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LilGMom
07-09-2008, 12:38 PM
I'm a little late in listening to last week's email show and just heard the email about the Walk Around the World bricks. I inquired with Disney about these in June and was able to leave my name and number with a gentleman that said that they are looking at restarting the program. He told me that they didn't have a definate date as to when they would start reselling the bricks or how much they'd cost but that they were definately going to be reselling them in the semi-near future. My contact information was put on a waitlist and when they start reselling the bricks I was assured that I'd be contacted. There is a chance that he was blowing smoke up my skirt but I'd like to think that he was being upfront and honest and that they will be making pavers available soon. Just a little late FYI.

CAJUNWDWFAN
07-09-2008, 01:13 PM
That would so rock. I've always wanted to get one of those bricks and I really didn't like the Leave a Legacy at EPCOT.

Disneybridein2k3
07-09-2008, 01:43 PM
I know the podcast crew was sort of poking fun about this but I would love to do this! Thanks for the info LilGMom!

YodaMouse
07-09-2008, 01:55 PM
Who did you contact? I would love to do the brick thing as well; would be nice to call and see if I get told the same general information you did.

LilGMom
07-09-2008, 02:00 PM
I'm not sure if it is ok to put his name and number up here but I will PM it to whomever needs/wants it.

SamSam
07-10-2008, 12:18 AM
I am interested in the info you have on the paving bricks. We do currently have one, but would love to do a new one. Thanks. Sharon W.

cdnmickeylover
07-10-2008, 01:21 PM
We have a brick that we got way back and we actually go and look at it when we are there. I'd love to get a new brick though.

Interestingly my mother who is going to WDW in September for the first time in years called me yesterday to ask if I knew where the brick was because she was looking through all the old Disney stuff and couldn't find the map that we had been given with the location. I told her approximately where it was and told her that I'd try to find a picture of it so that she'd have the number. Since she's going with her grandchildren (my niece and nephews) she's wants to show them. I hadn't really thought about it in a while and the email show question reminded me that we'll have to look too next time we are there.

officer tigger
07-11-2008, 12:30 PM
Last June Disney said they were adding new bricks to the area around the MK. After sending Disney my information on a form they faxed me, He called me back and said Disney is not adding any more bricks. I do not remember what they guys name is though.
I'm not sure if any one got a new brick or not last year.

disprincessatheart
07-11-2008, 01:55 PM
My parents tried to buy us one for our wedding. They got the response that it will start up soon and we're first on the list - hope that's right. The person did ask that their info not be shared...

LilGMom
07-11-2008, 02:07 PM
My parents tried to buy us one for our wedding. They got the response that it will start up soon and we're first on the list - hope that's right. The person did ask that their info not be shared...

Wonder why that is? I was never told that by the person I spoke with and I didn't get the impression that it was a 'hush-hush' Mission Impossible type thing. Interesting.

disprincessatheart
07-11-2008, 03:14 PM
I'm thinking maybe just because they're not selling them yet and they don't want a mile long waiting list. To be honest, I have no idea since my parents were the ones that made all the phone calls.

jns
07-11-2008, 06:37 PM
I'm not sure if it is ok to put his name and number up here but I will PM it to whomever needs/wants it.
Thanks :flower3:

PM sent

*NikkiBell*
07-11-2008, 06:44 PM
I would absolutely love to have the contact information and get a brick!

racingwench
07-11-2008, 10:42 PM
Thanks!
Cathy

bettyann29
07-11-2008, 10:45 PM
This is great to know! I was the one who sent the email to the podcast crew.. Me and DH see those tiles everytime we go to MK and wondered what in the world they are.. I was excited to be able to tell DH what they were..

Please pm me the info as I would also be interested..

YodaMouse
07-12-2008, 02:19 PM
I called Disney about the "pavers". I got the impression they are getting together a list for when the program to buy the pavers goes live. However, I also got the impression that if we all want this program to become a reality we need to let management know we want it back.

As the person I spoke to said, the last time people asked to get this program back, it made it all the way up to Eisner who, said, "If that's what they want, give it to them." So, I guess it may be time for a grass roots movement to get the "pavers" as they are called back in the fore front.

Let the Pavers Movement begin!:cheer2:

ead79
07-13-2008, 02:00 AM
I definitely hope they bring back the chance to buy a brick! DH and I would love one to commemorate our Disney wedding (though it's been almost 5 years ago now--my how time flies!).

MAGICX2
07-14-2008, 11:50 AM
I would also like the info if you still have it to share.

When it started going around last year that they were selling again, I rushed my application to them via fax with all me info and a cc # and was called back two days later and told that they were no longer selling the bricks. They had sold a very limited number and I missed out.:sad1:

PrincessKsMom
07-14-2008, 11:57 AM
OP

I would very much like the contact info. I'd love to be able to do this before or during our next trip in August as a surprise for my mom. Of course, I know it's not even up and running yet, but I can always dream!

mommak1010@aol.com

Thanks!

DVCsince02
07-14-2008, 08:09 PM
Please pm me the info too.

Jubilee
07-14-2008, 08:31 PM
Please PM me the information as well! :love:

Rhonda7011
07-15-2008, 02:41 PM
Please PM me the info, too. I always wanted to do this! :cool1: Thanks.

doconeill
07-16-2008, 09:27 AM
I've posted this before, but I'm too lazy to look it up... :)

Late Spring/Early Summer 2007, someone found out that the Walk Around The World program had reopened to "fill in" bricks at various locations, mostly right in front of MK. The new price was $300 (it was $95 originally - but since they wouldn't be doing lots of bricks in a single location, the overhead was probably a lot higher).

