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Old 01-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #61
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Geesh! Where have I been? I had not seen anything about this until this posting.... Anywho - I gave them my email address!
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I think it has to do with the Tungusta Event in Russia in the early part of the century. A perhaps Nuclear blast no one could explain.

My other theory is its Paris Hiltons IQ. (Did I say that outloud?)
LMAO!! it is her IQ lololol

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But, really, those aren't fan clubs, those are a situation where you pay for a service and are afforded extras perks as part of that service.

Hey, i'm not saying I came up with the concept or that I am sure this is it, I'm just saying this is my theory,just like others have voiced their theories on what it is. Sorry if i overstepped somewhere I feel like I'm being attacked.
I'm sorry if you felt attacked. I think both myself and Heather were just simply stating our opinions, based on what you'd typed. I'd still like to RESPECTFULLY disagree with you; for the most part, the reason that people buy Disney Stock definitely isn't because they think it's a great investment (at least it hasn't been for several years now); it's because they DO consider themselves "fans" of the brand. My husband and I own shares in Disney, not because we ever believe it'll make us rich, but because we want to invest in the company that we love.

Same goes for DVC. There are plenty of timeshares available in Orlando, or even the US, that are cheaper, and offer better amenities than DVC. But we bought into DVC at a time when we could barely afford it, because we knew that we wanted to be able to appreciate Disney for the next 50 years of our lives, and instead of going with a cheaper timeshare in Orlando, we stuck with Disney because we love the brand. After we paid off our initial contract, we just bought into Bay Lake Tower, again, not because we needed to, but because we wanted to be a part of BLT. So if that doesn't make us fans...well, then we're definitely pretty foolish with our money.

But anyway, like I said. I definitely didn't intend to make you feel attacked. I was simply responding with my opinions on why I don't feel that the "23" campaign is a new fan club. I'd also like to add another reason why I doubt it's a fan club - in this current economy, I doubt that Disney is banking on the fact that people are going to throw money on something that is not a necessity...especially when everyone's disposable incomes are shrinking, and Disney themselves are throwing free promos at customers in the hopes of getting them in the park.
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I didn't mean to make you feel attacked at all. I'm just frustrated by the idea that Disney wants MORE money from the people who are constantly supplying them with $$$. It wasn't aimed at YOU at all! Sorry if you felt that way!
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There are some fascinating theories out there. The fan club one is interesting, but I'm not sure I like the idea of paying out more money for it... now something for free would be good for us true Disney fans. Maybe we could answer a test to join!
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I'd also like to add another reason why I doubt it's a fan club - in this current economy, I doubt that Disney is banking on the fact that people are going to throw money on something that is not a necessity...especially when everyone's disposable incomes are shrinking, and Disney themselves are throwing free promos at customers in the hopes of getting them in the park.
Very well said, Molly.

I've been reading this thread with interest and felt it was a "deeply-felt discussion," which can sometimes -- on discussion boards -- feel a little heated to any party in that discussion. I'm glad everyone is playing nicely together and continuing to express their opinions in the respectful manner that we at PassPorter are known for.

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I'm sorry...I apparantly, unknowing posted wrong...without a link and quote...i tried to quote the original post but couldn't figure out how. I deleted the info, not to be a "sour sport" but rather because I did not want to break any rules.

Sometimes, writen word tends to come across in the wrong tone. Especially, if you are a new comer to a place that has a lot of "regulars" it seems as if new ideas are not welcome. I apologize for my response to you opinions.

And, i didn't say i thought it was a good idea, the fan club, I was just reporting what I found...LOL!! (Trust me, if I had an extra $100 lying around it would go towards souviners not a fan club!...Hmmm...unless the fan club got me free souvineers...).
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Especially, if you are a new comer to a place that has a lot of "regulars" it seems as if new ideas are not welcome. I apologize for my response to you opinions.
New ideas and discussions are always welcome on PassPorter -- we do try to be careful not to express our opinions in a fashion that would offend or intimidate anyone else, especially someone new to the boards. I'm sorry that you felt attacked and I hope you've been able to go back and read the whole thread in a new light, now that others have offered their sincere comments that they had no intention to be read as attacking.

I think this whole discussion has been interesting, but I'm also pretty sure that we'll come to discover -- in hindsight -- that the '23' campaign is rather lame -- or, at least, not worth the energy we've all put into it in the past few days. That was certainly the case with the Leibovitz pics from the other year.


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Sometimes, writen word tends to come across in the wrong tone. Especially, if you are a new comer to a place that has a lot of "regulars" it seems as if new ideas are not welcome. I apologize for my response to you opinions.
Again...I feel Ihave tripped up my own words...I was not saying in any way shape or form that here I feel like new ideas are unwelcome...i guess what I was trying to say is that as a newcomer...IN MY MIND...I may feel like I'm breaing into an already established group....It's like walking into a party 20 minutes late and trying to find a group to join in...the first comment you make everyone turns and looks at you silently.......know what I mean!
I think I'm going to stop typing now!! LOL!!
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