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Robert Niles
Editor

The Great Theme Park Insider 2014 Summer giveaway

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Update: It took less than 10 minutes to claim everything save for a woman's small and a men's small T-shirt. That's all that's left at this point! Thanks, everyone! Update 2: And now they're gone. No more responses, please. We're cleaned out. ;^)

To say "thank you" to our loyal Theme Park Insider readers, we're giving away a bunch of stuff today, including T-shirts, books, and theme park promotional swag.

Shirts and books

Here's how it will work:

We'll give away items — first-come, first-served — to registered readers who respond to this post. If you want one of the T-shirts, you'll need to specify the gender and size you want in your response. If your size isn't/is no longer available, tell us if you'd like a signed copy of one of our books, Stories from a Theme Park Insider or Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014. If your size isn't available and you already have both the books, first, bless you. Second, just ask for some of the theme park swag, and we'll send one of those items to you instead, as supplies last.

As for the swag, it ranges from the kinda cool to the pretty lame. (It's all stuff that parks sent us for free along with press releases.) We'll throw in a swag item as a ride-along with the T-shirts or books while they last. We don't have as many promo items as shirts and books, so not everyone will get one. I will select those items randomly until they're gone. (With one exception: One of the promo items is a T-shirt, so it will go to someone who selects the same-sized Them Park Insider shirt.)

You must be a registered member, and signed in to your account when you reply, to be eligible. That's because I will use the site's messaging feature to contact the would-be recipients to get their mailing addresses. (So, please don't include your mailing address in your comment.) Also, please don't include anything in your comment that violates our site rules and would cause me to have to delete your comment, instead of messaging you to arrange delivery. I'm willing to ship anywhere where I can send stuff legally from the United States, so long as the postage charge is under $20. If that's not the case where you live, sorry, you're not eligible for the giveaway today.

We're limiting this to one shirt or book per registered user, so once you've commented, there's no need to comment again. Multiple requests will be ignored. And if you don't request a specific item (T-shirt with size and gender, or book title, or "theme park swag"), we'll have to ignore the request. Feel free to request a book as a back-up, if you're afraid that your sized shirt might be gone by the time I get to your reply.

We have 25 T-shirts to give away. These are nice, 100%-organic-cotton shirts, hand-silkscreened here in California. I've listed the available sizes below:

Women's Extra Large: 2 shirts
Women's Large: 6 shirts
Women's Medium: 3 shirts
Women's Small: 3 shirts

Men's Large: 4 shirts
Men's Medium: 4 shirts
Men's Small: 3 shirts

Again, this is first-come, first-served. Once the stuff we have is gone, it's gone, and we won't be able to respond to additional requests in the responses. But we'll keep going until all the stuff is gone or the thread closes, whichever comes first.

That should do it for the procedures. Again, I'd like to thank all of our wonderful Theme Park Insider readers for your support over the years. It's going to be a great summer at theme parks, and I hope that 25 of you will be wearing your new Theme Park Insider shirts to the parks when you visit!

Thanks again!

Replies (91)

DPCC inc.

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Mens large please
Adam Mates

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Male Medium please!
james leblanc

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I want one in mens large please!
melissa s

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM


a teeshirt in a ladies small would rock!
Brad W

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I would love a large men's shirt! Thanks for all you do Robert. Love the site!
Kara Leblanc

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Women XL! Cant wait
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I would like an autographed book please! Love it! Got my shirt already!
Tom Walljasper

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I want one! I want one! Mens' Large! Men's Large! Or a book...or anything!!!! Thank you Robert
John Beals

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I would love to have a mens large please.
Wayne Gresham

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

if you have any left ill take a large mens.....if youre out of shirts id love what ever ya got
Jessica White

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I would LOVE a men's Large shirt!! A book would be lovely as well if I don't get a shirt. Thank you so much!! I'm excited! EDIT--Will adore a women's XL if all men's larges are taken. Will be worn all over BGW!!
Scott Supeck

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Thanks for everything, Robert! I would like a mens large please
Mark Dorsett

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Large or medium men's shirt please! If not available a signed book would be fantastic. Thanks!
Tad Daily

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

men's large please
Christina Gray

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Womens large please, or anything really - thank you
Bruce  Graebner

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

XL Shirt Male.

