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    Disney offers free entry to 1 million volunteers - Yahoo! News

    * more at the link

    Sounds like a pretty good way to get people to contribute in their communities. Probably won't have as big of an impact as "get in free on your birthday" though.


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    One million? I wonder if that is total or per park? Isn't the annual attendance figures for each park upwards into the 10's of millions?

    One million should about cover all the AP's (CA and FL) which are usually the first to take advantage of these types of promotions...won't be much left over for the regular folk.
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      When I heard about this I wondered about what I do. I raise guide pups. I volunteer years. Seriously everyday I wake up, take care of a dog that will be a guide dog... What about people like me?

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        I looked though this article, I am going to ask this: Are there any other options besides picking the fasspass packet?(I am an APer) Because, if not, I am not going to be complied to do for anything it:verymad:...(Maybe just for the free addmission...)

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          Re: Disney to offer free entry for volunteers in 2010

          Originally posted by Timekeeper View Post
          I looked though this article, I am going to ask this: Are there any other options besides picking the fasspass packet?(I am an APer) Because, if not, I am not going to be complied to do for anything it:verymad:...(Maybe just for the free addmission...)

          Timekeeper.
          If you don't want the Fastpasses, or the little collectible statue thing, (and really, who would?) you can volunteer your time to help your community and then donate your free ticket to a worthy charity.

          For instance, there are Boys & Girls Clubs across Southern California that would love to start receiving free tickets to Disneyland so that their at-risk kids can go to the park for the first time in their life.

          This is a great thing Disney is doing here! One of the best promotions they've ever come up with!

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            Originally posted by knittingknerd View Post
            When I heard about this I wondered about what I do. I raise guide pups. I volunteer years. Seriously everyday I wake up, take care of a dog that will be a guide dog... What about people like me?
            What a wonderful service you provide! If your specific charity organization that you are already involved in is not affiliated with Disney's promotion, then you can find a local charity there in the Puget Sound area that is part of Disney's promotion to volunteer with them and earn a free ticket.

            Did you know that Disneyland's Custodial department also donates cash and manpower to a non-profit charity that provides service dogs for those who would otherwise be unable to afford a profesionally trained dog? The Custodial Cast Members sort through the thousands of cans and bottles thrown away each day at Disneyland and DCA in several backstage sorting stations. The recycled material is cashed in, and the money is kept in an account for Custodial. Each year the Custodial Cast Members go down to the service dog facility, with Pluto there to present the big check, and donate a huge chunk of money to the worthy organization. Only through the back-breaking work of the Custodial Cast Members, and the good graces of Disney who forgoes the money they would normally receive from recycling, have they been able to give literally millions of dollars to that charity over the past decade. Millions!

            Remember that the next time you throw away a Coke bottle at Disneyland.

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              Being able to donate your ticket to a charitable organization is a very good thing!
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                For instance, there are Boys & Girls Clubs across Southern California that would love to start receiving free tickets to Disneyland so that their at-risk kids can go to the park for the first time in their life.
                Are you trying to make me cry?

                Only through the back-breaking work of the Custodial Cast Members, and the good graces of Disney who forgoes the money they would normally receive from recycling, have they been able to give literally millions of dollars to that charity over the past decade. Millions!
                Cut it out I'm getting teary eyed.

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                  Originally posted by Timekeeper View Post
                  I looked though this article, I am going to ask this: Are there any other options besides picking the fasspass packet?(I am an APer) Because, if not, I am not going to be complied to do for anything it:verymad:...(Maybe just for the free addmission...)

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                    Originally posted by Timekeeper View Post
                    I am not going to be complied to do for anything it:verymad:
                    Perfect.

                    Thankfully and probably graciously many others will gladly carry the weight for everyone else so others can benefit too. Enjoy!
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                      Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                      Are you trying to make me cry?



                      Cut it out I'm getting teary eyed.
                      I'm on Disneyland's website looking at the promotional stuff, all Muppet related. Making me cry.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Disney to offer free entry for volunteers in 2010

                        Um....shouldn't Mickey and Minnie be in that picture, instead of the frog and pig puppets?

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                          I hope they'll offer this to all US servicemembers in active duty.

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                            Originally posted by Westsider View Post
                            If you don't want the Fastpasses, or the little collectible statue thing, (and really, who would?) you can volunteer your time to help your community and then donate your free ticket to a worthy charity.

                            For instance, there are Boys & Girls Clubs across Southern California that would love to start receiving free tickets to Disneyland so that their at-risk kids can go to the park for the first time in their life.

                            This is a great thing Disney is doing here! One of the best promotions they've ever come up with!
                            Great idea Westsider!!!!

                            Maybe we can come up with a MiceChat "work day" and give the tickets to a worthy charity.

                            The question is though, are the tickets transferable?

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                              Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                              Time ... to swat you over my knee and keep .. you in line, Mister.
                              Oooh, I see what you did there.


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                                Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                                The question is though, are the tickets transferable?
                                Doesn't mention that restriction in the press release:
                                Walt Disney World Resort :: Give a Day of Volunteer Service in 2010, Get a Day of Disney Theme Park Fun - Free

                                But I'd guess not so as to prevent some people turning around and selling them personally for profit.
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                                  Re: Disney to offer free entry for volunteers in 2010

                                  Originally posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
                                  I hope they'll offer this to all US servicemembers in active duty.
                                  well, they did offer the complimentary 5 day park hopper to military members. We got one when we went last month. I just wish I would have known it was for retirees too. My father and mother could have gone with us. Oh well, teach me to read the fine print.



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                                    Re: Disney to offer free entry for volunteers in 2010

                                    For Annual Passholders, I'd love if a volunteer day translated into a $72 coupon for my renewal or something like that. I don't think we should have a "free day" per se unless we want it.


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                                      Originally posted by knittingknerd View Post
                                      I'm on Disneyland's website looking at the promotional stuff, all Muppet related. Making me cry.
                                      Canine Companions for Independence. That's the name of the service dog charity Disneyland Custodial gives their recycling money to and volunteers for, I couldn't think of the name earlier.

                                      They are located down in Oceanside, CA and they have a big training facility there. The dogs are delivered throughout the SoCal region from their Oceanside facility to people in need who would otherwise be unable to afford a profesionally trained and bred dog that is ready for a long life of service to their human master.

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                                        Re: Disney to offer free entry for volunteers in 2010

                                        Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                                        Great idea Westsider!!!!

                                        Maybe we can come up with a MiceChat "work day" and give the tickets to a worthy charity.

                                        The question is though, are the tickets transferable?
                                        From the FAQ page on the Disney Parks website, bold is the important part;

                                        If I have a valid multi-day ticket or Annual Pass or Passport , is there anything else that I can receive?

                                        Guests who present a valid multi-day ticket or Annual Pass or Passport may choose from one of the following three options instead of receiving the free 1-day, 1-park ticket:
                                        • A collectible Ear Hat figurine with exclusive trading pins‡
                                        • Donate your free ticket to a non-profit organization designated by Disney Parks.
                                        I imagine the "designated" organizations you can donate your ticket to are any of the organizations that qualify for the promotion to begin with.

                                        I appreciate they are including Canada as much as they are here. The press releases make specific mention of Disney VolutEARS working in Toronto, and they've got a fairly comprehensive setup with Canadian organizations, etc. Nice to know our friends and good neighbors to the north are going to be in on the fun with us in 2010!

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