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  1. olegc's Avatar
    my guess is that interactive gaming will include a lot of Disney Kinect. I'm still torn on this stuff - it's great that they are making alternatives available for folks to experience but I'm not much of a "club" person so I'm not ecstatic.

    what's funny to me (well, ironic or whatever) is that a lot of this goes back to some of the original vision of the park - that it was going to be tied to high energy, more young adult demographic. I know lots of age groups participate - but the focal point is definitely there.
  2. RStar's Avatar
    Sounds great, Adrienne! Have fun, I can't wait to hear all about it!!
  3. currence's Avatar
    I think Canada, I think Cirque du Soliel. But I suppose for that you would be in Montreal. Can't wait to see what it actually is.
  4. Lani's Avatar
    Hitting the LIKE button!
  5. mkraemer's Avatar
    Terribly excited to hear all about it!!
  6. RStar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MKY4ME
    Motomickey (Tracy) has had a premium pass for over 19 years and has NEVER gotten any invitation to any of these functions.
    Back when Tracy first had her pass, they had all kinds of AP parties. They weren't invitation only, any AP could buy the tickets (usually around $25). They stopped doing those, citing that they didn't make money, so the bean counters shuttered the idea.

    Now they just started these invitation only parties the last couple of months, so if you haven't received an invite yet, be patient. Some day your time may come. I was lucky to be picked for the Soundsational Party! That one was the first, and it was free. It sounds like most of these will be out of my price range, though....
  7. megzrg's Avatar
    $2500 is way out of my price range even if we had received one. My husband got an invite to the Holiday AP event, but we live in Idaho and just returned from a Disneyland trip on 11/3 so there was no way we could use it.

    It would be helpful if they gave us a little bit more notice for these awesome AP events so we can plan a trip with one of them; I know we are not the only out-of-state APs.
  8. Winky's Avatar
    I have been to WDW a couple of times for the Candlelight and it ran as smooth as clock work. Although WDW a bigger park to move people. The castmembers are wonderful in knowing What, Who and Where their guest need to go and how to get there. If you book for dinner and the show, the people who even answer the phones will tell you the times you should book dinner to make it to the show on time. Disneyland needs a lot more practice to make things run as smoothly as their younger brother (WDW).
  9. Winky's Avatar
    I have been a passholder since 1990, I enter everything, live 5 min from Disneyland and go almost three times a week. Did I get a letter, NO!!!
  10. msmallfeet's Avatar
    I received an invite and would love to go but with it being around the holidays and the price being so steep, my husband and I can't afford it. If they lower the price in the future I would love to go.
  11. MKY4ME's Avatar
    Motomickey (Tracy) has had a premium pass for over 19 years and has NEVER gotten any invitation to any of these functions.
  12. Spazz's Avatar
    I wish I knew how one is selected for these AP events. I am a Premium Annual Pass holder and I have yet to get invited to any of these AP events. I live in Nor Cal and I go for a 3- 4 day trip every month to two months with my sister who is also a PAP. We stay usually stay at Paradise Pier hotel and we eat on property for all of our meals. My point is we spend a lot of money at the resort. I have been blessed in my life. I could afford this Candlelight packaage and tour of Walt's apartment. If they send me an invite, I am there! I would pay anything to get the chance to tour Walt's apartment, the only place in Disneyland I haven't been.
  13. starleet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGar
    I need to find out how they calculate a Disneyland "visit." The AP Website says I have been there 15 times on my current pass, but I don't think I've even broken five times (even foursquare and Gowalla agree).
    I believe it is how many times your card is swiped at the turnstiles (DLAND & DCA). I have 55 and I have not made more than 20 trips this year, but we have stayed a handful of times overnight.
  14. starleet's Avatar
    It is, without a doubt, worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime tour of Walt's apartment alone. However, the price is way too high for the average...and I mean average passholder. Especially around the holidays, year-end, money is tight for most and during these times moreso. It makes it apparent by charging, and so high at that, this is not so much about thanking APs and giving them special events than it is about finding another way to make more money. Yes, Walt Disney was a businessman, but Walt was all about giving and not profit.
  15. lowfidelity's Avatar
    I received one and I am a Premium Passholder with the monthly payment option. I only visit the parks about once a month but I shop at DTD maybe 4 or 5 times a month whipping out my pass for any and all discounts :-). Considering how much this package costs, which btw has completely priced me out, this may be a factor but who knows. Not to say that I don't think its worth it I just can't afford it. I suspect this to be the case for a lot of passholders.
  16. JohnGar's Avatar
    I need to find out how they calculate a Disneyland "visit." The AP Website says I have been there 15 times on my current pass, but I don't think I've even broken five times (even foursquare and Gowalla agree).
  17. jedited's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by red chicken
    Movies don't set box office records because people don't find the story interesting.
    This is where you and I are going to have to agree to disagree. Box office does NOT always equal good movie. A few examples of HUGE movies that are HORRIBLE are Transformers (#11, 19 & 26 on all time domestic BO) , Twister (#71), Armagedeon, Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks (#88), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (#29), Independence Day (#35), ANY of the Twilight movies (#38 & 39), the remake of War of the Worlds (#78), Home Alone (#48) and I could go on.
    Plus if we expand our list from all time domestic to Weekend records, Jackass 3D holds the record for highest weekend gross for a movie opening in the Fall.
    There are a number of BRILLIANT movies that FAILED at the box office. Movies like Iron Giant, Fantasia and Pinochio (on their 1st release), etc, etc.
    Probably ever since Star Wars a NUMBER of BIG box office movies have been movies that use the latest technological wizardy, but have a VERY thin or non-existant plot and/or bad acting. In fact, in the top 50 all time domestic box office, you only have #16 (Passion of the Christ), #24 (Forrest Gump), #48 (Home Alone) and #50 (Meet the Fockers) which are movies that don't rely on special effects (or animated).
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    Sorry, posted thrice. Guess I should try being smarter than my keyboard.
    Updated 09-22-2011 at 01:42 PM by red chicken
  20. red chicken's Avatar
    I am shocked by how negative the reactions are to this announcement. Disney has always been known for being great storytellers and dynamic visual artists. I can think of no other director who fits that description better than James Cameron. Movies don't set box office records because people don't find the story interesting. The chance for Disney to get to use his talent is a once a decade opportunity. I myself will wait with eager anticipation to see how these two forces intermingle and hopefully outshine Universal's new Potter World.

    I have never even seen Cars, but I am constantly amazed by AVP's photo updates of an immersive land. I can't wait to go. Even with all the Larry the Cable guy stuff.

    You shouldn't knee jerk such a negative reaction, change can be good. You just have to BELIEVE..........
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