As you probably know, we are dedicated Disneyland annual pass holders. Back in December we each received an email from the Walt Disney Company about an exclusive annual pass holder sweepstakes. The grand (and only) prize is a 14-day/13-night Adventures by Disney vacation to China. All we had to do was register with our emails and annual pass numbers. We could enter each email one time per day from December through the end of February. So… Patricia did. Every day. We didn’t think we’d actually win.
But we did.
We totally won.
So, this July we get to go to China. It will start with a pre-departure overnight stay at Disneyland with special tours of Walt Disney’s private apartment in the park, the Dream Suite, special seating for Fantasmic!, and a night at the Disneyland hotel. Then we go to Hong Kong Disneyland as well as time to explore Hong Kong. Then to Beijing to tour Tienanmen Square and a day trip to the Great Wall. Then to Shanghai for Shanghai Disneyland. All hotels, flights, and transportation is included. Most meals are included. We will have tour guides/interpreters traveling with us. We will also get time on our own in each city to explore.
You can see the full itinerary here: Pass_to_China_itinerary.
In the U.S., you must pay taxes if you win anything over $600. This prize is worth about $25K and we will have a hefty tax bill next year. On top of that, we need to pay for travel visas, luggage, some rain gear (it will be typhoon season when we are there), and some other essential items.
We are not expecting any wedding gifts, but if you are so inclined, we will gratefully take monetary gifts towards this once in a lifetime opportunity. Click the button below to send via PayPal or go to PayPal.me/suziandcole.