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godalejunior
05-18-2008, 09:11 PM
I am looking for up to four dream fastpasses that have most of all of the tabs intact from 2008. Please PM me if you have them and would like to get rid of them. Thanks.

SANDIEGOFAN
05-18-2008, 09:25 PM
No offense, but why? I have quite a few but have been saving them for my July trip.

godalejunior
05-18-2008, 10:31 PM
Well ours got thrown away by accident (DH!!!) and I would like to have some to replace them.

PryncessChrysty
05-18-2008, 10:41 PM
To the OP: Did you check eBay? I think most people either save theirs or sell them to collectors.

SANDIEGOFAN: No offense, but why? I have quite a few but have been saving them for my July trip.
May I ask, have you won them in the online sweepstakes? The one's I've seen them hand out at the park are only good for the day they were issued.

godalejunior
05-18-2008, 10:43 PM
Yes, I am keeping track of them on ebay. We won ours in the park.

DLR29
05-18-2008, 11:19 PM
To the OP: Did you check eBay? I think most people either save theirs or sell them to collectors.


May I ask, have you won them in the online sweepstakes? The one's I've seen them hand out at the park are only good for the day they were issued.

You can't win the Dream FPs from the online/mail in sweepstakes. And actually the ones handed out at the park are good for pretty much until the Year of a Million Dreams promotion ends.

To the OP, do you plan on using the tabs if someone were to give you their dream FP? Not to be mean or anything, but if you do plan on using them, I think what you are asking is kind of ridiculous. It's a dream FP, part of a special promotion. If you win one, you should feel fortunate to have received them. But to ask someone else to use their prize that they won is a little rude IMO. But if it is for a collection or memoribilia I think it would be a little better reason.

camouseketeer
05-18-2008, 11:26 PM
And actually the ones handed out at the park are good for pretty much until the Year of a Million Dreams promotion ends.

The one's I've seen them hand out at the park are only good for the day they were issued.

So which one is it? :confused3

We were handed Dream FP's in 6/07. I still have them and most of the tabs are on them. The clearly say that they are valid only on 06/03/07 and all of the tabs have that same date on them.

We are going to DLR in July. Will we still be able to use them? :confused3

Brian_WDW74
05-18-2008, 11:28 PM
You can't win the Dream FPs from the online/mail in sweepstakes. And actually the ones handed out at the park are good for pretty much until the Year of a Million Dreams promotion ends.

I knew the Dream FPs were good for the duration of the visit, but I didn't know that they could be used through the end of the year. I won one on the last day of my visit earlier this month, but didn't use it because I was still using one I had won three days earlier. Are you saying I could use it if made another trip to DLR before Dec. 31?

DangerMouse
05-18-2008, 11:37 PM
I knew the Dream FPs were good for the duration of the visit, but I didn't know that they could be used through the end of the year. I won one on the last day of my visit earlier this month, but didn't use it because I was still using one I had won three days earlier. Are you saying I could use it if made another trip to DLR before Dec. 31?

I asked this exact question to several different CM's on my last trip and heard different answers from each. What it boils down to is this, it's really up to the individual CM at the front of the attraction who is collecting the FP tabs. Supposedly, they "should" let you, but you may need to plead your case a bit or even ask for a lead if you are denied.

I didn't get to try it myself on my April trip (and I had roughly 10 expired dream fp lanyards to work with), but I ended up being dreamed again, so I had no need to test the system by trying to use an expired dream FP.

I would love to hear others' experiences with using the expired dream FPs

Disney Hot Mama
05-18-2008, 11:38 PM
IAre you saying I could use it if made another trip to DLR before Dec. 31?

I am interested to hear an official answer to this questions too. I though they were good only the day they were issued.

dizneekrazee
05-18-2008, 11:48 PM
I too was under the impression they were only good they day you received the prize. I have never one them, so I really dont know. I was told by several DLR CM though that a regular FP, like from a specific ride, that the FP never expires, you just have to wait until your designated time. We had some we didnt use from April and brought them back in October to use, we had no problem.

camouseketeer
05-18-2008, 11:53 PM
I found this link on MousePlanet with the same discussion.

http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?p=1237442

Basically Darkbeer says it is in the official CM handbook that Dream FP's can be used beyond the original date. He also says that some CM's may not know this and you may have to ask a lead.

Someone posted asking, like I did, if 2007 Dream FP's were still usable. Someone else responded saying that he did successfully use a 2007 Dream FP today, 5/18/08.

