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Old 03-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Freebies at WDW

Does anyone have any good ideas for free stuff at WDW or DTD that has some actual value (not just a piece of chocolate at Ghiradelli or the celebration pin for example)?

I know that you can get a sandwich at Earl of Sandwich for your birthday for signing up for their website. Is there anything else like this?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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In a word, NO. Disney does not give things away free. You may receive a dessert at a meal if it's your birthday or anniversary but not always. They are not required to give you an extra treat although many do.
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It is always best to go with an expectation of not getting things for free as they only happen on rare, special occasions.
A cupcake may appear at the end of a meal if you happen to have a birthday button.

This is one of the disadvantages of the internet. Once one person posts up a special experience everyone else expects it. Too many trip reports will say how they had a poor trip because they or their child did not get a special treat.

With regards to signing up to Earl of Sandwich have a look at the Budget board as they may have details of other schemes you may be able to enrol.

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we got a free pin and some plastic rings from a cast member once because the ride broke down it just depends on their moods i guess...
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There's a character meet and greet with a 5x7 photo at Epcot if you have a Disney Credit card
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- Ghiradelli at DTD - free piece of chocolate
- Stickers
- Swizzle sticks from drinks and other drink decorations, sometimes a mickey straw
- Park maps
- Birthday buttons
- Character autographs
- Birthday cupcake at most restaurants. If they don't bring one, you can ask for one!

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