So for those out there who think they got stuck with dud ears from the events, don't be afraid to try to exchange them.
"The show mustů"/"Go on!" - Shakespeare in Love
My guess, for what it's worth, as to why they do not allow out of towners to register is they would prefer locals who will come back over and over again, wearing their free hats to provide advertising. If you are from out of town, you probably didn't come to the WOC event and get the glow ears. Unless you were to buy one, you would not be helping create the atmosphere they want to film/photograph.
Also, when they posted a list of people who were picked for an event online, and we had to find our names (with quite a few common names on there), yea, that didn't seem to work so well. So compared to that, showing up at the ticket booth and having your voucher works out much better.
I know it's only been barely 2 days since registration has started, but does anyone have an update on it? Registration is still good and open? I won't be able to register until tomorrow evening and hate to have to go and get rejected because it's been filled up already
I think the bring-your-own-ears policy will slow registration for this event, so you shouldn't have any trouble going tomorrow night.
Regarding the voucher they give you when you register- what happens if the registering pass holder can't make the event at the last minute? Will the other people still be able to attend? A friend of a friend is trying to get us in, but due to work may not be able to make the event. I'd hate to waste spaces.
The person who registered must be there when you check in. They print your name and pass number when you register, and they check before they give you your wristband.
Bummer. I'm still trying to find creative ways to get into the event. I can't justify the 14 hour round trip drive to register. :/
Don't forget to have photo i.d. with you as well, in case the CM who registers your group checks the names and photos against the names on the APs. For the WOC AP event, my CM checked all 4 in my group. Mr. Tea's CM didn't check anyone. Better safe than sorry!
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We registered last night. For those who were worried, there appear to be plenty of vouchers still available. According to the voucher, check-in can start at noon on the 28th. As with the AP WOC event, the voucher holder and his/her guests must all check in together.
My husband tried to register yesterday (Sunday, 8/19) and was told the event was "sold out."
Then I guess it's time to start the guest offers thread on the DL Trip Planning forum...
Just FYI on malfunctioning ears from the WOC passholder event.
I changed the batteries in my ears yesterday, and they still wouldn't work. I took them to Embarcadero Gifts, explained they were from the WOC event, and I changed the batteries and they still weren't working. 2 CMs looked at the ears, saw the mark on the tag and said they couldn't be replaced "Because they were from a special event..." So then I tried Seaside Souvenirs, and they said they exact same line, "Because they were from a special event..." But also suggested I check to make sure the batteries were in correctly. So then I tried to buy batteries at Treasures in Paradise, where they also checked for the mark and gave me the exact same line "Because they were from a special event..." but told me all they can do is put tester batteries in, but that they didn't have a screwdriver at the moment, and sent me to Fly n Buy. Well, Rushin' River Outfitters looked dead, so I thought I'd go there and ask for a screwdriver. They had a box full of batteries, and when they put new ones in, the ears worked! (Side note: super annoyed that Rite Aid sells bad batteries.) The CM said no charge, even though I would have happily paid. I wasn't trying to game them or anything, I told the CMs the ears were from the WOC event, but it was interesting that I literally got the same line 3 times and they did check for the mark on the tag. Of course, I then met up with a friend of a friend later who told me her ears from the WOC event weren't working, she went to a story in Disneyland, asked for a screwdriver, and they said, "Here, just take a new pair." I think her experience probably the exception rather than the rule. But I did come right home and take the batteries out, they're in a plastic bag clipped to the ears right now, because I don't want to spend $5 on batteries every time I use those ears.
Its probably better to remove them anyway, it keeps them from leaking and causing problems.