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DisneyMomma81
08-22-2007, 01:25 PM
What are they? I'm aware of the Character Meet and Greet and free stroller rentals, what else is available?

Shannon
DS 7
DD 4
Disney Land Sept 24-27

Magix
08-22-2007, 01:35 PM
Check under "card benefits" at www.disneyrewards.com (http://www.disneyrewards.com) or check www.disneyrewardsparkbenefits.com (http://www.disneyrewardsparkbenefits.com)

disneylandgeeksx4
08-22-2007, 01:37 PM
You get discounts and if you book a package deal you recieve a backpack and some PS for the parades. If you go to the website it'll break it down for you. You need to call them when your ready to get your reward card to redeem as well. It only took them a week to send me ours.

DangerMouse
08-22-2007, 01:52 PM
20% discount on tours.

MKKplus2
08-22-2007, 02:28 PM
I was wondering if anyone knows if the 10% off merchandise promo is valid if you use another method of payment so long as you just show your Disney VISA. Last year when I went I was able to do this and was hoping to do this again.

poohs_hunny
08-22-2007, 03:43 PM
What are the details (time & place) of the meet and greet? The website only says California Adventure.

disneylandgeeksx4
08-22-2007, 03:47 PM
The meet and greet starts at DCA and lasts for 1 1/2 hours after the park opens at Arriels Grotto. The charachters are randomly choosen so not sure who would be there. I got this info from the DLR

MKKplus2
08-22-2007, 04:03 PM
The characters that we got at the meet n greet last year were mickey (in a nautical themed outfit) and goofy (I think in his swim suit?) one day and chip and dale the next. also they give you a voucher for a free 5x 7 but it doesnt have to be the one they take during the meet n greet.

poohs_hunny
08-22-2007, 07:22 PM
also they give you a voucher for a free 5x 7 but it doesnt have to be the one they take during the meet n greet.

Really? At WDW, it does have to be a picture taken at the Meet & Greet.

victorandbellasmom
08-22-2007, 07:31 PM
The characters that we got at the meet n greet last year were mickey (in a nautical themed outfit) and goofy (I think in his swim suit?) one day and chip and dale the next. also they give you a voucher for a free 5x 7 but it doesnt have to be the one they take during the meet n greet.

It's actually hit and miss with cms letting you use the voucher on other photos. We had luck with cms in 2005 & 2006 letting us use it for any photo taken in DCA. Last month, 2 different cms at 2 different times told us we could only use it for the visa meet and greet photos.

tinkermell
08-22-2007, 07:42 PM
This might sound stupid, but I've always wondered about this...............do they put a cap on how much you can build up in your rewards?? And do you need to use your rewards in that fiscal year, or do you forfiet it, if it isn't used????
Thanks!

MKKplus2
08-22-2007, 07:44 PM
The 3 times we went to the meet and greet they let us use it on a different picture. (didnt use it for the meet n greet one since it was not crowded and i managed to take some good pics with my own camera) the CM taking the picture even told me it didnt have to be the meet n greet. didn't realize they were making you use it for that. I guess it is a hit and miss then.

CinderellaDreamer
08-22-2007, 08:17 PM
Tinkermell - there is a cap of 750 reward dollars per year. And they do not expire for several years after you earn them, but do expire a year from the time you TRANSFER them to a Reward card. You cannot use any of them without transfering them to a reward card. The reward card has a number on it, like a Visa number, that you give to whatever Disney vendor you are purchasing from. The reward dollars can be used anywhere at Disney, on-line, and at Disney stores.

And I am so excited to be going to DL this year and to get to use those free strollers! The only perk I have been able to use at WDW is the 10% off at the Disney store at Downtown Disney. I did use reward dollars to pay for one night stay at the cabins. We tried to go to the meet and greet, but the line was just too long for little people to wait.

Anyone know if the line is as bad for the meet and greet at DCA? Do the strollers go quickly too? Am I better off just bringing my own stroller in so my dd can recline and nap?

Thanks!

victorandbellasmom
08-22-2007, 08:30 PM
Anyone know if the line is as bad for the meet and greet at DCA? Do the strollers go quickly too? Am I better off just bringing my own stroller in so my dd can recline and nap?


