Winner Announced: Inside the Magic’s Walt Disney World Trip Sweepstakes

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It’s time to announce our winner, who’s……Eric C, whom we have emailed with details to redeem your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered our sweepstakes, and thank you for your participation which makes great give aways like this possible.

Are you ready to book your next trip? Here is are a few specials going on now that you may be interested in.

Related: Disney’s Newest Sweepstakes for Free Trip to Disney World!

Walt Disney World Resort Vacation Packages
Joy Through the World – Save up to 20% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels!
Booking Window: Now through December 24, 2019
Travel Window: Arrival 11/10/19 and Departure 12/24/19


Disneyland Resort Vacation Packages
Stay closer to the Magic! – Save up to 25% at a Disneyland Resort Hotel!
Booking Window: Now through December 5, 2019
Travel Window: Most Sunday – Thursday nights 10/13/19 and Departure 12/19/19


Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina Hawai’i Vacation Packages
Welcome to Mahalo Season – Save up to 30% on consecutive nights!
Booking Window: Now through October 15, 2019
Travel Window: For most stays, 8/19/19 and Departure 12/17/19


Adventures By Disney Vacation Packages
Save $400 on Select 2020 Adventures by Disney River Cruises
Booking Window: Now through October 24, 2019
Travel Window: Select 2020 Departures

These are just a few of the great options. Be sure to contact Academy Travel for any other quotes you may desire.


We are excited to announce our biggest sweepstake ever! Our dear friends at Academy Travel and Mickey Vacations have partnered with Inside the Magic so that we can offer a family of 4 an amazing weeklong trip to Walt Disney World. This trip of a lifetime will include:

  • 6 Night/7 Day Stay at a Walt Disney World Moderate Resort! Moderate Resort Options Include:
    • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
    • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
    • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • 7 Day Theme Park Tickets for up to Four (4) People
  • Disney Dining Plan for up to Four (4) People

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All you have to do is get there and let Inside the Magic take care of your room, food, and admission into the parks. Certain restrictions apply, so check out our rules for full details, but the 2 big ones you want to be aware of is travel must occur before 12/31/21 and excludes Holiday and Peak Seasons.

It doesn’t get much better than that. But wait, there is more….if you book a vacation to Walt Disney World with Academy Travel and then win this sweepstakes, you can cancel the trip you paid for and substitute this trip. So get off the fence and book your dream Disney Vacation by calling Academy Travel at 609-978-0740 or clicking here for a free, no-obligation quote.

The entry form for this sweepstakes is at the bottom of this article.

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Benefits of working with Academy Travel

Long-time readers of this website will know we’ve been telling you about Academy Travel for a while now. The reason we are so excited about them is simple.

  • Academy Travel is EarMarked Diamond (1 of only 3 travel agencies in the world)
  • Academy Travel books more Walt Disney World and Universal Studios vacations than anyone else, so their knowledge and expertise are second to none
  • It is free to use Academy Travel, plus nearly everyone saves money versus booking themselves
  • You will work with an incredible travel advisor who has a passion for your travel destination
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Need more convincing? Let me walk you through 2 extremely common scenarios which will illustrate why you should always use Academy Travel to book your trip.

Scenario 1: You book a trip to Walt Disney World and for that trip you took advantage of the latest promotion – say it was $400 off! You got a great deal…at least given the day you booked your trip. Because you stopped searching for that perfect trip you failed to realize that after you booked the trip a free dining discount become available. Your travel agent can quickly compare the rules of this new discount against your existing reservation and determine if it makes sense to rebook your trip or keep your original reservation. With countless discounts and opportunities coming and going you would go crazy tracking down each one of these opportunities. Therefore it only makes sense to have an advocate in your corner making sure you get the best deal on your trip.

Scenario 2: Its the day before your trip (or the day you are heading home) and severe weather or some other unforseen disaster impacts you trip. Academy Travel will be on the phone with your Disney or your airline or anyone else they need to so you can rebook your trip. Every winter cities in the north have snow storms and every winter Academy Travel agents are busy making the changes to your trip so have minimal interuption.

We all think these situations won’t happen to us, but then they do. It’s an all too common that guests overpay for trips and/or have interruptions that could have been avoided. Think that online travel website is going to help you out? Not likely. You deserve a vacation planned by the best vacation planners in the world, and you will only find that with Academy Travel.

