Dreams-Come-True Experiences Fill at Walt Disney World Resort
Did you ever dream of spending a night inside a castle? Or want to enjoy the charming story of Nemo, the clownfish, in wholly new ways? Or have the urge to just laugh ... and then laugh some more?
Those whims, wishes and grand dreams may all come true as Walt Disney World Resort premieres two attractions and a theatrical spectacular and opens the door on a lavish, money-can't-buy experience -- all during "The Year of a Million Dreams," a first-of-its-kind event celebrating the dreams of Disney Parks guests. Here's what's in store:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win in the Disney Dreams Giveaway. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open only to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico & UK. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Giveaway runs October 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 (mail-in entries postmarked starting September 18, 2006 & received by January 14, 2008 on 3.5x5 postcard with complete name, address, daytime phone#, birth date and proper postage sent to PO Box 8629, Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA). UK residents only mail to 483 Green Lanes, London N13 4BS.
Castle Suite stay and Penthouse stay will be awarded most days starting January 25, 2007 and December 1, 2006, respectively, will likely be awarded early in the day, will be for a stay that night and is only available to eligible participants at the parks and Downtown Disney(R) area in Florida and California, respectively. Some prizes, such as Dream FastPass badge, are only awarded at certain theme parks for use that day. Some prizes, such as Special After-Hour events, are only awarded on certain days at certain parks and must be used that day. Mail-in winners of prizes that must be used that day, such as Castle stay and Dream FastPass badge will receive a prize of comparable value.
Approximate retail value of prizes listed: Cinderella Castle Suite Stay US $587, Mickey Mouse Penthouse Stay US $572, Disney Vacation Club Membership US $83,701, Grand Marshal World Tour US $45,370, Pin and Lanyard set US $23, Dream Mouse Ears US $12, Disney Cruise Line cruises from US $9,880 to US $16,900, Adventures by Disney vacation packages from US $15,500 to US $25,400, shopping spree US $500, Dream FastPass badge US $5, Special Park After-Hour event from US $3.83 to US $4.76 and Tour of Walt Disney's apartment and dining experience US $340. Prizes in the Giveaway range in value from US $3.83 to US $83,701. All prize awards are subject to verification. Odds of winning on a given day depend on the number of eligible participants at a selected location or within the mail-in entry pool for the time or date (as applicable) selected. Subject to official rules at www.DisneyParks.com/rules. Sponsor: Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
Source: Walt Disney World
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Photos: (Top) IT'S A SMALL WORLD HOLIDAY -- In 1997 Disneyland in California unveiled a spectacular seasonal make-over of the attraction (exclusive to Disneyland) that celebrates the winter holidays around the world. Each year the attraction's famous facade is adorned with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights while the interior and its cast of international children receive a festive overlay. (PRNewsFoto/Disneyland) ANAHEIM, CA UNITED STATES 05/25/2006
(2nd) THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME -- With its 900-foot long gleaming white, blue and gold facade, a whimsical 30-foot high chiming glockenspiel clock tower and over 300 singing and dancing Audio-Animatronics performers, 'it's a small world' became an instant hit with park guests from around the globe when it premiered at Disneyland in California on May 28, 1966. It is estimated that the song and melody are played over 4,800 times around the world during any 24-hour period. (PRNewsFoto/Disneyland) ANAHEIM, CA UNITED STATES 05/25/2006
(3rd) WALT'S SMALL WORLD -- Sunday, May 28, 2006, marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the classic 'it's a small world' at Disneyland in California. For its opening, Walt Disney, together with children representing the world's nations, poured water collected from the major rivers, seas and oceans of the globe into the Seven Seaways canal that carries visitors in boats through the attraction. (PRNewsFoto/Disneyland) ANAHEIM, CA UNITED STATES 05/25/2006