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    Cast Member appreciation Pin

    So, a couple of years ago I made a pin(you can see a picture of it in my avitar). The main purpose of the pin was to say "thank you" to the CM's working at Disney locations.

    I was just trying to boost moral a little. I tried selling them for people to give out, slightly above cost, but that didn't work out. So now I enjoy giving them out to Cast Members when I visit the park.

    I've only given out maybe 15 in the 75+ times I've visited in the last 2 years, and a couple of my friends have given some out. I like to give them out for a CM going over and above the call of duty, and making my day.

    Anyways, just wanted to see if there are any CM's here that have gotten the pin, or have heard about them.

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    It's a beautiful pin. And even though I was a "backstage" CM in my time there during the Stone Age, I can tell you I would have been proud to receive one. Very nicely done, and a very nice thought!
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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Thank you Barry.

    Oh, by the way, the writing on the bottom says "CM's like me make this the happiest place on earth".

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Thank You, given to me on 9/3/06. I made a point of putting the date on a piece of paper and then fixing it to the back of the pin. I believe it was for a trip on Jungle, sadly I did not specify the location though... really wish I had. I have a few souvenirs from my time in the park, and that is one of the more memorable ones.
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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    That is AWESOME techskip! I'm so glad to hear that someone got, and kept the pin. I've only ever given out one pin to a Jungle Cruise skipper, so you were probably the one. Very cool.

    I hope that the other recipients have the same reaction that you had. I think most CM's get it initially, give me a smile and put it in a pocket. So I don't get to see their reaction when they actually read it and see what it says.

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    that's very sweet and creative, Jimmy. May I ask....HOW did you make the pins? they are beautiful!!!




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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    I made them through a website. I just searched on google and found it I believe. I don't remember the company's name though, it's been so long since I made them my memory has faded. Not a bad price as I can remember, obviously, the more you make, they cheaper they are. I think I got 200. Still have about 175 and I can't wait to give them out.

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Quote Originally Posted by dlandjimmy View Post
    Oh, by the way, the writing on the bottom says "CM's like me make this the happiest place on earth".
    I hope it says "CMs like me..." and not "CM's like me..."
    A great idea!!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    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
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Shoot! It does say "CM's". Bad gramerr i gess.

    Although, I do believe you commented on it when I first showed the design for it a couple years ago and you didn't catch the error then so I'm going to have to hold you partially responsible for the mistake.... Just kidding haha

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    i have never recieved one as a Cast Member or even heard of this pin. That is a really nice gesture!

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Quote Originally Posted by lesmisfan View Post
    i have never recieved one as a Cast Member or even heard of this pin. That is a really nice gesture!
    What ride/area do you work at usually? And what's your name? I'll keep my eye out for you and if you meet my criteria, you shall receive a pin. I love giving them out.

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Quote Originally Posted by dlandjimmy View Post
    Shoot! It does say "CM's". Bad gramerr i gess.

    Although, I do believe you commented on it when I first showed the design for it a couple years ago and you didn't catch the error then so I'm going to have to hold you partially responsible for the mistake.... Just kidding haha
    Good memory!! I don't recall ever seeing it before. Bad grammar or not... I really do think it's an excellent idea! If I was a CM. I'd be honored to receive one!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    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
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    Anyone else ever seen or heard of it?

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    I just heard of it now.

    Hold one for me!

    They're beautiful.

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    Re: Cast Member appreciation Pin

    In regards to freebies handed out to deserving CMs:

    Michael Campbell, president of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, had a series of pins made up that duplicated in miniature the locomotive builder's plates created for engines 1 and 2. He approached Diane Disney Miller with the idea that they could be given to train CMs. Diane wrote a note of appreciation, and the pins were attached to it.

    Whenever Michael was at the roundhouse or in the Park, he would hand out the pins to the train CMs. Invariably, their reactions were mostly of utter disbelief that anyone would give them something for free. He had extra pin sets, and gave them to other train CMs at other Disney parks, with the same reactions.

    Jimmy, I wonder if you experienced the same sorts of reactions?

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