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Enter the ‘Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes’ for the Chance to Win a Disneyland Resort Vacation

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios


In two weeks, “The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition” will open in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park, giving guests an up-close look at the world of “Frankenweenie” through sets, puppets, props and more – plus, guests will be able to view a special 4D extended sneak peek of the film. Today, I’ve got more “Frankenweenie” news for you!

From August 23 – October 7, you can enter the “Frankenweenie Monstrous Sweepstakes” for the chance to win a four-day/three-night vacation for four to experience all the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s how to enter:

And today, we have an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Frankenweenie”! Take an interactive 360° tour of the sets with Animation Director Trey Thomas, who will take you to the town of New Holland amidst the annual Dutch Day celebration. You can scroll, point, and click to explore and discover new content in this in-depth experience. Check it out here!

Don’t forget to see “Frankenweenie” in theaters October 5!

No purchase necessary. Open only to persons who are, as of entry, 13 years of age or older; legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S. or DC. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 PM PT, 8/23/12 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT, 10/7/12. Enter at or via SMS (see Official Rules for entry details). Minors should check with their parent or legal guardian before entering. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Disney Online.

*Msg and data rates may apply. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

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  • My husband gets the “communications error” on his desktop. On the laptop, my screen goes black after I enter my username and password. We are using OSX and Safari, but we got the same black screen in IE, too. So neither of us knows if our entries are being received.
    I did contact Help & Guest Services twice, but have not received an answer. Erin, can you ask someone to look into this? Thank you!

  • Each time I try to enter on the computer it says there has been “a communications error”.

  • Texted Alive to Disney. No problems.

  • I’m sure not having much luck with this sweepstakes, after 2 days of trying. Texting FRANKENWEENIE doesn’t work, ALIVE of course was not it, and trying to enter through the Web page gets me a “There has been a communications error. Please try again.” after I put in my account and password. The last might be a Mac thing–Disney web pages are not very cross-platform friendly–but I’m getting frustrated about missing some chances at the trip to Disneyland!

  • I tried to enter August 30 on the website and when I log in I am given a Communications Error message, please try again later.

  • Hello! I logged in through the website and it tells me there is a “communications error.” Just thought I’d ask if this is a problem on my end or yours…Thanks!

  • Like Jen, FRANKENWEENIE worked, ALIVE didn’t

  • Not only could I not get the text of “ALIVE” to work, but every time I click on the “Enter Now” button on the website – the screen goes black and nothing comes up except for the music. AARGH this is becoming a true tribute to Tim Burton’s work. It is rapidly becoming a “Nightmare Before Frankenweenie”! 😉

  • Frankenweenie it is! Alive did not work for me.

  • If you go to the sweepstakes website it says to text FRANKENWEENIE. I know I texted ALIVE 3x.

  • Is Muppet Vision going to be showing during the Frankenweenie expo?

  • Same here, it doesn’t recognize the key word when you text and the ‘enter now’ button on the website doesn’t go anywhere.

  • Looks like the magic text phrase is Frankenweenie. 🙂

  • ALIVE and FRANKENWEENIE both work now

  • That keyword doesn’t seem to be working on mobile at the moment….

    • Thanks for the heads-up, Melissa and David. I’ll see if I can find out what the problem is.

    • The issue with mobile entries has been resolved and the system is now accepting sweepstakes entries again. Thanks for your patience!

  • Hi. Texting ALIVE to DISNEY is not working.

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