I’ve been spending a lot of time lately in virtual worlds, racing through amazing vacation destinations without even leaving my desk. Now lest you think I’m just playing around on the Internet when I should be working, that’s really not the case (at least not this time).
You see, I’ve been authorized to “play-test” a new Disney Vacation Club virtual board game, and I have to say it’s the most fun I’ve had playing a Disney game since “Where’s My Water?” started draining my phone battery. It’s officially called the “Disney Vacation Club Getaway Your Way Sweepstakes,” though I just call it “Cancel My Next Meeting…I’m Busy!”
Every time you play, you get to explore three of the game’s five immersive worlds, each with its own vacation landscape to navigate and Disney Villain to race. The journey begins with “Safari Adventure,” where you race Simba’s unscrupulous uncle Scar through an African setting inspired in part by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas.
Just as Disney Vacation Club Members do in the real world, players in this virtual world then choose their own path, racing through two of the following four environments:
- “Majestic Woodlands” – Race the apple-peddling Evil Queen through the woods, past The Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
- “Magical Theme Parks” – Race Maleficent in the shadows of Disney Parks, past The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
- “Seaside Splendors” – Race Captain Hook past Disney’s Vero Beach Resort to Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.
- “World of Discoveries” – Race Hades along Adventures by Disney pathways past international icons en route to a Disney Cruise Line ship.
Let’s see, did I cover everything? Virtual worlds…choose your own adventure…collect cool stuff…Simba’s evil uncle…yep, I think that’s it. Oh wait, the prize!
Players may race once a day from now through January 31, 2013 (as many as 10 times total), at which time one randomly selected player’s virtual vacation points will become actual vacation points – the kind Disney Vacation Club Members use to book accommodations at Disney Vacation Club Resorts and hundreds of other destinations around the world. (Each round of game play counts as one entry in the sweepstakes, with racers earning a maximum of 10 entries.) Plus, the vacation points will be replenished annually for three years.
To learn more about the game and begin your adventure, visit www.disney.com/disneyvacationclub.
Good luck, adventurers…and “Kungaloosh!”
NO PURCHASE OR SALES PRESENTATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Disney Vacation Club® Getaway Your Way Sweepstakes begins 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 16, 2012 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. EST January 14, 2013. Open to eligible legal residents of 49 U.S./D.C. (excluding Nevada) and Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, who are at least 18 years of age as of date of entry. See www.disney.com/disneyvacationclub for Official Rules and important details on participation, including an Alternate Method of Entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries. Skill-testing question required if winner is a resident of Canada. Approximate retail value varies between $16,000 to $49,300. Sponsor: Disney Vacation Development, Inc., 1390 Celebration Blvd. Celebration, FL 34747.
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