View Full Version : My daughter won a $500 Shopping Spree!!!

12-26-2006, 06:25 PM
We just returned from WDW and my 6 year old had a dream come true while at the MK from the Dream Team! She was riding the Carousel with my Mother in Law and my mom while I was getting fast passes for Buzz Lightyear. There was a woman with a blue vest on standing behind my daughter on the Carousel watching her the whole time my Mother in Law said. When the ride ended she asked them to come with her over by the Tinkerbell store and there were 6 disney reps. that were dressed in regular business attire and announced that as part of the Million Dreams give away she had won a $ 500 shopping spree at the Emporium on Main street. They took us to Guest services and sat us in an office where I signed all of the paperwork. Then after lunch we met a Dream Squad member in front of the store and they had 10 ladies from the store with baskets in hand to help my daughter shop. I have never seen her sooo excited. The touching thing was that she shared the experience with her 4 year old sister and they both went crazy in the store. It was a wonderful experience for them both. We are Annual Passholders and had been to WDW with my husband in Nov and never once saw any "Dreams" being granted. This time it was an all girls trip and it made the trip one to never be forgotten. They also gave us 2 fastpass coupons since we missed our Buzz Lightyear time due to shopping.
The paper work we signed said they were giving away 130 $500 shopping sprees during the year and 6 have been awarded since Oct.


12-26-2006, 06:38 PM
How awesome for your family, what a treat :)

12-26-2006, 06:41 PM
Congratulations to your daughter!

12-26-2006, 06:45 PM
Congrats to you and your family. Spill the beans, what did the kids get?

12-26-2006, 06:46 PM
Congratulations! That's fantastic!

12-26-2006, 06:49 PM
Ohhhhhh I am so happy for you and your dd, I am also soooo happy that someone on the DIS won so we got to hear about it.

Just a side wonder of my odd ball brain:
I wonder if your dd was picked already or the CM was listening to see if she was being good etc.
I only wonder because my 6 year old seems to think the wold revolves around her these days and has been such a braty little stinker.

12-26-2006, 07:12 PM
Just a side wonder of my odd ball brain:
I wonder if your dd was picked already or the CM was listening to see if she was being good etc.
I only wonder because my 6 year old seems to think the wold revolves around her these days and has been such a braty little stinker.

The location is picked and then it is pure luck as to who is there. The information the Dream Squad gets tells them exactlly where to go, what time to be there and who to award. In this situation it would say something like at 12:15pm award Shopping spree to the guest that is riding Cinderella's horse on the Carousel in Fantasyland. They would go to the carousel about 5 minutes early (so it may look like they are scoping it out, but they are not) and at exactlly the time stated they will note who is on the horse that was picked and then award the prize.

Congrats to your daughter, that is awesome...can you imagine being 6 and getting to buy whatever you want from Disney!!!!

12-26-2006, 07:58 PM
that is so nice!!!! Way to go!

12-26-2006, 09:36 PM
How exciting!! Now there's a memory that will last a lifetime:goodvibes

12-26-2006, 09:37 PM
WOW! How cool for your daughter (and her sister!). Congrats!

12-26-2006, 10:36 PM
wow congrats.:)

Your daughter's are very luckyy!:)

12-26-2006, 10:43 PM
WOW!!!:dance3: Talk about a dream for a little girl. I know how excited she must have been, based on how my girls would have reacted. She will never forget that. Best thing, though, is that she shared with her little sister. I could only hope that my girls would do the same for their sisters. That says alot about how you have raised her. Congrats to you as well.:thumbsup2

12-27-2006, 08:47 AM
That is awesome! How fun! What did she buy?

Allyson :)

WDW Poly Princess
12-27-2006, 11:14 AM
WOW~ What a great prize! And how nice of her to share with her sister!

12-27-2006, 11:37 AM
This was soooo great.
I am glad she shared. I would alos love to hear what she bought.
I can't imagine all the goodies my kids would splurge on!!!

12-27-2006, 03:08 PM
How awesome was that!!! My DD would absolutely freak for a shopping spree!!! Congratulations!!

12-27-2006, 05:39 PM
What a wonderful thing to happen! Congratulations to your daughter.

12-27-2006, 06:08 PM
That is great what a great gift for a pair of small girls.

