Last month, I offered to take one of my readers along on an Ohio Road Trip. I thought it would be fun and I also wanted a bit of practice tweeting and blogging from the road before we hit the trails on our upcoming Road Trip 2011. Things went pretty well, and our traveler was very well behaved, so I’ve decided to do the same thing again. I will select one Flat Traveler to accompany my family on an impromptu trip to Florida. Only this time I need YOUR help.
Last week, on Twitter, I noticed that Disney was offering a limited number of slots for a premiere of sorts to the grand opening of their newly revamped Star Tours attraction. My mind raced. My oldest son loves all things Star Wars- what a surprise that would be! He’d actually be able to experience the ride BEFORE it opened to the public! How often does that happen? But then I thought, “I’m sure I’m too late. This event is bound to have a ton of interest. It’s probably already full”. I read the instructions twice and with bated breath and trembling fingers, typed and sent an email. And guess what? I was selected! WOO HOO! YIPPEE!
And then, realty set in. What the heck was I thinking? We can’t go to Disney World! It’s a ten hour drive from our house! We haven’t budgeted for this, my husband would have to miss work….but on the other hand, it sounds like such an awesome event. And I was selected out of hundreds, if not thousands of responses. There are also other perks, just check out what the website says we should expect:
“Those in attendance will be among a group at our panel discussion with Walt Disney Imagineers. They’ll offer an insider’s look at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and share some behind-the-scenes details about the experience. Fans will also have a chance to ask questions about the making-of the attraction and what it’s like to work on this project. There will also be a few surprises you won’t want to miss. “
After careful consideration, my husband and I have decided that we will indeed make the trip so my son and I (I’m only allowed one guest) can experience a Meet-Up Disney Style! Which is sure to be phenomenal, because after all, Disney does all things MAGICAL!
Here’s where your help comes in. Try as we might, we just are not able to afford a one day Disney park ticket at this time ($87 each x 5, you do the math). We’d rather wait when we can make a trip of it and take advantage of the multi-day savings. With my jewelry sales, a planned garage sale, and our travel jar savings, we have enough money to cover gas and lodging, but that leaves almost zero left for entertainment. What free Orlando area attractions can you suggest for my family?
Fill out the form below and if my family decides your comment is the best, we’ll take you along as a Flat Traveler and pick up a little gift for you as a token of our appreciation. Now, who wants to play along?
Here are the rules:
1. Simply fill out the form below with your suggestion of something FREE to do in Orlando.
2. This contest will end on Wednesday, May 11th at 6 p.m.
3. My family will select a winner and we will announce the lucky person on Thursday, May 12th.
4. You will have until Saturday, May 14th to email me a picture of your Flat Traveler (I only need a picture, I’ll even dress your traveler for the occasion).
5. That’s it! Now leave me your Best Free Orlando Attraction.
May the Force be with You!