Disney Announces Year of 50,000 Photo Vouchers

15 Sep

Well, it’s really called the Year of A Million Dreams, but we’ve all heard it called by many names as we’ve awaited the complete list of prizes. Would this be the Year of a Million Churros, as they handed out free snack food? How about the Year of a Million Headaches, as Disney corporate folks sorted out the details of this promotion that seems to have been thrust upon them?

The Disney web site now hosts the complete list of contest rules and prizes, which includes 50,000 photo vouchers which will be won by guests who have, apparently, dreamed of free photographic services.

Of course you know I’m just being bitter because I’m already envious of the people who’ll win the truly coveted prizes. My dream? My dream would be to win one of the Grand Marshall World Tours, which is described in the Mousesavers’ version of the summary of prizes as:

3 Grand Marshal World Tours (15-day/14-night trip for 4 people, visiting Disneyland® Park, Disney’s California Adventure® Park, Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disneyland® Resort Paris, Walt Disney Studios® Paris, Tokyo Disneyland® Resort, Tokyo Disney Sea® Park, and Hong Kong Disneyland® Resort).

And yes, there are a number of other really cool prizes, like Disney Vacation Club points, trips to Italy and Paris, and special VIP events. I do have to give credit to the folks who developed this list through what must have been a nightmarish decision-making process (just think about your own job, especially if you’re in the public eye . . . how easy is it to come to consensus on anything important?).
But still, those 50,000 photo vouchers and 250,000 pairs of Mickey Mouse ears just don’t quite feel like the stuff that dreams are made of.

Addendum: An interesting comment on the DISboards has spurred conversations about the fact that not all Disney Parks visitors are eliigible for prizes.

I guess when you wish upon a star, it DOES make a difference who you are.

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