WINNER ANNOUNCED: D23 Gold Member Gift + 4 Water Park Tickets Giveaway

in Blizzard Beach, Collectibles, Disney, Merchandise, Typhoon Lagoon

D23 Gold Member Gift & Walt Disney World water park tickets

Our giveaway has ended and we are excited to announce that John B. was the winner of the 2019 Gold Member Gifts, a 10 pin set commemorating notable Disney anniversaries in 2019 plus 4 Water Park Tickets redeemable at either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney World. John be on the lookout for an email with the details to redeem your prize. His prize was made possible by our friends at D23 and Destinations to Travel. Please be sure to check out D23 and learn how you can be a part of The Official Disney Fan Club and Destinations to Travel to book that perfect Disney vacation.

Also if you didn’t win be sure to check out our recently launched Giveaway for Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Ralph Breaks The Internet Blu-Ray. This additional giveaway will run through the end of the day on February 28th, 2019.


It’s time for another giveaway and this time one lucky winner will get 2 prizes!  The amazing team at D23 has given us one of their 2019 Gold Member Gifts, a 10 pin set commemorating notable Disney anniversaries in 2019. In addition, our good friends at Destinations to Travel are adding 4 Tickets redeemable at either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney World for the lucky winner!

We are collecting entries for these two cool prizes between now and Sunday, February 24th at 2 pm PST.  Enter to win using the entry form at the bottom of this post.

PLUS be sure to check out our recently launched Giveaway for Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Ralph Breaks The Internet Blu-Ray. This additional giveaway will run through the end of the day on February 28th, 2019.

Help Spread the Word

Like so many of our giveaways, we give everyone who enters the chance to win additional entries if you spread the word and share your LUCKY URL with friends and family. We also have other options to earn bonus entries such as: Sharing the giveaway on Facebook & Twitter, Following us on our Social Media accounts, Visiting our D23 & Water Park pages for more information AND subscribing on Facebook Messanger and iTunes for the Inside the Magic Podcast.

Yes, you read that last comment right – subscribe on iTunes for the ITM Podcast. After a 3+ year hiatus Inside the Magic is exploring the option to bring back the podcast and this month we have new podcasts for you to listen to while we figure out exactly what the new show will look like OR if we will even have a new podcast. We are genuinely interested in knowing how excited you are for us to launch a new podcast and your feedback will help. The more people who listen the more likely this podcast will become a regular feature.

So please share this giveaway with your friends and family and in doing so help us find out if there is still an audience who wants a return of the Inside the Magic podcast.

D23 2019 Gold Member Gift

In 2019, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates its 10th anniversary with a pin set commemorating Disney milestones. From “The Skeleton Dance” to “Up,” each pin in the collection marks 10 Disney anniversaries in 2019. Designed by Disney artist Ricky De Los Angeles and presented in a D23-embossed tin, these gold-tone finish pins span 90 years of Disney history.

1. The Skeleton Dance (90 years)

The first Silly Symphony, featuring four dancing skeletons, debuted on August 22, 1929. After the success of this first animated short, seven out of the series’ 75 cartoons would later win Best Cartoon Academy Awards.

2. Donald Duck (85 years)

Donald Duck made his debut on June 9, 1934, in another Silly Symphony short called “The Wise Little Hen.” When speaking about his ill-tempered star, Walt Disney said, “Donald is a very outrageous fellow, with bad manners and a worse temper, and everyone is fond of him, including myself.”

3. Marvel Comics (80 years)

In 1939, Marvel Comics released its first publication (back then, the company was called Timely Publications). By the time Marvel joined The Walt Disney Company in 2009, more than 5,000 heroes and villains had joined the ranks.

4. Disneyland Television Series (65 years)

Walt Disney’s first regularly scheduled TV series began on October 27, 1954, with “The Story of Disneyland,” which introduced his new theme park idea to the public. Airing on the ABC Network, the partnership provided Disney-quality content for the channel and financing for Walt’s dream of Disneyland.

5. Haunted Mansion (50 years)

The Haunted Mansion and its happy haunts first welcomed guests at Disneyland on August 9, 1969. According to D23, “Walt Disney had dreamt of such an attraction in the park a decade earlier, but it took the advent of Omnimover technology used via the attraction’s now-iconic “Doom Buggies” to perfect the experience.”

6. The Muppet Movie (40 years)

The Muppets made their big screen debut in “The Muppet Movie” in 1979. During the tale of his road trip from the swamp to Hollywood, Kermit the Frog sang “The Rainbow Connection,” giving the world one of the most iconic songs in film and Muppet history.

7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (35 years)

Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones returned to the big screen in 1984 with “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Starting in Old Shanghai and moving to dangerous adventures in India, this sequel from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas features some of Indy’s most memorable moments.

8. The Little Mermaid (30 years)

Ariel made a splash when “The Little Mermaid” debuted in 1989, giving us some of Disney’s most memorable characters and music from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. This beloved film ushered in the Disney Renaissance and would go on to win two Academy Awards.

9. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (25 years)

The Hollywood Tower Hotel opened its doors to guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1994, becoming a thrilling favorite at the park. “It would prove to be such a hit that versions of the attraction would “drop” into Disney Parks in Anaheim, Tokyo, and Paris,” says D23.

10. Up (10 years)

Audiences fell in love with Disney-Pixar’s “Up” in 2009, which introduced us to Carl, Ellie, Russell, and Dug in a heartwarming tale. It became the second animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (“Beauty and the Beast” was the first, in 1991).

In addition to winning this special pin collection, it will be sent to all those who join or renew their D23 Gold Membership in 2019. Membership includes the special gift, D23’s quarterly publication, access to exclusive D23 events for you and a guest, discounts, and more. For more information, visit the D23 website.


Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon

To make this giveaway even more special Destinations to Travel is adding 4 tickets that can be used at either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon. We’ve been so fortunate to have Destinations to Travel sponsor great giveaways in the past and I can’t thank them enough for working with us again on this giveaway.

Blizzard Beach

Destinations to Travel’s specialized knowledge can help you with FastPass+, Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs), special or seasonal events, discounts, and so much more.  Best of all, when you use Destinations to Travel to book your vacation, you don’t pay any extra fees or commissions. In fact, most people will save money with the assistance of a Destinations to Travel agent because they know of discounts and vacation packages of which many are unaware.

Destinations to Travel is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. This means Disney has vetted Destinations to Travel and is willing to associate their brand with the knowledge and service level you will find at Destinations to Travel. As you can probably imagine, this is a big deal as Disney emphasizes stellar service above all else. As such, they have high standards as to with whom they will partner.

Typhoon Lagoon

Let Destinations to Travel give you a free quote so you can find out how much you can save on your next trip – contact them here.

Prize Entry

You can enter for the prize below.  We are making bonus entries available to help increase your chance of winning.  You can choose to complete some or all of these tasks.  Have fun and see how many points you can rack up.

Good Luck!


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