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Sign Up for a Chance to Attend A Walk in the Park with Phil Holmes, Vice President of Magic Kingdom Park

posted on December 6th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

As part of “Limited Time Magic,” we’re offering a walk in Magic Kingdom Park that’s never before been offered to guests – hosted by Phil Holmes, vice president of Magic Kingdom Park.


Each morning beginning at 7:45 a.m. (ET), with advanced check-in starting at 7:00 a.m. (ET), on December 9-11, December 18 and December 20, 2013, selected guests will have the opportunity to join Phil Holmes and see Magic Kingdom Park from a new point of view. During each hour-long session, attendees will hear unique stories and also learn more about how the park and its cast members still look to Walt Disney for inspiration.

Here are the dates for a walk in the park with Phil Holmes:

  • Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2013
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • Friday, December 20, 2013

There will be only one tour each morning – with 25 guests in each group. You may enter here for a chance to attend only one of the five tours. Also, here are the rules for the drawing for a Walk in the Park with Phil Holmes Sweepstakes at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Also, please remember the following for each drawing:

  • All entrants who sign up for the events must be U.S. residents who have reached the age of majority in their primary state of residence.
  • Each entry is valid for one participant only; winners will not be permitted to bring a guest.
  • Park admission and standard car parking will be provided as part of the event.
  • Selected participants will be assigned a tour date and time. There will be no changes or substitutions allowed.
  • Tour opportunities are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
  • Winners will be notified on December 6 by email, and the prize cannot be transferred. Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • Tours are subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Subject to complete Official Rules.

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Mark from CO on December 6th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

How does one apply?


Thomas Smith on December 6th, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Hi Mark, the link is in the post below the image. Here you go:


Lucia on December 6th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Ohh, I really want to go….


Gillian from IL on December 6th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

can I enter my kids also? is there an age restriction? I didn’t see one


Gillian from IL on December 6th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Sorry- also- can I bring my 2 year old since he is usually free?


Gregory on December 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Interesting .. the URL starts with “disneyland”
I wonder why parking is never included when one of these types of events happens at Disneyland.


Nicholas on December 6th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Why are all the tours limited to US residents only? As a a pass holder from the UK (who visits several times a month) I never receive Mickey monitor, AP gifts – such as the magnet, and cannot sign up for park tours as part of limited time magic….. Yet I am expected to pay the same as US residents


Lucinda from IL on December 6th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

How long is the tour expected to last?


Ethan on December 6th, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Nicholas – I am sure there are legal reasons why non-US residents can’t win contests within the US like this. It’s pretty common here.


Clara from FL on December 6th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

It is really too bad that these events are “sold out” almost immediately. The Facebook post is dated two hours ago, but the time to sign up has “expired” Same thing happened to the tour of Cinderella Castle. I live an hour away and could have been there any time. These limited time Magic certainly are.


Stephanie from FL on December 6th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Thank you for this amazing opportunity – I appreciate it!


Lori on December 6th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I cannot wait for this amazing opportunity! Thank you!


Mark on December 6th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Thank you very much for the opportunity to join this amazing tour. I am so looking forward to it.


Jeanne on December 6th, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I check the blog every day, but not necessarily first thing in the morning. It is sad to only offer a 3 hour window to sign up on the same day of the posting, especially considering time zones. It would have been more polite to post this yesterday with a signup window today. Saddened.


Allan on December 6th, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Wish we had time to be selected. Working full time makes these events enviable but near impossible to sign up for. Would be nice if there was greater advance notice.


Skip from FL on December 6th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

#7 – Lucinda from IL

“hour-long session”
(2nd sentence after the picture of the windows)


Mark from CO on December 7th, 2013 at 7:54 am

So did anyone get selected?


Chuck on December 7th, 2013 at 8:18 am

I would love to attend if someone cannot make it since we will be down there for all the dates! My wife and I are huge Disney nuts. Got engaged and Married there!


Jennifer on December 7th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thank you so much for this opportunity…I cannot even wait!!


Christine on December 7th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I would love to take part in this event. Does a Snowbird Canadian qualify for this event?


Duniel on December 8th, 2013 at 10:43 am

I got selected! Very excited to attend. Thank you so much for this opportunity.


Timothy on December 8th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Dec 18th – what time are you thinking the tour would take place?
Look forward to our 100th trip then to WDW.


Skip from FL on December 9th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

#21 – Timothy

“7:45 a.m. (ET)”
(1st sentence after the picture of the windows)


Meghan on December 12th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Are we able to stay in Magic Kingdom after the tour to enjoy the park?


luiz on January 3rd, 2014 at 5:42 pm

I had the fortune of winning, and it was truly amazing had such a great time listening to Phil and learning so much insight, thank you so much for this unforgetable gift!