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    Guest Car of the Day




    Can someone tell me what this means? I usually see it in one or two spaces on the Daisy level of the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure. It's obviously part of the Year of a Million Dreams, but I've never seen a car parked in the space. Anyone know what it is?

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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    BassBone, I agree with you that the sign is a part of the YOAMD promotion. I imagine that it sits unused because all of the winners so far have been staying at hotels. Day guests are the primary users of the M&F parking structure. Why should hotel guests park there when they've already made other arrangements. Plus, they either hike it to the resort, or take a bus and/or tram.

    As to an exclamation for why the signs are shuffled back and forth. Likely paranoia on the part of the cast member who's job it is to handle the sign. If that were part of your duties, would you leave it sitting in the same place just stinking all the time? Could also be that management probably doesn't want guests to to draw any negative conclusions about the unused parking. You're more observant than most and have outsmarted them.
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    BassBone, I agree with you that the sign is a part of the YOAMD promotion. I imagine that it sits unused because all of the winners so far have been staying at hotels. Day guests are the primary users of the M&F parking structure. Why should hotel guests park there when they've already made other arrangements. Plus, they either hike it to the resort, or take a bus and/or tram.

    As to an exclamation for why the signs are shuffled back and forth. Likely paranoia on the part of the cast member who's job it is to handle the sign. If that were part of your duties, would you leave it sitting in the same place just stinking all the time? Could also be that management probably doesn't want guests to to draw any negative conclusions about the unused parking. You're more observant than most and have outsmarted them.
    Thanks for the info, but it still doesn't tell me what it does. Is it just a random award for hotel guests?
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    Thanks for the info, but it still doesn't tell me what it does. Is it just a random award for hotel guests?
    Seriously doubt that it's an award for hotel guests at all. Winning the Year of a Million Dreams contest has nothing to do with staying iin a hotel. That's the good thing about it. It's open to every guest that steps foot inside the parks.

    I'm just sighting that those far more likely to win the contest are multi-day guests or locals. Multi-day guests will practically all be staying at hotels. Locals get cheap deals on everything from Ap's to parking. A special parking space would be redundant for them.

    Besides that, who's going to slap them on the back inside Disneyland and exclaim, "WoW! You''re moving up in the world! Sure wish I could park my vehicle behind that sign. People would think that I'm as important as that John Lasseter dude. You rock!" mehhhhhhhh
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Ride Warrior View Post
    Seriously doubt that it's an award for hotel guests at all. Winning the Year of a Million Dreams contest has nothing to do with staying iin a hotel. That's the good thing about it. It's open to every guest that steps foot inside the parks.

    I'm just sighting that those far more likely to win the contest are multi-day guests or locals. Multi-day guests will practically all be staying at hotels. Locals get cheap deals on everything from Ap's to parking. A special parking space would be redundant for them.

    Besides that, who's going to slap them on the back inside Disneyland and exclaim, "WoW! You''re moving up in the world! Sure wish i could park my vehicle behinf that sign. People wouild think that I'm as important as that John Lasseter dude. You rock!" mehhhhhhhh
    So a dreamsquad person walks up behind you and hands you a pass to park in that parking space, making you ride the tram all the way back to your car, move it, and then go back into the park?! Lame!
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    I know my dream is to hike back to the parking structure and move my car. Disney pegged that dream, what a promotion!

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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by BassBone View Post
    So a dreamsquad person walks up behind you and hands you a pass to park in that parking space, making you ride the tram all the way back to your car, move it, and then go back into the park?! Lame!
    I'm not certain, but I'm willing to be money that's not how it works...

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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Please excuse my ignorance here as I have never parked in the strucutre.

    Is "Daisy" the bottom level? Would this be considered a premo parking space on a busy day? Could it possibly be used for later in the day when a guest would otherwise have to park on the far-far-away level? Also would not a nice up front spot in Pinocchio be a better prize?
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    It's a random give away when you actually park... for example, if you're the 11th car through the middle lane of the toll plaza on this day between 11 and 11:05am, you win the special spot! That's what it would be used for. If it's not being used, perhaps it's a logistics issue that has come up.
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    i've seen cars in that spot twice so far, once in Jan and again in May.
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    My family was given the "dream" of being "Guest Car of the Day" at Disneyland last Monday. Apparently, a certain time is selected each day, and the car that comes to the parking structure booth at that time is the winner. We drove in at about 8:00 a.m. that day and my sister handed them the $11 for parking. A Cast Member ran over, said we were the guest car of the day, they handed our money back and said to follow the van with the flashing lights and they would escort us to our special parking spot. We were taken to the #1 primo spot in the Pinocchio section, just yards away from where the tram picks you up! They also gave us the "Pixie Dust Pin Pack" two Tinkerbell "Dream" pins "One to Keep" and "One to Give Away". It was pretty exciting for the kids (ages 2 & 4) and a great way to start a great day at Disneyland. Hey, you can't beat free parking and a nice, short walk back to the car at the end of the day when you're all done!

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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonliner View Post
    Also would not a nice up front spot in Pinocchio be a better prize?
    Quote Originally Posted by minniethepooh View Post
    said to follow the van with the flashing lights and they would escort us to our special parking spot. We were taken to the #1 primo spot in the Pinocchio section, just yards away from where the tram picks you up!
    And some people still think the TDA folks don't read these mesages.
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    Re: Guest Car of the Day

    Quote Originally Posted by minniethepooh View Post
    My family was given the "dream" of being "Guest Car of the Day" at Disneyland last Monday. Apparently, a certain time is selected each day, and the car that comes to the parking structure booth at that time is the winner. We drove in at about 8:00 a.m. that day and my sister handed them the $11 for parking. A Cast Member ran over, said we were the guest car of the day, they handed our money back and said to follow the van with the flashing lights and they would escort us to our special parking spot. We were taken to the #1 primo spot in the Pinocchio section, just yards away from where the tram picks you up! They also gave us the "Pixie Dust Pin Pack" two Tinkerbell "Dream" pins "One to Keep" and "One to Give Away". It was pretty exciting for the kids (ages 2 & 4) and a great way to start a great day at Disneyland. Hey, you can't beat free parking and a nice, short walk back to the car at the end of the day when you're all done!
    Ah! I figured that was the way they did it. But I didn't realize you also got free parking for the day and the extras (pins). Ok, its not a free night in the Grand Californian but its still a pretty nice surprize anyway, and seriously one that doesn't cost them much.




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