Do You Sprinkle Any Pixie Dust?

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  1. disneydeb64

    disneydeb64 Got My Ears, Thank You : )

    Oct 19, 2012
    During each trip to DLR, I like to be "Tink's Helper", and add my own dash of magic while at the parks. I've done this in many ways, but one of my favorites is at the pin trading locations. I'll buy a new or highly sought after pin, and donate it to the CM's lanyard. It feels good knowing that the surprise of a special pin may make someone's day a little more magical.

    Just wondering what other "Tinks' Helpers" do to spread the magic? :wizard:
  2. deetman

    deetman Mouseketeer

    Mar 30, 2004
    It was years ago (1995, IIRC) but we went when I was a WDW CM, and bought about 30 or so WDW buttons (pin collecting wasn't even a thought yet) and gave them to CM's that we ran across.

    It created a lot of nice conversations, and we even watched ELP with a young couple after their shift.

    It was fun!

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  4. Mjmdiva

    Mjmdiva Mouseketeer

    Dec 29, 2012
    I give fastpasses to people if we aren't going to make the time. Last trip we had a fastpass for any ride except the Matterhorn. It was late, my kids were done, i was the only adult this trip so we didn't/couldn't do the big rides. We walked past Space mountain as we were heading out. I saw a group of four people walk towards Space, see the long wait, kind of pause, look disappointed and started to walk away. The kids and i went up to them and gave them the fastpass. They were so happy and excited! Made us feel good, we just told them to pass on the happiness to someone , in some way, some other time.
  5. DisneyMarvelStarWars

    DisneyMarvelStarWars Mouseketeer

    May 21, 2013
    I love pinback buttons and a few years ago I bought a professional grade machine. Well they only sell the button parts in thousands, so I have a lot of supplies. I use Disney scrapbooking paper, cut it to size with the paper punch that came with the machine, and I make a whole bunch of buttons and bring them with me to pass out to random people.

    I've also done this at movies and people get so excited! pixiedust:
  6. Susie63

    Susie63 Dreamin' of Disney

    Sep 17, 2009
    We always take some small trinkets to the parks to hand out to kids who are not happy or birthday button people. This year we took about 60 strings of Mardi Gras beads and handed them out when we strolled through NOS.
  7. disneydeb64

    disneydeb64 Got My Ears, Thank You : )

    Oct 19, 2012
    These are GREAT! :thumbsup2 :tink:
  8. Meriweather

    Meriweather Being a Nana is my superpower

    Mar 31, 2002
    DH makes wooden Mickey earrings and gives them to brides......and extra special CMs.
  9. rwhistler92

    rwhistler92 Mouseketeer

    Aug 30, 2012
    I am loving this-

    Giving away glow sticks at night is fun too!
  10. roannamb

    roannamb Mouseketeer

    Mar 31, 2013
    We are going in September and my kids and I are planning on giving out pixie dust each day. Most items will be small, but I think we'll do one large one. Here's what I have so far for the pixie dust ideas:

    - the glow sticks
    - the $0.50 ponchos if we experience a downpour (and chances are pretty good for that) so they don't have to spend a fortune on a Disney one
    - $0.51 cents in a ziplock bag to for the penny press machine
    - a trading pin (we have tons)

    For the big item, we were thinking of (haven't decided yet)
    - a Mickey balloon
    - a plush Mickey

    I can't wait to hear what others have done or have planned for an upcoming trip.
  11. Freesia123

    Freesia123 DIS Veteran

    Mar 30, 2013

    I've made fifty of these hair clips to randomly hand out.
  12. LILOLO

    LILOLO I'm a little off.

    May 17, 2010
    Adorable! I've handed out glow sticks/ glow in the dark bracelets during Fantasmic, and this year will probably do that and maybe bubbles?
  13. Congo Queen

    Congo Queen DLand Devotee Since 1966

    Jul 16, 2012
    Wow you guys are really nice. I am truly impressed. In my selfish little mind, I’ve never thought of doing anything more than being a considerate fellow guest who doesn’t: 1) stop for a family discussion in the middle of a crowded narrow walkway; 2) nor cuts in line; 3) nor hogs a big lunch table when we are only 4 people; 4) nor takes flash photos in dark rides, etc... I’ll have to think now if we can do something more proactively positive rather than just not being rude!
  14. theokris

    theokris Mouseketeer

    Nov 2, 2011
    On our last day we were kinda burnt out after 4 days in the parks, we had fast passes to radiator springs racers , tower of terror and California screamin, so upon exit we waited in front of DCA and waited for a family 4 to get in line to enter and gave them our fastpasses and headed home,
    (disclaimer** we may have used that radiator spring pass if it weren't 2 hours away*;) )
  15. CluelessDisFan

    CluelessDisFan DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2009
    I always pass along FPs that we can't use. I think that's a big help, and always surprises people. I wish more people would think to do it, otherwise they're just wasted. I wish Disney would put up a sign on FP machines saying pass along the magic if you have no use for it, or something like that. lol ;)

    One of my favorite parts of my last trip was, when a teen age girl asked my 3YO dressed up as Rapunzel for her autograph, it was really adorable, she thought she was a real princess in that moment.
  16. kwag

    kwag Earning My Ears

    Jun 10, 2013
    This is so awesome, we leave in 16 days and am going to have to come up with something to do. Maybe something for my DS5 to hand out to other kids as he is always thinking of others, and loves making new friends. Keep these coming as I need ideas, and Kudos to everyone already doing this!

  17. JollyHoliday23

    JollyHoliday23 In every job that must be done there is an element

    May 29, 2007
    That just made me tear up a little! That is such a sweet thing to do. I'll keep that one in mind :) We pass on fastpasses we aren't going to use when we are leaving :)
  18. WJD2011

    WJD2011 Mouseketeer

    Jul 25, 2011
    we gave away a couple of premium passes to World of Color which we couldn't use during our last visit. I also observed a teenage boy and girl allow a elderly gentleman wearing a Purple Heart shirt to go ahead of them in line. Each person ahead did the same so he had a very short wait on the ride. it was nice to see respect afforded by all in line, particularly by those two teenagers who would make any parent proud of their simple gesture. This gentleman was clearly touched.
  19. Pinup Mommy

    Pinup Mommy Making everyday a Dapper Day!!

    Aug 12, 2012
    What a lovely thread!!! Thank you for starting such an inspiring thread :-)

    On my next visit with DD we are going to think of something special to do.
  20. Camela

    Camela Earning My Ears

    Apr 9, 2013
    On our last day my DD 5 had a very long animated conversation with a CM. We then went and sat on the curb waiting for the Fireworks to begin. We had been there about 5 minutes when the same CM came up to us with a fast pass for any ride in the park, but it had to be used that night. We had been in the parks since rope drop and were not planning on staying after the show, so I turned to a family behind us that had three kids around 8-10 , gave them the Fast Pass and said "Have a Magical Evening!" We then returned to our hotel and slept like the dead;0)!
  21. disneydeb64

    disneydeb64 Got My Ears, Thank You : )

    Oct 19, 2012
    Reading the fab things all you "pixie-dusters" do is SO wonderful and uplifting! Especially those with the talent and time to craft items at home, then give them away at the parks. Truly awesome :cheer2:

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