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Old 06-07-2010, 02:12 PM   #766
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FYI, the Disney Rewards Visa Credit Card has no annual fee. Even though you only earn 1% rewards on the credit card, we love it because of the perks at the parks, discounts on purchases, and the jump start on WDW promotions.
Interesting to know! The Debit Card appears to get all the same perks and discounts as the Credit Card, but I guess we have to pay for those perks with the $25 per year! The thing I like about it (and that I am looking forward to when I get it in the mail) is that it looks pretty easy to rack up the rewards, because they don't limit us to only mail order, online or in-store purchases to earn rewards. We can also pay bills with the card and still get rewards. I assume that applies to the Credit Card too.

Even if you don't qualify for the Credit Card, paying the $25 a year is not a bad deal for the Debit Card if you tend to use your Debit Card a lot ot pay bills and buy things anyway. It will prove its value soon enough with the rewards and perks and discounts and extra little goodies.

In any case, I'm sure glad that Chase bought out WaMu and, by default, forced me to become a Chase customer - now it is working for me!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #767
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To get back on topic, I love this thread! Thank you Sherry for keeping it relevant on the boards on page 1 all of the time! We're going in late September and although we've been to DLR the days right after Halloween (they still had some decorations up), I can't wait to see the full blown decorations during Halloweentime! Are all of the characters at the parks in Halloween attire, or are some in their "normal" appearance and occasionally appear in the parks in their Halloween attire?
You're welcome - it's been a labor of love (this and the Christmas thread)! The great thing is that I only have to bump it every now and then, but mainly, it has picked up steam and gotten popular, so now enough other people post on it where I don't have to do too much bumping anymore! We have managed to hang onto enough regulars in this thread to keep it alive, and picked up new people along the way!

From what I have seen - and maybe some of our other DLR HalloweenTime fans can confirm or deny this - there are some characters out and about in costume (like Goofy in his skeleton outfit, for example), and other characters out who are not in costume. When the Villains appear, they are just in typical Villain attire. I think there are characters in both parks who are wearing regular outfits, but I could be wrong on that. I'm pretty sure I have seen some non-Halloweenish characters.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:57 PM   #768
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It may cost money but to me and my friends, it's a dream come true!
We all have been wanting to dress up at Disneyland but we are too old! (18-21)
And now that we can we're milking it!

My friend is going as Tiana (her dress cost her $200) and I'm going as Lottie (also $200) on the first night We're so excited!
We're going to be buying our tickets next week though, do you guys think they are going to be sold out by then? D:

Another night, my other friend and I are going as the stepsisters <--
I made the dresses so they only cost us around $30
I'm not sure what night that will be though :/

Ooo I'm really excited!
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:16 PM   #769
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Are you an AP holder? Otherwise you have to wait until next month to purchase your tickets
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Yes, I am. Really non AP have to wait a whole month? wow
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:46 PM   #771
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We are going Oct 9-15 and wanted to know what you think the crowds will be like? Does anyone know when gay day is this year (isn't it usually in Oct)? Trying to plan and know what we will be dealing with since we haven't done Halloween in 2 years.

Looking at the past rates, knowing that it will be just a guess, does DLR give APs the 40% discount during Halloween time? We have reservations at HOJOs but would love to do 2 of the nights at a Disney hotel if we can (with 8 we have to get two rooms so can only swing if we can get 40% off). Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #772
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Disney Dreams posted a photo in the Disney at Christmas thread last year, soon after the holiday season began. The photo was of some of the holiday merchandise/ornaments/knick knacks that DLR had up on the shelves for the season. Some of the ornaments were characters putting on accessories to look like other characters. I think Rex from Toy Story was wearing mouse ears. And the Little Green Men (or in this case, only one of them) was putting on a Sorcerer Mickey hat. It was the cutest thing ever!!
I'm off to search for that picture and I have GOT to find that ornament! My Dh has looked high and low for a Little Green Men mug, but to no avail. We ask the merchandise store by TSMM every time we go in - they just can't seem to take the hint.
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I'm off to search for that picture and I have GOT to find that ornament! My Dh has looked high and low for a Little Green Men mug, but to no avail. We ask the merchandise store by TSMM every time we go in - they just can't seem to take the hint.
I found Disney Dreams' post and it's on the last page of the Christmas thread for you!
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #774
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I know that that christmas season doesn't start until november but will they start putting out their christmas ornaments during the halloween season? I was just there a little over a week ago and they were really hard to find.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:59 AM   #775
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We are going Oct 9-15 and wanted to know what you think the crowds will be like? Does anyone know when gay day is this year (isn't it usually in Oct)? Trying to plan and know what we will be dealing with since we haven't done Halloween in 2 years.

Looking at the past rates, knowing that it will be just a guess, does DLR give APs the 40% discount during Halloween time? We have reservations at HOJOs but would love to do 2 of the nights at a Disney hotel if we can (with 8 we have to get two rooms so can only swing if we can get 40% off). Thanks for the help.
I called DLR today to book a room at GCH and I talked to the CM about TOTP being sold out. We're going Oct 1 so he said it shouldn't be a problem since it gets busier as Halloween approaches and it rarely sells out for the first event. I asked if switching to DL and the Fireworks show might influence that, he didn't seem to know.

He told me guests will be admitted in the park at 4pm but now here's my dilemma:
I have GAD vouchers for 1 park and 2 day park hoppers I won on the radio yesterday

I'm wondering if I should use my GAD for DCA 10-4pm and then go to DL or just not even go in the parks until 4pm that day.
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I'd use the GAD ticket that day, then you get the entire day in the park because you can go grab your TOTP bracelet (or whatever they hand out) at 4 and not have to leave the park
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How many adults wear costumes to MHP (not numbers, but half, etc.)? My husband and I are going to MHP, but we don't enjoy wearing costumes, so will we feel out of place?
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How many adults wear costumes to MHP (not numbers, but half, etc.)? My husband and I are going to MHP, but we don't enjoy wearing costumes, so will we feel out of place?
I don't think you'll feel out of place at all. When we went last year, there were far less than half of the adults in costume I'd say. We went on the 30th. I dress my little one up, but neither I nor any other adults in our party dress up for the event.
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Quick question....when do the AP rates usally come out for October? My mom really wants us to stay on property and I'm thinking about buying a AP just for the (possible) 40% off ?!? Do you think that's crazy? What kind of deals have there been in the past? Thanks for the help!
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I'd use the GAD ticket that day, then you get the entire day in the park because you can go grab your TOTP bracelet (or whatever they hand out) at 4 and not have to leave the park
Thanks ikristin...I was going to call and ask if I can combine the GAD and the ParkHopper to upgrade to an AP.

I was thinking of using the GAD on Friday Oct 1 for DCA from 10-4 then go change in the hotel room, head over to DL for TOTP.

You don;t have to exit the park and go wait in line for TOTP?
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