Walt Disney World 2010 Promotion

Walt Disney World 2010 Promotion

by Todd Clift

My question has to do with Walt Disney World 2010 Promotion about volunteering for a day get a day free.

We are planning a Disney World vacation (early stages of planning of course) for early November or early December and were wondering how the promotion deal works when you book a package vacation or if you get a deal like free dining? (Yes we're hoping for a third straight year of "free" dining. Disney has spoiled us for sure.)

As always - Thank you in advance for your time and great site.

PS. My family wishes you and your family a healthy & successful 2010!!!

Dad's Sorry but... Answer

Happy New Year, and thanks for the kind words and thoughts.

Late in 2009, Bob Iger was said that Disney is going to be reducing the "freebies" (my word not his) for 2010 and following. He wasn't lying.

The Walt Disney World 2010 Promotion - "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" is a ripoff for anyone outside of Florida. There I said it. It's a ripoff.

Here's what Disney says for those of us who go to Disney World from outside the Orlando area. "Guests who present a multi-day ticket, Annual Pass or Passport may choose from one of the following three options..."
  • A FastPass Exchange card for up to 5.
  • A Special Ear Hat with trading pins
  • Donate your ticket

Thanks, but no thanks

Sorry, Todd but Disney's not being very generous. Shoot, with the free birthday, if you already had a ticket, they gave you goodies worth about $75.00. This one doesn't seem to be very flexible.

Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning


Keep praying for free dining, but I'm not real optimistic, especially with the current gift card promotion. Disney seems to be trying some new things.

Disney's Q & A on the Walt Disney World 2010 Promotion

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Jul 17, 2010
You missunderstood the promotion
by: Anonymous

Anyone in the US could get a free ticket under the give a day get a Disney Day promotion.
The options you listed were for those already holding a multi day ticket or annual pass.

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