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I’ve been seeing the TV commercials that the folks at Disney started airing on September 18, 2008.
So I looked up details about the Free Disney Ticket On Your Birthday special online.
Looks good to me! No catches that I can see… other than the fact that you’ll be obligated to buy a full-price ticket for anyone who accompanies you on your visit to either Disney World in Orlando or Disneyland in California. But that’s to be expected. Plus, it’s only good on your actual birthday in 2009.
Jim and I both signed up for a free ticket at each of the different parks on each of our birthdays. Who knows if we’ll actually be able to get away when the time comes (Mar 2 and Nov 14), but it’s worth considering, if you ask me.
You’re allowed to sign up all your kids. May as well encourage your closest friends and relatives to sign up too! It’s only 3 very simple steps. And no, you don’t have to sign up for their optional "birthday club". We didn’t.
Our Free Tickets
Jim signed up for the free ticket from Orlando’s Walt Disney World — because who doesn’t want to be enjoying warm sunny Florida in the late winter / early spring months?
I signed up for the free ticket from California’s Disneyland — because chances are fairly high that we’ll already be out west for other reasons during that time of year. Here’s to hoping we’ll be able to squeeze in a side trip to Disneyland while we’re there!
Which Is Better… Disney World Or Disneyland?
We’ve both been to Disney World before. I lived in Orlando for 6 years before we got married and moved to Pensacola, FL… then later to Nashville. And I still long to be a kid at Disney World again. No matter how many times you’ve been, there’s always something new to discover and fun things to do for kids of all ages at Disney World.
Neither of us has ever been to Disneyland in California. It will be exciting to see what is different and how the 2 parks compare. (I’ve heard that Disney World is better than Disneyland.)
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