Walt Disney World is the Happiest Place on Earth, and is without a doubt one of the most legendary locations on the globe. From Cinderella Castle lighting up the skies at the end of Main Street U.S.A. to Kilimanjaro Safari transporting you to the African Savannah to venturing to a galaxy far, far, away at Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Walt Disney World is on the top of many people’s travel bucket lists.
And now, one family has defied the odds and landed a dream vacation to Florida. The best part — their £14k deluxe 14-night trip only cost them 70p.
35-year-old Steven Wiltshire from Wales in the U.K. was recently contacted by the national competition site, BOTB, to say that his 70p ticket for a “Disney World Family Holiday” had been chosen as the winner.
The South Wales Argus reported the news, and Mr. Wiltshire — who is a support worker and student nurse — couldn’t believe his luck.
“This is amazing. We’ve never been able to take the kids on a holiday like this before. They will love it.”
The Welsh local went on to describe what a trying time it has been for his family:
“It’s been a very busy and difficult year. Lauren is also a support worker so we’ve both been flat out with work while juggling studying and the kids, too. A family holiday is exactly what we need – thank you so much BOTB.”
BOTB was founded in Parsons Green in London. It began as a one-man business before rapidly growing over the years to include a team of employees whose job is to make people’s dreams come true. Namely hosting car competitions, BOTB has expanded into including vacations too — like the Disney World dream trip that Mr. Wiltshire and his family have won.
The complete details of the win are as follows:
Hotel – 14 nights stay in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Flights – 4x return tickets from London Heathrow to Orlando including transportation from and to the airport*
Catering – All-inclusive Deluxe Dining Plan, including dining with Disney characters
Activities – 14 days unlimited entry to all Disney parks
Extras – $100 Disney gift card and Disney PhotoPass
It’s safe to say that the Wiltshire family will have a fantastic trip — having the chance to not only experience what it is like to stay on-site at the Most Magical Place on Earth, but to also have the opportunity to visit each park on an unlimited basis with a park hopper theme park ticket. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is also one of Walt Disney World resort’s most luxury hotels, where Guests can look out over the savannah while having their breakfast. Mr. Wiltshire’s excitement shone through in his statement:
“We’ve always wanted to do a holiday like this – I can’t believe we actually get to go!”
BOTB presenter, Christian Williams, echoed Mr. Wiltshire’s excitement:
“Steven is going to be the best dad ever when he tells his kids the news. Disney World Florida is the ultimate family holiday and I hope all four of them have the best time. Massive congratulations again Steven.”
Williams isn’t wrong. The Walt Disney World resort is one of the most premier destinations for family vacations. With its family-friendly approach to the theme park experience, it caters to all ages, delivering a magical adventure unlike no other. From Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, and the innovative EPCOT Disney park, to the eateries at Disney Springs and the epic Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World is a resort where one day you’re meeting a Disney princess and the next you’re saving the galaxy with Chewbacca.
And the Wiltshire family will hopefully get to live the full Walt Disney World experience. As the world continues its recovery from the unprecedented pandemic, the Walt Disney World theme parks have started to reduce its mask-wearing and physical distancing rules. Also, the return of fan-favorite shows like The Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or experiencing the delights of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will be sure to entertain the whole family.
Dreams do come true!
What do you think of this family’s emotional Disney vacation win?