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  • The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

    http://adestinations.disney.go.com/m...RLYOMDRulesEng

    They decided to do this from October 1st, 2006 thru December 31st, 2007, so they had to adjust the prizes (They did advertise 1 million in a year, so they had to increase the prizes).

    MouseSavers.com has prepared a list of prizes from the rules (which has more detail for each prize).

    http://www.mousesavers.com/yearofamilliondreams.html

    Some things that caught my eye.

    Disney is being nice with the big prizes, such as the trips, and will give the winner a set amount of cash that should cover most of the taxes ht need to be paid due to winning.

    With prizes in groups of 3, it looks like they want to give 1 away at DLR, and 2 at WDW, making sure that Disneyland visitors get a chance at the big prizes.

    The No Purchase Necessary option is a mail in Postcard (one per person per day), and prizes for in-park will be substituted for (the example they use, the Dream FASTPASS will be turned into the Pin and Lanyard, the Dream Mouse Ears or a merchandise gift basket).

    But at the odds at about 1 in 60 to win, you are looking at spending $14.40 (24 cent USPS standard Postcard) to win one prize, and the average prize value is $13.92 (the total value of all prizes is $17,412,477 and divide that by the 1,250,000 prizes), so it might be worth it to go with the mail-in entry.
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    Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

    Another thing that caught my eye, the Dream FASTPASSes are only good for a single person, but it looks like they will hand them out in batches (for example, starting at 11:37 AM, the next 100 people boarding Splash Mountain will get the Dream FASTPASS, this will allow folks who are together a chance to use them as a group.

    Also, the prizes are to be given out between opening and 5 PM, so that only one shift of Dream Makers is needed.

    Also, you can win just by going to Downtown Disney
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    • #3
      Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

      Very impressive prizes!

      Are DLR visitors able to win WDW things? Ex: night in Cinderella castle, MK fastpass, etc.

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        Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

        Originally posted by barfownz View Post
        Very impressive prizes!

        Are DLR visitors able to win WDW things? Ex: night in Cinderella castle, MK fastpass, etc.
        Based on the rules, no, it looks like there are some prizes that are location specific, such as the special hotel rooms, and it is for THAT night, the rules state they plan to hand out the Hotel prize early in the day to make sure they can find a winner that can use the prize (you have 2 hours to decide if you want your prize).
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        • #5
          Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

          And how do we win the prizes? We walt through the gate and it tells us if we are an instant winner or not?

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            Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

            Originally posted by barfownz View Post
            And how do we win the prizes? We walt through the gate and it tells us if we are an instant winner or not?
            No a Dream squad will find random people, either individuals, or in batches (as mentioned above) from park opening to 5 PM daily. You don't have to walk thru the gate, you can win just be being at Downtown Disney, or inside either park.

            And then there is the mail-in option, where they will have a random drawing daily, where they pick cards to match the same odds at the park for the same day.
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            • #7
              Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

              Whoop de do.

              (And don't think I didn't notice how heavily weighted the prize packages are toward WDW....)
              Last edited by cellarhound; 09-15-2006, 11:25 AM.
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                Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                The prizes look great but I am really suprised they did not rely on resources in place and give out lots and lots of passes to return to any of the parks for a day. It seems like they could have given out tons of them to families entering the parks and its a win win for everyone, the family can come again for free, the parks already comp CMs and other affiliated employees anyway whats a couple more a day? and more money from the free visits will be made from food and souviner sales.

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                  Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                  What is the dream fastpass - and can you enter via the internet too?
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                    Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                    Originally posted by BFJen View Post
                    What is the dream fastpass - and can you enter via the internet too?
                    A Dream FASTPASS is a lanyard with the date rewarded on it. Once you get your dream, you can use the FASTPASS line for the rest of the day just by showing your Lanyard. About 350 a day will be rewarded at the Disneyland Resort, and the lanyard is good at both parks.

                    At WDW, the lanyards are only good for a specific park for the day, for example, A MK lanyard (about 210 a day) is only good at the MK, and not any other park.

                    As for the internet, there is not an option.

                    The Mail-in option starts Monday, I am planning to write detailed info on it this weekend.
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                    • #11
                      Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                      Originally posted by DISNEYJUNKIE View Post
                      The prizes look great but I am really suprised they did not rely on resources in place and give out lots and lots of passes to return to any of the parks for a day. It seems like they could have given out tons of them to families entering the parks and its a win win for everyone, the family can come again for free, the parks already comp CMs and other affiliated employees anyway whats a couple more a day? and more money from the free visits will be made from food and souviner sales.
                      Disney is afraid of them ending on eBay, cutting back on ticket sells.
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                      • #12
                        Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                        Lets look at the prize split between Anaheim and Orlando, as many prizes are location specific.

                        For the prizes I am going to split, I am going to split them based on attendance (approximately), two-thirds to WDW, and one-third to the DLR. I am also rounding on a few of the prizes.

                        Disneyland Resort426,805 prizes worth $6,176,365 (about 936 prizes a day worth on average $14.47 each)


                        Walt Disney World Resort823,195 prizes worth $11,191,112 (about 1,805 prizes a day worth on average $13.59 each)
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                          Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                          Looking at the Disneyland prizes, over 99% of the prizes are these 4 times....

                          37% - 156,300 Disneyland® Park and Disney's California Adventure® Park DREAM FASTPASS Badges ARV, $5

                          33% - 140,000 Pin and Lanyard Sets ARV, $23

                          19% - 80,000 Dream Mouse Ears ARV, $12

                          12% - 50,000 Where Dreams Come True Photo Vouchers for one 5"x7" photo ARV, $12.95

                          (Rounding makes the percentages off).
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                          • #14
                            Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                            Here is another look at the prizes

                            On a daily basis the following should be handed out at Disneyland...

