It was family movie/preview night in our house this last weekend, and we watched the best thing ever. A preview of ALL of the shows that are dropping on Disney+ in about 3 weeks. Want to see them? I promise, this won't be a quiet video. Everyone in the room is going to be full of "Wow!" or "I loved that one!" or "I remember that!". It's awesome. You won't regret a second of this.
The Disney Movie Rewards program is about to have a change. Starting September 26, 2019 Disney Movie Rewards will now be called the Disney Movie Insiders. What do you need to know?
If you have logged into your account in the last five years, don't worry. Your points are safe. Your account will be switched over automatically. If you have not logged in, you must log in by September 23, 2019 in order to have your account moved.
Some of the new changes are there will be an app, new ways to earn and redeem, and exclusive member content. You can click here, to read more.
The current Disney Movie Rewards program currently offers things like gift cards, movies, posters, and collectible figures in exchange for the points code inside of your DVD or Blu Ray cases. You can also earn points by saving your ticket stubs from Disney movies.
While there isn't much information available yet, the Disney Movie Rewards program has long been a fan favorite, and should continue to be so with it's new updates.
The next time you are at Disney and someone sprinkles you with Pixie Dust or even just makes sure that you have a pleasant experience, be sure to thank them and to thank them with recognition at Guest Services. It can be difficult standing all day, especially in the hot sun, maybe with cranky people all around you because they think everyone else around them is getting all the luck, or maybe because they are having a hard day themselves, but those smiles, and the helpful service never stop to matter how they might feel.
While not all cast members are allowed to accept tips or small gifts, there is something else you can do for them.
It's very easy to show your gratitude, and it only takes a minute or two of your time. On our last visit, we made sure to recognize several very helpful people and were told that any reports left, go immediately onto their records. I like to think that the awesome cast member who helped us find a space for the fireworks, warning us to push closer to the line or other would step in front of us, kept the crowd moving in the walkway and got threatened several times for trying to direct pedestrians during the show knows how much we appreciated his help. So, thanks Ryan, from Lutz, Flordia. We stopped on the way out to let them know how amazing you were.
Then there was the woman at the Pop Century food court, who apologized that they didn't have milkshakes any longer. My oldest had been waiting all day for one, passing by several other yummy treats because they weren't safe for his brother, with the plan of soft serve together. Without my asking, she called around, tried to see of Art of Animation could do one, tried to find a blender and finally, even though there was a line, mixed together some ice cream and milk by hand for my son. she totally made his day, he said it was the best ever and I thank her for her sweetness. She didn't have to do that, but she did.
(We had a few other times that people were wonderful for us, once, I did forget to get the name of the person, so when we go back, if I see him again, I'll leave a compliment. )
So how do you leave a compliment? There are a few different ways. You can email guest services, you can ask at guest services for an applause-o-gram, or you can stop by and leave the name and incident. Don't remember the name? Just saying, "The woman who worked at the ice cream area at Pop with the long hair 4:55pm today" is good enough!
Have you ever thanked someone at Disney? Share your story of how awesome they were, and next time something happens to make your trip magical, be sure to share it with Guest Services too, if you didn't already!
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I'll bet you've noticed all the different water features at Disney, and you might have even dropped in a few coins. Ever wonder what happened to those coins after you've made the wish?
Disney donates all of the coins ($20,000 in 2018) to different charities for children. Last year's recipient was Community Based Care of Central Florida.
Can you imagine how many coins equal $20,000? How many pounds that must weigh? I love to use this an example for my kids, how one penny might not seem like a lot, but added to everyone else's pennies, can do something amazing!
Next time you drop your coins in and make a wish, think about this...you are helping make other people's wishes come true, too!
Yes...it's almost ridiculous how excited I am about the Disney Streaming Service, and I might check a few times a week for updates, but I'm just so excited! After the most recent article I read, I am even more anxious for a start date!
Some of the AWESOME things that will be on the Disney Streaming Service are, a docuseries on Disney Imagineering, possibly a new Monster's Inc cartoon show (Hoping they will stream Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and a few of the other great series they did based on movies), a live action of the Timmy Failure series of books, a remake of Lady and the Tramp, and possibly a remake of Sword in the Stone, and so much more!
Here's a really great article, if you are interested! Still no word on the cost yet, other than saying it will be less than Netflix. I'm glad to hear that! If it comes to picking and choosing, I don't want to have to skip Disney, because they are priced too high!