50 Family Members Just Won a Trip to Walt Disney World!

Family of 50 wins trip to WDW
Images Credit: Disney / Visit Orlando

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration is well underway. With the anniversary festivities kicking off on October 1, 2021, Disney has promised a full 18-months of events to celebrate 50 years of magic-making. And now, 50… yes, 50… family members are packing their bags with a FREE trip won to Walt Disney World Resort.

Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary
Credit: Disney

Visit Orlando launched a “Most Magical Gathering” contest in October 2021. Contestants could enter with a submission of a group photo and 250-word story answering the question “Why do you and your family need a Magical Gathering.” The top finalists were invited to submit a two-minute video to describe why their family deserves a Magical Gathering and should win the grand trip prize.

Visit Orlando Winning Family
Credit: VisitOrlando

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Drum roll, please! Visit Orlando has shared the big news that Jennifer Young from Long Island, New York, has won Visit Orlando’s “Most Magical Gathering” contest. This means Jennifer and 49 of her closest family and friends are headed to Walt Disney World Resort. But, this isn’t just any trip – it’s TOP notch vacationing!

The grand prize celebration for the 50 Guests includes a three-night, four-day stay at Disney World’s Deluxe Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. They also won two private catered group celebrations produced by a Disney event specialist from Disney Meetings & Events. Plus, of course, Theme Park tickets are included. And yes, even Spirit Airlines jumped in to fly everyone down to Orlando!

Grand Floridian Lobby
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Credit: Disney)

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What helped the Young family win this massive trip? Jennifer Young is celebrating three special events including a shared 50th birthday party with her husband, her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and yes, Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary.

The Young family was notified via Zoom with Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Spirit Airlines on the call. “It’s been such a long time since all of us have been in the same place at the same time and we’re looking forward to having a lot of fun together,” said Jennifer Young. “There is a lot to celebrate!” From New York to Delaware, and South Carolina, the Young family is ready to all be together.

Visit Orlando Winning Family
Credit: VisitOrlando

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Visit Orlando goes on the share, “Young’s contest submission told the story of her close-knit circle of family members and friends who believe that life is better when they are laughing together, the personal impact of the global pandemic, and how she hoped the prize would give the family the gift of a reunion to make up for lost time. Young also focused on important milestone celebrations they hoped to be reunited for, including Young and her husband’s 50th birthdays, the 50th wedding anniversary of Young’s parents, and her mother-in-law’s 80th birthday, along with special events for her daughters, including high school and college graduations and a Sweet 16 birthday.”

Such a sweet story. Congrats to the Young Family! We hope you have the most magical time!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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