                            342 Dream FASTPASS Lanyards

                            307 Pin and Lanyard Sets

                            175 Dream Mouse Ears

                            110 Photo Vouchers
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                              Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                              Some of the more impressive prizes get me excited, but then I realize that the chances of winning a good prize aren't really worth the excitement.

                              It'll be fun to get a Dream Fastpass, or Ears, but it really won't be anything to write home about.

                              And some of the "better" prizes are pretty weak, too. Such as:
                              Whoop-de-freakin'-doo. Isn't the whole point of the ABC to go to MGM Studios and be able to meet your favorite soap stars? Aren't you allowed to take photos with them anyways? Are they basically just going to give the 8 winners of this "dream" front-of-line passes to meet these "stars"? Maybe I'm all wrong about this, I've never been to this event... if I'm wrong, please correct me...

                              But either way... Yawn.

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                                Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                                Based on the reading of the rules, they will hand out prizes based on attendance, so some days will have less than others. The rules state that a minimum of 1,551 prizes will be rewarded daily, and on average 2,741 prizes will be handed out daily (456 days, 1,250,000 prizes).

                                Anyways, I am not sure a Dream FASTPASS will do much good on many slow days. For example, today (Sunday), there are only 5 Disneyland attractions offering FP's, and just 2 FP attractions at DCA (Based on the TIMES Guide that lists which FP's are open and closed, many attractions only offer FP's on peak days). And the rules state the Dream FASTPASS only works once per attraction (no repeat visits to the same attraction).

                                Of course, you could always use your ticket to get a "real" FASTPASS to go a second time.
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                                • #17
                                  Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                                  A better indication of the prize split, if you look at the amount of Dream FASTPASSes handed out, WDW has 345,035, and the DLR has 156,300.

                                  So that makes Anaheim equal to about 31.12% of the attendance at the US Disney Parks, and WDW 68.88%, which is about equal to splitting the major prizes into thirds.
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                                    Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                                    Here is a breakdown of the Walt Disney World percentages of the main prizes (I am combining similar prizes). This covers over 99% of the prizes, there are less than 1,000 of the remaining mid to high level of prizes to be handed out.

                                    42% - 345,035 Assorted WDW Parks DREAM FASTPASS Badges ARV, $5

                                    34% - 278,789 Pin and Lanyard Sets ARV, $23

                                    21% - 170,000 Dream Mouse Ears ARV, $12

                                    3% - 28,600 Special Park After Hour event, ARV around $4 to $5 (depending on park)


                                    (Rounding makes the percentages off).
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                                    • #19
                                      Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                                      Here is one more breakdown, one that looks at the value of the prizes, I am going to list the prizes as either High Value, Mid Value or Low Value

                                      High Value (Worth more than $5,000)

                                      60 prizes, or .0048% of the prize pool (Approximately one in every 1.25 million guests (or mail in postcards) will win a high level prize) Total ARV, $914,233

                                      Mid Value (Worth between $160 and $587)

                                      1186 prizes, or .095% of the prize pool (Approximately one in every 63,238 guests (or mail in postcards) will win a mid level prize) Total ARV, $509,375

                                      Low Value (Worth less than $25)

                                      1,248,754 prizes, or 99.9% of the prize pool (Approximately one in every 60 guests (or mail in postcards) will win a low level prize) Total ARV, $15,988,869

                                      Note the the 1 in 60 (or other number) is based on one guest visiting the park for one day, or for one postcard mailed in, if you visit the parks (or Downtown Disney more often) and/or send in more postcards, your odds will improve.

                                      For example, let's use me as an example, I plan to send in a postcard each postal day, which will equal 457 visits to the park (as the will take the prior 6 days of postcards for the Sunday and Postal Holiday draws), then add in about 143 visits to the parks during the contest hours (being in the park prior to 5 PM; the earlier you get to the park, the better chance you have to win).

                                      So even with spending around $120 in postage and labels, plus the costs of going to the park (most of which I already planned for, as I go to the parks to take photos, etc...) here are my odds.... 1 in 2,084 of winning a High level prize, 1 in 105 of winning a Mid level prize, and I should win about 10 Low level Prizes. So that is about as good as you can get.

                                      And lets look at an average AP holder that visits once a week (65 visits in the 15 month period) and doesn't mail in any postcards... 1 in 19,231 of winning a High level prize, 1 in 973 of winning a Mid level Prize and should win one Low level Prize.

                                      Now, let's look at someone who comes on vacation, and buys a 5 day ParkHopper..... 1 in 250,000 of winning a High level prize, 1 in 12,648 of winning a Mid level prize, and 1 in 12 of winning a Low level Prize.

                                      Let's take that Vacationing family, and presume it is a family of 4, the odds of someone in the family winning are 1 in 62,500 of a High level prize, 1 in 3,162 of a Mid level prize and 1 in 3 of winning a Low level prize.

                                      And finally, someone who opts to mail in the postcard on a daily basis... 1 in 2,735 of winning a High level prize, 1 in 139 of winning a Mid level prize and should win 7 or 8 Low level Prizes (Calculations are 7.6 prizes).

                                      This is based on attendance figures of those in the parks and Downtown Disney (Anaheim and Orlando) from Opening to 5 PM, and the amount of Mail In Postcards equalling 75 million during the 15 month contest period. (Which is based on prior attendance figures released by Amusement Business and Economic Research Associates).
                                      Last edited by Darkbeer; 09-18-2006, 09:06 PM. Reason: Adding total ARV
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                                        Re: The Disney Dreams Giveaway Offical Rules - The 15 months of 1.25 Million Dreams

                                        Came across this....

                                        http://adestinations.disney.go.com/media/disneyparks/en_US/html/giveawayDetails.html

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