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disneyw/kids
12-26-2006, 05:25 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.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/robinkress/Dec2007039.jpg

Cass
12-26-2006, 05:38 PM
How awesome for your family, what a treat :)

BlakeNJ
12-26-2006, 05:41 PM
Congratulations to your daughter!

icebrat001
12-26-2006, 05:45 PM
Congrats to you and your family. Spill the beans, what did the kids get?

Mickey1122
12-26-2006, 05:46 PM
Congratulations! That's fantastic!

dustysky
12-26-2006, 05:49 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.

CDSTapisRouge
12-26-2006, 06:12 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!!!!

Vickie46
12-26-2006, 06:58 PM
that is so nice!!!! Way to go!

PKWallaby
12-26-2006, 08:36 PM
How exciting!! Now there's a memory that will last a lifetime:goodvibes

WDWBetsy
12-26-2006, 08:37 PM
WOW! How cool for your daughter (and her sister!). Congrats!

Tinkerbell424
12-26-2006, 09:36 PM
wow congrats.:)

Your daughter's are very luckyy!:)

willoughbyclan
12-26-2006, 09:43 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

MomofCKJ
12-27-2006, 07:47 AM
That is awesome! How fun! What did she buy?

Allyson :)

WDW Poly Princess
12-27-2006, 10:14 AM
WOW~ What a great prize! And how nice of her to share with her sister!

MOREMICKEY4ME
12-27-2006, 10:37 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!!!

thebecka
12-27-2006, 02:08 PM
How awesome was that!!! My DD would absolutely freak for a shopping spree!!! Congratulations!!

Magickndm
12-27-2006, 04:39 PM
What a wonderful thing to happen! Congratulations to your daughter.

I'mNoPrince
12-27-2006, 05:08 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.

candlekatie
12-27-2006, 05:47 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.
Katie
4 days till WDW!:cool1:

Disfan3
12-27-2006, 07:54 PM
wow that is magical!

:wizard:

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


WTG!! :hug:

mommytomy3
12-28-2006, 12:01 PM
WOW!! thats great, congrats!:)

MinnieGi
12-28-2006, 12:20 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. :)

milkabum
12-28-2006, 02:13 PM
That sounds fun for me, and I'm twice her age! I can't imagine how much fun they must have had.

meeskamouska
12-28-2006, 02:44 PM
:wizard:
What a great way to remember an all-girl trip....with SHOPPING!!! Thanks for sharing the magic you experienced!!!:woohoo:

Stitchfans
12-28-2006, 02:50 PM
How neat is that? Wow! Congrats to you DD. That is so sweet that she shared her Sis.

NoKatMom
12-28-2006, 04:40 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 ?

dustysky
12-28-2006, 04:44 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????

scrump
12-31-2006, 03:36 PM
HOW COOL!!!!!

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

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

glad it was a DIS member

what a lovely memory for your girls

pigletforever
01-03-2007, 05:34 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.

Twinprincesses
01-03-2007, 08:40 PM
What a great treat!!! I would have passed out!

Mic_n_Min
01-04-2007, 12:55 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!!

Cinderella16
01-04-2007, 01:11 PM
Ohhh how wonderful for your daughter (and you!) :goodvibes I hope that you will share some of the things you bought!

disneyw/kids
01-11-2007, 08:04 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....
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a197/robinkress/Dec2007039.jpg

dustysky
01-11-2007, 08:25 AM
Awwwwwwwwww!!!! Seeing the picture just gave me chill bumps, they look so cute and SO happy!!

Cinderella16
01-11-2007, 10:38 AM
Aww Adorable!!!!!!! Your girls are beaming in the picture!!

glass- slippers
01-11-2007, 07:06 PM
Very sweet.! You can tell they had a great time!:thumbsup2

jenr812
01-15-2007, 05:16 PM
Aww that is fantastic!!! Very magical :)

CinderellaBride12
01-15-2007, 11:25 PM
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!

skylilly
01-16-2007, 06:12 AM
Thanks for sharing your story and pictures. You can she had a great time shopping and sharing with her sister... Great job :cheer2:

stacy347
01-16-2007, 09:01 AM
WOW!! How wonderful for your girls! Congratulations pixiedust: :mickeyjum

fizz13
01-17-2007, 08:10 AM
That is so wonderful, thanks so much for sharing the photo, they got some great stuff:cheer2:

angelhair45
01-19-2007, 07:31 AM
I just got tears in my eyes seeing that picture. How truly magical for you and your girls!

Tink3Belle
01-19-2007, 10:28 AM
What a special moment - Congrats!

MOREMICKEY4ME
01-19-2007, 01:19 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!!!

smokeydiamond
01-19-2007, 02:26 PM
What a wonderful memory!! Congrats!!

hazeyc
01-19-2007, 05:03 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:

Alyssa88
01-19-2007, 05:10 PM
How exciting for your girls!! Congratulations! :)

Mic_n_Min
01-22-2007, 11:08 AM
What a magical day for daughters! Thank you so much for sharing their photo- they are just beaming with happiness!

CindyBella
01-22-2007, 07:59 PM
Love it! What a wonderful thing. Goosebumps....:goodvibes

grtdn113
01-23-2007, 09:11 PM
That is just AWESOME and she shared with her sister, how sweet is that?

bar1jp
01-31-2007, 02:14 PM
OH wow how cool they both look so happy Congrats to your girls!!

CampbellScot
01-31-2007, 04:40 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

girlieeee
01-31-2007, 07:04 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!"
Hahahaha!

Joann
02-01-2007, 07:42 AM
gratz!!! the pic made tears come .... your girls are very cute!

chip91
02-01-2007, 08:25 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!!

AZMickeyfans
02-01-2007, 08:27 AM
What a great story! How cute she shared it with her sibling. Congratulations to her! :thumbsup2

armomof3lvsdisney
02-04-2007, 11:13 AM
Awesome, a day that your DD's will never forget. Disney magical memories are the best :thumbsup2

cakesnjammom
02-04-2007, 11:40 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!! What a great thing to WIN! :yay: Adorable girls too!

Booknut
02-12-2007, 07:41 AM
What a wonderful thing to happen, congrats! Your daughters are dolls! Hope they got bags and bags of toys!

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

EyoreFANS12
02-15-2007, 07:50 PM
uh i wish i was here a big congrats

cannp123165
02-17-2007, 06:29 AM
Wow!!!! What a lot of great things they chose!!!! Congratulations- what a magical treat!!!! :)

princess: Caroline princess:

AlyssinWonderland
03-26-2007, 02:09 AM
It sounds like you have done a wonderful job raising your daughter! :thumbsup2 How wonderful for your family!!! :cheer2:

bethmomoftwins
03-26-2007, 02:38 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!
Beth

pl'smama
03-26-2007, 09:18 PM
What a wonderful story and beautiful photo!! Thanks for sharing. I needed a good cry!!!

suggies08
03-27-2007, 12:53 AM
That is so cool! Congrats to your little girl and how nice of her to share with her sister:goodvibes

mickeyluv
03-27-2007, 07:06 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.

brandi~momof3
03-27-2007, 09:26 AM
that is wonderful, congrats to you daughter. IMO she proved she deserved it by sharing her good fortune with her little sister :)

Torontogal
03-29-2007, 08:37 AM
Gotta love Disney!
Congrats!

adabob
03-29-2007, 04:47 PM
WOW that i really cool
I didnt know that was part of YOMD bu tthat is aaawwwwwweeeeeeeeeesssssssssssooooooooooommmmmmmmm mmmmmeeeeeeeeeee