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Old 08-25-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Simple Thing a Cast Member Did...

To sprinkle pixie dust on our vacation?

Wondering the simple little things that may have given you a bit of pixie dust on your vacation?

Here are a few from our July trip:

Getting off of Peter Pan a CM came running up to my girls with HER autograph book saying "Princesses, Princesses can I get your autograph for my book!"

They thought that was SO COOL! It was great to see them giggle and laugh while signing the autograph book.

While waiting for Fireworks on July 3rd ~ we parked our stroller with DD(3) sitting in it at the end of stroller parking for Monsters Inc, front row and perfect for Firework viewing. A CM came and sat on the ground and talked with the girls and explained each of her pins to DD and helped her pick out the Hidden Mickey in some of her pins and then when she got her next assignment (another CM brought her a slip of paper) she was sad she had to leave the girls even though it was hot and she was going inside to AC. She let them each pick a pin off her lanyard. They are not into pin trading (yet) but were SO happy to each have a pin!

Simple. Even without giving them the pin ~ the girls were entertained and happy to have someone new to chat with.

So any simple little things that have added some pixie dust to your trip?
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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Last June, my son had just become OBSESSED with Phineas & Ferb and was totally bummed that there was nothing in the parks about them. We had gone out to the Wal Mart in Kissimmee and found a Perry shirt, so he had to wear it to DHS the next day. When we were getting off of Rock N Roller Coaster, one of the CM's ran over and said, "Did you enjoy your ride, Agent P?" and proceeded to sing Perry's theme song. You should have seen the smile on that kid's face. Little things like that make me go back to WDW.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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Getting off of Peter Pan a CM came running up to my girls with HER autograph book saying "Princesses, Princesses can I get your autograph for my book!"

They thought that was SO COOL! It was great to see them giggle and laugh while signing the autograph book.
I loved reading that!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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Last year my niece ran the dinner bell to open WCC.
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I loved reading that!
Thank you they really loved it.... so simple!


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Last year my niece ran the dinner bell to open WCC.


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Last June, my son had just become OBSESSED with Phineas & Ferb and was totally bummed that there was nothing in the parks about them. We had gone out to the Wal Mart in Kissimmee and found a Perry shirt, so he had to wear it to DHS the next day. When we were getting off of Rock N Roller Coaster, one of the CM's ran over and said, "Did you enjoy your ride, Agent P?" and proceeded to sing Perry's theme song. You should have seen the smile on that kid's face. Little things like that make me go back to WDW.
These two are the things I am talking about ~ something that costs literally nothing for Disney that a CM might just do on their own to spread some magic!

LOVE IT!
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:24 AM   #6
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Back when DD was 5 we were at Epcot with the family (me, DW, Dgma, Dgpa, my DSis & DBil) when she had a meltdown and didn't want to do anything. So I picked her up and took her to a bench and sat with her while the rest of the party went on.

After a minute or so of her obviously crying, a custodial (he was sweeping up trash) CM came over and tried to cheer her up. He was succeeding, but then the 'Character Bus' (I think that's what it was called) came by and stopped right in front of us. She jumped right up for autographs and pictures.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #7
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on our last trip we were waiting to be seated for fantasmic and the cm doing the "rope walk" chose DD and a little boy to be the prince and princess of fantasmic. The whole throng had to walk behind them. Then the CM gave dd a drink and popcorn and a little certificate stating she was an OFFICIAL Disney princess for a day.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:41 AM   #8
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In one of the babycare centers, a college cast member helped out a mom with a teenage daughter who was profoundly disabled. The girl needed to be changed and needed some privacy and the mom was grateful for the help and said so. The CP'er who helped them was very young, but she seemed to know how to do the right thing. I was really impressed.

That meant more to me and said more about Disney CMs than anything else could.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:49 AM   #9
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Simple things

I have to tell you most of the CM's are wonderful but I definitely take my hat off to the custodians walking around sweeping. They have always come to my rescue. Once when asking for directions to the closest restroom a custodian not only walked with us but started talking with my DD who was3 at the time. They got along great. He gave her a sticker and found out her name was Dori. For the rest of the day we seemed to keep bumping into him and evertime he would sing "just keep swimming, just keep swimming" to my daughter who absolutely loved the attention from her friend "Charlie". Other times they have been there to hand me a map, a show schedule and even a napkin for tears. They just always seem to have my back.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:04 AM   #10
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This happened quite a few years ago but I've never forgotten how some CM's went out of their way. We were at Magic Kingdom and we had rented a stroller and had it parked in front of a store on Main Street. Someone stole our stroller along with my daughters' autograph books They were so upset needless to say (they were 12, 9 & 5 then). We were upset but had to go on....next we went into a store to get Mickey hats embroidered and we told the CM what happened. She gave each girl another autograph book and secretely called someone who arranged to have at least 6 characters come over to sign their new books. Makes my heart melt to think about it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:11 AM   #11
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On about the fourth morning of our trip last year, we were getting ready for DHS, and wanted to be there at rope drop to get on Toy Story...when all of a sudden my DBF could not find a substantial amount of money and was panicking after we looked for awhile. He was getting more and more impatient, and his nephew (who's first trip it was) was getting impatient so I said why don't you call the front office and see if you can get some help from our room's cleaning crew...maybe they saw it out and put it somewhere while they cleaned and forgot to move it back. Meanwhile nephew and I went to the pool...it was a the best thing that we could've done that day. Our nephew wanted to go on the slide at OKW so badly! We had gotten there before it opened. Once the lifeguards came out and they were ready to open the pool, a CM came over to the area we were swimming and asked our nephew if he wanted to help open the pool! He got out, went over to the slide and had to say Abra Cadabra! The CM presented him with a pirate bandana, a certificate, and two pins! He was the pool pirate of the day! I was so sad that my boyfriend missed it, but after a little while longer he came back, money had been found (it slipped behind the bed headboard!), so we swam awhile and headed to DHS for lunch! Morning was totally salvaged thanks to great CMs!
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Love it!! Thank you all for sharing! I love the happy little things that only take a minute of someones time ~ but live on forever in our memories!!
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We went to MNSSHP last year and DD5 dressed up as Hannah Montana. There were two CMs at the entrance to Toon Town who were jumping up and down and asking for her autograph. Then they proceeded to sign some Hannah songs (really off-key). It was so funny, we all had a great time!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:25 AM   #14
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pixie dust

On our last trip, the first day we were there, my son lost a tooth. I told him that the tooth fairy wouldn't come to disney because it was Tink's territory.

Well, I wanted him to have something under his pillow, but wasn't sure what tink would bring. I happen to remember the mickey confetti you can sometimes find on the ground at MK. When we got to DHS that night, I separated myself from my family and went to guest relations. I explained what had happened to a CM and asked if there was anywhere in DHS I could get some of the mickey confetti. He asked me to wait a minute. After about 5 he came back with a small envelope of mickey edible candy confetti and a Tink trading pin on the outside and told me to give it to my son that night. That just made his day the next morning when he woke up and found it.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:55 AM   #15
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We were at Brown Derby for lunch. I ordered the brie and oyster soup, which was great. My d doesn't eat oysters, but I gave her some of the soup to taste. She said that she loved it but wished there weren't whole oysters in it. Unbeknownst to us, our server overheard her. Next thing we knew, he dashed by, placed a cup of soup, no oysters, next to her and dashed off - didn't even have time to say thank you. And it was free of charge!

We let the manager know what a wonderful server we had!
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