What will you celebrate?

@uicbear (1903)
United States
January 16, 2009 9:02am CST
This is Disney's new theme for the next year. You may have seen the commercials with the balloons popping out of the envelopes. The big thing is free admittance to a Disney park on your birthday. If you have a season pass, you can get a gift card for use on that day at the park. I will actually get to take advantage of this as we will be going in October atround my birthday. Anyone else going to be able to take advantage of this promotion?
4 responses
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
16 Jan 09
This a really good promotion. I signed up for it in December for this year. Unfortunately everyone in my family has bithdays that fall in the middle of the week so I'll have to take time off from work but It'll be well worth it. I also had a difficult time signing up my children because they are minors and can't sign up under their own accounts but I finally got it done.
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
16 Jan 09
That's cool. December is a really great time to go. They say the 1st-3rd weeks of Dec historilcally have the lowest attendance. Also they have all the Christmas activities and decorations. You can usually get a good dela on hotels too. Have you ever been there that time of year?
• Canada
17 Jan 09
i've been twice and both times was the 3rd week of december. we barely waited in line for anything. most characters we just walked right up to them and even roller coasters were just a 30 minute wait at the most
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
18 Jan 09
We actually went to Disneyland on Christmas day and the day after. Christmas day was a blast. The lines weren't so bad but it did rain just a tad. The day after Christmas was a madhouse. There was no room to move especially becasue we had a stroller. The reason it was so crowded was becasue there was a press conferrence that day for the Rose Bowl and Penn State and the USC football teams were there....and they brought their fans with them.
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Well considering we live pretty far from Florida, no, we won't be taking advantage of this promotion. And considering there are four of us and none of us have the same birthday, it makes it expensive to "celebrate" one of our birthdays there and not the others. In this economy, it's nice to see Disney is still trying to draw whoever they can and we like Disney World and would love to go back, but we just can't afford it, even if they let one of us in for free.
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Completely understandable. To be honest with you, if we didn't hav ethe timeshare down there we would not be going on such a regular basis. As it is, we look for the least expensive ways to do things if we can. We have a kitchen in our hotel room so we do alot of meals there, as opposed to eating at the parks or in Disney restaurants. Other than that we save where we can. I think with the economy as it is, I think alot of people are going to wait a while before they decide to go.
• Canada
16 Jan 09
i didn't realize that was their actual new theme. i thought it was just a perk to get in free on your b-day. seems to me it doesn't make a difference. maybe for people near by but when we go we visit for a week so we get 7 day passes well to get a 6 day pass if she gets in free the one day of her b-day then it's only like 5 dollars difference. woo hoo. so it doesn't make a difference for most people really
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
16 Jan 09
I don't know if there is something different for people who buy the length of stay passes. I know another one of the "celebration" options is one of those magic fastpasses that they were passing out during The Year of a Million Dreams, for you and up to 7 people n your group (I think that's right.) I would think there has to be some kind of a perk if you buy the pass through your vacation package. I'll have to look into that.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
I'm hoping I can make it for my birthday in April. It would be awesome to take my babies there again.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
26 Jan 09
That sounds great! April is a great time to go. The weather is usually beautiful and the crowds are generally low(usually all the spring breaks are over). They also have the flower and garden festival going on at EPCOT. Some of the displays that are up are just breathtaking. They also have concerts with alot of "oldies" groups and artists like Chubby Checker, Tony Orlando and Herman's Hermits. Good luck, hope you can make it!