Someone posted on here in a thread that they were taking new orders, and it spread like wildfire. I was among those who signed up and paid for a brick.

But everything started to fall apart. It was hard to get information (the CMs did not work full time for the program - they had other jobs). People who had paid but did not get confirmation of a brick were getting e-mails that the program had been canceled and they would receive a refund later as well as information from WDW Communications. Some of those then also received confirmations of getting a brick. It was all very confusing.

I was able to get hold of one of the CMs (Roger), and had a couple of good conversations with him (he even called me back while he was working over at POP once). Although he couldn't get specific about some stuff (with regard to the sudden cancelation, he said "People think we know more than we really do..."), I did learn a few things.

- The CMs were the ones pushing to re-open the program, to fill in all the blank bricks spread throughout the Walk.

- They got the OK to do so, and the sudden response was enormous (at least partly due to it getting out on the DISboards - they knew it must have gotten out somehow since it wasn't advertised other than at the booth outside MK.) This overwhelmed them a bit.

- Someone higher up in the chain told them to stop. No explanation was given.

- Those that got confirmations would get the bricks, but there were so many it was going to take time. The bricks were custom-ordered and engraved from a company in Wisconsin. They got a shipment once a month (mime was ordered in July I believe, and received in September). They would be set in the Walk "when possible". It turned out to be a very unusually wet summer/fall, making brick-laying slow.

- Those not yet charged for them would not receive them.

- He hoped that they'd again be able to re-open the program at a later date.

We did receive a brick, and it had been placed by our December family trip, but it was a bit of adventure finding it. I had requested one at the Poly (it was the first resort we stayed at with both kids), and got a location of "P1A", and the map was highlighted over by the Luau Cove. So we walked over there, and go all the way to the Floridian and back - there is no P1A! In fact, P1A didn't even seem to exist as a location!

I went to Guest Relations over at MK, to find out that it was actually over on the TTC side of the Poly. There was no P1A location, so they apparently put it anyplace there was a space. We went back later that day and found it.

Ours is easy enough to spot - it's the only one in that section (and as far as I know, in the entire walk) that is rotated 180 degrees in relation to all the other bricks!

DVCsince02
07-16-2008, 11:01 AM
I left a message, but still no call back. I'll keep you updated.

pixeydust
07-16-2008, 01:22 PM
I'm not sure if it is ok to put his name and number up here but I will PM it to whomever needs/wants it.

Hi LilGMom, Can you please send me the contact info for the brick? I am not sure how the pm works? Thank you! :yay:

Disneyfun1
07-16-2008, 01:50 PM
i would love any contact info as well if you can please. thanks.

LilGMom
07-16-2008, 03:30 PM
Hi LilGMom, Can you please send me the contact info for the brick? I am not sure how the pm works? Thank you! :yay:

You can either PM me (right click on my user name and go to PM option) or make it so that I can send you a PM. :hippie:

loriandmatt
07-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Please PM me the info too....if you don't mind.

thanks much.

mnra
07-16-2008, 06:07 PM
can you pm me the information as well. I have a brick now but with family changes would love to have another.

Ron from Michigan
07-18-2008, 08:37 AM
We have a brick on the beach at the Poly resort that we have to check out on every trip.

Twheezy
07-18-2008, 12:49 PM
LilGMom,

Just sent PM for contact info ... thanks in advance!

drakethib
07-19-2008, 09:07 PM
Would love to be able to add a brick for our family.

dpuck1998
07-19-2008, 09:18 PM
Put me on the PM list if possible please. I'd love to get one for our family.

snow_white725
07-25-2008, 12:21 PM
Could I get a PM with the info too? We are getting married in WDW and I think a brick (if they do restart the program) would be perfect for us!

ejo7
07-25-2008, 08:48 PM
I would like to be added to that PM list, too, please and thanks!

Button
07-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Just got this note back from Guest Relations online Contact Us team.

'At this time no announcement has been made regarding your inquiry.
The next time that you visit us, please visit Guest Relations in the
Magic Kingdom to see if this has changed.'

A glimmer of hope then.....

mjl0477
09-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Please place me on the PM list as well if possible. Thanks!

disneygirlinnj
09-24-2008, 02:41 PM
would love to add another brick to our collection! we have 2 from 1994 right in front of the magic kingdom's entrance!

Disneyfun1
09-24-2008, 03:53 PM
i would love to be added to a list to possibly get a brick someday!

ukwildcat
09-24-2008, 04:11 PM
I hope everyone who wants a brick is able to get one.

We were one of the lucky few who got a brick last summer. It's directly infront of the MK, just outisde the turnstiles on the left entrance.

It was a hassle getting it, and getting info on it, but it's there.

Good luck to all.

tinkbutt
09-24-2008, 04:21 PM
I would love to get a brick one day when I have a family!! I hope they are able to restart it!!!

jewjubean
09-24-2008, 05:41 PM
i would also like the information thanks!!!!!!!

Takodacaleb
09-27-2008, 07:39 AM
If the user with the info still has it can you please pm me it too. TIA