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Old 06-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #796
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I apologize if this has been asked and answered, I've tried to keep up but it's a lot of info. Am I understanding correctly that for the actual event itself, the entire park be cleared and guests need to reenter with their MHP tickets for the festivities? Since they're allowing MHP guests in to the park a few hours prior to the event itself, I'm wondering how they're going to work setting up, etc. It seems that they'd have to clear everyone out and the readmit only those with valid MHP tickets, but I just want to be clear. We're AP holders, as of now planning on being there just for MHP at the scheduled event time (6 p.m. on a Tuesday), and not spending the day in the park. Thanks so much! I've been reading and soaking in tons of information from this thread, it is MUCH appreciated.
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No problem..I forgot to mention that I have found they release the AP discount code in August for DLR discounted rooms.
I usually book my room and then call back and apply the AP rate discount.

I asked about the new AP rate yesterday and the CM said he wasn't sure if they would be doing it this year. But it seems they have it every year..so...?

I booked the room at $266 with a senior citizen discount (yay mom thanks for turning 60 last year!). That's about what the AP rate was 2 years ago.
Yay!! Yes I can combine my GAD and the 2 day park hoppers I just won on the radio! Upgrading to an AP!!
The Gad is valued at $72, The PH is $151= $223 so paying the difference of $76 to upgrade.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:23 PM   #798
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I apologize if this has been asked and answered, I've tried to keep up but it's a lot of info. Am I understanding correctly that for the actual event itself, the entire park be cleared and guests need to reenter with their MHP tickets for the festivities? Since they're allowing MHP guests in to the park a few hours prior to the event itself, I'm wondering how they're going to work setting up, etc. It seems that they'd have to clear everyone out and the readmit only those with valid MHP tickets, but I just want to be clear. We're AP holders, as of now planning on being there just for MHP at the scheduled event time (6 p.m. on a Tuesday), and not spending the day in the park. Thanks so much! I've been reading and soaking in tons of information from this thread, it is MUCH appreciated.
What I've read is that they will be doing a wristband system. Those with tickets to MHP will receive a wristband, and be allowed to enter the park at 3 or 4 pm depending on if it's a Tuesday or Friday. Shortly before the actual event starts at 6 or 7 pm all regular guests will be asked to leave. CMs will be checking for wristbands before allowing guests to enter the queue for rides, giving out candy, etc.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:15 AM   #799
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What I've read is that they will be doing a wristband system. Those with tickets to MHP will receive a wristband, and be allowed to enter the park at 3 or 4 pm depending on if it's a Tuesday or Friday. Shortly before the actual event starts at 6 or 7 pm all regular guests will be asked to leave. CMs will be checking for wristbands before allowing guests to enter the queue for rides, giving out candy, etc.
Well that certainly works. Looks like we might plan to be there a little earlier then. Thanks!
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But it would definitely be good to know for sure if we can, indeed, get the MHP tickets with the Debit Card. I am almost certain we can, but you never know!
I'm also waiting on my Disney Visa Debit and hope someone chimes in about this. I sure hope it works because I will be getting my tickets the day the card arrives if I can!
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Thanks for the welcome!

I ordered mine Sunday night I think? I actually opened up a checking account with them just to get the Disney debit . I'm hoping it will show up in the mailbox by the end of the week too so I can call and get our MHP tickets with it, I need to initiate it the proper way, right .
JiminetteCrickette -

I wonder if Chase is noticing the sudden surge in people requesting the Disney Visa Debit (it seems like I am hearing more about Debit Card orders than Credit Card orders!)!! You know, it's a good tool to have - especially if you don't have an AP and need discounts at DLR, but even in addition to an AP it's good to have to build up those reward points (which is easy to do if you make all your purchases and pay all your bills with this one debit card) to use towards tickets, towards hotel stays, etc. I should have asked for the card two months ago, when they first switched me over to a Chase debit card to replace my WaMu card.

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I apologize if this has been asked and answered, I've tried to keep up but it's a lot of info. Am I understanding correctly that for the actual event itself, the entire park be cleared and guests need to reenter with their MHP tickets for the festivities? Since they're allowing MHP guests in to the park a few hours prior to the event itself, I'm wondering how they're going to work setting up, etc. It seems that they'd have to clear everyone out and the readmit only those with valid MHP tickets, but I just want to be clear. We're AP holders, as of now planning on being there just for MHP at the scheduled event time (6 p.m. on a Tuesday), and not spending the day in the park. Thanks so much! I've been reading and soaking in tons of information from this thread, it is MUCH appreciated.
Barefootmomma -

What's interesting is that there used to be some 'down time' at DCA when the TOTP was held there. DCA would close for 90 minutes or whatever (something like that) and then open up with extra decorations added in for the TOTP - like the giant Mickey ghosts and all the extra things around the entrance to DCA. Now that the TOTP has become the MHP and there is not going to be any down time at DL to set up for the MHP, I wonder if those giant Mickey ghosts or any other extra decorations will be used. Maybe they will skip putting them up entirely, or maybe they will just trot them out at 2 p.m. and start setting them up before guests begin to arrive at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

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Yay!! Yes I can combine my GAD and the 2 day park hoppers I just won on the radio! Upgrading to an AP!!
The Gad is valued at $72, The PH is $151= $223 so paying the difference of $76 to upgrade.
Joeysmommy -

Congratulations on winning Park Hoppers on the radio! I didn't realize that you could combine contest-won tickets with GAD tickets all for one AP? If I understood that correctly, that's excellent! Did you double check with DLR to make sure they can do that?

