Walt Disney World Resort

At-a-Glance: Disney's Year of a Million Dreams ™

WHAT: During "The Year of a Million Dreams," more than one million very special dreams will be awarded to guests at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The special celebration was inspired by focus groups that identified Disney Parks as the places where dreams come true.

WHEN: Oct. 1, 2006-Dec. 31, 2007

CAST AS DREAM MAKERS: Thousands of Disney cast members are creating an unprecedented number of Magical Moments as members of the new Dream Squad. On special assignment for the 15-month celebration, these cast members are taking Disney friendliness to exciting new heights with personal interactions marked by special surprises.

DISNEY DREAMS GIVEAWAY: More than a million extra-special dreams are being awarded through a random process as part of the unique Disney Dreams Giveaway -- from the special -- a Dream FASTPASS -- to the spectacular -- a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite or a trip to every Disney park around the world. Eligible guests can be randomly selected for these dreams-come-true just by being in the park or Downtown Disney. Mail-in entries are available for those who can't be here.

ONE-OF-A-KIND ACCOMMODATIONS: Perhaps the most magical Disney Dreams Giveaway prizes are overnight experiences for winning guests at both East and West Coast resorts: a royal suite inside Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort and a Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland Resort.

MAGICAL MOMENTS: Disney cast members famous for guest service every day of the year will be creating tens of millions of magical moments -- personal interactions that can make a guest feel like a VIP. These include guests helping open a Disney park in the morning, joining performers in a Disney parade or being official wildlife spotter on a Disney's Animal Kingdom safari.

IMMERSIVE ENTERTAINMENT: "The Year of a Million Dreams" also includes a whole lineup of immersive entertainment that draws guests into the middle of the action. Guests might find themselves living the buccaneer life as a pirate of the Caribbean, "getting royal" with a Disney prince or princess, learning the ways of a Jedi in the Star Wars galaxy, or joining in a high-energy "High School Musical" pep rally.

NEW SHOWS AND ATTRACTIONS: As if thousands of dreams bestowed daily aren't enough, Disney guests are also being treated to new attractions and shows at Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts as part of "The Year of a Million Dreams" celebration:

At Walt Disney World Resort

  • "The Seas with Nemo & Friends": Epcot's newest attraction picks up where the Disney-Pixar animated hit "Finding Nemo" left off. The stars of the film appear to swim amid the marine life of the saltwater environment in The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion.
  • "Finding Nemo-The Musical": At Disney's Animal Kingdom, the undersea world that charmed audiences worldwide in the Disney-Pixar motion picture "Finding Nemo" comes to life in an all-new, Broadway-caliber musical stage show.
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (April 2007): Magic Kingdom guests laugh, joke, sing songs and match wits with the beloved animated characters from Disney-Pixar's "Monsters, Inc." in an engaging and interactive attraction created by Disney Imagineers.
  • "Dream Along with Mickey": Several times daily, Mickey and friends (and some foes!) treat Magic Kingdom guests to a musical stage show and dreams-inspired celebration on the forecourt stage of Cinderella Castle.

At Disneyland Resort

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Summer 2007): Inspired by Disney-Pixar's "Finding Nemo," this all-new adventure will take guests on an underwater excursion. Thanks to amazing technology, guests will be treated to a view of Nemo and friends exactly as they appear in the film.
  • Rockin' Both Parks (Through April 2007): Space Mountain is a new experience with an all-new soundtrack to fit the exciting twists and turns. Riders of California Screamin' at Disney's California Adventure Park are treated to a new, groovin' soundtrack.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: DisneyParks.com/rules

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® 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 DisneyParks.com/rules.  Sponsor:  Magic Kingdom Productions, Inc., PO Box 10000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

For residents of Canada, a mathematical skill-testing question must be correctly answered to win any prize.

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