Year of a Million Dreams

Year of a Million DreamsThe "Year of a Million Dreams" is Disney's latest promotion. The year long celebration began on October 1, 2006 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and 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 Disney land are:


Disney World:

  • 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

  • Let's Have a Ball (Royal Court Academy) - Celebrating 'Happily Ever After' Moments in Fantasyland

  • Woody's Cowboy Camp - Woody, Jessie and Bullseye host a hoedown in Frontierland

  • High School Musical Pep Rally - Join the kids from East Side High in Tomorrowland

  • 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. Scheduled to open in the Fall of '06

  • The Laugh Floor Comedy Club - In the Magic Kingdom those mischievous characters from Monsters, Inc. take you on an interactive adventure. Opening in 2007.


  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage - This latest attraction to the Disneyland Theme Park finds it's inspiration in Disney-Pixar's "Finding Nemo" movie. This 'E-ticket' attraction will transport guests on an incredibly real underwater adventure. You'll see the adorable Nemo and his friends exactly as they appear in the blockbuster film. Using dazzling new technology and special effects developed Disney's Imagineers, these underwater superstars will be seen in an underwater three dimensional setting. Scheduled to open in Summer of 2007
  • Rockin' Space Mountain - Starting on January 3 thru April 16, a new soundtrack will be added to this popular attraction. This celestial concert will have you 'rockin' thru space. Combined with new lighting and special effects, Space Mountain will be a real "rockin' rocket ride".
  • California Screamin' - As you're screamin' you'll be rocking with a brand new soundtrack that sets every twist and turn to music. Every loop and drop of California Screamin' will be accompanied by some great rock 'n' roll tunes. Paradise Pier is going to be a lot more lively starting in Spring of 2007.

Stay tuned to the DIS as more details are announced. 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


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