The most we've ever waited was 5 minutes. That's with 2 familes ahead of us. Oftentimes, there is no line so the characters have plenty of time with you. We borrowed a stroller last month and the park was busy. There were still many stroller left.

tinkermell
08-22-2007, 10:03 PM
Tinkermell - there is a cap of 750 reward dollars per year. And they do not expire for several years after you earn them, but do expire a year from the time you TRANSFER them to a Reward card. You cannot use any of them without transfering them to a reward card. The reward card has a number on it, like a Visa number, that you give to whatever Disney vendor you are purchasing from. The reward dollars can be used anywhere at Disney, on-line, and at Disney stores.

And I am so excited to be going to DL this year and to get to use those free strollers! The only perk I have been able to use at WDW is the 10% off at the Disney store at Downtown Disney. I did use reward dollars to pay for one night stay at the cabins. We tried to go to the meet and greet, but the line was just too long for little people to wait.

Anyone know if the line is as bad for the meet and greet at DCA? Do the strollers go quickly too? Am I better off just bringing my own stroller in so my dd can recline and nap?

Thanks!Cinderella,
Thanks for the info, and welcome the DL DIS!!! :welcome:
$750.00 adds up to alot of credit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :scared1:
Anywhos........
I was looking at your dates, and it looks like you will be able to enjoy most of the Holiday stuff. Don't forget to do HM and SW. They're awesome at Christmas!!! :santa:
Have alot of fun!! :yay:

annieb727
08-22-2007, 10:26 PM
related question...do you just SHOW your disney visa...or do they take info from it? Like make sure it's still valid to use? I'd like to go to the meet and greet, we still have the CARD, but we cancelled the acct...would it still work?

CinderellaDreamer
08-23-2007, 07:41 AM
Hey Tinkermell!

Thanks for the welcome and trip wishes! I am so excited! Are you able to get to DL all the time living in CA? So jealous!! :thumbsup2

And you would be surprised how little that 750 can be! I think we will cap out this year! We are already over 500! :scared1: But we use our Visa for *everything* possible including Dh's work expenses that are reimbursed. And then I am amazed at how quickly I spend them! ha!

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the SW? I know HM (Haunted Mansion) gets highly decorated for Xmas, and IASW. But not sure about SW. Snow White? I love to see the Christmas decor! I just can't wait! The time is moving too slowly for me. :)

Thanks for the info on the Meet/Greet and strollers, V&B'smom! I appreciate it.

CinderellaDreamer

tinkermell
08-23-2007, 02:00 PM
Hey Tinkermell!

Thanks for the welcome and trip wishes! I am so excited! Are you able to get to DL all the time living in CA? So jealous!! :thumbsup2

And you would be surprised how little that 750 can be! I think we will cap out this year! We are already over 500! :scared1: But we use our Visa for *everything* possible including Dh's work expenses that are reimbursed. And then I am amazed at how quickly I spend them! ha!

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the SW? I know HM (Haunted Mansion) gets highly decorated for Xmas, and IASW. But not sure about SW. Snow White? I love to see the Christmas decor! I just can't wait! The time is moving too slowly for me. :)

Thanks for the info on the Meet/Greet and strollers, V&B'smom! I appreciate it.

CinderellaDreamerHi again and whoops. :rolleyes1 :laughing:
Apparently I abbreviated a little tooooooooooo much. It was supposed to be IASW. Oh, and to be technically correct during the Holidays, the abbreves become HMH and IASWH.

Having a Disney VISA is well worth it for you. Sometimes I wonder if it would be for me. My husband has a VISA business account through our bank, that gets pretty high..................but I don't think he would switch it over to Disney. :laughing: The bank is real small and personal, and he likes doing everything with them. If I asked him to switch, he probably would think I've gone daft! :eek: Which leads me to my next answer.

My DH is also not the Disney fan that I am, so I usually have to sweet talk to him to go to DL. We usually go about 2 times a year. I think this year it will be more like 3 or 4, cuz we just got APs for the first time. :yay: ( I have a lot of sweet talking to do!!):rolleyes1

How long are you staying??? (I know I'm getting way off topic, but oh well!) :rolleyes:

MKKplus2
08-23-2007, 03:45 PM
related question...do you just SHOW your disney visa...or do they take info from it? Like make sure it's still valid to use? I'd like to go to the meet and greet, we still have the CARD, but we cancelled the acct...would it still work?

