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Old 07-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #16
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One of my favorite parts of my last trip was, when a teen age girl asked my 3YO dressed up as Rapunzel for her autograph, it was really adorable, she thought she was a real princess in that moment.
That just made me tear up a little! That is such a sweet thing to do. I'll keep that one in mind We pass on fastpasses we aren't going to use when we are leaving
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #17
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we gave away a couple of premium passes to World of Color which we couldn't use during our last visit. I also observed a teenage boy and girl allow a elderly gentleman wearing a Purple Heart shirt to go ahead of them in line. Each person ahead did the same so he had a very short wait on the ride. it was nice to see respect afforded by all in line, particularly by those two teenagers who would make any parent proud of their simple gesture. This gentleman was clearly touched.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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During each trip to DLR, I like to be "Tink's Helper", and add my own dash of magic while at the parks. I've done this in many ways, but one of my favorites is at the pin trading locations. I'll buy a new or highly sought after pin, and donate it to the CM's lanyard. It feels good knowing that the surprise of a special pin may make someone's day a little more magical.

Just wondering what other "Tinks' Helpers" do to spread the magic?
What a lovely thread!!! Thank you for starting such an inspiring thread :-)

On my next visit with DD we are going to think of something special to do.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #19
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On our last day my DD 5 had a very long animated conversation with a CM. We then went and sat on the curb waiting for the Fireworks to begin. We had been there about 5 minutes when the same CM came up to us with a fast pass for any ride in the park, but it had to be used that night. We had been in the parks since rope drop and were not planning on staying after the show, so I turned to a family behind us that had three kids around 8-10 , gave them the Fast Pass and said "Have a Magical Evening!" We then returned to our hotel and slept like the dead;0)!
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:47 AM   #20
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Reading the fab things all you "pixie-dusters" do is SO wonderful and uplifting! Especially those with the talent and time to craft items at home, then give them away at the parks. Truly awesome
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:04 AM   #21
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I give fastpasses to people if we aren't going to make the time. Last trip we had a fastpass for any ride except the Matterhorn. It was late, my kids were done, i was the only adult this trip so we didn't/couldn't do the big rides. We walked past Space mountain as we were heading out. I saw a group of four people walk towards Space, see the long wait, kind of pause, look disappointed and started to walk away. The kids and i went up to them and gave them the fastpass. They were so happy and excited! Made us feel good, we just told them to pass on the happiness to someone , in some way, some other time.
We did a similar thing. Last August we were on my brothers wish trip and we were on RSR one morning and it broke down right after Luigi's but before the race. We got excited off the ride and we're given FP for RSR. We hung on to them and went to eat at Goofy's kitchen. When we went back to cars land later that afternoon we had the passes we didn't know what we were going to with. We skipped the line with the make a wish pass and got off and began looking for the perfect people to give them away to. I wanted a family to get them. Eventually we found a group of five people for our five fastpasses. It was a grandma, a mom, and her three children. There were sitting on a bench next to Cozy Cones when we asked them if they liked the new cars ride, knowing by the kids demeanor they had not gone on it due to the three hour wait in August. When they told us they weren't going on it due to the long wait, we gave them our makeup fastpasses and the looks on the kids faces said it all. They grabbed their grandmas hand, pulled her up, and they we're basically dragging her onto the ride.Had kind of forgotten it until this post, but one of my better memories in Disneyland.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #22
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DH makes wooden Mickey earrings and gives them to brides......and extra special CMs.
That's awesome. Now I want wooden Mickey earrings, lol.

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....One of my favorite parts of my last trip was, when a teen age girl asked my 3YO dressed up as Rapunzel for her autograph, it was really adorable, she thought she was a real princess in that moment.
That's awesome, I'm doing this next trip. Might even get a special autograph book for it.

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Reading the fab things all you "pixie-dusters" do is SO wonderful and uplifting! Especially those with the talent and time to craft items at home, then give them away at the parks. Truly awesome
It really is! I am not at all artistically talented, so I'm really impressed.

We give away Disney bracelets (those shaped ones, can't think of what they're called) in long or slow lines (waiting for Pixie Hallow) or to kids who look like they need a little magic. We've also given Disney temporary tattoos, stickers, and buttons. Oh, and my son gave his bubbles to a little girl who was crying because she didn't have any. We are big on bubbles.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #23
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One time, DH and I were stuck on POTC for an hour and CM's gave out a one-use open FP for any ride for 4 people. We decided to use it on Splash since it was really hot that afternoon. The line was 90 minutes and FPs ran out earlier that day, and as we were walking to the FP entrance we noticed a couple turning away from the stand-by line. So we invited them to join us and be the 3rd and 4th guests on the voucher!

It turns out they were a young couple on their honeymoon and were in DL for only one day. They didn't have enough time to wait in the stand-by line and joining us gave them an opportunity to ride Splash! We shared the same log and bought them a photo souvenir afterward as a wedding present.

We're nice to CMs, even the grumpy ones, since we both spent some years in customer service. I like to assume the grumpy ones are having a bad day rather than have a bad personality. Maybe I've been married long enough to not take grumpiness personally.....
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #24
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We do the glo sticks & give all the extras from the tube out. We also pass on unused fast passes. Also shared our bubbles with little ones who were done with waiting! So many great ideas in this thread!
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #25
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Ooooh....I love the bubble idea. We will have to do that in January.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:29 PM   #26
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One time, DH and I were stuck on POTC for an hour and CM's gave out a one-use open FP for any ride for 4 people. We decided to use it on Splash since it was really hot that afternoon. The line was 90 minutes and FPs ran out earlier that day, and as we were walking to the FP entrance we noticed a couple turning away from the stand-by line. So we invited them to join us and be the 3rd and 4th guests on the voucher!

It turns out they were a young couple on their honeymoon and were in DL for only one day. They didn't have enough time to wait in the stand-by line and joining us gave them an opportunity to ride Splash! We shared the same log and bought them a photo souvenir afterward as a wedding present.

We're nice to CMs, even the grumpy ones, since we both spent some years in customer service. I like to assume the grumpy ones are having a bad day rather than have a bad personality. Maybe I've been married long enough to not take grumpiness personally.....
This is so awesome! I bet you made their day!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:41 PM   #27
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I'm yet another person who never considered this, but now I'm pondering what sort of Pixie Dust I could bring along for my next trip. It will be for Gay Days in October, so maybe something rainbow themed? Hmm...
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #28
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I always try to give away the fast passes that I don't use. I usually try to give it to an older couple (seniors) or ones with young kids as opposed to teenagers. I figured the teens would have plenty of time to wait in standby since they'll probably text or instagram the time away.

However if I recall correctly, I think the fast passes say non-transferable. Not sure if that matters too much, but who knows.

Since I always wait an hour before parades or fireworks, I'm in the front, but I always let a little kid stand in front of me.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #29
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We were in line at POTC and our kids were playing with glow sticks and there was a little boy in front of us that kept looking at their glow sticks so we gave him one from each kid he was happy and him and DS5 started playing together til we got on the ride..............I hope to keep this in mind and get some fun stuff to hand out on our trip next year
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we gave away a couple of premium passes to World of Color which we couldn't use during our last visit. I also observed a teenage boy and girl allow a elderly gentleman wearing a Purple Heart shirt to go ahead of them in line. Each person ahead did the same so he had a very short wait on the ride. it was nice to see respect afforded by all in line, particularly by those two teenagers who would make any parent proud of their simple gesture. This gentleman was clearly touched.
WOW this brought a tear to my eye....it makes me so happy when kids show respect these days because not many do anymore
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