typical winner, a family...Mom, Dad, boy and Girl and yet we have never won (and my kids are super cute if I do say so myself). We also spend most of our morning in Fantasyland or NOS (whcih seem to be the hot spots). The problem with the promotion is perception. Realizing how the promotion works, there is little chance of us winning on any given day...its a right place right time thing. I don't get sad that we haven't won, and I still get excited about the slim chance that one day we will.

    We don't go to the park for the promotion and thats the difference between this and other promotions I think. The slim chance of winning isn't enough to draw crowds in like the dream machine or other promotions in the past were. The promotion is too vague.

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  • ZedIzDead
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    When I go, it's with my family and it is safe to say that we look like the typical family they are looking for. Me, my wife, and 2 kids (3 and 1). Never won a thing. I've never even seen the dream CM's or whatever they are called. I couldn't even tell you what the prize ears even look like. I don't care. I'm there to have a good time with my family. I don't need some prize to feel special or lucky. The fact that I'm the the happiest place on earth with the people I love is enough.

    It still very unclear to me why micechat hates this promotion so much. It just a promotion. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter? So you don't win. Big deal.

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