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Catlover
07-27-2007, 07:42 AM
Are we allowed to take the animal towels from the resorts at WDW? I have never done that because I thought they were there for looks.
Thanks
Linda:)

starwood
07-27-2007, 08:04 AM
I don't see how I could possibly get it home without destroying it.

Iluvthemouse
07-27-2007, 08:21 AM
Isnt is the same as stealing towels and washcloths?:confused3

Catlover
07-27-2007, 08:29 AM
I believe that is stealing. How could anyone do it. I think it would make the cost of cleaning the rooms for those who are DWD vacation club members go up.

CAJUNBLAZE
07-27-2007, 08:58 AM
I did read on another thread that they were told to take their animal towels by a cm.

kaytieeldr
07-27-2007, 08:59 AM
DISers in other forums (for example, the Resorts board) have posted that when they ask, Mousekeeping says to take them! But I agree - how would you get them home in good condition?

Dodie
07-27-2007, 09:26 AM
Isnt is the same as stealing towels and washcloths?:confused3

It's not like they are permanent. They are towels and washcloths.:confused3

Cruz Family
07-27-2007, 09:30 AM
I took one of mine because a CM told me they expect the guests to take them.

Catlover
07-27-2007, 09:31 AM
So is that why things are so high priced at WDW resorts?

klj27
07-27-2007, 09:34 AM
I posted this same poll a few months ago. A few disers responded that the towels used for the towel animals are actually towels that have been taken out of the rotation for various reasons. They said that they are to be taken or reused.

We brought ours home this month and they travelled well in our suitcase.

Catlover
07-27-2007, 09:58 AM
Thanks for helping me with this question on the animal towels. It has helped me. My ears are open for more info. on the resorts. Thanks

Cruz Family
07-27-2007, 10:24 AM
So is that why things are so high priced at WDW resorts?

Is this a serious question?:confused3

Catlover
07-27-2007, 10:48 AM
No. I know things are costly at WDW. If you have anything to say about any of the Resorts that would be cooool. I just thought you could keep me informed better. I have only been to WDW 3 times so you probably know more stuff. :-) Thanks

Cruz Family
07-27-2007, 10:57 AM
No. I know things are costly at WDW. If you have anything to say about any of the Resorts that would be cooool. I just thought you could keep me informed better. I have only been to WDW 3 times so you probably know more stuff. :-) Thanks

The best tip IMO is to read everything on these boards you possibly can. If you haven't already, check out the tips and resort boards, you will not believe how much you can learn!

disgram
07-27-2007, 11:31 AM
Last year was the first time that I had taken the towel toys home. This was after checking with the CMs. Both at the front desk and the Mousekeeping. I put them in my luggage between the gallon sized zip loc bags with our clothes in them and they traveled quite well.

Tissa
07-27-2007, 11:37 AM
I took a small one after the housekeeper said it was ok. I know others have their own opinions on it being stealing but since they do not work for Disney and the housekeeper does guess who I'm listening to? It traveled fine since it was a small one and I brought it back with us on our last trip offsite. The kids were surprised to see a towel animal on their bed.

raidermatt
07-27-2007, 09:49 PM
We're talking about the towel animals that Mousekeeping sometimes makes and leaves for guests, correct?

If so, yes, I take them.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
07-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Don't forget that some towel animals have things like eyes glued to them, so there is an example of a towel that can no longer be used and one that Mousekeeping would not care if the guests took it home.

amamed1
07-27-2007, 10:02 PM
I took ours to, we only had one on our stay. It kept it's shape in the suitcase.

themudd4
07-27-2007, 10:03 PM
IN Feb my SIL asked the manager when they were checking out and he told them of course they were welcome to take them...the maid had made them for them. She brought home a rag doll that I had never seen before and it held up very well on the trip back home. It now sits with her collection of dolls.

Brer_roadrunner
07-27-2007, 10:11 PM
Mousekeeping made a towel doll for my wife and left a note saying to take it home... That was on our honeymoon almost 4 years ago, we still have it and it looks the same as it did when it was made... If taken care of they could last forever...

