Beginning March 8, Florida residents can head to EPCOTGARDENCONTEST.COM and enjoy two ways to celebrate Epcot’s annual International Flower and Garden Festival.
Through an Instant Win online game, Walt Disney World will be giving 54 pairs of 4 Day Dream Passes (good for one theme park per day, valid from 3/8/10 – 3/26/10 and 4/10/2010 – 5/25/2010). All entrants will also then have the opportunity to compose an original essay nominating a non-profit organization to receive the grand prize of a custom designed garden by Disney’s own professional horticulturists. The garden will even include elements from this year’s Flower and Garden Festival.
Although the contest begins March 8, rules and additional information is available now at EPCOTGARDENCONTEST.COM
Valid only Monday through Fridays, the new Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass entitles the owner admission to all four theme parks for a year with occasional blockout periods. So far, these periods include: December 19, 2009 – January 1, 2010; March 27, 2010 – April 9, 2010; June 12, 2010 – August 19, 2010; and December 18, 2010 – January 1, 2011). The pass also entitles the owner to some Annual Passholder benefits such as a subscription to the Mickey Monitor newsletter and occasional special offers and discounts.
Proof of Florida residency is required for both the purchase and use of the tickets and must come in the form of one of the following:
- Florida driver’s license
- Florida state-issued ID card (must have Florida address)
- Florida voter’s registration card with corresponding picture ID
- A college ID for a Florida college
- Florida-based military ID
The current price for the pass is $169 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $149 for children (ages 3 – 9)
More information on the new Florida Resident Weekday Select Pass can be found here.