Anyone take advantage of Disney's free on your birthday admission?

Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:33 AM

I just signed up for the free admission to Disney as my birthday is on May 19th. Anyone gone to any of their parks with birthdates prior to today? I plan on taking advantage of this and was wondering if anyone who has so far, have had any probs getting in, etc.?

thanks,

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:17 AM

The problem with this program for an out of state guest like myself, is that the admission is only one park, one day. Whenever I go to WDW, I always hop parks on the same day and I always purchase a multi-day park hopper pass. So the birthday deal really doesn't do anything for me, even if I visit on my birthday.

I can't help but think that the whole offer is more glitter and hype and the actual number of out of state visitors that actually visit on their birthday to take advantage of the offer is probably not that high. Now, if you are a local resident, the offer may make some sense and perhaps Disney was also trying to drive more local business with the offer. Just a hunch.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:58 AM

Well the intention is obviously to give people some minor incentive to come out and bring family and spend a bunch of money. The free single day, single park ticket is little more than a tease.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 12:45 PM

I have an annual pass there so havent got the full benefit of that, however I did manage to score (because it was my birthday) a million dreams (as it was called then) fast pass which allowed me to skip the regular lines just like a normal fast pass.

I dont think that is an expected thing though.. I think it was the combination of my birthday and the fact I had an annual pass and was talking to the "right" cast member at that time.

But I agree with Jeff, its a tease to get you to the park knowing you probably wont spend 1 day there (unless local), thus reaching into your pocket for you on subsequent days and your family the whole time.

Still was fun.. and yes.. I wore the geeky its my bday Disney pin :)

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:23 PM

^That "birthday special fastpass" is a perk for anyone who goes on their birthday and already has a paid admission. As a matter-of-fact, after all the other FPs were gone and most of the park emptied, the one FP booth avavilable was the one at Space Mtn. for birthday people (it was still open when we left - after the park had closed/cut off the lines for all other attractions).

Have to wonder, if you get your B-day fastpass, how does the machine know to give those FPs to everyone in your party...it can't be that you'd have to ride alone?

Last edited by rollergator, Sunday, April 26, 2009 1:25 PM
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Sunday, April 26, 2009 3:05 PM

Hanging n' Banging said:
The problem with this program for an out of state guest like myself, is that the admission is only one park, one day. Whenever I go to WDW, I always hop parks on the same day and I always purchase a multi-day park hopper pass. So the birthday deal really doesn't do anything for me, even if I visit on my birthday.

You're able to upgrade your free ticket to a park hopper and pay the difference. I guess it's not free anymore, but it's still a really good deal.

Also, if you already have paid admission, the fastpass is just one option. You can also get a $75 gift card.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 4:10 PM

^^ For my bday.. It was given to both of us since there was only 2 of us in our "party". Which is why I commented that I didnt think they did this for everyone. Cant imagine them giving this to every family who has a single bd member, who also happens to have paid. Be one long FP line.

Also we went on hers a few months later and nothing of the sort was offered when we approached the cast members. So ::shrug:: if its a given thing.. it certainly wasnt...given...

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