When we've gone we just showed the card to the CMs at a podium/desk/check in for ariels grotto (they didn't even check the name or look closely at the card). They just waived us downstairs. When we got downstairs we've usually found that the characters were with a family so we waited on the stairs a minute or two for the family to finish up. Then we've had about 3-5 minutes before I shove DD off because the first family is still hanging around for more character time or because another family had come down. It really was nice, not crowded at all.

annieb727
08-23-2007, 04:45 PM
When we've gone we just showed the card to the CMs at a podium/desk/check in for ariels grotto (they didn't even check the name or look closely at the card). They just waived us downstairs. When we got downstairs we've usually found that the characters were with a family so we waited on the stairs a minute or two for the family to finish up. Then we've had about 3-5 minutes before I shove DD off because the first family is still hanging around for more character time or because another family had come down. It really was nice, not crowded at all.

Thanks! Good to know!

eeyore3847
08-23-2007, 04:57 PM
Great info! I can not wait. we were just at DW and used the epcot charac. meet and greet twice....
yeah we are excited!!!
129 days till we leave!

Lori

spokanemom
08-23-2007, 07:38 PM
Currently the expiration date on all of the perks is 09/30/07. Anyone have any idea when they will update the expiration date? And if the perks generally stay the same from year to year?

Thanks!

CinderellaDreamer
08-24-2007, 07:53 AM
Spokane Mom,

The rewards are the same as they were last year. They expired on 9/30 last year too. But maybe (we could hope!) they will add some benefits this year!!! :) Have you ever booked a package through them and gotten the little backpack and luggage tag? And preferred seating? I have not, and currently cannot as the package expires before I go. I am hoping they will add something in the next month for the fall besides '4th night free'.

Tinkermell - We will only be there two nights! :( I wish we could stay an additional night. I have been trying to sweet talk my dh into another night, but the rates have also gone up for that Friday night as well. Bummer. I was hoping DLH would offer a room only rate for Nov. and I could spend one night there! That would be awesome. I'm so jealous of your AP! I would love to be able to get to Disney even more!

Cinderella Dreamer

eeyore3847
08-24-2007, 09:46 AM
We are so excited. we are going in DEC! And we got the visa deal. it is exciting and fun! I know we are going to have a blast on this trip!!!
Yeah, we got some priority seatings and a backpack etc. Paradise pier - here we come!

Lori

CinderellaDreamer
08-24-2007, 09:49 AM
We are so excited. we are going in DEC! And we got the visa deal. it is exciting and fun! I know we are going to have a blast on this trip!!!
Yeah, we got some priority seatings and a backpack etc. Paradise pier - here we come!

Lori

Oh wow! That's so nice, Lori! I am jealous, but happy for you!

So it doesn't expire before Dec.? I am confused. I need to check the dates.

ariel53098
08-24-2007, 10:10 AM
I remember a while back reading something about getting disney dollars or something else to maximize the places you can use your rewards. Anyone know? How do you use your rewards?
TIA!
Rachel

Anater
08-24-2007, 03:02 PM
I just recently got the Chase Disney Visa and was dismayed to hear that the perks expire in September, since I got it specifically for the extra perks. Last week I called the number they have exclusively for the Disney Visa and the rep said that he believes that there is an expiration date, but wasn't sure. He transferred me to someone in another department that knew more about it. That rep told me that the contract is renegotiated every year, and from what he understands, the stroller, meet and greet and priority seating will stay the same. He wouldn't say for 100%, understandable, but explained that if they canceled the perks there would be a lot of unhappy card holders. I have to agree - other than the perks the $1 reward for each $1 spent is really not that much. Since I try to pay off my balance every month it is worth it, but if we were paying 14% interest I'd cancel the card and use my airlines reward card instead.

Magix
08-24-2007, 04:51 PM
The park benefits have all been extended until Sept 2008. They haven't updated the web yet, but they will in Sept.