In what has to be one of the largest single Walt Disney World giveaways to date, ESPN Wide World of Sports is launching its ‘Play in the Magic’ sweepstakes at 12 pm on January 24, 2014 and the payoff will be huge. In addition to the opportunity to win instant prizes, the grand prize winner will receive airfare, lodging, park admission and even $50 gift cards for each of the winner and their guests, up to fourteen of them (for a total of fifteen guests).
The concept behind the promotion is that the winner can take his/her sports team to Walt Disney World and be entered into a relevant sports competition of their choosing. In addition to the gift card and the airfare and lodging, the grand package also includes things like the services of a gameday photographer, custom event t-shirts, a faux ESPN The Magazine cover photo shoot and more (the full list of what will be awarded is given in the Official Rules).
Here’s where it gets really fun, however. Not only do the official rules only suggest that the winner’s entourage are team supporters (as opposed to requiring them being the team), but the winner doesn’t even have to be participating in a team sport. Anyone that’s eligible to enter can win a paid vacation to Walt Disney World for fifteen people. The only specified caveat is that the sports-relevant elements in the grand prize may be revoked if there is no team sport involved.
The contest period will run through April 23 and those eligible to enter can do so once per day by visiting PlayInTheMagicSweeps.com and watching a video. A single bonus entry can also be earned by being a fan of the ESPN WWoS Facebook page.
For more information and to enter, visit the official sweepstakes site.