So, I'll bring mine along in July and politely ask a CM and see what I get! :cool1:

momto2nenas
05-19-2008, 12:35 AM
What?! Really?! We still have ours from last summer and we didn't use MOST of them... so we could potentially use them this winter when we go?... cool. I will be watching this topic between now and then!

momto2nenas
05-19-2008, 12:35 AM
What?! Really?! We still have ours from last summer and we didn't use MOST of them... so we could potentially use them this winter when we go?... cool. I will be watching this topic between now and then!

godalejunior
05-19-2008, 12:36 AM
To the OP, do you plan on using the tabs if someone were to give you their dream FP? Not to be mean or anything, but if you do plan on using them, I think what you are asking is kind of ridiculous. It's a dream FP, part of a special promotion. If you win one, you should feel fortunate to have received them. But to ask someone else to use their prize that they won is a little rude IMO. But if it is for a collection or memoribilia I think it would be a little better reason.

Wow, sorry my post offended you. I have never been called rude so this is a first....

We used our dream fastpasses the first time we won them, on our very first trip, the entire weekend. Not sure about the other information posted about using them the entire year however that was not the intent of my post.

mmmears
05-19-2008, 12:58 AM
Wow! We were told they were only good for one day, so we never even tried to use them for the rest of our stay. The 2 CMs we asked were adamant about it. Maybe we'll have to take another trip just to test out this "non-expiring" theory!:rotfl:

farmfresh
05-19-2008, 01:07 AM
We won Fps at the end of April this year. We were told we could use them anytime. This seems reasonable to me, becuase , having won them previously, we exhausted ourselves working through all the rides in one day.:cool1:

Also, it turned out to be pretty hard to use them up this time. It was very quiet at the park, :happytv: and some popular rides were walk on - they simply didn't have fast pass queues running. This included BTMR, Autopia,(machines turned off) TOT, MM and Indiana Jones, where the machines were on, but there was no need to form a Fp queue. So we really didn't use them.

There was some variation between CMs , but everyone let us through.
However - you still need to use them as intended, as a prize. They will not take tabs without the complete passes (people were trying that ahead of us), and they will not take tabs from half a pass- say only the DCA half.

I presume this is to stop people from selling them, or otherwise misusing htem, and I think that is a good thing.

godalejunior
05-19-2008, 01:13 AM
I am glad that information that appears to be useful came out from my post. This is new to me.

cats mom
05-19-2008, 02:10 AM
Wow, lots of different experiences. Why does that not surprise me? ;)

Proper training of CM's and a little consistency would certainly be helpful if you ask me.
:confused3

We had one courtesy Dream Fastpass since one member of our party was not with us when we won. Even though 5 of us had the regular dated passes we still had several CM's question us because of the one courtesy pass (not dated) They all said Dream Fast Passes were good only on the specified date and a couple of CM's acted like they had never seen one without a date.

I promise we did not make our own, but we were sure made to feel like we were trying to pull a fast one a time or two.
(pun intended) :lmao:

JenDisneylandlver
05-19-2008, 02:27 AM
We were also told they were only good for that one day. Shoot, I know we didn't use them all either. Bummer!

boiseflyfisher
05-19-2008, 07:56 AM
We won our passes in January and were able to use them during our March trip with no problem.

godalejunior
05-19-2008, 09:09 AM
Good to know so I guess as to not offend if anyone has extras or does not plan on using theirs I would like to have up to four. Thanks.

ORMom2Four
05-19-2008, 10:14 AM
Wow, have you checked them out on Ebay? People are getting some good $$ for them.

They are being advertised as "valid during 2008".

godalejunior
05-19-2008, 10:37 AM
I did see them on ebay however it is like the Toon Town passes...maybe someone is not using them so they will pay it forward.

SANDIEGOFAN
05-19-2008, 02:52 PM
The last time we won them we were getting ready to go home and asked the CM if we could use them at a later date - he said they 'should' be used the day they are issued but 'may' be used at a later date. It was much like a wink wink nudge nudge conversation. Anyway, since then I've use expired dream FPs on several occasions with no problems.

Sorry godale, if I didn't have 2 summer trips planned I would help you out.

bluegrizzlies1
05-19-2008, 03:03 PM
have a ? about this

When you get the dream fastpass is it only good for 1 ride each at anytime.

