Year of a Million Dreams
Disney has extended the Year of a Million Dreams Promotion
thru December 31, 2008
Both Disney World and Disneyland will be adding the "Toy Story Mania" attraction as well as new parades and entertainment. Stay tuned to the DIS for updates.
- DISboards Discussion - Year of a Million Dreams
- What is your Disney Dream?
- Dream Paths
- Two Trips =0 Dream Come True (by Regina Hinrichs)
- Year of a Million Dreams at the Disneyland Resort in California
Disney Cast Members will be awarding a million dreams to randomly chosen guests as part of this new "Disney Dreams Giveaway" promotion. Many of these dreams are priceless experiences.
In describing this event, Jay Rasulo, chairman of Disney Parks, stated "Disney parks are always the place where dreams come true - but even more so during the 'Year of a Million Dreams.' "
Ever imagine having the Magic Kingdom to yourself? The winners of this prize, the Spangler family from Ohio, did just that. These lucky VIPs toured each land and enjoyed the attractions as the Disney characters greeted them. The Spangler's were interviewed on Good Morning America and dined with Disney "royalty." They also served as the Grand Marshal of the daily parade and concluded their day with a special viewing of Wishes.
No doubt one of the most coveted awards will be a one night stay in the royal bedchamber being constructed inside Cinderella's Castle in Disney World. A comparable Mickey Mouse Penthouse at the Disneyland Hotel will immerse the lucky guest in Mickey decor with spectacular views of the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks.
The new stage show at Cinderella's Castle is called "Dream Along With Mickey". Mickey and some of your favorite characters will be there to dream along with Mickey, with a few Disney Villains intent on spoiling the show.
The rest of the shows/attractions at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland are:
- Disney Dreams Come True Parade - New songs and dances have been added to the Magic Kingdom's daily parade, but it appears they simply recycled the floats.
- Dream Along with Mickey - Cinderella's Forecourt is center stage for this fun filled show feature Mickey, his Disney friends and Maleficent.
Dream Along With Mickey Photos
- Let's Have a Ball (Royal Court Academy) - Celebrating 'Happily Ever After' Moments in Fantasyland. This show had its final performance on 2/24/07
- Woody's Cowboy Camp - Woody, Jessie and Bullseye host a hoedown in Frontierland.
Woody's Cowboy Camp Photos
- High School Musical Pep Rally - Join the kids from East Side High at Disney MGM Studios
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends - In Epcot, climb into your "clam-mobile" and join with Nemo's friends in a search for this wayward clownfish.
- Main Street Family Fun Day Parade - Taking place in the Magic Kingdom, this daily parade features unprecedented guest participation.
- Finding Nemo - The Musical - At the Animal Kingdom this new show promises to be spectacular. Set in the Great Barrier Reef, it features amazing puppetry and a score by a Tony Award winning composer.
- The Laugh Floor Comedy Club - In the Magic Kingdom those mischievous characters from Monsters, Inc. take you on an interactive adventure.
Stay tuned to the DIS as more details are announced about the Year of a Million Dreams. Note that opening dates are subject to change.
The "Disney Dreams Giveaway" promotion also includes:
- Three Grand Marshal World Tours for winner and up to 3 guests to appear as Grand Marshal of the parades at Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea and Hong Kong
- Three Disney Vacation Club memberships at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa or another Disney Vacation Club Resort as chosen by Disney. 220 points will be awarded.
- Adventure by Disney Vacations to be awarded individually for winners and up to 3 guests to the following destinations:
- "Viva Italia" (1 prize)
- "Cities of Knights and Lights" (2 prizes)
- "Path to Pura Vida" (1 prize)
- "Quest for the West" (2 prizes)
- Three Disney Cruise Line 10 night Mediterranean cruises
- Three Disney Cruise Line 3 night Bahamian cruises in the Disney Suite
- Six Disney Cruise Line 14 night Transatlantic Cruises from Barcelona to Port Canaveral
- Six Disney Cruise Line 14 night Transatlantic Cruises from Port Canaveral to Barcelona
- Fifteen 4 day/3 night Vacations at Walt Disney World including admission and $75 per day per guest to be used for dining.
- Fifteen 4 day/3 night Vacations at Disneyland including admission and $75 per day per guest to be used for dining.
