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(Orlando Sentinel)   Old & busted: free Denny's Grandslam on your birthday. New hotness: free Disney ticket on your birthday   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 37
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2008-09-18 07:44:36 PM
Great, now I can afford an extra hot dog and a beer with the money I save.
 
2008-09-18 08:37:27 PM
Not sure I would want either choices.
 
2008-09-18 08:39:08 PM
It's my birthday today, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies (and no farking ticket to Disney).
 
2008-09-18 08:39:48 PM
Well, tomorrow's my godddamned birthday, so they better cool off some beer.

/talk like a pirate
 
2008-09-18 08:45:50 PM
We will be going over my wife's birthday. The difference for tickets between 6 and 7 days is like $12. Still, that's pretty cool. A lot cooler if you live in driving distance.
 
2008-09-18 08:45:51 PM
2/29.

Oh, crap.
 
2008-09-18 08:46:50 PM
Cool. Still can't afford to go but that's ok, all I really want for my birthday is a night without the children, a good book and a lot of good beer in the fridge...and at some point in the evening great sex but then he has to leave me in peace to enjoy my beer and book.
 
2008-09-18 08:48:33 PM
Disneyland is awesome if you have kids.

It's hell on earth if you don't. Seriously guys? 8$ and a 3/4 mile walk for a farking beer?
 
2008-09-18 08:48:57 PM
wydok: We will be going over my wife's birthday. The difference for tickets between 6 and 7 days is like $12. Still, that's pretty cool. A lot cooler if you live in driving distance.

Here's an important option fyi. If you have an annual pass or a multiday pass you're given the option of getting a $69 giftcard instead(not valid for food, only merchandise). So like you point out, the difference between something like 6 or 7 days isn't much so you might want to take that option instead.
 
2008-09-18 08:55:18 PM
It doesn't say you need to pay for a ticket to take advantage . . . I've got friends with the same birthday, DISNEY HERE WE COME!!!
 
2008-09-18 08:55:54 PM
The difference between 6 and 7 days is actually only 2 or 3 dollars (depending on the type of ticket).

I have an annual pass - I'd take the gift card. I would take it no matter what, actually.
 
2008-09-18 09:02:02 PM
My brother works there, so I'm getting a kick...

/..and i get in free
 
2008-09-18 09:16:38 PM
Ha! It's my birthday today.... can I get there by midnight? Nahhh, I'd still rather not.

PS Happy Birthday sendbillmoney!
 
2008-09-18 09:27:50 PM
hmm, today is my birthday and all I got was a 12 hour work day and some pizza.

/lactose intolerant. :(
 
2008-09-18 09:28:46 PM
regarding the beer in disneyworld. i packed a cooler. homemade cooler. instructions-get 12 pack of heineken cans...cut case in half so six ffit in one and the six in the other. line said half box with grocery bags insert six cold beers and top with ice. throw in an over the shoulder beach bag with chips sandwiches and a couple more cold ones and voila--heineken at magic kingdom. so 8x8 is 64 bucks. i saved about 500 bucks that week. security never hassled me. i was amazed i could go to disney with our drinks. i hear universal is different...but on that trip i just hung out at ikea.
/ghettofab with bad taste in furniture. heh.
 
2008-09-18 09:29:50 PM
fark disney party?
 
2008-09-18 09:53:20 PM
sendbillmoney: It's my birthday today, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies (and no farking ticket to Disney).

Happy Birthday!!!!
 
NGM
2008-09-18 10:15:06 PM
This is the first time living in central Florida really has paid off. will be going in September of next year, twice.

Epcot really is superior to all of the parks at this point, they're finally farking updating the place.

And ya gotta think, that is a huge splurge for Disney. This year, girlfriend and I went for valentine's, decided to trot up to Space Mountain, and when we exited the ride a Disney rep handed everybody a fast pass dream pass, good for most of the rides, (even Splash Mountain, though that biatch was out of order) and it was totally unexpected. Probably didn't cost them too much at all, but still, really... a very Disney thing for them to do, since they've been doing such other bizarre, monomaniacal stuff.

Anyway, A+ for the day, to Disney.
 
2008-09-18 10:20:26 PM
Will the reimburse me if I just find a hooker who will dress up as Minnie Mouse?

/75 bucks can go a long way.
 
2008-09-18 10:37:43 PM
NGM: This is the first time living in central Florida really has paid off. will be going in September of next year, twice.

Epcot really is superior to all of the parks at this point, they're finally farking updating the place.

And ya gotta think, that is a huge splurge for Disney. This year, girlfriend and I went for valentine's, decided to trot up to Space Mountain, and when we exited the ride a Disney rep handed everybody a fast pass dream pass, good for most of the rides, (even Splash Mountain, though that biatch was out of order) and it was totally unexpected. Probably didn't cost them too much at all, but still, really... a very Disney thing for them to do, since they've been doing such other bizarre, monomaniacal stuff.

Anyway, A+ for the day, to Disney.