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Walt Disney World Vacations

A trip to Walt Disney World is the ultimate destination for a Disney fan. Not only do you get 4 amazing parks plus 2 water parks, but there are amazing shopping and dining options in Disney Springs and the Boardwalk along with so many more things to do.

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Click here for a Walt Disney World Vacation Price Quote.

Best of all, if you stay on property at a Value, Moderate or Deluxe resort, you are immersed in the magic of Disney. With hotel and vacation packages for every budget, a trip to Walt Disney World can be as inexpensive or extravagant as your budget dictates.

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Disneyland Vacations

Visit Walt Disney’s original park and experience Disney like Walt Disney did. The 2 parks that comprise Disneyland Resort plus Downtown Disney shopping district provides so much to do. It’s no wonder that many who have visited Disneyland believe its still the best of the Disney parks with its history and charm.

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Click here for a Disneyland Vacation Price Quote.

With only 3 Disney hotels, it is a lot more common for out of town visitors to stay off property at one of the many Good Neighbor hotels.

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Disney Cruises

You can’t say you’ve done a cruise until you take a Disney Cruise. For the past seven years, the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards have recognized Disney Cruise Line as the #1 Large Cruise Line. Disney already has 4 amazing cruise ships, but with 3 more Disney Cruise ships launching in 2021 – 2023, its obvious Disney Cruise Line isn’t resting on its success.

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Click here for a Disney Cruise Line Vacation Price Quote.

Everyone has that #1 reason they love to cruise. For some, its the fact meals and entertainment are included, while others look forward to Broadway-caliber shows. For me, it’s Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. Whatever your reason, once you try a Disney Cruise, you will see why so many fans claim that a Disney Cruise is even better than the parks.

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And Wait There’s More…

If you think experiencing Disney is limited to Walt Disney World, Disneyland or a Disney Cruise, you don’t know the 1/2 of it. In Hawaii, there is Aulani Resort & Spa, plus we have all of the International Disney Parks and don’t forget Adventures by Disney.




Click here for an Aulani Vacation Price Quote.



Click here for an Adventures by Disney Vacation Price Quote.

A Disney vacation can be a good choice for someone who doesn’t even like Disney. Imagine zip-lining through Costa Rica or enjoying a beer during the Oktoberfest in Germany while knowing the #1 hospitality company in the world has ensured every detail has been taken care of. If that sounds good to you, then you are the perfect candidate for an Adventures by Disney trip. Or maybe just like Walt Disney you are drawn to the Hawaiian Islands and all they offer. You will be surrounded by Hawaiian culture (not Disney characters) at Aulani Resort & Spa.

Promotional co-sponsors

Did I tell you this is Inside the Magic’s biggest sweepstakes ever! Well, we’ve rounded up a bunch of our friends to join us as promotional co-sponsors. What that means is after you enter the sweepstakes, we are going to give you a list of optional activities you can do for bonus entries. One of those options is visiting the websites of our promotional co-sponsors daily.

One of the great joys in having a Disney Fan site is meeting others with similar passions. These promotional co-sponsors are run some of the biggest fans you will find. We want to use our platform to tell you about these great websites and hope you will become a fan of theirs too. Our prize sponsors and promotional co-sponsors are:

Prize Sponsors



Promotional Co-Sponsors

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Inside the Magic Team & Updates

We are using this sweepstakes to introduce you to the many contributors of Inside the Magic. We currently have 18 writers who make regular or semi-regular contributions to this site. Our current team is:



Adventures by DisneyBecause of our rapid growth recently you will notice once you enter our sweepstakes that you have access to follow us on some new Facebook pages.

  • Our Primary Inside the Magic Facebook Page is your headquarters for FUN! We share the most popular and discussion-worthy topics each and every day on all topics Disney, Universal Studios and more.
  • Looking for a concentrated dose of your favorite content?
  • Facebook Group
    • Our Disney Movie Addicts group is for fans who want to discuss their support (or disgust) regarding Disney movies.

For our 3 newest pages and groups (WDW, Disneyland and Disney Movies) we are giving you some extra incentive to give them a test drive. Each page you like or join will earn bonus entries into our sweepstakes. So the more you like us the better your chance to win.

Sweepstakes Entry Form

Are you ready to enter this sweepstakes already? Well, one last request, please be sure to come back daily to collect your bonus entries and look for new opportunities to win. In the middle of this sweepstakes, we already have plans to reveal another exciting sweepstakes during the week of D23 Expo and the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. You won’t want to miss it!


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