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The Spanglers, of Randolph, Ohio, were the first to win a marquee prize in Disney's "Year of a Million Dreams" celebration. One of 50,000 online entrants, they were rewarded with a morning at the Magic Kingdom all to themselves.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/10/04/america/NA_GEN_US_Alone_At_Disney.php

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My first thought was:
If I was one of the families who had brought my kids to see Mickey Mouse all the way from NJ and wasn't allowed in... I don't know that I'd see that as a dream come true.
But then I read:
"The Magic Kingdom opened to the rest of the public at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) Wednesday, an hour later than usual. Different sections of the park were opened to all guests after the Spanglers moved through."
And so:
That's pretty cool. [Smile]

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Katrina, when we went to WDW in March '06 a lot of the bigger rides were shut down. Same with DL a few years earlier. Talk about disappointment! Kinda felt like Clark Griswold at the Wally World entrance!

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erinker, what was likely was that there were some malfunctions going on. I'm not sure if you knew that the Magic Kingdom lost ALL power on Christmas Day last year.

Oh, the really sad part about this Year of a Million Dreams...families will chase and follow "Wish Makers" and harass them to make them give the families something. I guess now I know how dreams are made! [Roll Eyes]

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Mickey, what are Wish Makers?

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I don't remember if they're actually called Wish Makers or Dream Makers, but they're the cast members that walk around the park, making dreams come true throughout the day.

Oh, and a quick little note about this celebration- it's happening world-wide, so there are wishes happening 24/7

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