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Old 03-23-2013, 05:20 AM   #1
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Mickey Surprise

Last night was our first official night here (at the All Star Sports Resort). we were woken up by knocking at our door....at 1am :/ I opened the door and there stood 2 cast members with balloons and 2 autograph books with Mickey pens for the boys....and I have no idea who sent them!! I've never had this happen before, it was awesome and the kids just woke up and are so excited that "Mickey visited us last night!!!"
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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While I think the gesture was awesome, I have to say I would be extremely unhappy that anyone would knock on my door at 1:00 am. Who does that? It couldn't wait until morning?
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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While I think the gesture was awesome, I have to say I would be extremely unhappy that anyone would knock on my door at 1:00 am. Who does that? It couldn't wait until morning?
My thoughts too at the time. I just don't know where it came from? Do they do that often for families of little kids? Maybe because its their first visit??
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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No, that is definitely not standard. Nice gesture, bizarre timing.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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Really odd.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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I am glad it worked out for you, but that whole scene sounds really suspicious. Unless I had specifically ordered room service or was waiting for lost luggage (i.e., situations where staff would assume I want a delivery right now regardless of time), I would be reluctant to open the door at that hour for anyone I did not know. Maybe they were practicing to see who they could convince to open their door?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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Sounds fun but since it happened at 1 am, please check with the front desk to make sure these people were truly CMs. Name tags that look official are available for purchase.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #8
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This sounds strange and I can't imagine a manager letting CMs do this at 1am. It makes me think of how on Dog the Bounty Hunter they would send someone posing as a flower delivery person to a door in order to catch someone.
Had you just checked in?
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Name tags that look official are available for purchase.
They haven't been available for some time, probably for just this reason. Doesn't mean someone couldn't have been using one they've had for a while, of course.
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They haven't been available for some time, probably for just this reason. Doesn't mean someone couldn't have been using one they've had for a while, of course.
Thanks for this information!
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #11
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There HAS to be more to this story!

CMs do not routinely knock on doors at 1:00AM bearing gifts-maybe someone had "ordered" these gifts and had just checked-in and the CMS got the room wrong?Very interesting.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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I have to wonder if they got the right room. Perhaps they mistook your room for someone else's? Someone that had already okayed the delivery and is still waiting???!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #13
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Granted we requested a bed rail at 9:30 at night but they came to our room with it at 2:00AM! Knocking on the door! I'm guessing they assumed it was ok but it was 4.5 hours later and the middle of the night.

However bearing gifts at 1am sounds strange. If Disney really does want to surprise you with such fun stuff then why not do it in the morning or at check in?
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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We were recipients of a Mickey Surprise in December for our daughter's birthday...actually two!

The first was laid out in our room prior to 5 pm and was 2 stuffed animals, balloons, coloring books and crayons with 2 signed cards. The second was the next day and was a small chocolate heart shaped box given by the GF staff. It was being delivered at 5 pm as we were about to head out.

Because both were addressed to my daughter by name, we knew it was for us but I have to agree with others that a delivery at 1 am does sound odd...
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #15
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well, at first I just ignored the knocking, but then they kept doing it so I thought something might be wrong. I know they said something when they knocked, but as I was half asleep, I can't for the life of me remember what they were saying.

We checked in around 9pm so the fact that something was delivered at 1am struck me as very odd too. I didn't order anything and since then, I have posted about this on facebook and no one has come forward stating that they had anything to do with it.

I should mention that I did call down to the front desk this morning and everyone down there seemed as confused as I was. I asked if I should return the items and they said no, to go ahead and keep them since they had no record of who was actually supposed to get them. It is all very odd, but on the bright, not so weird side, we have gotten a TON of use out of the pen already today!!! I will wait until we get home to post a full Trip Report, but we have met Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, Stitch, Goofy, Donald, Chip, and Dale. It has been a super busy day and now we are back at the hotel "resting".
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