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View Poll Results: Would yo pay extra for towel animals?
No way - Waste of Money 372 83.04%
No way - They should be included in the price of the room 84 18.75%
Yes - but only for $20.00 a night or less 4 0.89%
Yes - I'd pay more than $20.00 a night, we LOVE towel animals 1 0.22%
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #76
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If everyone came to expect them ALL THE TIME and the Mousekeeping did them ALL THE TIME, it wouldn't be pixie dust, now would it? Part of why towel animals are fun is because you don't get them every single day..... I don't understand why someone expects them and when they don't get them, their vacation is ruined.

It's a towel...in the shape of an animal....go to the park and have fun and make family memories!
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #77
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If everyone came to expect them ALL THE TIME and the Mousekeeping did them ALL THE TIME, it wouldn't be pixie dust, now would it? Part of why towel animals are fun is because you don't get them every single day..... I don't understand why someone expects them and when they don't get them, their vacation is ruined.

It's a towel...in the shape of an animal....go to the park and have fun and make family memories!
I have to agree. Even on my solo trips, one where I never even went to the parks, and I had some amazing moments that I have remembered a lot longer than towel animals. Why do people expect to be entertained, and not entertain themselves.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #78
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I don't think anyone is really expecting them. I personally am ok if I don't get any but I haven't read anything here that says they expect them.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #79
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$20 PER night

I will make you a deal, I will sell you the 10 or so that we have at a basement bargain price of just $15 each. But wait that's not all! Act now and I will also send a complimentary bag of H2O shampoo's and conditioners! WHAT?? There's more? Yes! Along with your order you will receive a batch of Mickey head soaps

Sorry, just having some fun. I could not resist
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #80
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I don't think anyone is really expecting them. I personally am ok if I don't get any but I haven't read anything here that says they expect them.
Yeah well this lady does...


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Old 04-22-2013, 05:04 PM   #81
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$20 PER night

I will make you a deal, I will sell you the 10 or so that we have at a basement bargain price of just $15 each. But wait that's not all! Act now and I will also send a complimentary bag of H2O shampoo's and conditioners! WHAT?? There's more? Yes! Along with your order you will receive a batch of Mickey head soaps

Sorry, just having some fun. I could not resist
too funny!

And no I would never pay for a towel animal!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #82
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That is ridiculous. I would never do that smh
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #83
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #84
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Love them but would not pay nor do I expect them.....that being said we do get a bit disappointed if we come back to nothing, but we assume our mousekeeper was just too busy and we are not angry at all.....I know some CM's are more skilled than others at it. In 2007 we had adjoining rooms with another family at the Pop and EVERYDAY our kids stuffies were arranged in crazy ways, one day they were sliding from the toilet down a towel slide into the bathtub, another they were playing hide and seek with one stuffie blindfolded and the others hiding behind pillows and towel stacks. Not a day went by that we didn't have some crazy thing in our room for two weeks. Now on our last two trips we have only had the token little animal they leave in the window, we were not angry even when the kids saw the elaborate animals in one whole wing of the seventies section everyday. We just figured it was someone else's turn for some pixie dust!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #85
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I don't even spend $20 on a towel that I intend to own!


And my answer is... nope, waste of money. They are fine and all but not a big deal to me and the surprise of seeing one is what makes it special.

I am also surprised to read so many people take them home.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:00 PM   #86
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I was surprised a few years ago when I heard that people take them home also. And these same people wonder why rates go up...
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If everyone came to expect them ALL THE TIME and the Mousekeeping did them ALL THE TIME, it wouldn't be pixie dust, now would it? Part of why towel animals are fun is because you don't get them every single day....




No, we would not pay for towel animals.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:18 PM   #88
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I think the towel animals are great but I would never pay extra to get them. And for twenty bucks I would be expecting an entire zoo!
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:35 PM   #89
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I was surprised a few years ago when I heard that people take them home also. And these same people wonder why rates go up...
Okay- you are assuming that they are not meant to be taken home and that they are made from brand new towels that are going to be placed back into circulation. When we stayed at the Poly a few years ago, the resort manager along with the housekeeping manager stopped by our rooms to check if we were satisfied. I told them both how happy were were with teh service and the state of the room and that my DGD was thrilled by the little towel lthat was waiting for her. They both told us to take that one as well as any others that happened to be left for her.
Well I knew that there had been a lot of terrible reviews about the Poly prior to this so I did not think it was ordinary, but was happy that they were so thoughtful of a little girl.
FF to the CBR stay. There were tables set up just outside the food court with gals making the animals and then offering them to guests.

Don't mistake a marketing decision that creates goodwill and return customers with folks who steal towels from the bathroom.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #90
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$20 per night for towel animals......

Our average length of stay is 7 nights, so that would be $140. Not spending that on towel animals! lol I'd rather splurge on a spa treatment at GF, or a nice dinner at Jiko. Now that's money well spent!

I think people come to expect these things; whether it's towel animals, or "special" time with their waiter at Whispering Canyon Cafe, because they read about it on the Dis or other Disney forum boards.

It's like reading about plane crashes. They don't happen that often, but because you only hear about it when it happens, it seems that a large percentage of planes crash all the time.

Same with all this pixie dust at WDW/DL. You read about a few people who got towel animals every night, or hear about someone's child being picked for the Jedi Training, and you assume that this happens to everyone, or that it's expected on your vacation. Same with honeymooners at WDW. You'll see some threads where couples got spoiled during their whole trip, and other couples who are planning their WDW honeymoon, will read about all that "magic" that other couples experienced and expect the same thing.

I have read some trip reports where people will actually base how great their vacation was on whether they got pixie dust or not. It's sad really.

Pixie dust is icing on the cake. A magical enhancement. If it happens, great. But if not, well hey.....you're at WDW! Go enjoy yourself!
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