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    gifts to CMs

    If I wanted too could I bring a gift to a CM.

    Like if I wanted to bring Peter Pan a thimble (a kiss) could I or would they tell me that they cant get gifts?


    I really want to know this cause I really want to bring Peter Pan a thimble (I think it will be cute/funny)

    PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!!

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    Re: gifts to CMs

    I was a cast member in 2003 and, assuming the rules haven't changed, cast members are not allowed to accept gifts or tips. The policy is for the cast member to politely refuse 3 times and if the guest insists then they take it and donate it. I had that happen one time, a guest wanted to tip me for helping him find a jasmine costume for his daughter and even after refusing 3 times he insisted so I took it and gave it my manager.

    If you wanted to give a gift to a cast member, find one that has gone TRULY above and beyond and then stop by guest relations and fill out a comment card (they have a fancier name, I cant remember off the top of my head). Those actually speak volumes and are very well respected.
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    i was a international CM in 2008 to 2009 and now i'm working in imagineering. i really depends if they are merch or f and b coz i was f and b and i could take gifts and tips. you could bring it to imagineering and ill take it for myself if they cant . what a nice person you are coz i never get gifts good luck

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    Re: gifts to CMs

    From what I remember, the answer is no, CM's aren't allowed to accept gifts. However, I don't see any harm in accepting a thank you card or in your case, a thimble. As mentioned in a couple posts above, what we CM's really appreciate is if you head over to Guest Relations with our name and location, and fill out one of those CM appreciation cards, we do get those in the end, and Disney also recognizes that we've done a great job.

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    Re: gifts to CMs

    ok your telling me to fill out a card,
    but If I really liked a Peter Pan than how do I fill out a card? they cant tell you there real name and theres like 30 people to play Peter Pan.

    and even something as small as a thimble I cant give? thats so upsetting.
    I really wanted to give him a thimble.
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    You could say what time you've seen Peter Pan and where, and they'll track him down for you

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    Re: gifts to CMs

    I'm still gonna bring him a thimble even if he cant keep it.

    (and than I will write a comment card for him)
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Characters are different then other CMs. They are allowed to accept small gifts from guests. I know Pooh Bear received honey several times when I worked with him. And Mickey and Minnie received small gifts from Asian guests (they were so happy to get the gifts). And there are other instances, I just can't remember them.
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Characters are different then other CMs. They are allowed to accept small gifts from guests. I know Pooh Bear received honey several times when I worked with him. And Mickey and Minnie received small gifts from Asian guests (they were so happy to get the gifts). And there are other instances, I just can't remember them.
    so your saying that I can through with what I wanna do and he can keep the thimble?
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Yes
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Yes
    I love you so much

    I AM SOOOOO FINDING THE BEST THIMBLE I CAN AND HE WILL GET IT NEXT TIME I SEE HIM!!!!!!!!


    thank you Joanna
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by joanna71985 View Post
    Characters are different then other CMs. They are allowed to accept small gifts from guests. I know Pooh Bear received honey several times when I worked with him. And Mickey and Minnie received small gifts from Asian guests (they were so happy to get the gifts). And there are other instances, I just can't remember them.
    Does this mean when I was working at the Jungle Cruise under my Pygmy character, I could have accepted all those Dole whip floats offered to me by the lovely people who went out of their way and got me a dole whip float when they came back and visited me again after I had begged and pleaded? Well then, shucks!

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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by albino_pygmy View Post
    Does this mean when I was working at the Jungle Cruise under my Pygmy character, I could have accepted all those Dole whip floats offered to me by the lovely people who went out of their way and got me a dole whip float when they came back and visited me again after I had begged and pleaded? Well then, shucks!
    Heh.....no
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by albino_pygmy View Post
    Does this mean when I was working at the Jungle Cruise under my Pygmy character, I could have accepted all those Dole whip floats offered to me by the lovely people who went out of their way and got me a dole whip float when they came back and visited me again after I had begged and pleaded? Well then, shucks!
    a dole whip and a thimble are complete different.

    lol
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    Re: gifts to CMs

    Quote Originally Posted by disney_freak View Post
    a dole whip and a thimble are complete different.

    lol
    Yup, thimbles last longer

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