Onsite: Disney Debuts Sweepstakes and Attractions

ORLANDO–Walt Disney World on Wednesday officially kicked off its "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion, as well as a new "Finding Nemo"-themed musical and aquarium attraction. Debuting for the first time on Wednesday, "Finding Nemo–The Musical" is a 30-minute program featuring puppeteers, dancers and aerialists as well as original songs by Broadway's "Avenue Q" composer and co-creator. It is the first time Disney has turned a non-musical animated feature into such a show. Additionally, the resort at Epcot on Wednesday officially unveiled its revamped aquarium, "The Seas with Nemo & Friends." "Clamobiles" take guests through the attraction, which features technology that places the animated stars of the Disney Pixar picture with real marine life. The pavilion's 5.7 million gallon aquarium–said to be one of the world's largest–takes the place of the attraction formerly known as The Living Seas. During the "Year of a Million Dreams," Disney says more than one million guests at Disneyland Resort in CA and Walt Disney World Resort in FL will be rewarded with such gifts as a FASTPASS to skip ride lines, a trip to every Disney park around the world or a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite. On Thursday, Disney World awarded its first winner a "Suite Dreams" Cinderella suite prize, and will continue to do so throughout the remainder of the year. For one night, a guest and up to five members of his or her party will begin their evening at Cinderella's Royal Table for dinner and later will enjoy the Cinderella Suite that sits four stories above the MagicKingdom, replete with all the amenities of a luxury suite.


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