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    Exclamation Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    I've heard a lot about a year of a million dreams. How do you win all those prizes?
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    You plant yourself in the hearts of the children, and every time you ring a bell, a dream pixie is born.
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Jr.
    I've heard a lot about a year of a million dreams. How do you win all those pixes?
    You need to be in sync w/ the computer that chooses the spot in which the CM shows up to and gives some random person a "dream". If you dream of a churro, your just in luck.
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    No one really knows, not even the people who hatched the idea.
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie Dad
    No one really knows, not even the people who hatched the idea.
    That's just what I was gonna say!
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    The "contest" will be held from October 1st, 2006 thru September 30th, 2007.

    1 million "Dreams" (aka prizes) will be handed out at the Disney parks in the USA, that makes it about 330,000 for Anaheim, and 670,000 for Orlando.

    The official rules have not been released yet, (due to be released on October 1st), but we do know a few things, thanks to Federal Law.

    No Purchase will be necessary, more than likely, you will have to show up at Guest Relations at the park every day to register, and if you are lucky enough, you can get a prize without having to pay for a ticket. (Of course you have to pay to get to the park (Gas, Bus Fare, etc.), at Disneyland, you can take advantage of the 15 minute parking, this is how they handled the Honda Giveaway last October. Of course, the vast majority of folks will be eligible by just entering the park with a Paid ParkHopper or AP. (Similar to the old Millionaire rules, where CM's or their guests (aka Sign-ins) are not eligible). Sign-ins that are not family members of CM's can register thru the Non-Purchase rules.

    The "dreams" will be predetermined, and will be listed in the official rules, as Al Lutz mentioned in his article this week at MiceAge, many of the lower level prizes will be things like Dream Mickey Mouse Ears, and Pin Lanyards, a few higher level prizes, such as a trip to a park, including hotel and airfare will be offered, but will be a rare prize.

    The law REQUIRES that the prizes be handed out randomly, so this prevents CM's from just finding someone and giving them something (this could be very problem-some, as many CM's would hand prizes to friends and family, or folks they like (aka a cute girl)... this is NOT random, so the current "rumored" plan is to come up with a computer program that will come up with random locations in the park, and a certain time... So if the computer says, give a Pin Lanyard to the person entering the Indy queue at 1:34 PM exactly (or the first person after that time), then a CM will do exactly that.

    The odds for the contest are about 1 in 60, based on the current Attendance levels. So a Park regular using their Premium AP once a week is more than likely (but not guaranteed) for getting one prize, more than likely a pair of Dream Ears or a Pin Lanyard....
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer
    The "dreams" will be predetermined...
    You are free to do as we tell you!

    I'm just all giggly over the concept of predetermined dreams.

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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Trekkie Dad
    No one really knows, not even the people who hatched the idea.
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    DISNEY: You have been assigned 'convenience store clerk'. Thank you for applying. Disney hopes you enjoy your dream.
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Why are they making this so difficult? Back in like, '85 or '86, I won just by walking into the park. Couldn't they do something like that still, or would that be too easy?
    Last edited by Deanna; 08-25-2006 at 07:22 AM. Reason: clarity issues...
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Flint View Post
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    HAHA! Awesome. Yeah, the way this promotion works is just not doing it for me. Because, you know I dream of pin lanyards every night in the hopes that a computer will determine that simply because I am throwing my garbage into can #12 in Toon Town at 11:46am my dream should come true.

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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Deanna View Post
    Why are they making this so difficult? Back in like, '85 or '86, I won just by walking into the park. Couldn't they do something like that still, or would that be too easy?
    Good question, I beleive it is due to the "original" announcement, and the desire by the Marketing Department to have it happen during your stay, so it happens "magically".

    But giving out a computerized printout at the turnstile worked well, was random and met all the legal requirements (they placed a turnstile inside the old Kennel office so those who requested the No Purchase Neccessary option had a chance to play).
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    I just thought about this, due to the Federal Laws and the Disney Lawyers, I can see this happening...

    A CM comes up to someone and says...

    "Hi, I am from the Dream Patrol and would like to give you a dream, but first I need to check to see if you are eligible to get this dream... Can I see your ticket or Annual Pass?" The CM needs to verify that the person is not an off-duty CM or other ineligible person, such as a family member of a CM or a person that works for the independent company handling the computer that figures out what is a random giveaway.

    So what will the responses be...

    I am not interested in taking a survey

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    A 12 year kid - I don't have it, My Dad keeps it so I can't leave the park, I am suppose to meet up with him at 2 PM in front of the Golden Horseshoe

    Or how about the MiceChat meets - Well, our ParkHoppers and AP's are with our friend, who went to Space Mountain to get FASTPASSes for all of us

    There are many issues still to be worked out.... should be fun to watch, especially the first few days.....
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    Re: Year of a Million Dreams, How does it work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkbeer View Post
    Good question, I beleive it is due to the "original" announcement, and the desire by the Marketing Department to have it happen during your stay, so it happens "magically".
    That's the thing, it was so totally magical... I don't think I'll ever forget it. My two friends went in first, and neither of them won, they turned around to see if it would be me, and holy cow, it was! And even then, you had no idea what you'd won, it could've been just plush, or a free ticket, or a bigger prize. That day, I won a ticket (and gave it to my friends, who'd paid for me). Another time, nobody in my party won, but it was still so exciting, everyone in line was just so full of anticipation. And you got a pin (iirc) that said "I'm a WINNER," and all day long, people would ask you what you'd won.

    Stupid marketing dept, making it more difficult than it needs to be.
    xo, Deanna

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