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    Stalking YOMD White Vests

    I was at the park yesterday with my son and we were headed into Frontierland as I spied YOMD mouse ears being handed out on the small trail between Frontierland and the Big Band dance stage in Carnation Gardens. I turned into the gardens and was about 30 feet away and closing in from the people handing out ears when one of them looked at their watch and promptly zipped their bag and walked off.---- Ohh so close to getting ears, but so far! (approx. 30 feet far)

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    D'oh! At least you saw them though. (I have yet to.)

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Ooh, I got close once too. I saw them open their duffel bags and start handing things out on a pathway near the Mark Twain. My boyfriend and I tried to hustle over there, but they were done within a minute! I think theyw ere just giving lanyards though, nothing cool like Dream Fast Passes

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    I'll take anything they give away. I'm always behind a big group and I try to join their group to get whatever they are handing out but I still have not received anything from the Dream squad.

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    Thumbs down Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    It's random for a reason.

    You really shouldn't be stalking them (and then wonder why AP'ers get a bad name with CM's?).

    lol, wow.
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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley815 View Post
    It's random for a reason.

    You really shouldn't be stalking them (and then wonder why AP'ers get a bad name with CM's?).

    lol, wow.
    Agreed. Especially with the fastpasses, they're told a time to be at a certain place - say, the exit of Big Thunder - and at that time, they give away a specific number to the next X number of people getting off the attraction and that's it. I've seen guests run to get ON a ride they weren't going to ride already just to try to get through in time for the dream squad. Chances are if you stop trying so hard, it'll come to you on it's own (the way it was intended)
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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    we were getting off Mailboomer last week and we got some Dream Fast Passes.... the line for maliboomer was only a few people long, so we got back ON the ride again and scored some more fast passes for the rest of our group..


    Wrong?


    maybe.. I felt bad for a bit
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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Taking advantage of the fun by stalking is cheating and selfish...but hey thats just me...
    You can't talk S*** unless your gonna do something about it...

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Well Disney could really make it more fair by random distribution
    of 1st entrance to either park for each day, that would give everyone
    a fair and equal chance. But the way Disney chose to distribute it in
    different places at designated times, they are just asking for people
    rushing and racing to get their "prize", once it's discovered where
    the prize patrol is at.

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    stalked with success... stalked w/o success. Though stalking isn't the right term, technically....
    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: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Oh gosh, everyone was doing that during our stay. You'd see one person walking with dream ears, and suddenly everyone was rushing.

    While my son and I were on Dumbo (a ride it turns out I don't like, but DH was tired of going on it), I saw a woman who hadn't gone on the ride to wait with her sleeping child suddenly appear in a different spot from where she had been with dream ears. I noticed a stream of them, and saw the Team behind Dumbo. While going around in circles I caught DH's eye and pointed them out. He went over with the stroller, and approached them just like everyone else was, and they wouldn't give him ears b/c he had to have his family with him (they wouldn't even give HIM a pair), which was, of course, not true, b/c the woman with her kid had 4, and 2 of her party were on the ride with us. Very odd.

    That was our only stalking experience, though, and pretty much the ONLY time we saw the Team during our 7 days there. Sigh.

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    You have to be with a group of people to get a dream come true or what?
    Har har har

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Well Disney could really make it more fair by random distribution
    of 1st entrance to either park for each day, that would give everyone
    a fair and equal chance. But the way Disney chose to distribute it in
    different places at designated times, they are just asking for people
    rushing and racing to get their "prize", once it's discovered where
    the prize patrol is at.
    But then people would be lining up outside the gates for ages....how is that fair or random?

    Also, to the person who said they got back on maliboomer... I have seen people go to guest relations to get dream fastpasses for the rest of their group who weren't with them - you are supposed to do that for future info.

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Quote Originally Posted by angeladlr View Post
    But then people would be lining up outside the gates for ages....how is that fair or random?

    Also, to the person who said they got back on maliboomer... I have seen people go to guest relations to get dream fastpasses for the rest of their group who weren't with them - you are supposed to do that for future info.

    No, the lines for the gates wouldn't be lined up "for ages".
    They could simply handle it the same way they did for the 30th
    or the 35th DL Birthday prizes. Upon each individuals 1st daily
    entrance into either DL or DCA, you would receive a ticket that said
    if you were a winner or not.

    Or it could be handled the same way that the Honda Auto Daily
    give away was done a couple years ago ~ everyone was received
    a scratch and win ticket. That way everyone that enters the park
    has an equal chance at winning. Then you don't bother with forcing
    to try to randomly distribute prizes, cause it just cant be done fairly
    that way ~ it' becoming quite obvious where certain places are that
    are more likely to hand out these "dream" prizes.

    And yes, the "Dream Fastpasses" are problematic, too. THAT is also
    because of the TYPE of prizes they are issuing. If the prizes were
    done like the 30th and 35th, it worked just fine ~ with the types of
    prizes Disney gave away, it wasn't expected that everyone in an
    entire party would get the prizes, if they got one at all. With the
    Dream Fastfast, it gives the entire party a sense of entitlement,
    even only one or two were choses to be winners. So instead
    Disney Guest Services has to Break the rules of their own contest
    in order to give out those who feel a sense of entitlement. What a
    crock!

    The whole Dream Give away method is flawed in so many ways!
    And that IS EXACTLY WHY it should go back to the methods that
    had worked previously.
    Last edited by Aladdin; 10-20-2007 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Stalking YOMD White Vests

    Quote Originally Posted by RumRunner31 View Post
    Chances are if you stop trying so hard, it'll come to you on it's own (the way it was intended)
    Hasn't ever happened to me on it's own and I've been to DL twice this summer! I never saw the dream squad. I will SO stalk them in Dec when we're there again for a week! I have NEVER tried, and that didn't work, so, this time....the stalking will begin!!!!!

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