Pandora - The World of Avatar by getting to the park at the crack of dawn? Fans who didn't manage to get coveted Fastpasses for the land's two rides — the Na'vi River Journey and the Theme Park Insider Award-winning Flight of Passage — often queue long before Disney's Animal Kingdom opens for a chance to be among the first into the land each morning and get onto the rides before the lines build to their typically hours-long waits.Have you tried to beat the crowd into Walt Disney World's wildly popular
But there's one way to guarantee that you'll be able to walk onto Disney World's most popular rides. And that's to be inside the land already when it opens. How can you do that?
How about by spending the night?
Disney is giving one couple the opportunity to do just that. And because this is a Disney contest, your evening on Pandora won't be sleeping on a couple of chairs shoved together in the Satu'li Canteen. Walt Disney World will set up a "glamping" experience under the Valley of Mo'ara's floating mountains. The winner and a guest will spend one night in a luxury tent in the middle of the land, as part of a three-night/four-day stay at the Walt Disney World Resort, including air transportation, a $250 Disney gift card, and an eight-hour VIP tour on each day of their visit. It's about an $8,000 value, depending upon where you are flying in from. (U.S. residents only for this one.)
How do you enter? You need to make a video explaining why you ought to win. The video must be shot in landscape mode and be no more than two minutes long and under 200 MB in file size. You can upload your video and enter through Disney's website. Your video must include just you and no one else and not include anything that would prevent Disney from sharing it everywhere if you should win. You can read all the rules and details here. Disney will pick five finalists and then will interview the five to pick the winner.
Clearly, Disney is looking for an enthusiastic and photogenic spokesperson for its Pandora land, who no doubt will be featured in some future video promo for the resort. I suppose they could have just hired an actor for yet another commercial, but this approach yields someone who's more likely an actual fan of Disney and the parks... not to mention all the associated free pub from people hyping the contest. (Like here, from us. You're welcome, Disney.)
Have you ever won anything from a theme park? Or any other contest like this? We'd love to hear your favorite contest story, in the comments.
And good luck, if you enter. If you win, I'll clear the date to be your plus one!Tweet
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