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wendydarling826
01-08-2007, 05:51 PM
Has anyone had dreams granted or special YOAMD surprises without kids along? DH and I will be celebrating our 32nd anniversary in WDW in March and I wondered if any special YOAMD happenings are even possible if there are not little ones along. I can be just as excited as a five year old when special surprises occur!

T-i-double-g-err
01-08-2007, 06:29 PM
DW and I went on a no kids trip last month for our 11th anniversary. We were awarded dream fastpasses on our MGM day. We were both really excited when the dream team CM entered our Star Tours simulator and handed out the dream fastpasses to everyone in the simulator.

I'm pretty sure that the awards are made on a location/time basis irrespective of who is at the location at the specific time.

tubachick
01-09-2007, 12:10 PM
:thumbsup2

calypso*a*go-go
01-09-2007, 12:50 PM
My goodness, sometimes I think a vacation to WDW without the kids would be a dream! Just kidding of course (in case my kids are reading this!).

dianeschlicht
01-09-2007, 02:23 PM
I have wondered about this too. We will be two "old folks" by ourselves in May, so hoping we get SOMETHING! I'd take a night in the castle!;)

Piglet4Ever
01-10-2007, 03:07 AM
DH and I were in WDW celebrating our 10th anniversary and got dream fast passes at MK on our last day there, it was a great way to finish our vacation!

T-i-double-g-err
01-10-2007, 07:36 AM
My goodness, sometimes I think a vacation to WDW without the kids would be a dream! Just kidding of course (in case my kids are reading this!).

We did not get too much hassle from the kids because we put the July family trip on the calendar BEFORE we told them where we were going on our anniversary trip. :rotfl2:

VMK_Princess_Chloe
01-10-2007, 10:13 AM
DH and I were in WDW celebrating our 10th anniversary and got dream fast passes at MK on our last day there, it was a great way to finish our vacation!

do you have to tell them that it's your anniversary? We are going for our 5 year anniversary in July. Just curious what you have to do to even thought of for this.

electroretro
01-11-2007, 03:03 AM
I think you have more chances without your children!

My inlaws went to Epcot on our first day and were both presented with ears, the next day my inlaws had the kids while we went to MGM and we were awarded fastpasses! :cool1:

LoveMickey
01-11-2007, 05:43 AM
We were there for 10 days just after Thanksgiving and we did not receive anything. :sad2:

vascubaguy
01-11-2007, 09:15 AM
DP and I were there by ourselves and we received the YOMD special edition pin. However, we received this from a CM, not a member from the "Dream Team"...

Vemnox
01-11-2007, 04:02 PM
The absolute only thing you won't have a chance for as much as everyone else is the attraction-specific dreams which sometimes involve children only. For example, at ToT they choose a junior bellhop. For the main sweepstakes, though, such as the Mickey ears, dream FastPasses, dream lanyards, VIP fireworks, etc. ... you have such as much chance as the family with 4 kids all dressed in I LOVE DISNEY shirts and princess dresses.

Vemnox
01-11-2007, 04:03 PM
do you have to tell them that it's your anniversary? We are going for our 5 year anniversary in July. Just curious what you have to do to even thought of for this.

The fact it was their anniversary had no bearing on them receiving the prize. It was simply right-place-right-time.

ACDSNY
01-13-2007, 12:23 AM
We were two couples on a kidless trip last Nov and received the special mouse ears while they were taping ride clips for the X-mas parade on Soarin. We ended up in the front center row. I didn't see the whole televised program so I don't know if we were on it or not. The dream team CM was talking about the YOMD while they were taping and talking to DH and shaking his hand.

welovedis
01-13-2007, 08:15 AM
If you are celebrating an anniversary, I did see many, many people walking around with Happy Anniversary buttons, as well as "1st Disney Trip" buttons or something of that sort. I don't know where they came from but thought it was nice to acknowledge something other than birthdays.

VMK_Princess_Chloe
01-13-2007, 09:34 AM
Yeah, we read about the anniversary pins on the another thread.. there are first visit pins too? that's cool.. wonder if we can get one of each! I heard that you can get them at the guest relations or whatever.. in any park.

TinkGirl
01-13-2007, 11:13 AM
We just got back Thurs. night. On Wed. a 60ish couple walking RIGHT beside our family of five (the couple was literally inches from me) was asked to participate in the parade.

njdisneyfreak
01-28-2007, 07:01 PM
I am so happy to read these postings, because my DH and I will be staying at WDW in December, celebrating our anniversary :bride: :groom: . We're hoping we get some special "dreams" as well, though we'll be happy to just get to spend a special time of year in our favorite place.

Blueeyes101817
01-30-2007, 07:44 AM
Glad to hear this...a friend and i are going in may and was afraid we wouldnt have a chance to win anything since we arent with a family!

MeggerasMa
02-01-2007, 06:46 PM
Don't know if these were actually "dreams" or just us being lucky. DH and I just returned from a stay at the Contemporary. It was just us two middle-agers, because the kids are now adults themselves. We hadn't taken a vacation for quite some time and so as a special treat I had booked a tower room with a bay lake view. When we got to our room, here we had been given a Magic Kingdom view! Needless to say, it was fantastic, and greatly appreciated. I had also made a dinner reservation at the California Grill. We were given a table at the window without even asking! Just must have been our lucky day. :cheer2:

Mischa
02-07-2007, 12:04 PM
I think it just depends on where you are - right place/right time. But personally I think folks with kids and older folks have a better chance at getting a prize (but not being in a ride line).

This past December while at MGM a CM came up to us while we were waiting for the parade and chatted with us. Then told us to have a "magical day" and began talking to the couple next to us. Now DH & I don't have kids and are middle-aged, the couple next to us were an older couple (looked like they were in their 60s perhaps). That couple were given dream prizes (can't remember what now). We were disappointed of course.

Another day we were at MK and again were waiting for the parade to begin. A CM came up and chatted with us and then handed prizes to the family (of 4 with a baby) next to us. Again we were disappointed.

Some folks here say that this can't happen because of the YOMD rules but I saw it happen TWICE during our trip. Not everyone who goes to Disney rides rides, so I'm sure CMs are told to give x-amount of prizes during the day. My that is just my opinion.

I think it's great that they are giving away things and I hope all our Dissers win, I just know I won't win (because I never win anything like that). But it won't discourage me from going to Disney that is for sure!!!!

Just my 2 cents. :)

anny_c_99
02-07-2007, 06:12 PM
I am so happy to read these postings, because my DH and I will be staying at WDW in December, celebrating our anniversary :bride: :groom: . We're hoping we get some special "dreams" as well, though we'll be happy to just get to spend a special time of year in our favorite place.

We also are kidless this visit. Ours is grown and on her own now, so we thought we would treat ourselves for our 30th anniversary, to THE Happiest Place On Earth, and maybe, just maybe, we'll have some Pixie Dust sprinkled on us. But if not, we will still be happy just to be there. :dance3:

lisapezz
02-08-2007, 10:31 AM
I just returned yesterday from a 4 day trip with a friend. We never really saw anyone being presented with anything, but did see many people wearing the dream fastpass. Then on our last day, while waiting for our Magical Express bus to take us back to the airport, we were surprised with a private limo ride to the airport. It was a great end to a great trip.