Orlando version of book.

Greg Shelton

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

"Stories from a Theme Park Insider", please.
Nathaniel Gillespie

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Men's Large!! Or a Stories from a theme park insider!!
Adam Mates

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Men's medium please. If not available a book would be great! Thanks
Mike Saperstein

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Would love a Men's Large shirt if there are any left.

(If not, will take a women's Medium or Large)

Thanks!!

David L.

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I'd like a "stories" book if possible.
Natalie Neumann

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I would love a copy of "Stories From a Theme Park Insider" please!
Todd Houts

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

I'd love a signed copy of one of your books. (And what a great idea - this give-away, clearing of the house)
Jessica White

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Or a women's XL would work too!! Thank you!!!
U. R.

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Id love a Men's Large for an upcoming Trip To Orlando. Long Time Reader! MY choice for the book would be Stories from theme park insider

Thanks for running the best theme park site on the web!

Shawn  Walker

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Mens Medium Please!
Matthew Hahn

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Men's large please
Jeff Dalbow

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Signed copy of a book please
Tad Daily

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Men's medium?
Shauna  Damboise

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Whoop Whoop! Would love a women's large- Yippee!
Shauna D.
Matt Walker

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Would love a Stories book or a Male T Large.

Did I do this right?

leslie WRIGHT

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

female XL please
Brian Cahill

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014! :)

(Unless a men's XL turns up.)

Mary Ellen  DeCarolis

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Women's XL please !!!
Jessica White

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Or a women's XL??
Paul Pelusio

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

mens medium please
John Lovejoy

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

I would love a signed copy of the Orlando book! I already have the other one! Thanks!!!
Jesse Stephenson

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM

No XL men available, can I have a signed copy of Stories from a Theme Park Insider?
Stefany Meyer

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Stories from a Theme Park Insider please!
Melissa Donahue

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I'd love a women's large t-shirt!
Chris Bauman

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I would love some theme park swag, a copy of the book, or a women's XL.
Tara Delao

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Theme Park swag or
the Theme Park Insider book please :)
Michelle Kowalski

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I would love a Ladies Small T-shirt! Or the Themepark Insider Orlando book if the shirt is not available.
Brian Pierce

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I would love some Theme Park Swag, please... got all the other stuff :)
Rosanne Lawson

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I would like a womans size L shirt
thank you

I love your site

Mary Ellen  DeCarolis

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Theme Park Swag, if no xl womens!
Michelle Brown

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I would like a man's small and if that's not available Stories from a Theme Park Insider book. If that too is not available some swag please. Thanks.
Matthew Hahn

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Men's large please or women's medium if men's large are gone.
Brian Morgan

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

I'll take one of the books, "stories from a theme park insider" please!
Jay Ubilla

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I'd love a signed book or some theme park swag or whatever you'd got! Thank you for running this website!
Caitlin Wood

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Women's or Men's Medium, or the Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014 book please. Thanks!!
rOBERT iHRIE

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

If you have anything left - ladies large or anything it would be appreciated. Thank you
Tina Carlson

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Woman's medium please. If all gone, then the Orlando 2014 book. Or whatever you have I will be happy to get!

Thanks!

LadyEeyore
AKA Tina Saunders

Robert OGrosky

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:07 PM

A mans large please
Chelsea Anderson

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Anything you have now would be quite appreciated! Thanks for hosting this!
Melissa Vento

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Women's Large please! Or I would happily take a book off your hands
Charles Strom

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

The 2014 book would be awesome! Thanks
Jay R.

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Mens medium or small please! Or a book would be great!
stuart fox

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM

any book would be nice. I'm new, and I'm just now looking around. Nice site.
O T

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM

XXL shirt or a book (both sound good!)
Margo Rioux

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Hi! A copy of stories from a theme park insider would be great :) thanks!
steve lee

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Nothing for me, thanks. Just wanted to pop in and thank Robert for running the site for all these years. It's greatly appreciated.
Tracy Bates

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

If any are left, the 2014 book.