BobWerner
07-27-2007, 11:19 PM
When I went on my cruise I had towel animals. Check out my webpage for pictures (hint, hint). I never thought about taking them home. I just disassembled them and used them as intended.
I've never had any at any Disney stay. Maybe this time.

UrsulasShadow
07-28-2007, 10:14 AM
I never considered taking them...until now. I wasn't told either way, nor had I asked before. Honestly, if I had ever gotten them when my kids were little, and they wanted to take them, I might have been more inclined to try to pack them up. I only recently started seeing them in my room, though, and since the kids are all grown, I'm not tempted. They're cute, to be sure, but what on earth would I do with them at home???? I see them as a special touch to my room, and appreciate them as such while I'm there. I take pictures, and those are my souvenir.

klj27
07-28-2007, 12:00 PM
I never considered taking them...until now. I wasn't told either way, nor had I asked before. Honestly, if I had ever gotten them when my kids were little, and they wanted to take them, I might have been more inclined to try to pack them up. I only recently started seeing them in my room, though, and since the kids are all grown, I'm not tempted. They're cute, to be sure, but what on earth would I do with them at home???? I see them as a special touch to my room, and appreciate them as such while I'm there. I take pictures, and those are my souvenir.

This is the first year that I have brought them home. We have a Mickey bathroom upstairs. We have the two shelved wall cabinet from Disney shopping that was on clearance last summer. I have the classic white Mickey accessories up there and now three towel animals also. If I didn't have something to do with them I probably wouldn't take them.

cccm
07-28-2007, 03:46 PM
We got them last year and I would never have thought to take them home. We also went on two non disney cruises last year and had towel animals on the ships as well. Didn't take them from there either. Just ended up with them going across the rail behind our bed for display.

What I did like was that Royal Carribean sold Towel Animals (stuffed animals) in one of the shops on the ship. We bought one of these home with us. Would think it a good idea for Disney to follow suit (another way to cash in).

Tinkerbellgal
07-28-2007, 04:30 PM
I have! But the last time I went (05) some of them went missing! But we took the rest back home!

cloverkat
07-28-2007, 07:32 PM
I guess that it never occurred to me to take one home. It does make sense that this would be a good way for them to use towels that aren't in circulation anymore and give the guests a magical moment.Maybe they should put little notes out letting people know that it is ok to take them.I have been to some places where they put out a little sign saying that they have taken an inventory of the towels and linens and will charge for any that come up missing.These are usually small family run motels but I guess that it gave me a perception that taking any towels was a no-no.I probably wouldn't bring one home anyway because I can't think of anyplace I would put it.:)

hrh_disney_queen
07-28-2007, 08:08 PM
I always take them. Last December while we were staying at CSR, the housekeepers had a table set up in the lobby next to the Christmas tree, with 3 women folding towel animals. They asked me if I wanted to learn how to make any of the many animals they had on the tables. I said I would love to, but had to get back to the room. They said I could have as many animals as I wanted to take home with me..I was a pig, and took 5...They are so cute.

mickeysaver
07-28-2007, 09:00 PM
I have received a bunch of them over the course of our stays, but we have only brought home two out of all of them. They are so stinking cute. One is a duckie and the other is a little bunny. Both about washcloth sized.

I heard that some people take them home and these did appear on a special day and it just seem right to take these two home. I don't know that I will ever feel the need to take any others home, but there is a special memory attached to those two for us. I smile everytime I see them in our Disney room. Maggie

disneyholic family
07-29-2007, 01:56 AM
the only time we took them was when we were staying in the presidential suite at the WL.
The mousekeeper there, made these very permanent towel creations (not just animals, also angels and things of that nature).

She kept telling us to take them, so finally i called up management to ask if it was ok, and they said by all means, please take them. They are for that purpose.

I wouldn't have bothered, but she was so insistent and i felt that i was insulting her by not taking them.

Once i was assured by management that it was ok, I took the angels and the animal toothbrush holders she'd made. I gave them to my mom, who still has them in her guest bathroom for decoration.

