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Old 12-23-2010, 06:47 PM   #16
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Kevin Jonas and his wife spent their first anniversary in the castle suite at MK. You knew it was only a matter of time before it was available to the fabulously rich and famous! Maybe a perk of being on the Disney channel?[/QUOTE]


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I am actually irritated by this. What wouldn't one of us PPers spend to get that honor? I understood when it was a prize that had to be won, but now if it's only available to the public that are rich and famous...well, that irks me.
From what I have heard, such things are rare...for the most part, after the contest was over, the main use of the suite was for charitable stays given out to the families of terminally ill children and the like...of course, THAT could just be gossip and it is nothing but a perk of being rich and famous...but I'll stick with believing the better story for awhile.
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From what I have heard, such things are rare...for the most part, after the contest was over, the main use of the suite was for charitable stays given out to the families of terminally ill children and the like...of course, THAT could just be gossip and it is nothing but a perk of being rich and famous...but I'll stick with believing the better story for awhile.
It's used for this, I imagine, but they are still doing giveaways, too. Ryan Seacrest's radio show mentioned a contest that won you a trip to WDW w/ one night in the castle suite. (Don't remember the details or what vendor he was promoting on the air...)

I won my stay last year in a nationwide promotion for AAA Travel Agents. There was a similar promo in years prior as well. I no longer work for AAA, so I'm not sure if they ran it again this year.
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Kevin Jonas and his wife spent their first anniversary in the castle suite at MK. You knew it was only a matter of time before it was available to the fabulously rich and famous! Maybe a perk of being on the Disney channel?
Yeah, you said for the rich and famous. They get to go to the head of the lines, meet any characters they want and now spend the night in the castle without even paying. What's worse is that they have the money to spend on a lavish Disney vacation! I hope they do use the castle for terminally ill kids and charities. That would be great. You really don't hear much about who spends the nights in the castle.
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Actually, it's almost impossible for a "celebrity" to enjoy the parks the way we do. They have to be hussled around, through back doors, disguised, led... just to avoid detection and unwanted attention by regular guests. They miss the magic, they see too much backstage stuff, they don't get to enjoy the queues, the restaurants, etc.

Personally, I wouldn't want to trade my enjoyment of the parks as an anonymous guest for the special treatment celebrities get.

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That was my exact thought. I was looking at pictures of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones with their children at Epcot recently and thinking how sad it was that they couldn't just enjoy that time with their children. I'm sure that the fame is nice, but I wouldn't trade just "being" there for anything.

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Actually, it's almost impossible for a "celebrity" to enjoy the parks the way we do. They have to be hussled around, through back doors, disguised, led... just to avoid detection and unwanted attention by regular guests. They miss the magic, they see too much backstage stuff, they don't get to enjoy the queues, the restaurants, etc.

Personally, I wouldn't want to trade my enjoyment of the parks as an anonymous guest for the special treatment celebrities get.

Until you walk a mile in another person's shoes....
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Actually, it's almost impossible for a "celebrity" to enjoy the parks the way we do. They have to be hussled around, through back doors, disguised, led... just to avoid detection and unwanted attention by regular guests. They miss the magic, they see too much backstage stuff, they don't get to enjoy the queues, the restaurants, etc.

Personally, I wouldn't want to trade my enjoyment of the parks as an anonymous guest for the special treatment celebrities get.

Until you walk a mile in another person's shoes....
I totally agree! We were in Hollywood Studios and we heard cast members talking about them arriving. My family and I had a nice discussion about this and we agreed that while it would be nice to get FP or even front of the line access sometimes, it sure wouldn't be worth having to do it for everything and not enjoying walking around seeing the sights. No matter how much money you have to visit frequently, you would still be missing out on the best WDW has to offer.
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Cool! I've been dreaming about what a night in the castle would be like......
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