We recieved our Dream from a small girl ( 2 or 3) at the airport store she was given the pair of Tink pins and gave the one to DD as we were the only ones in the store. It was very nice of her as DD was really wanting that Dream for her collection.

12-27-2006, 06:47 PM
That is so great! I think it is so sweet that she shared with her sister. I think (hope) my boys would share also.
4 days till WDW!:cool1:

12-27-2006, 08:54 PM
wow that is magical!


and what a great thing for her to do for her sis!! Thats what family is all about!!

WTG!! :hug:

12-28-2006, 01:01 PM
WOW!! thats great, congrats!:)

12-28-2006, 01:20 PM
Congratulations to your DD and your whole family!!! That is soooooo exciting!!! I have a 6yo DD and I can just imagine the looks on your DD's face and her sister's face too!! So precious! Again congratulations. That'll be a memory for everyone to cherish forever. :)

12-28-2006, 03:13 PM
That sounds fun for me, and I'm twice her age! I can't imagine how much fun they must have had.

12-28-2006, 03:44 PM
What a great way to remember an all-girl trip....with SHOPPING!!! Thanks for sharing the magic you experienced!!!:woohoo:

12-28-2006, 03:50 PM
How neat is that? Wow! Congrats to you DD. That is so sweet that she shared her Sis.

12-28-2006, 05:40 PM
That's awesome !! I can't imagine what my children would do with that. We would have to buy a suitcase to take it all home in. What did the girls pick out ?

12-28-2006, 05:44 PM
That's awesome !! I can't imagine what my children would do with that. We would have to buy a suitcase to take it all home in. What did the girls pick out ?
LOL, my daughter would have bought all candy!!

Hey OP what DID your DD's pick????

12-31-2006, 04:36 PM

Congrats! Your daughter is so lucky, and how awesome that she shared with her sister!

12-31-2006, 05:04 PM
thanks for sharing your story

glad it was a DIS member

what a lovely memory for your girls

01-03-2007, 06:34 PM
I saw a family get that prize in October. It was so cute. There were people in vests trailing the kids. Teh little boy was upset because his sister had gone shopping first and got "princess stuff" and he was tired of waiting to shop for "pirate stuff". the little girl must of had 5 or 6 princess dresses with matching shoes and accessories. They were having a ball. I am glad you got a great dream.

01-03-2007, 09:40 PM
What a great treat!!! I would have passed out!

01-04-2007, 01:55 PM
How wonderful! :cheer2: I do hope you'll tell us what all she was able to get! My 6yr old dd would have gone crazy!!

01-04-2007, 02:11 PM
Ohhh how wonderful for your daughter (and you!) :goodvibes I hope that you will share some of the things you bought!

01-11-2007, 09:04 AM
The shopping spree actually went very quickly. The manager followed the girls around with the calculator every time they put something in a basket he added it up for us so we would have an idea. We hit $250 before we left the Princess room.
Here are some of the things they picked:
2 Mickey Christmas Hats
2 Minnie Mouse Ears
4 Princess Dolls
4 Gameboy Games (I was excited about this choice because it wasnt a stuff animal and easy to pack once out of the box:thumbsup2 )
4 DVD Movies
My daughter who won can only wear 14K gold earrings due to some type of allergic reaction she is having to any other type...so she got a pair of 14K gold Mickey ears which she loves...they were $60
2 101 dalmation dogs with the matching carry bag and all of the accessories
2 Mickey and Minnie baby stuffed animals
10 pins for their necklaces
2 cases to hold their pins
2 nightgowns, princess of course
1 blanket for mom

Here is a picture, if i posted it right....

01-11-2007, 09:25 AM
Awwwwwwwwww!!!! Seeing the picture just gave me chill bumps, they look so cute and SO happy!!

01-11-2007, 11:38 AM
Aww Adorable!!!!!!! Your girls are beaming in the picture!!

glass- slippers
01-11-2007, 08:06 PM
Very sweet.! You can tell they had a great time!:thumbsup2

01-15-2007, 06:16 PM
Aww that is fantastic!!! Very magical :)

01-16-2007, 12:25 AM
Must admit that I'm a bit jealous... Congratulations though. That has to be an awesome dream come true!! $500 in Disney...bet it wouldn't take me long either. Congrats again!

