Disney Time Sweeps

Disney is once again giving out a Disney Vacation once a day for the entire month of January 2013.

Disney Vacation Contest

From the Disney Time Sweeps Website:

YOU COULD WIN SOME DISNEY TIME

This could be your year to hit the pause button on the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some Disney Time with your favorite people doing things together you might not get to do at home. Dance, clap and sing along with some beloved Disney tunes. Eat ice cream for breakfast. Spin in teacups. Chase Mickey Mouse balloons. Giggle and goof off with abandon. Do whatever the kids want to do. On Disney Time, everything is magic and everyone is just about the same age. The memories that you create together live in your hearts forever. So, pick the vacation that’s right for you and enter for a chance to win! We’re giving away one vacation per day for 31 days!

So each day all you have to do is go back and enter, we will remind you of this, just make sure you have signed up to receive our daily email of all the Disney Vacation Contests with daily entry.

Ready to enter?

 

 Disney Vacation Contest

 
 

Open only to persons, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are not Minors. Sweepstakes starts 12:01 AM (EST) on 1/1/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM (EST) on 1/31/13.
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Disney Family Time – Get Ready for Summer Reading Sweepstakes

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Enter Disney Family Time’s Get Ready for Summer Reading Sweepstakes for your chance to win a different prize each month: an Apple iPad 2, an Amazon Kindle, or a $100 American Express gift card.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: June 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Eligibility: USA, 18+

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Disney – Go Lala in LA Sweepstakes

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Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person
End Date: May 27, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Eligibility: USA, 8+

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Baby Care Centers

If you are going to Walt Disney World with small children, then you have to know where the Baby Care Centers are in each park.  If you are asking yourself what is a baby care center, well then you are in for a real treat!

Disney has provided a location in each park for families with babies and toddlers to get away.  Each center has a changing room.  Basically a room filled with changing tables, a sink and enough visual stimulation to keep an antsy one year still while their diaper gets changed.  There is a room with a tv playing a Disney movie, toys and books.  These rooms also have little tables and chairs, just right for toddlers to have a seat.  The each have a microwave and sell baby staples, like diapers, wipes, otc medicines and even baby foo.  If you are a nursing mom, they have little rooms just for you too!

Disney really did it right when they made these wonderful stops.  Also of note, each Baby Care Center is beside the parks First Aid room.  Works out wonderfully!

A few pictures:


To see more pictures of the baby care centers by park, please visit – Temporary Tourist’s Baby Care Center Photo Guide by clicking here

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Stomach Flu at Walt Disney World

Yesterday as we were walking into Animal Kingdom we came across a mom and a boy about 10 years old.  He looked weak and pale and was holding onto his mother for support.  We stopped and offered up everything in cooler bag to them.  Cold water, ice, a wet rag… I had forgot to put the powerade in and felt so bad about it at this moment.  They didn’t take anything from us, but the mother in her strong British accent informed us that they had spent the last two days in their room because he had had the stomach flu.  They had two days left and hadn’t done any of the parks so they were trying to see a bit of Disney before they went back home.  I let her know about the Baby Care Centers in each of the parks, that perhaps letting him sit in there to cool down while a few of the others (they were traveling with a party of 8) rode some rides, and that they could purchase powerade or gatorade inside the parks.  They were also getting him a wheel chair.  And we continued our walk into the park…

As we were headed to Mt Everest we came upon a family stopped on the bridge to Asia from Africa, with a young child throwing up over the side of her wheel chair.  I again offered up our wet towels and ice, they had everything they needed.  So we kept walking, but it got me thinking.

I personally travel with several prescriptions anti-nausea and vomiting (emetics) medications.  Two pills and one is a suppository.  I learned years ago when my oldest son would always get sick on vacation, that it was safer to talk to our dr before our trip then to make a call on vacation and try to find a pharmacy.  But in case the stomach flu hits you while at Walt Disney World here are a few things you can do to make it a little more bearable.

  1. Stay hydrated! – Powerade and Gatorade – There are grocery stores everywhere around WDW, but if you don’t have a car to get to a store outside of the resort area, then you can find them in all the of the resort commissaries and in the parks.
  2. Medication – If you can call your dr and have them call in a prescription to stop the throwing up, do it!  There are pharmacies surrounding the resort area, call conceirege or the front desk and they will tell you the closest one and the contact information for that pharmacy.
  3. If you brave the parks while you are still a little weak – Take a hand towel and a wash cloth with you.  Get them wet in the bathrooms or water fountains throughout the parks and use them to keep yourself cooled.
  4. Baby Care Centers and First Aid – Locate these two rooms on your park maps as soon as you enter the park and know how to get to them.  The staff at these locations are wonderfully nice and helpful.

