Anyone not get any gifts when taking tour?

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  1. Tinker74

    Tinker74 <font color=darkorchid>I had goosebumps with the o

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    this is starting to bother me? Are we the only family to get nothing from the tour guide?

    i knew nothing of this at the time (August) so it didn't bother me ...but since reading here it seems everyone else gets fastpasses or vouchers.:wizard:

    Did the guide not like us or something:confused3 ..We were very interested and were there for a couple of hours...the guide seemed very nice and chatted away to us...so why no gifts?

    I contacted this guide a couple of days ago to purchase...he said he remembered us...I don't know why its just bothereing me a bit. I'll feel better if we are not the only ones left out..:)
     
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  3. ebenmax

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    As far as I remember, we only got some ice cream in the little parlor. For sure no fast passes or "souvneir" type items. We were not upset because we had no idea they give gifts. Oh well. :confused3
     
  4. Tinker74

    Tinker74 <font color=darkorchid>I had goosebumps with the o

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    Yes we got the iceream too at the end...we didn't know about the fastpasses either. Its not not getting them to use that bothers me IFYKWIM.
    Its just the thought that our guide spent 2 hours chatting to us but decided to keep them in his back pocket or something because he didn't like us.:confused3

    This could be totally off base ...but this man is going to be our guide for a long time as we are buying in this week..and I can't shake the feeling.
     
  5. Tinker74

    Tinker74 <font color=darkorchid>I had goosebumps with the o

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    Iam probably being too sensitive...silly I know.:)
     
  6. mrsschlep

    mrsschlep <font color=purple>BL II -Purple Team </font><br>D

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    We just took the tour on Friday afternoon and we didn't get anything either...
     
  7. greenban

    greenban DIS Veteran<br><br><img src="http://www.wdwinfo.co

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    Yes.

    My family did not get gifts when we toured back in 2000.

    In fact we were asked to leave!

    We *DID* leave before they had to call Tigger, thou.

    -Tony
     
  8. Tinker74

    Tinker74 <font color=darkorchid>I had goosebumps with the o

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    Asked to leave...now that sounds like a great story please tell..:eek:
     
  9. castleri

    castleri DIS Veteran

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    It probably ties in with the disclaimer at the bottom of all his posts.

    We didn't get anything either back in 1997 except a paper fan that had something about DVC on it. As for a relationship with your "guide" - mine has been great when I purchased two additional contracts over the phone but that is the only contact I have had with her. Should I be expecting her to do other things for me?
     
  10. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

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    All we got in 1992 was the ice cream and they had a green screen, where we took a photo, where they told us to look down and wave. When the picture came a hot air bloon had been superimposed. :)
     
  11. kiingor

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    I was at downtown disney with my friend december 06, took my friend to the booth and they offered to drive my friend and I to check out the SSR and offered to drive us back to whereever we want after the tour. I'm a member and my friend is not.. they offered both of us $50 gift certificate each just to have my friend check out SSR. And I got a "share the secret pin" and my friend got the "know the secret pin".
    Oh, we also got ice cream.
    Not sure if maybe it was just a xmas thing. My other friend was at seaworld at that time. So they told me that if I bring my other friend the next day also, he will give both of us another $50 gift certificate, and more ice cream.
     
  12. Starr W.

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    We did the tour at 8am on Thanksgiving day. Didn't get ice cream, though were asked if we wanted some. We were given VIP FP's for the whole family and a ride to AK. Those passes were very handy on EE and the Safari.
     
  13. Eventer98

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    I'll be taking the tour in June and plan to purchase in October. I wonder if they'll give me anything?? I will be without DH, and I look about 18 years old..I doubt they will even take me seriously! :lmao: I'm excited to do the tour though..what can they possibly talk about for that long??
     
  14. LisaS

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    The freebies (I wouldn't go so far as to call them "gifts") that the guides give out change over time. Until recently, people were only reporting getting some ice cream. As best I can recall, reports of fastpasses and especially vouchers are fairly recent. So I'm guessing that all you missed out on was some free ice cream.
     
  15. Deb & Bill

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    We got cookies and lemonade.
     
  16. Muushka

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    I got a lump of coal :sad1:
     
  17. Luckymommyx2

    Luckymommyx2 <font color=green>Je parle francais, et tu<br><fon

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    We got vouchers for the entire family's dinner. We really appreciated that!
     
  18. 3DisneyKids

    3DisneyKids More Drink, Less Run...Since 2008

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    Wow--that is the most generous gift I have heard of to date.

    Since we bought without taking the tour, we didn't get anything :rotfl:
     
  19. Ksp

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    So does anyone have a reason why some families get dinner vouchers/fast passes, versus the cookies/lemonaid (which I thought was complementary and out at the DVC tour building no matter what) or ice cream.???:confused3
     
  20. tjkraz

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    We never took a tour so I can't speak from experience. However, based upon what I've read, the larger-value items (gift cards, meal vouchers) seem to most often be offered in advance as an enticement--particularly if you agree to tour during what are probably peak theme park hours. In other words, if you walk up to a booth and show some interest but don't immediately jump at the opportunity to tour, the CM might offer a little more to push you over the edge.

    Aside from that, things change greatly over time. One day it's a FastPass...the next day it's a pin. It's probably one of those things that's left to the DVC Guide's discretion and if they forget to offer something or just don't feel like it, it doesn't happen.
     
  21. greenban

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    The Short Version of why the greenbans were asked to leave.......

    In July of 2000, down with 14 assorted family members, we saw these DVC booths everywhere, and so we scheduled a tour.

    A nice young man with this long DVC van comes and picks us up for our 1PM tour. After talking to JIm for a bit, he agreed to take us for a quick stop at Publix. 45 minutes later and $467.00+ dollars later, we arrive at the tour center. It took about 20 minutes to get the 8 kids into the 'children's center'. But there were only four game systems and cousin Zeke started a fist-fight with my son Jebadiah. My wife and her GrandMa were storing the perisable groceries in the icecream palor place. (Apparently they 'moved' some icecream containers out to put our food in......

    My Ma was asking to see a room with a working Laundry machine (She had brought the warsh to do.)

    So mes and Billy Joe Bob was drinking the lemonade and eating them there Partridge Farm Cookies (ayup) and this guide lady keeps wanting us to tour. But wes all sitting in this nice big area with all them free soft-drinks (pop) and cookies, and then Billy Jo Jr. starts trying to get the game come on in on them big old plasmy TV sets......

    About 9 PM, theys all runned out of Pop and cookies and such, and the ice cream place done be colsed down on account of all that melted icee creammie every which way, and we tell our Guide, we'd all be a ready to be talking the tour now.........

    And then they'd asked us to leave!

    So we took that big ole DVC van back to the GF where we was staying on concierge level.

    Never was invited back though.....

    -Tony
     

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