Congratulations to our Sweepstakes winner Tihara E. and thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway. We have confirmed Tihara’s entry and will not need to select an alternate winner. BUT stay tuned as we are lining up our next giveaway, which we hope to announce at the end of this week.
With limited capacity at Disney World, now is also a great time to reach out to Academy Travel to book your next Disney vacation. They have some fantastic deals for Guests looking to Return to the Magic!
Who is ready to return to Walt Disney World and experience the magic again? Inside the Magic, in conjunction with our friends at Academy Travel, want you to experience some Disney magic. To make that happen, we are giving one lucky family a 6 Night Deluxe Walt Disney Resort stay plus Park tickets. Deluxe Resort Options for this sweepstakes include:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or
- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This 6 Night stay is in a standard Disney Deluxe Resort hotel room with a common view for up to four Guests. Additionally, the lucky winner will get four (4) Walt Disney World 6-Day Base Theme Park Tickets. These tickets are valid for Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, but entry is limited to one Park per day. Disney World is currently taking reservations to determine crowd levels which you can read about here.
If you are ready to enter, the entry form is at the bottom of this article. But first, we do have some rules specific for this giveaway which are different than our past giveaways, which we want to share so there is no misunderstanding. Travel for this prize must be booked by the end of this month (September 2020) but the trip itself can occur most nights (excludes holidays and some Peak Season dates) between now and December 17, 2021.
Because of this requirement to book this trip quickly before the voucher expires, we are shortening our standard 15-day notification time for winners. For this giveaway, we allow 48 hours for the selected winner to respond before contacting an alternate winner. Please verify after you enter that you are receiving our emails and they are not going into your spam folder, as email is our primary contact method. We will use the timing of that email to start the 48-hour response countdown before we select an alternate.
Looking for a Dream Disney Job?
We are also excited to announce that Academy Travel is now recruiting Disney travel agents. If working from home and helping others plan their own perfect Disney Destination vacation sounds interesting, apply for one of these exciting career opportunities.
Book Your Next Disney Vacation 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.
- It is free to use Academy Travel, plus most Guests even save money versus booking themselves.
- Academy Travel is EarMarked Diamond (1 of only three 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.
- You will work with an incredible travel advisor who is passionate about your travel destination.
Need more convincing? Let me walk you through an all too common scenario facing Guests at Walt Disney World right now. The old rules don’t apply. Maximizing your vacation enjoyment isn’t about arriving at rope drop before the crowds or maximizing your Fastpass strategy with tricks like this to avoid the crowds. Instead, now that crowd levels are kept artificially low due to stricter admission requirements, guests need to know the new rules that didn’t impact prior vacations. A Disney travel agent can alleviate much of the stress of unknown changes that are returning and even first-time Guests face at the parks. Many more changes will likely be enacted within the next year, so having that trusted advisor at no cost to you can improve the vacation experience.
Another scenario that anyone with winter travel plans could experience is snow or other weather conditions interrupting your flight to or from Orlando. When unexpected hiccups occur, Academy Travel Guests have an agent working on their behalf to reschedule trips and make any necessary arrangements that will save you hours of time and frustration. If you are already in Orlando and the interruption is impacting your return home, imagine enjoying your last day at Walt Disney World instead of figuring out your revised flight options.
We all think these situations won’t happen to us, but unfortunately, the more you travel, the more likely this could eventually happen to you. If it does, that online travel website doesn’t help you. Instead, it will be the agent you got to know while planning your vacation who can step in and remove much of the stress you are facing.
Book Your Vacation
If this has convinced you to start making travel plans if you don’t win, here are your next steps, which will put you in touch with a fantastic Academy Travel agent.
Walt Disney World Vacations
A Walt Disney World trip is a Disney fan’s ultimate destination. Not only do you get four amazing parks plus two water parks, but there are fantastic shopping and dining options in Disney Springs, the Boardwalk, and so many more things.
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.
Even though we don’t know when Disneyland will reopen soon and when it does, you can visit Walt Disney’s original Park and experience Disney just like Walt Disney did; the two parks comprise Disneyland Resort plus Downtown Disney shopping district provide so much to do. It’s no wonder that many who have visited Disneyland believe it’s still the best of the Disney Parks with its history and charm.
With only 3 Disney hotels, it is much more common for out-of-town visitors to stay off-property at one of the many Good Neighbor hotels.
Cruise fans know how unique a cruise vacation is, and when the industry is back to normal, you can be sure that there will be some pent-up demand for this popular vacation option. 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 four unique cruise ships, but with three more Disney Cruise ships launching in 2022 and beyond, it’s prominent Disney Cruise Line isn’t resting on its success.
Everyone has that #1 reason they love to cruise. For some, meals and entertainment are included, while others look forward to Broadway-caliber shows and 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.
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 half 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.
A Disney vacation can be a good choice for someone who dislikes 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, 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.
Maximize Your Odds of Winning
The first and most crucial step is to give us a valid email address when you enter. This step has never been more critical as winners only have 48 hours to respond to our email notification that they have won. Next, ensure the daily newsletters we send you don’t go into your spam folder. Once the giveaway period is over, feel free to unsubscribe to the newsletter if you aren’t enjoying the daily update of Disney news by using the link at the bottom of the email. But until we draw a winner, we strongly recommend that you verify you are getting the daily email we send at 8 am ET daily.
Ok, so you got the basics – use a good email address and check it to ensure you’re aware if we pick you. We will also give everyone additional chances to win, which can improve your odds a little or a lot. The first category of bonus entries is sharing with your friends and family, which you can do by providing them with your Lucky URL (everyone who enters with your specific link will earn you an additional 25 bonus entries).
Each contestant who enters gets their custom URL, and when your friends and family click on that link, it will track the referral in your name so that you get credit for their sign-up. The more people you refer, the more chances to win you receive. So copy this URL into your social media shares or email it to friends and family.
Next, we give bonus entries for checking out the Academy Travel job posting and trip planning pages, along with our Deluxe Resort guides. You can visit these pages daily to get more bonus entries. Even a quick skim to the bottom of the page will fully register your visit, and it’s our way of letting you know about the travel agency that allows us to offer these great trips and has been so helpful.
Finally, we would love to have you join our community and follow us on social media. Therefore we will link each platform so you can Like or Follow us. If you already follow us, still click on the link to register your activity in our system, and you will get additional giveaway entries.