I have been told that Disney used to place phone calls from Mickey on Christmas to those that had booked visits in the coming year. What a nice way to inform the family of an oncoming trip! Anyone familiar with this?
This was for LAST year, but it may still apply?
Mickey Mouse Phone Call on Christmas Day
How cool is this? If you book your 2008 vacation between now and December 23rd, you’ll get a phone call from Mickey Mouse announcing your vacation, on Christmas Day! Check it out…
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2007) – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts today announced that families in the U.S. and Canada that book between now and Dec. 23 will get a telephone call from Mickey Mouse personally announcing the good news on Christmas Day.
Parents can plan their trips start-to-finish online and choose to have Mickey Mouse call their house and give a magical surprise to their kids on Dec. 25. They can also select the greeting that Mickey gives their families – either “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” Starting on Cyber Monday, Disney launches the special “Mickey Call” holiday promotion Web site directing families to book their Disney vacation packages online, by calling Walt Disney World Resort at 407/939-7734 or through a travel agent.
“Many families purchase Walt Disney World vacations as Christmas gifts for their kids,” said Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton. “The call from Mickey is a creative, personalized way to bring magic into homes on Christmas morning and to get kids excited about their incredible gift.”
The “Mickey Call” holiday promotion is back by popular demand after its success last holiday season, when Mickey Mouse called thousands of homes on Christmas Day, making the holiday extra special for those families. This year the holiday gift promotion is expected to be even more popular, largely appealing to the savvy group of “online moms” who want gift-giving without the hassle and in just a few clicks.
“Research shows that the majority of moms (62%)* will do at least some of their holiday shopping online this year,” Crofton said. “This is a chance to connect with parents online and help them add some special magic to the holidays. This holiday, parents get Disney vacation packages at an affordable price, and kids get a Christmas surprise from Mickey.”
This Disney holiday offer will be available to families who book a non-discounted 2008 Walt Disney World vacation online at www.disneyworld.com/holidaycall or by calling Walt Disney World Resort at 407/939-7734 or through a travel agent.
My travel agent set the call up for me. I think they begin at 8am (Florida time) and you just let them know what number to call and what time to call it! I can’t wait to see the look on the kids faces when Mickey calls!