What Im asking if you go on sm and want to go again you cant because the tab is torn off ? Or can you go on sm as many times as you want ?

mommy2allyandaveri
05-19-2008, 03:08 PM
I don't think you are being rude at all. If someone wants to give you their passes why not use them. Is this any different than the thread that was going for the toon town morning madness or whatever thing. Wasn't that thread for people to get them from those who weren't going to or didn't use them on their trip?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Disneyland-DCA-Dream-FastPass-Disney-Fast-Pass-NEW-MINT_W0QQitemZ330235947760QQihZ014QQcategoryZ1380Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's some on e-bay if you are willing to pay for them.

Albort
05-19-2008, 03:09 PM
I kinda agree, its highly unlikely someone would just HAND over their unused dream fastpasses. Your best bet would probably be looking on ebay or craigslist.

As for the Dream Fastpasses, its really varies by CMs. Im sure they hand them out with a limited # knowing that people use them at random times, so its likely that if the Fastpass line becomes too long, they MAY not let you through.

Though i cannot confirm, but i recall you cant use a regular fastpass the next day, they simply would say no, but i may be incorrect.

disneychrista
05-19-2008, 03:39 PM
What Im asking if you go on sm and want to go again you cant because the tab is torn off ? Or can you go on sm as many times as you want ?

Each dream FP lanyard is has 1 tab (FP) for each FP attraction, in each park. So you only get 1 SM, 1 Autopia etc.

bluegrizzlies1
05-20-2008, 02:28 AM
Each dream FP lanyard is has 1 tab (FP) for each FP attraction, in each park. So you only get 1 SM, 1 Autopia etc.

So what you are telling me is once you use all your tabs the pass is no good ?

You can ride all the FP rides once and the pass is done ?

Unlike regular fast pass you can only get every 2 hrs dream FP you can go on all the rides once without waiting 2hrs.

I was thinking it was unlimited FPs all day long ride as many times as you want.

cats mom
05-20-2008, 03:11 AM
So what you are telling me is once you use all your tabs the pass is no good ?

This is correct

You can ride all the FP rides once and the pass is done ?

Exactly

Unlike regular fast pass you can only get every 2 hrs dream FP you can go on all the rides once without waiting 2hrs.

No time stamps on the dream fast passes, just the date - which it seems may or may not mean anything.
You can ride any fast pass ride whenever you want, but only once.

I was thinking it was unlimited FPs all day long ride as many times as you want.

Nope


Once your tabs are gone, you're done. Of course you can keep the lanyard and main part of the Dream Fastpass as a souvenir, but it won't get you on the rides once you've used the tabs.

bluegrizzlies1
05-20-2008, 10:03 AM
Once your tabs are gone, you're done. Of course you can keep the lanyard and main part of the Dream Fastpass as a souvenir, but it won't get you on the rides once you've used the tabs.

I was thinking it was unlimited all day that would be special, but once is not worth buying any on ebay to use I will be there 5 days so I will ride them all a few times.

bumbershoot
05-20-2008, 11:24 AM
I kinda agree, its highly unlikely someone would just HAND over their unused dream fastpasses. Your best bet would probably be looking on ebay or craigslist.

Late to this conversation, but it does seem to me that once someone gets back, having held onto their "DFP" (we have to use abbreviations, dont' we? :) ), they were either intending to use it for scrapbook reasons, use it in the future, or sell it.

I've read of plenty of people who give away their unused DFPs in the parks, but not once they get home. :goodvibes

mommyof2boys1girl
05-20-2008, 08:14 PM
Well Shazbutt! :headache: I wish I had known that they were good for more than one day - we were given DFP's twice on our stay a few weeks ago, but we assumed that once the day was over, they were expired. The DT gave my 18 mo old her own DFP, so we always had one pass that we never even used, plus my youngest Ds and I usually rode Pooh or the FL rides, while Dh and eldest DS rode the DFP rides, so my pass and Ds's as well as DD's were hardly EVER USED! In fact, I have 4 in my hands right now that were never used once - every tab still intact!:mad: Helps to travel in off season - we'd try to use 'em, and most CM's would just wave us thru, saying the wait wasn't long enough to warrant using them!

So you think I should use them for more than just the scrapbook, and take 'em back with us if I manage to fandangle a winter trip out of dh?

godalejunior
05-20-2008, 08:51 PM
I would hang on to them if you think you are going back or use them for a scrapbook.