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5 Disney Fans 03-04-2010 03:41 PM

Just got this email regarding GAD Program. They say almost1M tickets were given out!
 
My family volunteered for JRA in January and got our vouchers so we are safe. I'm so glad we did so earlier rather than later. Although we had such a positive experience we will certainly volunteer with them again.


*********If you have already received your Disney ticket vouchers, this email is NOT for YOU!********




Dear Friends:



VITALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE GIVE A DAY, GET A DISNEY DAY PROGRAM



Today we learned that almost all of the 1 million Free tickets to Disney have been given away.



What does this mean for you and JRA?



If you are already scheduled for the March 14 or April 11 JRA distribution:

If you have received your “VOP Thanks for Signing Up to Volunteer” email from HandsOn Network/Disney (NOT from JRA), then you are SAFE.



If you have NOT received your “VOP Thanks for Signing Up to Volunteer” email from Handson Network/Disney (NOT from JRA), this means that you still need to complete your registration by using this link – link. Disney plans to shut down the registration system in the next day or two, so you need to complete your registration immediately. If the system shuts down before you complete your registration, THERE IS NOTHING JRA CAN DO. We are very sorry to share such unpleasant news, but we want to be sure that everyone who is scheduled to come to JRA on either March 14 or April 11 has the opportunity to receive their Disney tickets.



If you were planning to volunteer at JRA between May-November:

It is unlikely that you will be able to get a free Disney ticket. Disney has told us that they will be shutting down their system in the next day or two. As you may remember, the quantities of tickets were limited and were available on a first come, first served basis. We are very sorry to share such disappointing news. HOWEVER…



…THERE IS SOME HOPE…there may be limited volunteer opportunities available with some of the nation’s larger organizations. For more information, please go to www.disneyparks.com.





Many thanks,

Amy

TheRatPack 03-04-2010 04:04 PM

WOW....that was fast. I'm sure there will be a lot of folks that are disappointed by this.

DisneyFan32WI 03-04-2010 04:07 PM

I work for an organization that is participating in the GAD program. We were sent an e-mail today to STOP accepting new volunteers.

poohfriend 03-04-2010 04:21 PM

say it isn't so!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DisneyFan32WI (Post 35696111)
I work for an organization that is participating in the GAD program. We were sent an e-mail today to STOP accepting new volunteers.


Oh no.

I could see this as a big public relations nightmare for Disney. Eventhough they said there was a limit...

If this is the year of the volunteer...it's ending early!

surfergirl602 03-04-2010 04:26 PM

Our trip isn't until October and I am so glad that we did ours early! We printed our vouchers this week. Phew!

tink1957 03-04-2010 04:43 PM

Whew, we're signed up to do our GAD activity this Saturday. That was close.

MomtoGKC 03-04-2010 04:46 PM

Yikes! I mailed my Project Linus blankets today!!

MMitchell29 03-04-2010 05:09 PM

I am not understanding this because if you registered already shouldn't that count towards the one million even if you're not able to do your volunteer for another week or two?

shl1108 03-04-2010 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surfergirl602 (Post 35696319)
Our trip isn't until October and I am so glad that we did ours early! We printed our vouchers this week. Phew!

We did our volunteer this past weekend. And did get a "thanks for volunteering" email from Hands On Network.
How fast did people get their vouchers and is there anything else we need to do?
Thanks!

Ember 03-04-2010 06:06 PM

Disney better take the ads of the tv. I saw one this morning. I agree with the poster who said this will be a pr nightmare for them. It's on just March!! That's a pretty short year long promotion!

DisneyFan32WI 03-04-2010 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMitchell29 (Post 35696834)
I am not understanding this because if you registered already shouldn't that count towards the one million even if you're not able to do your volunteer for another week or two?

You can still do your volunteer work since you are already registered.

Belle5 03-04-2010 06:32 PM

WOW!!! I am so glad we have our “VOP Thanks for Signing Up to Volunteer” email from HandsOn Network/Disney email--even though I don't have my vouchers yet!

I am wondering if by chance Disney will save face by doubling the offer of tickets or something like that. For sure, they will have to stop advertising the promotion if they won't increase the amount of tickets they plan on giving away.

parkers*momma 03-04-2010 07:21 PM

We just rec'ved our vouchers today. I'm so glad we signed up early though we aren't going until Sept.

Sinderelly 03-04-2010 07:24 PM

We just signed up today. I hope we are okay. :confused3 We got a confirmation email. anyone know if this means we will get our vouchers? Our volunteer day is March 27th for a literacy program. :goodvibes

LisaRN97 03-04-2010 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sinderelly (Post 35698366)
We just signed up today. I hope we are okay. :confused3 We got a confirmation email. anyone know if this means we will get our vouchers? Our volunteer day is March 27th for a literacy program. :goodvibes

The way I understand it is that if you have registered and are confirmed, then that is counted towards the 1 million. There is a pretty informative thread under Theme Parks.....

It looks like you are good :thumbsup2


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