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Visit Orlando contest: Win an Orlando vacation for 50 friends and family!

by Susan and Simon Veness

Visit Orlando has launched the “Most Magical Gathering Contest” in honor of Walt Disney World’s 50 Anniversary Celebration, and the spectacular grand prize is an Orlando vacation for the winner and 49 of their family members and friends.

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For more than a year, families and friends have delayed gatherings for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other milestone events. Now, up to 50 people will be able to make up for lost time in The Most Magical Place on Earth.

The official tourism association, Visit Orlando, kicked off their “Most Magical Gathering Contest” on Oct. 14, with the goal of reuniting the contest’s winner and 49 of their friends and family in Walt Disney World during its 50th anniversary, for the vacation celebration of a lifetime.

The grand prize includes Walt Disney World theme park tickets and a 3-night/4-day stay at an onsite resort for all 50 guests, plus two private catered group celebrations compliments of the specialists at Disney Meetings & Events.

Spirit Airlines will provide roundtrip airfare to Orlando International Airport. Transfers to and from Walt Disney World Resort are also included.

Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando, said, “We are thrilled to announce this incredible contest to allow families to reconnect in such an amazing way at Walt Disney World Resort during its 50th anniversary celebration. There is no better place than Orlando for families, including grandparents, extended family members, and friends, to gather together for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create unforgettable new memories.”

To enter the “Most Magical Gathering Contest,” submit your entry on VisitOrlando.com/50, along with a group photo and 250-word story that answers the question, “Why do you and your family need a Magical Gathering.”

Entries will be narrowed down to the top 10, and those contestants will be invited to submit a two-minute video showcasing why their family needs a magical vacation the most, and why they should win the grand prize trip.

The contest runs from Oct. 14 – Nov. 29, and the winner will be announced in January 2022. Travel will take place between March 4-7, 2022.

“Being together with family and friends is valued today like never before,” said Maryann Smith, vice president of sales, services, and events at Disney Destinations. “After so many people have missed so many milestones and special events, our Disney team can’t wait to host the contest winners and other groups for unforgettable experiences that can only happen at Walt Disney World Resort — especially during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, commemorating our 50th anniversary.”

Meals, other than the private celebrations, are not included. Transportation outside of Walt Disney World Resort is also not included.

For contest rules, restrictions, and more information, visit VisitOrlando.com/50.

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