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Old 01-06-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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when they ask you "what r you celebrating?"

for hotel, dining reservations, etc. do they ever really do anything with that information? just wondering if it is for any purpose?
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:30 AM   #2
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Sometimes they do things for you like give you a special button or bring you a special dessert if your reservation is in a restaurant. However we are usually celebrating our special things on a date that isn't the actual date. For example our 10th wedding anniversary is in March but we will be celebrating it when we travel in May. We are not able to travel in March due to my husband's college and the kids' school. I have found that when you celebrate on a day that isn't the actual day or near the actual day like we do then it is LESS likely that they will do anything -- or at least that has been my experience.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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we just went to celebrate our tenth at disney in october! we had to go early due to dh's military training weekend...he ended up being away for our actual one...again.

our ta noted it on our ressies adn i didnt think much more of it. when we checked in it was there and we got our pins at asmovies. we wore them the entire trip and was wished happy anniversary everywhere. at several restaurants we were told oh i see your celbrating your anniversary with us. it was a nice touch.

at crystal palace we had our table decorated with mickey confetti in the shape of a heart. at crt a serve walked by saw our pins and literally said oh someones celbrating on my watch and literally threw cinderella coach confetti over the table as he walked by.
at chef mickeys we got our celbrate cupcake- but this is something they do for everyone there. still i found them to be nice touches!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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We got a Happy Anniversary card from Mickey & Minnie in ourr room one day with a nicely decorated towel animal!
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We got a Happy Anniversary card from Mickey & Minnie in ourr room one day with a nicely decorated towel animal!
yes i forgot about that! ours had the photopass card with a 20% off code on it. altho it wasnt there till the second day so we had two cards going.
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yes i forgot about that! ours had the photopass card with a 20% off code on it. altho it wasnt there till the second day so we had two cards going.
Yes, that happened to us too. We got the 20% for PhotoPass and we had two cards going as well.

It was still a nice little surprise that we weren't expecting!
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Yes, that happened to us too. We got the 20% for PhotoPass and we had two cards going as well.

It was still a nice little surprise that we weren't expecting!
yeah it was really nice! esp since by the time you do the exchange and shipping to canada it was close to 200!
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Funny story - we went to WDW last year to celebrate my birthday. DH called ahead to advise the resort (WL) that it was my birthday. One night when we returned to the room, there were balloons, and a photo signed by Snow White saying "Happy Birthday Marguerite" - I took one look at it and asked who's Marguerite? (sure isn't me!).

My DH called the front desk to let them know of the error they had made - imagine if it had been for a kid? How devastating??? A couple of hours later a CM came up to our room advising that Snow White felt terrible about the mistake she made, and gave me a very cute chocolate totem pole!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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We got engaged while down there in March.. And we got buttons and just about every resturant we went to we got something special.. TH we got a card signed from the characters MM we got free glasses of champagne.. And the amounts of congrats we got from CM's and guests was great.. It made you feel great!!! Now this trip will be her DS11 first trip and we will be getting married there.. So we will be looking forward to our buttons and such!!!
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We got engaged while down there in March.. And we got buttons and just about every resturant we went to we got something special.. TH we got a card signed from the characters MM we got free glasses of champagne.. And the amounts of congrats we got from CM's and guests was great.. It made you feel great!!! Now this trip will be her DS11 first trip and we will be getting married there.. So we will be looking forward to our buttons and such!!!
mreid, when did you let them know you had gotten engaged? Just at the resturants or when people greeted you or did you tell them you were planning on doing it when you made the reservation?
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #11
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is it "ethical" to make up a celebration?

Like we're celebrating being able to get away without kids for a weekend?
or...celebrating 22 years and 4 months or marriage?
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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Celebrating 2 birthdays!!!!

Ok at this point were not staying on the disney resorts but at wyndham close by, so do they still ask what you are celebrating? my sons birthday is the day we arrive so we'll be in disney the day after we arrive, and my birthday is april 16th and we depart florida april 3rd would we both be able to reap these celebration benefits
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:50 AM   #13
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For my boyfriend's first trip, he received a First Trip button, our table at Tony's town square was decorated with streamers and confetti, the 20% photopass card and an autographed photo of Mickey.
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We were there for our 20th Anniversary and on the actual day we were at Cape May Cafe for breakfast. I noticed on the receipt that was on our table it said that it was our anniversary. I though 'oh they really do something with the info'. Nothing at all was said to us about it but the couple at the next table were asked to stand and the servers all shouted 'Happy Anniversary'. The servers also shouted that they were celebrating there 5th.

We did get the confetti on the table at CP.....the day we were there was about 6 days after our anniversary.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:47 PM   #15
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When we made our honeymoon reservations, they made note of the celebration.

When we checked in, the definately knew we were there for our honeymoon, and we got a "priority" king bed resort room.

The one ADR we made was for Boma, and they knew it was our anniversary as well... gave us a free "special" desert tray.
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