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January 1, 2015

#DisneySide campaign to reward lucky fans with stay in Cinderella Castle suite, home parties

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Don't be surprised if you see #DisneySide more prevalent on your social media networks in January. The Walt Disney Company has at least two new initiatives that are part of this marketing campaign in January - and both focus on rewarding Disney fans with some pretty amazing prizes.

#DisneySide actually began in earnest in 2014. Social Media Director Thomas Smith initially wrote on the Disney Parks Blog that a person's "Disney Side" is "the side of you that says 'yes' more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest. It's the side of you that embraces fun and comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks."

During the last year, the company offered a number of contests and meet-ups for Disney fans to express their creativity and their love of the brand. And the new year brings new opportunities.

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Beginning today, Disney Parks is giving away a Walt Disney World vacation every day during the month of January. As if that's not exciting enough, each of those five-day, four-night vacations includes one night's stay in Cinderella Castle - the most coveted suite on property!

To enter the Disney Flip Side sweepstakes, you must be a registered user of Disney.com. (Registration is free.) Then, click on http://parks.disney.com/disney-flip-side-sweepstakes. Each day is considered a separate contest legally so each user can enter once every day in January. Participants must be residents of the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico or Canada and must not be a minor, as defined by their place of residence.

The vacation prizes also include five-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper and Water Parks & More options; $500 Disney gift card; personalized Disney Side gift basket; Glass Slipper gift inspired by the upcoming film, "Cinderella"¯; and round-trip coach airfare for those living more than 250 miles away from Walt Disney World.

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Disney also is repeating its Disney Side Home Celebrations. Families were invited to apply -- the deadline has been extended through this week -- to host at-home Disney parties during January or February 2015, and winners are being notified on or by Monday, Jan. 5. (If you still want to apply, go to http://bit.ly/13zjsKh) For their parties, hosts receive a box of goodies for at least 10 parents and 10 children. The package includes party favors, decorations, games, activities, recipe ideas and a special hostess gift. In exchange for taking part, winners agree to share their experiences online and offline.

This time, the latest Disney Side Home Celebration kits are tailored to each family's current stage. "Whether your preschooler is gearing up for her first spin on the teacups, your tween is busy scouting out the best "selfie"¯ spots in the Magic Kingdom, or you're excitedly planning a family reunion trip that includes everyone from grandparents to great aunts, there is a Disney Side @Home Celebration experience perfect for your Disney lovin' crew,"¯ according to the application.

"And just like each visit to Disney Parks, the latest Disney Side Home Celebration opportunity provides new ways for you to connect with your family and friends over your love of Disney."¯ Of course, that means plenty of photos will be posted online to show off their Disney sides.




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October 28, 2014

Enter Disney Side contest this week for chance to win private Haunted Mansion party & stay in Cinderella Castle

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We're heading into that final stretch before Halloween -- time to do final checks on the kids' costumes, carve the pumpkins and add last-minute touches to the decor before the big night on Friday. If you were inspired by Disney Parks, you might want to take a photo of your work and enter the Haunt Your Disney Side Contest for a chance to win a private "Midnight at the Haunted Mansion" party and an overnight stay in Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

Disney describes the grand prize his way: "All of our happy haunts are just dying to meet the winner! One family of foolish mortals will attend a private party, hosted by 999 happy haunts inside Haunted Mansion. After Midnight strikes, and all the supernatural surprises have been sprung, you'll retire for one comfortably creepy stay in Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, at Walt Disney World Resort."

The grand prize winner also receives an additional three-night stay at Walt Disney World with 5-Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper option as well as travel arrangements, as needed. The vacation will take place between Jan. 19 and Feb. 21, 2015.

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In addition, judges will choose a winner in each of the four categories to win a gift basket filled with the latest Haunted Mansion merchandise and collectibles.

The contest kicked off earlier this month and runs through Nov. 4. Participants can enter photos in one of four Halloween categories: home dƩcor, food and beverage, pumpkin carving and costumes.

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To enter, post your photo on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DisneySideContest. If you tweet a photo submission, follow @DisneyParks on Twitter so judges can contact you if you win. If you don't have a Twitter or Instagram account, you can upload your photo at DisneySideContest.com, which also is where the official rules are posted.

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Rules to note:

** You must be a legal resident of the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec).

** You must be 18 years old, or the age of majority, in your area of residence as of the date of entry.

** You may not submit the same photo on all three platforms. However, a participant may have multiple entries provided they all are unique.

** Each entry must be a new post dated Oct. 6 or later. Participants cannot just add the hashtag to an older photo. Also, be aware that if Instagram or Twitter accounts are private, Disney judges may not be able to see such entries.



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