If you are still throwing up, please do not go to the parks, wait in your room and get some rest.  By going to the park you risk infecting others and ruining their vacations.  Please be considerate.

 

 

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Disney Cruise Line – Magical Cruise Adventure Contest July – September

Enter Disney Cruise Line’s Magical Cruise Adventure Contest and you could win a cruise for yourself and three friends worth up to $9,184.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/email
End Date: September 30, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. ET
Eligibility: USA and Canada (-PQ), 18+

Entry Frequency:

1 x daily per person/email.

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: A 5-night cruise for four to the Western Caribbean on the Disney Wonder Cruise Ship. The prize includes airfare, ground transportation, a stay in a stateroom, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, and Government Taxes and Fees. (ARV: $5,600 – $9,184)

Additional Comments:

After you enter each day, play the Disney Cruise Line Board Game for your chance to receive extra entries and upgrades to the prize if you win. The base value of the cruise is $6,200 and you can win upgrades that can boost the value of the cruise to a maximum value of $9,794.

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Verizon – National Private Party Contest

Enter Verizon’s National Private Party Sweepstakes and you could win a trip to Disneyland in California or second prizes of a pair of Disneyland resort tickets.
Entry Frequency: One time per person
End Date: September 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. PT
Eligibility: USA, above the age of majority

Entry Frequency:

One time per person.

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: A trip for four to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. The prize includes airfare, ground transportation, a two-night hotel stay, three-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets, a 4G Smartphone by Motorola, and $125 in Verizon Wireless gift cards. (ARV: $4,378.99)2nd Prizes (5): Two 1-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets. (ARV: $210)

Additional Comments:

Alternate entry by text message.

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Disney – Ready, Set, Make Memories Contest

Enter Disney’s Ready, Set, Make Memories Contest and you could win a special experience at Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure Park in California, a prize worth over $9,800.
Entry Frequency: 1 x daily per person/household/telephone number
End Date: September 02, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Eligibility: USA, 8+

Entry Frequency:

1 x daily per person/household/telephone number.

Sweepstakes Prizes:

Grand Prize: A four-day trip for four to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. The prize includes airfare, hotel, a one-night stay at the Disneyland Dream Suite at Disneyland Park, three-day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Tickets for admission to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, and airfare, ground transportation, admittance to a special Cars Land experience at Disney California Adventure Park, a Disney Character meet and greet with photo opportunity, a Disney Character Dining experience, a Disney’s PhotoPass Book and CD, a Disney VIP Guide for an eight-hour day, a $300 Disney Gift Card, a Motorola RZR device preloaded with the Disney Mobile Magic application, and a $500 Verizon Wireless gift card. (ARV: $9,898)

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Southwest – Family Fun Contest

Enter Southwest’s Family Fun Contest and you could win a trip to Orlando, Florida including tickets to Disney World and more.
Entry Frequency: One time per person
End Date: August 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PT
Eligibility: US (void in AK, HI, and RI), 18+

Entry Frequency:

One time per person.

Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize: A trip for four to Orlando, Florida including airfare on Southwest Airlines, a stay at the Coco Key Hotel, 3-day car rental from Avis, four two-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper Option, and a $250 SkyMall gift certificate. (ARV: $3,365)

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Radio Disney – Once In a Lifetime Disney Experience Contest

Enter Radio Disney’s Once In a Lifetime Disney Experience Sweepstakes and you could be the lucky winner to receive a trip to California including a a guided tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, tickets to Disneyland, and more.
Entry Frequency: One time per person
End Date: August 31, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. ET
Eligibility: USA, 13+

Entry Frequency:

One time per person.

Contest Prizes:

Grand Prize: A trip for four to Los Angeles, CA including airfare, hotel, rental car, a guided tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, lunch at the Studio Commissary on the day of the tour, and four two-day Park Hopper passes to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. (ARV: $5,000)

Additional Comments:

Alternate entry at participating events. See rules for details.

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