I have heard of people winning Disneyland tickets on the radio - it seems to happen to people I know often, but I never hear of these contests somehow! Are you in California?

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I'm also waiting on my Disney Visa Debit and hope someone chimes in about this. I sure hope it works because I will be getting my tickets the day the card arrives if I can!
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Make sure to let us know. Even if my debit card were to arrive today, I still would not be certain about going to the MHP (I have to discuss it with a couple of friends first). But it would be good to know for sure that I can buy them that way if I choose to, since I have not renewed my AP yet.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:09 PM   #802
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What's interesting is that there used to be some 'down time' at DCA when the TOTP was held there. DCA would close for 90 minutes or whatever (something like that) and then open up with extra decorations added in for the TOTP - like the giant Mickey ghosts and all the extra things around the entrance to DCA. Now that the TOTP has become the MHP and there is not going to be any down time at DL to set up for the MHP, I wonder if those giant Mickey ghosts or any other extra decorations will be used. Maybe they will skip putting them up entirely, or maybe they will just trot them out at 2 p.m. and start setting them up before guests begin to arrive at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.
That was my thought process too. We have attended the TOTP in the past, and with the big changes going on for the Disneyland version I couldn't quite figure out how they're planning to get it set up. Thanks!
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JiminetteCrickette -

I wonder if Chase is noticing the sudden surge in people requesting the Disney Visa Debit (it seems like I am hearing more about Debit Card orders than Credit Card orders!)!! You know, it's a good tool to have - especially if you don't have an AP and need discounts at DLR, but even in addition to an AP it's good to have to build up those reward points (which is easy to do if you make all your purchases and pay all your bills with this one debit card) to use towards tickets, towards hotel stays, etc. I should have asked for the card two months ago, when they first switched me over to a Chase debit card to replace my WaMu card.
I bet there's a huge surge in them! It pays for itself the first year so why not try it out for at least a year? When I signed up for my account I also had a promo where as long as my initial opening deposit was at least $100 then they deposit $100 back into my checking account after I make five "credit" transactions with my debit card. So $100 + $25 Disney dollars more than makes up for the $25 annual fee. Plus buying MHP tickets, I'll transfer from BofA to Chase to pay our typical monthly bills and earn on that too. I won't have a ton by the time we go to Disney (maybe $40ish?) but that's lunch in the park one day, I'll take it! Now I'm wishing that I hadn't already bought our park hoppers, Sea World tickets, etc so I could earn have some points on those too .

I'll update when I get my card if nobody else has updated yet. I'm definitely going to call ASAP to try to get MHP tickets!
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YAY!!! Got my TOTP tix today ) They look the same as last year, just the basic "celebrate" character design tix
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Joeysmommy -

Congratulations on winning Park Hoppers on the radio! I didn't realize that you could combine contest-won tickets with GAD tickets all for one AP? If I understood that correctly, that's excellent! Did you double check with DLR to make sure they can do that?

I have heard of people winning Disneyland tickets on the radio - it seems to happen to people I know often, but I never hear of these contests somehow! Are you in California?



Yes I'm in California- SF Bay Area.
I won the tix on K101.3, caller 20 when they play a certain song each hour.
I won at 7:30am and got the kids to school 15 minutes late- the school secretary loved my excuse
I have been following all 3 radio stations in the area that regularly have DLR contests for the last year, so I'm super excited to have finally won!

I called the DLR ticket phone number on the website, the woman said the park hoppers would be fine to combine with the GAD voucher.

Now we need to start working on our costumes,,I'm sure it will be Star Wars themed for my two boys. I'll be dusting off my Princess Leia costume for one more time.
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I called the DLR ticket phone number on the website, the woman said the park hoppers would be fine to combine with the GAD voucher.

Now we need to start working on our costumes,,I'm sure it will be Star Wars themed for my two boys. I'll be dusting off my Princess Leia costume for one more time.
wow! You won tickets that show a value? Most tickets won are marked "Comp" or don't have a value on them and can't be upgraded. I only mention this because it would stink to get there and find out they can't be upgraded.
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Well, this needs a bump - oh, and still no Disney Visa Debit Card in the mail yet. I checked. It will probably arrive tomorrow...and then I have to call Chase and see if they can cancel the second Debit Card that is apparently comng as well.

I wonder if there is any mention of discounts for the MHP on the Disney Rewards Visa website (which covers both the info for the Credit Card and the Debit Card).

I can't wait to learn what the official HalloweenTime agenda is - we probably have about one month exactly until we get the full schedule of events and attractions for the season, but I am hoping that Heather on the Disney Parks Blog leaks something a bit earlier than that!!
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Woo hoo! We are at 20,000 views!! I remember when we were at only 2,000 views, just a couple of months ago! I think this calls for some HalloweenTime Information Boogie:

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I wanted to post some pictures from the event last year, but I can't seem to find the pictures I took with that camera. I did find some pics I took at the hotel before we headed out to the party. Here are my kids in their costumes. DD was Jack Skellington and DS was Barrel, both are characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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