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Old 06-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #31
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The only time I've had this happen was at YC last year. I thought it was something new they were trying maybe! Of course, I was only one of two people checking in from the DME arrival so they had a 50-50 chance of being right
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #32
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We have a new principal at our school this year and when they kids came to open house.....he was addressing the majority of kids 1-5 grade by name. He was hanging out in kindergarten, greeting these kids and parents and taking pictures of him with each kindergartener. When we dropped off the kids a couple days later, he greeted them by name as well!!! We later learned he had studied the year book from the previous year till he knew those kids names, and then studied his kindergarten kids pictures and his notes till he knew them. Made a HUGE impression on kids and parents.

A great principal is worth their weight in gold!!
My DD is just about to graduate from 5th. We've been at the same school since Kinder. Her principal still doesn't know her name. She even calls teachers by the wrong name.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #33
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we were greeted by name at the Contemporary on our last trip. i just assumed the guard called ahead. it was nice though. i consider it a "perk" for a deluxe.

i think it would be harder to do at a Value (which we've never been greeted by name) because they are usually more people checking into those resorts. i don't anticipated being greeted at AofA in October.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #34
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I dislike it when I don't know the person who is calling me by name.

Car salesmen.
Retail store clerks.


For awhile, Walmart was having their checkers call customers by name when
they used their charge cards.
The practice was largely stopped when so many customers complained about it.

This new Disney FP+/MyMagic+ has an element of "magically" calling guests by name...
We'll have to watch and see if it becomes a HIT, or a MISS.
I would guess that most people like being called by name when it's by someone who knows them, e.g. a waiter at a favorite restaurant or a clerk at a bookstore that you frequent.

But most people don't like it when it's obvious that it's some corporate ploy to create artificial congeniality, e.g. reading your name off of a credit card or scanning your RFID-enabled bracelet.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #35
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Since this thread is about an experience that occurred at a Disney Resort, I've moved it to the Disney Resorts board.
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we were greeted by name at the Contemporary on our last trip. i just assumed the guard called ahead. it was nice though. i consider it a "perk" for a deluxe.

i think it would be harder to do at a Value (which we've never been greeted by name) because they are usually more people checking into those resorts. i don't anticipated being greeted at AofA in October.
LOL Nope no official greeter but there were cast members at the front door.
Check in at AoA even with doing online check in was quite different from the deluxe!
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