Thanks for your hard work. Love your site.

Amber Van Dyke

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

WOmens medium, book or whatever is left when it gets to me :)
N B

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:14 PM

I needs me a t-shirt...medium....
Melanie Howe

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

I'd love a copy of Stories from TPI.... But 15 minutes and 60+ people into this, I'd be happy to get any piece of swag :-)
Trish H

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I'd love one of the Orlando 2014 books if there are any left. Thanks for doing this!
David Brown

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Men's medium shirt please :)
Karl Beaudry

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:18 PM

I'd love a 2014 book please!
Mara Stulberger

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Woman's Medium please! and If not that, then a Woman's Large - if none are left then the either of the books please! (and if not that - then anything you can send!) Thanks so much! :)
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Thank you, everyone! We're down to a men's small and a ladies' small shirt. Everything else is gone - the books, the swag, and all the other shirts. I will be emailing people tonight for delivery addresses.
Amy Tucker

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I'll take a women's small, please and thank you!!
Austin Bourdeau

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Can I get a men's small please? This is such a wonderful giveaway!
Kaycee G.

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

I'll take either a men's small or a women's small shirt if you have one left! :)
Kelly Muggleton

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Yay I am finally logged in!!! Am I too late?? I would try a men's small pleeeeeease. (I wont go into why a womens small wouldn't fit ????) I' in jolly old England though...
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I am overwhelmed by the response. I was hoping that this wouldn't drag into the weekend, with me trying to give things away. But no way did I expect it all to go flying out the door in just minutes.

I will be emailing people later tonight to get delivery addresses. I'm sorry that we're not able to accommodate everyone who made a request today, but I remain grateful for all our your support in reading and spreading the word about Theme Park Insider. Thank you!

Tom Walljasper

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:41 PM

WOW!!! I knew things would go fast but...AWESOME!!! It's a testament to the work you do Robert. I don't post often, but for the past 4 years Themeparkinsider has been the homepage on ALL of our devices. I'm on the site everyday and enjoy being educated with articles by a vast variety of contributors. Even though I may not have a current park visit planned, I feel like I'm up to date, (and most of the time ahead of the curve) when it comes to theme park news. Thank you to the writers, the people who comment, and especially to you and your family Robert. I appreciate it VERY much. Sappy, I know. I guess it makes up for my lack of posting the past four years. :)
Tara Delao

Published: May 30, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm able to get something. I would love to rock it when I visit WDW, Universal, IOA & Diagon Alley in July!
Shannon Burke

Published: May 30, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Womens xl shirt or either book. Thanks!
kaci henderson

Published: May 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

"Theme Park Insider" rocks!!!! Women's xtra large tshirt. Please and thank you.
Amanda Jenkins
Writer

Published: May 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I would lime an autogrph book or so.e swag. We aren't picky over here. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win these things!!!
Yohann Giroux

Published: May 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Men large, or anything else !!!
Jay Plyler

Published: May 30, 2014 at 6:49 PM

I would love a copy of the book Stories from a Theme Park Insider, please.
Brian Emery

Published: May 30, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I want a Turkey Leg!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim Hayes

Published: May 30, 2014 at 7:09 PM

If any more men's large t-shirts come in, I would love one. Also, if there are anymore signed copies of Theme Park Insider: Orlando 2014, I would like to have that.
Duncan Henny

Published: May 31, 2014 at 3:24 AM

oh i have a t-shirt already and will buy your books soon
Roy A

Published: May 31, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Men's Large. Thanks!
vernon griffin

Published: May 31, 2014 at 6:41 AM

orlando 2014
or mens lg
Kevin McArdle

Published: May 31, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Book would. Be great
Mark Tilsher

Published: May 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Men's medium, but would prefer a "stories from". Loved the podcast stories!!!
DPCC inc.

Published: June 1, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Never got an email. Is there some reason? I assume I got a shirt, right?

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