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    Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    My roomie had an early shift on sunday morning, so I decided to enter the parks a lot earlier than usual. I got to DCA for rope drop because I remembered someone telling me that most YOAMD prizes are given in the first hour of a parks operation. So of course, I decided to make it a point to find out exactly how easy winning a dream can be if you really wanted to.

    My first stop was the Animation Building, where I noticed a new mini-exhibit in the Character Close-up section. It's sculptures of characters from new and upcoming Disney and Pixar productions.

    Meet The Robinsons











    Ratatouille







    WALL E





    I came back out into the sun to find a very playful Jojo!



    I saw no signs of Dream Squad on this side of the park, so I headed the oppposite direction.



    As I made my way through Condor Flats... I spotted the gold!



    They weren't wearing white vests, but they had bags full of goodies, so I decided to follow them anyway.



    Until the entered the side of Grizzly River Run...

    I didn't want to ride it, but picked up a Single Rider pass to maybe go in through the back and then chicken out last minute if the prizes were in fact being given to GRR riders...

    I waited...



    I looked at my watch and saw it was 10:20 AM, so the likely time the prizes would be awarded is 10:30 AM. I decided to wait it out at the GRR Exit to see if people exited with prizes, and then make a run for it.

    Until... this guy came out...



    I figured he was a decoy... no prizes on his possesion...

    And I was right! He came right back!



    And at 10:29 AM... they came out! With White Vests on!!!



    I followed them over to the Grand Californian DCA entrance. I saw them stop, check their watches and open the pouches, so I walked right up!



    SCORE!!!



    After a successfull morning mission, I made my way to Disneyland and right in front of me were a few Club 33 CM's signing in guests. They were cooks and I loved their costumes, so they let me take a few quick shots.





    Love the apron!



    It looks like a whole group was on their way to a wonderful visit to the club!



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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Nice job Nancy Drew!

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    nice pics! i love the club 33 castmembers. im gonna have to rry the dreamteam stalking. i sooo want one of thr tinkerbell pins!

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Good work!

    Mission accomplished!
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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Now if you also scored a free dinner at Club 33 I'm really jealous. Not jealous really but secretly planning to bring you with me next time.

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    I won the dram fast pass just by luck. As we entered the mansion they were handing them out. Up until that day i had not even seen the dream CM's.

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

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    You can come for good luck but Sadako leads the way.

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    we did the same sort of thing on saturday having spotted some Dream cm's with very full bags coming out of GCH and heading towards DTD. We turned around, followed them, walked past them while they counted down from 10, then walked back as they started handing out Dream Ears!

    Dream Ears were the thing my husband had really been wanting...so much so that he was at the point of feeling bitter seeing them on other people, rofl! It made for an awesome afternoon
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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    IDK...I guess I'm not much of a stalker. I found it distasteful when i saw people running towards the dream cm's when they were handing them out at the casey jr ride. I hope they were not given the passes because they were not getting off the ride, but I didn't stick around to find out.

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadako View Post
    The moral of the story: Disneyland... The Place Where Dreams Come True... If You Have The Patience!

    Words of Wisdom from the Dream Team Stalker!

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Yeah for you! Fun report!!

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Good things come to those who...


    ...stalk the Dreams Crew!

    Good job, Julie!
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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Good jb!!

    we saw them giving out the FPs on Sunday at Alice but the line was so long we figured they'd be out by the time we got through it
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    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
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    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Nice report!!
    I have never gotten anything from the dreamsquad. But I did find a dreampass on the ground once.

    nice to meet you BTW.

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    Re: Sadako's Early Morning Stakeout in DCA - 05/06/07

    Great job as always, Sadako! Fun report.

    As an aside, I do have a bit of a problem with most of the prizes being handed out in the first hour of operation.

    Unless that is clearly spelled out in the promotion's marketing, that doesn't seem fair for those that might just happen to show up at Noon, 3pm or 6pm...

    --Barry

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