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Old 03-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #1381
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If you could only go to one park, which one would you pick and why?
If we have to pick a Disney park, then I would say MK. AK would be a close second. We were not fans of Epcot (we are oddballs in that regard, I know!) and DHS definitely ranks after MK and AK by a longshot.

If we only had one day and could pick any Orlando park, both Discovery Cove and SeaWorld would be in the running and the decision would be tough. From March to November, DC would likely get the nod and from November to February, we'd likely go with SW. Our two fave Orlando parks, hands down.

Oddly enough, we're not hitting ANY of the aforementioned on this next trip .
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What is the best "free" souvenir that you could get anywhere in the world?

To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #1383
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What is the best "free" souvenir that you could get anywhere in the world?

To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
We've had CMs give us pins, and my kids always loved making the masks in Epcot. But the best free souvenir was back when they had that plastics display in Innoventions and we made these guys, and then proceeded to have fun with at Rose and Crown :







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Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #1384
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What is the best "free" souvenir that you could get anywhere in the world?

To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
Hmmmmmmm.......for freebies?

I guess I would say the birthday buttons and first visit buttons.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #1385
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What is the best "free" souvenir that you could get anywhere in the world?

To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
My favorite freebie souvenir's are Transportation Trading Cards it's a lot of fun trying to get all the cards
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:45 AM   #1386
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To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
I remember a sculpted coconut head with marble eyeballs I got in Adventure Land when I was 10. At the time that was the best thing ever.
Now it will be my Fast Pass + photos I think.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:01 AM   #1387
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To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
The only free souvenirs I've ever gotten were the Mickey toiletries from the hotel. You're supposed to take those with you, right?
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The only free souvenirs I've ever gotten were the Mickey toiletries from the hotel. You're supposed to take those with you, right?
I always seem to keep any Disney branded napkins or paper drink coasters. Having them at home reminds me of being in the World!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #1389
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To level the playing field free does not include any pilfered goods. And cost of admission doesn't count as a tangible cost
My pictures

And park maps....I can make lots of crafts with them. Coasters, picture frames...just add modpodge!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #1390
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Disney rewards visa discount for travel through 8/14 just released! I just got the email a few minutes ago. 30% off deluxe , 20% moderate, 15% value. I'll be calling once I get home.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #1391
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Disney rewards visa discount for travel through 8/14 just released! I just got the email a few minutes ago. 30% off deluxe , 20% moderate, 15% value. I'll be calling once I get home.
Ooh, I'll be looking forward to that going public (probably on Monday), but it's not a good sign for those wanting free dining!
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Ooh, I'll be looking forward to that going public (probably on Monday), but it's not a good sign for those wanting free dining!
My bet is that free dining will come out for the end of the month and into September (I think last year it started on 08/25??). I'm just bummed because I couldn't get the room I wanted with this discount (Poly CL)
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Disney rewards visa discount for travel through 8/14 just released! I just got the email a few minutes ago. 30% off deluxe , 20% moderate, 15% value. I'll be calling once I get home.

Woo hoo to everyone traveling during the discount period!

Now hopefully a late summer discount comes out for the rest of us!
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Ooh, I'll be looking forward to that going public (probably on Monday), but it's not a good sign for those wanting free dining!
Actually it's probably a very good sign in that it's following the past dates fairly closely. There should be another round of discounts coming out for anytime from 8/14-8/25...here's hoping there is FD in the next batch!
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If the free dining promotion were to start in the middle of a trip, could you usually still get it for those days? Or would you have to make separate reservations?
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