SamSam
07-29-2007, 12:10 PM
I have only had towel animals a couple of times and didn't bring them home, just left them for the next person to enjoy. I did take pictures however; boy, did I take pictures. The 2 cute little towels bunnies were on the vanity and I wanted a pic of them, so I got my camera and standing facing the mirror took a couple of shots. Not till I got home and was putting together a slide show, did I realize that I was standing in front of the mirror with a pair of capris and a bra on. :laughing: I just started laughing and I was very thankful that I caught them before showing anyone my pics. I must've been concentrating so hard on the animals, that I didn't even realize I was in the pic.

DrmWvr1299
07-30-2007, 11:19 AM
I didn't actually take it (one). I went to the front desk early the morning we checked out of the WL and I asked the CM if I could buy one of them from the room. He just looked at me like I was sort of nuts ;) and then told me "just take it, most people do and not ask." So I took one of the smaller ones...a duck.

mking624
07-30-2007, 11:53 AM
We have only received one towel animal ever...it was a bunny made out of a washcloth. I asked several CMs (including one manager) and ALL of them said it was ok for them to take...the manager said that he's actually surprised when he hears of a towel animal being left behind.

We put ours in the side compartment of our carryon bag...wasn't destroyed at all...still in perfect shape when we got bag home. It sits on some shelves we have in our bathroom. :)

LilGMom
07-30-2007, 12:00 PM
We have received a lot of towel animals during our stays and now I really wish I would have thought to ask about if we could keep them. My oldest ds has always loved going back to the room to see what was made and has asked if we could keep them. I just always assumed that it was stealing.... only if I had read the DIS before!

CA Disney Fans
08-01-2007, 11:18 PM
We've received a couple of them in the past, but just took pictures, we didn't take any. If we should get any during our upcoming trip, I'll ask. And see what the CMs say.

Honeymooners1021
08-03-2007, 06:35 PM
I took 1 out of the 4 we got over our trip last Feb at Pop Century. The one I took could obviously not be reused. They had hot glued eyes and ears on to it.

northie
08-03-2007, 06:58 PM
The maid came to our room just as we were waiting for a bellhop to come get our luggage. She wanted to tell me how much she loved the tip envelopes I had made and left her daily tips in...and she said, "Oh you didn't pack your animals! I made those for you!" I told her we didn't know we were supposed to take them...and she said, "Yes, you are, I made them as a gift for you." This was our 4th trip and we had never taken them before.

I assume they reuse the ones people leave, but we took ours! And we will on future trips too.

MinnieNurse
08-03-2007, 07:02 PM
We asked mousekeeping and they said we could take them. We did not take all of them just a couple and DS has them on a shelf in his bathroom. Seriously though I work at a hospital and places like Disney get wash cloths for cents a piece-I think I paid for my 10 cent wash cloths several times on my trips to Disney-Just my opinion and if the cast members say take them than you cant call it stealing. :confused3

Doc CW
08-03-2007, 07:11 PM
We never thought of taking them we thought they were pretty cool though and have taken pics but they are long gone by now :sad2:

OKW Lover
08-04-2007, 07:18 AM
Just wondering if we should change the poll on this thread to have a choice about just using them for drying their hands.

Stitch'sCousin
08-05-2007, 05:27 PM
Glad I read this thread! We'll be looking forward to see if we end up with any "stowaways" to bring home from our trip.

JzeroT1437
08-06-2007, 07:12 PM
I had never heard of these until I got on the boards, and I've gone the last two years.

The phrase "towel animal" still cracks me up.

the Fidge
08-09-2007, 12:06 PM
My son received one on his birthday so sweet of that mousekeeper to add some pixie dust to his day. He kept it on his bed the whole time.

I checked with the guest service manager to find out who to pay for the towel animal. SHe giggled and said pay?? I explained I would love to purchase one or the one he received. She thought it was amusing I asked and insisted we take it home no charge.

I left an extra nice tip to our mousekeeper on our departure with a note from DS. SHe was lovely she even showed DS how she made them and how in her country they made dolls as they had not much else to play with. I could have cried when DS asked to go to the shop and BUY with his own disney dollars a doll for the mousekeeper!

SHe cried when he returned while we checked out when he presented her with the doll! There was much to be learned from the "towel animal".

It still remains in his headboard and his "image" has not been tarnished for it! LOL!