I always thought the birthday one, however at WDW was to get FL residents to come.
Mr. Niles, I think a TPI volunteer event would be a fantastic idea for 2010. And yes, I would lend a hand and help organize!
Also, I do not know if they would appreciate me doing something for Six Flags and then trying to get a free ticket from them!
Still this deal, in my opinon, is excellent. Perhaps its because I am from a big city, but there are many opportunities out there. I also think this will draw more youth groups from the area to go.
I will totally come and help out with the TPI service event, but I will not get any credit (sorta!)
Its just incentives for doing good things. I bet Disney has some pretty stringent rules for what is considered service.
So Send me a message, or post here if you are still interested, and Maybe a Certain Mr R Niles would be happy to send over some T-Shirts for us to wear while we do it (Ahen, photo ops, Promotions, local news, etc Mr Niles)
***AND IF I COULD FIND the original posting a I made I'd comment in it to bring it back to the front, but I can't find it. Any help would be apprechiated****
If we were to actually follow-through on an Orlando, TPI event where an event invloved volunteering -- and you showed up and pitched in ... I will gfet you into the park for free.
P.S. Um ... can you climb a chain linked fence?
I just hate that there has to be a war going on (continually, for the last 8 years and counting) AND a bad economy for Disney to give servicemembers what they deserve. And PLEASE no one throw the 'discount' in our face - we have young troops on food stamps!! (Psst....Busch Parks have been continually recognizing our service with free park entry for MORE than 8 years, if my memory serves.)
Not complaining - just making an observation. :)
First... thanks. (Even if you've heard that before, you can't hear it enough.) Second, we're hoping for you to stay safe and file many, many fun-filled trip reports from all your theme park travels when you get back.
Third, you do know that you and your family can get in free at any Busch/SeaWorld park, right? (That deal is available to all U.S. military.) If not, e-mail me using the link on my profile page. I'll hook you up with the info. Universal Orlando is also offering free tickets to military personnel, through Dec. 18. Maybe a trip before you leave?
Next year, my husband has promised me my first-ever trip to Disneyland when I get back from Afghanistan, so I will definitely have the stories! I'm really hoping for another military deal next year, though, because I think that will help impact where we stay. (Free tickets = nicer room, perhaps on property?)