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    Fouch Family Wins the BIG Cinderella Castle Stay!

    I was watching Midday on 5(Noon Newscast) and saw this...

    Reported By: WPTV Staff/AP
    January 26, 2007

    A Michigan family is waking up this morning as the first people to spend the night in Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World.

    Lisa and Jim Fouch and their children, 16-year-old Brad and eight-year-old Hannah are the winners of one of the top prizes in Disney's ``Year of a Million Dreams'' celebration.

    A computer randomly picked the person sitting in a certain seat in the Star Tours ride at Disney-MGM Studios to stay in the castle last night. That person was Brad.

    The Lansing-Michigan family had been staying at Disney's All Star Resort.

    Other prizes in the contest include trips around the world as grand marshal in the Disney parade, a membership to the Disney Vacation Club and passes allowing guests to skip lines at attractions for the day.
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    I love to hear where they hand out the prizes, thanks Elyse!

    I won a Dream Fastpass in December (which I then lost, hopefully someone got to enjoy it). Got it while waiting in line at the ToT.


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    Yup, I read that they won this prize right after they won Dream Fastpasses....hmmm, I never have that kind of luck.
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    It was Hannah's 8th Birthday, I heard on the radio. Every birthday after that will **** for her. lol


    Now I'm wondering, do you have to be staying in a disney resort in order to win?
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    What a great story.
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    This is very cool. Do we have a picture of the family anywhere?

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    Yea good to know I am going in March and havent booked a room for my first night there because I am counting on staying in the castle. If not i am sleeping on a bench in downtown disney.
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    lucky... i bet i would have been in that spot if i was there
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    Can other people stay inside the Castle, or is that the only family allowed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MayBWeRMnt2B View Post
    Now I'm wondering, do you have to be staying in a disney resort in order to win?

    Not sure Jeanne, but I would guess if the computer picked a random seat on Star Tours then you don't have to be.
    How would they know he was staying at a resort?


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    If it's anything like the other prizes they are giving away then it's just random. You just have to be at the right park at the right time.


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    I read on another site, that the seat is randomly picked and then if the winner accepts the prize, they go through a "short verification process" and then the fun begins. I really wonder what the "verification process" consisits of.

    Because if I win, I'm saying I have 6 guests, because I will FIND 6 guests. I have 4 definitelys, and then my mom and dad actually would try to fly down from Wisconsin for the night if I win. So I'd fill it. If not I'd just invite more friends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MayBWeRMnt2B View Post
    Because if I win, I'm saying I have 6 guests, because I will FIND 6 guests. I have 4 definitelys, and then my mom and dad actually would try to fly down from Wisconsin for the night if I win. So I'd fill it. If not I'd just invite more friends!
    That made me . Seesh, I wish MY birthday would be that cool! Man, my birthday's stink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Howdizzle View Post
    lucky... i bet i would have been in that spot if i was there
    If I was there I would have been as far away as posibel from that spot.
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