- 367 One night stays at the Mickey Mouse Penthouse in the Disneyland Hotel
- 307 One night stays at the Cinderella Castle Suite in WDW's Magic Kingdom
- 39 Party for the Senses admissions for winner and up to 1 guest
- 130 $500 shopping sprees at the World of Disney
- 130 dinners at a Disney World Restaurant
- 5 dinners on the balcony of the Disney Gallery in Disneyland's New Orleans Square
- 30 VIP tours of the Walt Disney Main Street apartment in Disneyland
- 50 Holiday dinners at Walt Disney World
- 34 admissions to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
- 3 VIP seats at the premiere of Finding Nemo: The Musical
- 7 Access passes to a Disney Press Event
- 13 admissions to the Pirate & Princess Party
- 24 Star Wars Weekend Meet and Greets
- 3 Disneyland Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage press event entries
- 8 ABC Super Soap Weekend event opportunities to have your photo taken with the celebrities and Super Soap prize pack
- 6 ESPN the Weekend event opportunities to have your photo taken with the athletes/personalities and a prize pack
- 60 VIP tours of Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival with VIP seating at a Flower Power Concert and prize pack
- 3200 After hour admissions to Epcot
- 4200 After hour admission to Disney MGM Studios
- 5800 After hour admissions to the Animal Kingdom
- 3200 After hour admissions to Typhoon Lagoon
- 3200 After hour admissions to Blizzard Beach
- 156,300 Dream Fast Passes to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
- 95,970 Dream Fast Passes to Orlando's Magic Kingdom
- 57,125 Dream Fast Passes to Epcot
- 95,970 Dream Fast Passes to Disney MGM Studios
- 95,970 Dream Fast Passes to Disney's Animal Kingdom
- 418,789 Pin and Lanyard sets
- 250,000 Dream Mouse Ears
- 50,000 Where Dreams Come True Photo vouchers
For complete Year of a Million Dreams prize details: CLICK HERE
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- Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney will be closing 3/19/14 - Pollo Campero, Bodie's All-American Grill and Babycakes NYC will be closing 3/19/14. Babycakes NYC will still be providing gluten-free items to select Walt Disney World food courts and restaurants.
- Blog - 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens in Epcot
- Registration for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon opens today - This race is held in conjunction with the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
- Blog - Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializes in Disney Parks
- New dates for D23's Destination D - The event will be held November 22-23, 2014.
- 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon dates - Registration for the 2015 marathon begins 4/22/14.
- Blog - A Brit's Perspective - Changing of the Seasons at the Orlando theme parks
- Rebel Rendezvous merchandise event planned for Star Wars Weekends - Attendees will receive exclusive access to Darth's Mall a day before it opens to the public.
- Blog - A February Stroll through the Magic Kingdom
- Walt Disney World restaurants add Braille menus - Beginning March 1, select restaurants will be adding Braille menus, though a list of participating restaurants is not yet available. The Braille menus will have examples of the menu items but may not list all the short term or temporary items.
- Family Ticket offer - get one free day! - Get one FREE additional day on each ticket when you buy 6 or more 4-day or longer Magic Your Way tickets!
- Blog - Disney's Polynesian Resort is Changing in a Big Way
- Just announced! Festival of Fantasy parade will debut March 9! - This parade will run daily in the afternoons at the Magic Kingdom.
- Celebrate Earth Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom - The park is also celebrating the release of Disneynature's newest film Bears, which hits theaters April 18.
- Car Masters Weekend to be held at Downtown Disney - This event takes place June 14-15.
- Walt Disney World ticket prices increase - Ticket prices have gone up effective today, Sunday, February 23.
- Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival planned for Downtown Disney - Downtown Disney celebrates St. Patrick's Day with live music, a step-by-step Irish jig workshop, classic Irish food and drink, Irish storytellers, Irish history and merchandise at Raglan Road's Shop.
- Star Wars Weekends - extra weekend added, plus Hyperspace Hoopla cancelled - A nightly fireworks show has been added instead of the Hyperspace Hoopla party.
- Major staff cuts at Disney Interactive
- Blackfish director denies receiving confidential information
- Hank Wiliams Jr. and Alabama to perform at SeaWorld
- Universal Orlando parking garage closed for suspicious vehicle
- SeaWorld calls for investigation of OSHA inspector
- Preview of food items for Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion
- Disney announces theme parks will stay open for 24-hour party
- Magic Kingdom Hub Expansion Announced
- Disney Cruise Line takes top honors from Cruise Critic members
- Scotty McCreery and Steve Miller Band to perform at SeaWorld Orlando
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