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Keys to the Kingdom/The trip of a lifetime!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by minnierocks, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. minnierocks

    minnierocks New Member

    Well, I guess I'll start at the beginning...
    This past summer the kids started begging us to go back to Disney. It was the most fun that we'd ever had on vacation and we all were anxious to get back :yay:
    I began searching for deals...you see the "Disney World jar" was empty! I happened to see the link to win a trip and thought "why not?". Never in a million years would I have thought that my family (from the middle of nowhere, as my DS puts it) could win.
    Around the beginning of September, I had a message on our machine from someone who wanted to talk to me about the sweepstakes I had entered. I am extremely skeptical of everything and have to admit...I was looking for the catch! I listened to it a few more times and then called my DH at work. He had me walk through the message a few times and said well, call him back and see what he wants. :confused3
    I call and he starts by telling me that I am his grand prize winner...I listen waiting for the catch...He assures me that there is no catch and that I am indeed the grand prize winner...at that point, I screamed and got all choked up while doing the "happy dance" :cool1:
    I have to admit even when I hung up-I couldn't believe it! I call my DH back and he couldn't believe it either!
    I anxiously awaited all the necessary paperwork...all the while waiting for the "catch". There appeared to be none...
    The man was wonderful and so patient with me as I asked many questions and he was extremely excited about this trip. :woohoo:
    As a matter of fact, everyone that I spoke with was excited!
    It was still a little hard to believe though! Us? Out of all the people who entered? I was a little hesitant to tell our kids because I was afraid that it wasn't real! That somehow it was a joke or they had made a mistake...

    Well, I received the paperwork and it all seemed to be legitimate...I started to fill it out and started to think about how to tell the kids... ;)

    That's all for tonight...We have to be up early... :wave:
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  3. JennyandMike03

    JennyandMike03 New Member

    :cheer2: Congrats! :cheer2: Can't wait to hear what happens! :thumbsup2
  4. Tracy Savage

    Tracy Savage <font color=blue>I really don't know about needy,

    This is like a soap opera cliffhanger.... I'll tune in tomorrow! :happytv:
  5. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Again, Tammy, what a wonderful story of the magic of Disney!!! I can still see you with your great look of surprise and being overwhelmed. Great!!!! :thumbsup2

  6. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

    I know you are pretty new to the DIS, but you started your report in Completed Trip Reports. I am going to move you over to the Trip Report board and when you complete your whole trip, after a few weeks, I will put this back to "completed Trip Reports".

    Thanks for sharing with us, we all wondered if you were a DIS member. And leave it to Dan, to have your picture already.
  7. BlakeNJ

    BlakeNJ New Member

    Can't wait for more Minnierocks! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime!!
  8. outlander

    outlander <font color=green>I AM keeping my fingers crossed<

    I am looking forward to hearing more about your unique, magical experience. :wizard: Thank you in advance for taking the time to share it with all of us! :cheer2:
  9. PottersMom

    PottersMom New Member

    I can't believe it's really you! WE all watched on TV - what a wonderful experience for all of you!! I can't wait to read the rest of your trip report!
  10. jjohnson

    jjohnson <font color = 'blue'><br>Volunteer cheerleader for

    Thank you for taking the time to share your magical trip with us
  11. a*lil*bit*goofy

    a*lil*bit*goofy <font color=blue>If only I had a brain! <font colo

    much congratulations! and welcome to the Dis! I can't wait to read your trip report. I hope you include somepictures as well. :O)
  12. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

    Wow! Nice to have you on the Dis. BTW, I was one of the CMs there that morning, and had such a nice time. I can't wait to read your report.
  13. S.Poppins

    S.Poppins <font color=red>Mouseketeer<br><font color=purple>

    I can't wait to here more and I hope there will be some pics! Did you know about the Dis before your trip or did you find it after?
  14. kimberh

    kimberh New Member

    I can't wait to hear more!! How many possible trips are there? Anyone know? Only in America!!!
  15. TLHB70

    TLHB70 <font color=navy>Let me be known by the Company I

    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I know that a trip report takes time. I look forward to reading all of your magical stories. Take your time. We are all happy to wait and happy to read all that you would like to share.
    I am so happy for you!
    :goodvibes :wizard:
  16. monymony3471

    monymony3471 <font color=CC6633>Finally got a chance to come ba

    I will definitely be reading along. This sounds like it's gonna be a great story.
    Congratulations to you. I hope you get time to answer some of the other posters questions as well.
  17. Lan

    Lan D23 Charter Year Member

    Hi Minnierocks!

    I didn't see you "live" but watched the video of your television debut. I can't wait to hear more about your dream vacation.
  18. Vickie46

    Vickie46 New Member

    I can't wait to hear all the details.. thanks for sharing your trip report with us!
  19. theflowerladee

    theflowerladee DISNEY MOM

    Congratulations!!!! I am so excited to hear your great trip report. :wizard:
  20. mickeymousemom

    mickeymousemom Missing: Three tags last seen in this space. Larg

    Wow! I just learned you are indeed a DIS member! Congratulations! You have no idea how much my whole family enjoyed watching the video of your family. I literally sobbed and laughed everytime I showed it to someone. I can't wait to read the rest of your report!
  21. ntburns22

    ntburns22 New Member

    Thanks for sharing your story. I was so excited when I saw on FOX 8 that morning that a family from Ohio had one. It brought tears to my eyes to see how excited everyone was. I am looking forward to the rest of your report. Hello from Willard.

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