Community Service = Free Admission to Disneyland?

Our friends at Mice Age have posted an update by their chief commentator Al Lutz. While often didactic and prone to instructive (rather than constructive) criticism, one cannot help but be fascinated by Mr. Lutz’s juicy tidbits he throws to the drooling Disneyland devotees all over the world. This particular update focuses heavily on D23, Murphy the invisible dragon and the current DCA expansion. However, at the very end of his column he addresses the alleged headaches Disneyland is enduring over this year’s Free-On-Your-Brithday campaign. Essentially he reports the promotion has been one gigantic pain in the ass. Who am I to argue with that? :) He then casually drops this little bomb:

The new campaign for 2010 will allow anyone a free ticket to Disneyland, but only after they complete a certain number of volunteer hours in their community with a Disney approved charity or nonprofit organization.

Say what? Really? That’s sounds like an administrative nightmare!! Still, I really like the idea of encouraging volunteerism and rewarding people with a magical experience. If they really do bring this concept to fruition it will be one of the most unique promotions the Resort has ever seen. I like high concept ideas like this and am interested in seeing it in action.

Would you complete a certain number of volunteer hours to earn a free ticket?

5 Comments so far

  1. dawn on August 27th, 2009 @ 10:22 am

    That is really interesting and I think its a great idea. Then again, there are a lot of great ideas I have that pan out to be total nightmares.

  2. Jon (oc_jon) on August 27th, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    You’re in constant state of planning… so how to you ever get to the nightmare part? ;) Anyway, I think it seems like a neat idea too!

  3. Jon (oc_jon) on August 27th, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    Whoops! Sorry! I thought you were my mom commenting. Her name is also Dawn! Welcome to the MB Dawn!

  4. Disney Fan (unregistered) on August 28th, 2009 @ 8:10 am

    Talk about an administrative nightmare! Disney would have to hire at least 100 people just to handle the paperwork. To me, this sounds like another of the numerous unfounded Disney rumors.

  5. Jon (unregistered) on August 28th, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    It has been my observation that if you remove all Al’s comments about how fat people suck, TDA is stupid and the APs are evil – you can usually find a nugget of truth.

    In this case… Let’s just say that its probably true… At this point in time at least.

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