01-16-2007, 07:12 AM
Thanks for sharing your story and pictures. You can she had a great time shopping and sharing with her sister... Great job :cheer2:

01-16-2007, 10:01 AM
WOW!! How wonderful for your girls! Congratulations pixiedust: :mickeyjum

01-17-2007, 09:10 AM
That is so wonderful, thanks so much for sharing the photo, they got some great stuff:cheer2:

01-19-2007, 08:31 AM
I just got tears in my eyes seeing that picture. How truly magical for you and your girls!

01-19-2007, 11:28 AM
What a special moment - Congrats!

01-19-2007, 02:19 PM
This is really great. They now have a story to tell for the rest of their lives. How many other people can say they had the same experience!!!

01-19-2007, 03:26 PM
What a wonderful memory!! Congrats!!

01-19-2007, 06:03 PM
While that is a lot of stuff, it is amazing how quickly it all adds up!

What a great kid to share with her sister. I know they will remember that day forever!!!! princess:

01-19-2007, 06:10 PM
How exciting for your girls!! Congratulations! :)

01-22-2007, 12:08 PM
What a magical day for daughters! Thank you so much for sharing their photo- they are just beaming with happiness!

01-22-2007, 08:59 PM
Love it! What a wonderful thing. Goosebumps....:goodvibes

01-23-2007, 10:11 PM
That is just AWESOME and she shared with her sister, how sweet is that?

01-31-2007, 03:14 PM
OH wow how cool they both look so happy Congrats to your girls!!

01-31-2007, 05:40 PM
Okay well, you made me cry with that picture!!! Your girls are SO darling and what a wonderful daughter you have to share with her sister. Some kids...a lot of kids today...don't know what it is to share, especially a wonderful surprise.

You are doing a great job mommy!!

thanks for sharing the picture!:goodvibes

01-31-2007, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the story, the photo and the list of stuff!!! They look so happy! I read the story to my DS6 and he said "I WANNA GOOO to Disney World!"

02-01-2007, 08:42 AM
gratz!!! the pic made tears come .... your girls are very cute!

02-01-2007, 09:25 AM
to your DD!! And what a proud Mama you must be that she was so willing to share with her dsis, your raising a good one!!

02-01-2007, 09:27 AM
What a great story! How cute she shared it with her sibling. Congratulations to her! :thumbsup2

02-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Awesome, a day that your DD's will never forget. Disney magical memories are the best :thumbsup2

02-04-2007, 12:40 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!! What a great thing to WIN! :yay: Adorable girls too!

02-12-2007, 08:41 AM
What a wonderful thing to happen, congrats! Your daughters are dolls! Hope they got bags and bags of toys!

02-12-2007, 03:32 PM
I bet your daughters were in heaven. That is really cool! Thanks for sharing!

02-15-2007, 08:50 PM
uh i wish i was here a big congrats

02-17-2007, 07:29 AM
Wow!!!! What a lot of great things they chose!!!! Congratulations- what a magical treat!!!! :)

princess: Caroline princess:

03-26-2007, 03:09 AM
It sounds like you have done a wonderful job raising your daughter! :thumbsup2 How wonderful for your family!!! :cheer2:

03-26-2007, 03:38 PM
That's so fun!! A great dream, to be sure. I hope she not only got some good stuff at the store, but memories to last a lifetime. And how nice that she shared it with her sister-that says a lot! Congrats!

03-26-2007, 10:18 PM
What a wonderful story and beautiful photo!! Thanks for sharing. I needed a good cry!!!

03-27-2007, 01:53 AM
That is so cool! Congrats to your little girl and how nice of her to share with her sister:goodvibes

03-27-2007, 08:06 AM
What a wonderful story! I know your girls had a ball shopping. Your daughter sharing with her sister was very touching and also very nice that Mom got a blanket! :) Thanks for sharing the picture.

03-27-2007, 10:26 AM
that is wonderful, congrats to you daughter. IMO she proved she deserved it by sharing her good fortune with her little sister :)

03-29-2007, 09:37 AM
Gotta love Disney!

03-29-2007, 05:47 PM
WOW that i really cool
I didnt know that was part of YOMD bu tthat is aaawwwwwweeeeeeeeeesssssssssssooooooooooommmmmmmmm mmmmmeeeeeeeeeee