"Year of a Million Dreams" Celebration
of a Million Dreams Press Event Coverage
Dreams Large and Small -
BURBANK, Calif. --
From an overnight stay inside Cinderella Castle to a Golden FASTPASS,
dreams big and small will come true at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
resorts during Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams," a first-of-its-kind
celebration of the individual dreams of Disney Parks guests.
The year-long celebration, beginning Oct. 1, 2006, at Disneyland Resort in
California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, will feature the debut
of an incredible lineup of new attractions and entertainment at both
Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts, plus new technologies that allow
guests to customize their Disney park experience.
And, for the first time, during the "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration,
Disney cast members will award a million dreams -- both large and small,
including many "money-can't-buy" experiences -- to guests selected through a
random process as part of a unique "Disney Dreams Giveaway" promotion.
"Throughout this incredible celebration, special dreams and unique
experiences once thought impossible will be awarded by our cast every day,"
said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "Disney parks
are always the place where dreams come true -- but even more so during the
'Year of a Million Dreams.' "
The "impossible" includes the creation of over-the-top, overnight
experiences for winning guests at both East and West Coast resorts: a royal
bedchamber inside Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort and a Mickey
Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland Resort, both expected to be complete by
day of royal treatment will end with a night of enchantment inside
Cinderella Castle for a different lucky guest each night. Cinderella's royal
bedchamber, now under construction at Magic Kingdom, will allow Disney
guests to stay overnight inside the park and enjoy a view shared only by
Tinker Bell. The lavishly decorated bedroom will be located in a space
originally planned as an in-park apartment for the use of the Disney family.
Cinderalla Castle Suite
And for a lucky Disneyland guest, each night, the all-new Mickey Mouse
Penthouse at Disneyland Hotel will pour on the Mickey charm and include
magical views overlooking both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure
parks. The extraordinary penthouse will be decorated in all things Mickey,
with finishing touches by none other than Minnie Mouse herself.
In addition, during the year-long celebration, other Disney dreams both
large and small will be awarded in the "Disney Dreams Giveaway" promotion,
Traveling to each Disney resort around the world to serve as grand marshal
in a Disney parade
A variety of unique Disney vacation experiences
Admission to special parties and other extraordinary experiences in the
Disneyland and Walt Disney World Theme Parks
Private meetings with favorite Disney characters
Or, a “Dream FASTPASS” ticket with unique access entitlements to some of
Disney’s most popular attractions
New Attractions and Entertainment Planned for The Year of a Million Dreams
Throughout The Year of a Million Dreams celebration, both the Disneyland
Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort will debut major new attractions for
guests to enjoy:
Walt Disney World
The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot® – Nemo is lost – again –
and your Clients aboard clam-mobiles join his friends to search the world’s
largest saltwater aquarium for the playful clownfish in a stunning display
of new entertainment technology inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo.
Finding Nemo - The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme
Park – Also inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo, the Great Barrier Reef
comes to colorful life in an all-new musical filled with spectacular
scenery, elaborate puppetry and music by a Tony-Award-winning composer.
The Laugh Floor Comedy Club at the Magic Kingdom® Park – Your
Clients will find the power of laughter in an engaging and interactive new
adventure inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. as they match wits with
the one-eyed hero Mike Wazowski and his friends. (Early 2007)
Submarine Voyage – Inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo, this
all-new “E-Ticket” adventure will take your Clients on a real (and
unbelievable) underwater excursion. (Summer 2007)
Rockin’ Space Mountain – Space Mountain® is getting a new
twist. Thanks to new lighting and technology, Disney’s classic attraction
will become a new experience in which rockets will “rock it” through the
greatest concert in the universe. An all-new soundtrack will fit the
exciting twists and turns of Disney’s rocket classic. (Spring 2007)
Additionally, special entertainment and programs will be in place at the
parks and resorts to accommodate the desire and wishes of would-be Disney
Princesses, pirates, adventurers and space explorers. Your Clients will be
able to customize their visit to a Disney park to pursue the “Dream Track”
of their choice with on-line planning tools and in-park technology to help
them become the hero or princess they’ve always dreamed of being.