That was a sweepstakes prize actually. One of the 3 of the bottom tier in the Year of a Million Dreams sweepstakes. The other 2 being a Mickey ears hat only obtainable as a prize, and a pin lanyard with exclusive pins. Higher tier prizes include dinners and overnights in the castle. The big mondo prize was a 14 day trip to all 11 Disney parks. (Yes, there are 11 different parks now)

/Castmember, so I get in for free anyways
//got a Maingate card, can get 3 people in 12 times a year
///still a pretty nice deal for people
////wishes they did something for CM on birthdays.
 
2008-09-18 10:54:10 PM
NyQuiLlama: Disneyland is awesome if you have kids.

It's hell on earth if you don't.




It's a great place to take your wife/girlfriend if she starts hinting at wanting to have kids. You stick a fork in those conversations for at least 6 months.
 
2008-09-18 11:19:38 PM
Today is not my birthday. However, if it were, Florida is the LAST place you'd see me.
 
2008-09-18 11:28:09 PM
Back when Denny's was more generous about their "free meal on your birthday" deal, I would eat 3 or 4 meals there every time my birthday rolled around. I'd just choose a different location for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It involved a little extra driving around, but gas cost 90 cents a gallon at the time, so it didn't really matter. I always tipped my server based on the value of the meal I ordered.

The last time I did it, I think I was about 19. I ate all 3 meals there, then went out with friends and got so drunk that I yakked my gratis Denny's dinner up in a nearby park. That was pretty much it for me and Denny's.
 
2008-09-18 11:56:32 PM
Now I just need "free airline trip on your birthday", "free hotel on your birthday", and hope there's a Denny's close to Disney.
 
2008-09-19 12:22:51 AM
almandot: Here's an important option fyi. If you have an annual pass or a multiday pass you're given the option of getting a $69 giftcard instead(not valid for food, only merchandise). So like you point out, the difference between something like 6 or 7 days isn't much so you might want to take that option instead.

OK, so I didn't see that in the article. That's sweet.
 
2008-09-19 12:30:24 AM
Used to work at MGM Studios so I'm getting a kick.....

I just wonder if this will apply to California Adventure out here in So Cal. Because, ya know, Disneyland doesn't serve alcohol. (Unless you get invited to Club 33)
 
2008-09-19 02:31:21 AM
wydok:
almandot: "Here's an important option fyi. If you have an annual pass or a multiday pass you're given the option of getting a $69 giftcard instead(not valid for food, only merchandise). So like you point out, the difference between something like 6 or 7 days isn't much so you might want to take that option instead."
"OK, so I didn't see that in the article. That's sweet a good way to get a couple of $30+ Mickey Mouse products that cost 50 cents to make in a sweatshop somewhere, and would have only cost a buck retail in the first place if Disney hadn't gotten copyright extended beyond all reason."

FTFY.
 
2008-09-19 05:18:55 AM
at the moment, i'd take the grandslam

/hungry
//been to Disneyland enough that the novelty has worn off
 
2008-09-19 05:29:20 AM
That sounds pretty cool. Wait, anyone who went with me would have to pay to get in (I don't have any friends who share my birthday), plus the cost of travel, plus hotel accommodation since I don't have any relatives there...

Fark it. Value Fail.
 
2008-09-19 05:52:30 AM
It was my birthday yesterday, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


/ :(
// :*(
/// Meh, fark disney land. Daughter is only 11 months and have plenty fun walking on her own. myspace.com/akede
 
2008-09-19 08:06:33 AM
its my birthday tomorrow...kick, replies, etc...

/turn 29.
//will be at a wedding.
///not mine.
////will be very drunk because its going to be basically a fraternity reunion.
 
2008-09-19 09:04:17 AM
jclaggett: and a pin lanyard with exclusive pins.

I got a set of two pins when I was there in October of 2006. One for me for doing something nice that a cast member saw and then one to give to someone else. I thought that was neat. I grew up in Florida so we used to go to Disney all the time when I was a kid. I can't wait to go back next year!
 
2008-09-19 09:22:33 AM
My birthday was Wednesday and I was on away on business. Maybe next year.
 
2008-09-19 09:57:57 AM
CowboyNinjaD: NyQuiLlama: Disneyland is awesome if you have kids.

It's hell on earth if you don't.

It's a great place to take your wife/girlfriend if she starts hinting at wanting to have kids. You stick a fork in those conversations for at least 6 months.


Or babysitting a hyper 6 year old boy, or taking 100 middle schoolers on a tour of the library ... I think after that, I'm good for another 5 years or so of not wanting children.
 
2008-09-19 10:55:03 AM
I am going this year for my birthday. Best time to go to dland is Halloween!
 
2008-09-19 12:56:55 PM
thedarksyde: I am going this year for my birthday. Best time to go to dland is Halloween!

The Haunted Mansion re-opens (after it's annual "Nightmare" refurbishment) on September 26. You bet your arse I'll be there!
 
2008-09-19 07:09:03 PM
Dammit, they're enacting this on the year I've decided to renew to a Premium Annual Pass.

Aww hell, I'll ditch work for my birthday in '09.

/luvs Disneyland.
 
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