*Said in my best imitation of Daffy Duck.
Seems an Ohio family won what has got to be one of the coolest prizes ever. An entire morning at Disney World all to themselves. The only other people present were the park performers and employees, not a single other guest in sight.
The Magic Kingdom was eerily quiet, with only the chirping of birds, piped in orchestra music and the sound of their footsteps filling the 125-acre park. They were about halfway up the red carpet to the Cinderella Castle when all that dissolved and 1,500 mice, maids, baseball players and princesses came streaming out of hiding to welcome them.
“There were like thousand and thousands of people in the streets all of the sudden,” 13-year-old Derick Spangler said.
The Spanglers, of Randolph, Ohio, were the first to win a marquee prize in Disney’s “Year of a Million Dreams” celebration. One of 50,000 online entrants, they were rewarded with a morning at the Magic Kingdom all to themselves—and a VIP tour.
By noon the family had been on Space Mountain, to the Dumbo attraction, on a carousel filled with Disney characters and on the Jungle Cruise, where 11-year-old Ashley Spangler got to drive the boat. All were free of lines, of course.
I’ve wanted to go back to Disney World for over a decade now. Being able to run about the park with just my family would’ve been so wicked cool. Guess I should pay more attention to some of the sweepstakes Disney puts out.
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