Have you ever dreamed of a whimsical Disney World vacation with dozens of your closest friends and family members? Visit Orlando’s Most Magical Gathering Contest is offering a giveaway for one winner and up to 49 of their chosen guests. The group will enjoy a fun-packed getaway to Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort.
Casandra Matej, the president and CEO of Visit Orlando, announced the contest, stating, “We are thrilled to announce this incredible contest to allow families to reconnect in such an amazing way at Walt Disney World Resort during its 50th anniversary celebration.”
Maryann Smith at Disney Destinations added, “Being together with family and friends is valued today like never before. After so many people have missed so many milestones and special events, our Disney team can’t wait to host the contest winners and other groups for unforgettable experiences that can only happen at Walt Disney World Resort.”
The celebratory vacation would include Walt Disney World theme park tickets for all 50 people along with hotel accommodations at a Disney Resort hotel for a three-night, four-day stay for all those guests, too. Additionally, a Disney event specialist will plan two private catered group celebrations at Walt Disney World Resort. Airfare for all 50 guests are included, too, and provided by Spirit Airlines. Finally, airport transportation to and from Walt Disney World Resort is included, too.
If you’d like to enter the contest, write a 250-word story that answers this question: “Why do you and your family need a Magical Gathering?” Next, gather a group photo. Then enter both along with the requested information about yourself at VisitOrlando.com/50.
From there, 10 finalists will be chosen, and each finalist will be invited to make a two-minute video that best shows why their family deserves the special gathering in Orlando and why they should win the grand prize trip. Then the grand prize winner will be chosen.
Visit Orlando’s Most Magical Gathering Contest will be open for entries from Oct. 14, 2021, to November 29, 2021. The winner will be announced in January 2022.
Before entering the contest, be sure you can travel from March 4, 2021, to March 7, 2021, because that will be the scheduled dates for the trip. Also, keep in mind that only meals at private celebration events will be included, so guests will need to plan to pay for meals on the trip. Also, while transportation to Disney World is included, guests will be responsible for their own transportation to other places in Orlando that they want to visit.
Walt Disney World Resort recently launched the 18-month “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved theme park. All four theme parks that are a part of the Walt Disney World Resort will have dazzling decorations as part of the celebration. Mickey and Minnie will also get a new look.
The theme park is not new to anniversary celebrations. Back when Walt Disney World was celebrating its 25th anniversary, the castle was reimagined as a celebratory pink cake. The “Castle Cake” was loved by many and disliked by some who missed having the traditional Cinderella’s castle in their vacation photos. Disney also debuted a new parade that year called “Remember The Magic” that guests adored.
On the west coast, Disneyland goes big with its anniversary celebrations, too. In 1975, it went patriotic with its anniversary party, combining Disneyland’s anniversary with America’s bicentennial that was coming up in 1976. The patriotic celebratory events were held in the summers of both 1975 and 1976. That included a grand parade that was aptly called “America on Parade” with 50 floats stunning that were dedicated to scenes of patriotism. There was also the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks every night!
You can be sure that Disney will go to extremes to make their anniversary celebrations something to remember. The contest winners are sure to discover that firsthand in Orlando alongside close friends and family members.