Win Your Way to Disney! Sweepstakes and Contests

LAST UPDATE: 9/24/21

On this page we list major Disney sweepstakes and contests that are either sponsored by Disney or offer substantial Disney prizes. We also list sweepstakes with prizes of a vacation to Central Florida or Southern California. We try to pick only the best Disney contests and vacation sweepstakes that are worth your time, so we are very picky about what we will list. The listings below are only short summaries of the prizes and rules; be sure to read the complete official rules for each contest before entering.

This page is usually updated every Friday.

Good luck!

Disney Imagination Campus Sweepstakes

Teachers, music directors and school administrators are invited to enter an essay contest. 50 essay contest winners are welcomed to Disney Imagination Campus Inspiration Conference on May 27, 2022. The 50 essay contest winners receive a 3-night trip for 1 person to Orlando which includes airfare, hotel accommodations, 3-Day ticket to Walt Disney World Resort with Park Hopper, $200 Disney gift card and admission to the conference. There are an additional 50 sweepstakes winners who will receive a $100 gift card. Essay winners must travel May 26 – 29, 2022, prize does not include ground transfers.

Contest opened to teachers, music directors and school administrators. Must be at least 21 years old to enter. See official rules for details about entry requirements. One essay entry per person, essay requirements and criteria shown in Rules #4 and #5. Additional sweepstakes entries may be made using social media, see Rule #3. Expires 10/13/21.

Orlando Family Vacation Sweepstakes

Win a Grand Prize of a 3-night trip for 2 people to Orlando, includes Frontier Airlines airfare vouchers of $250, rental car (must be at least 25 years old to drive rental car), hotel accommodations at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, spa treatments, breakfast, Grande Lake boating experience choice of fishing, eco tour, Everglades or sunrise, and Champagne Experience on The Wheel at Icon Park. Prize does not include theme park tickets. Blackout dates apply.

Contest opened to residents of the 48 contiguous United States and DC, void in Alaska and Hawaii. Must be at least 21 years old to enter. See official rules for details about entry requirements. One entry per person per day. Expires 10/13/21.

New!Disney Vacation Club Beautiful Tomorrow Sweepstakes

Win a Grand Prize of a 5-night trip for 4 people to Orlando, includes airfare, accommodations at Disney’s Riviera Resort and 4-Day tickets with Park Hopper option to Walt Disney Resort. Prize does not include ground transfers. Must travel between February 1 – September 30, 2022. Block-out dates may apply.

Contest opened to DVC members and non-members. See official rules for details about entry requirements. One entry per person, plus up to ten bonus entries for watching sales promotion video. Expires 1/26/22. Thanks Heidi for info.

The Year of Wishes Sweepstakes

Win one of 50 Grand Prizes of a 3-night Bahamian cruise aboard the Disney Wish for 4 people, includes airfare to Orlando, ground transfers, one night hotel accommodation prior to cruise, stateroom, all meals included (except adults only meals) and pre-paid gratuities, taxes, fees and port expenses. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Prize dates are fly to Orlando on June 4, 2022, and cruise June 5 – 8, 2022.

Contest opened to residents of the 50 United States and DC, and Canada (except Quebec).  See official rules for details about entry requirements. There are ten separate entry periods which all start on the 1st of each month, entries do not carry over to the next entry period. Winners chosen in random drawings of your posted photos on your public Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, including hashtags as described, see Rule #3, must follow Disney Cruise Lines. One entry per platform per person per day. Expires 3/31/22.

Prizes Won by Readers

In 2003, we started listing Disney sweepstakes as well as contests with prizes of Orlando and Southern California vacations. Since then, we’ve heard from over 294 readers who have won prizes.

Here are some of the major prizes won by readers:

  • Walt Disney World vacation – 54 winners
  • Disneyland vacation – 17 winners
  • Disney cruise plus Disney World vacation – 4 winners
  • 3 years of Disney Vacation Club stays – 4 winners
  • Disney cruise – 6 winners
  • Aulani Resort vacation – 1 winner
  • Adventures by Disney vacation – 3 winners
  • Orlando vacation – 20 winners
  • Los Angeles vacation – 1 winner
  • Legoland California vacation – 2 winners
  • SeaWorld Orlando vacation – 1 winners
  • SeaWorld Orlando VIP experience
  • Universal Studios Orlando vacation – 4 winners
  • Universal Studios Hollywood vacation – 2 winners
  • SeaWorld San Diego vacation – 3 winners
  • New York City vacation to see Disney on Broadway
  • Kennedy Space Center vacation – 2
  • Pro Bowl tickets and Orlando vacation
  • Universal Studios Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood tickets – 11 winners
  • SeaWorld/Busch Gardens park passes
  • Walt Disney World Resort tickets
  • Disneyland/California Adventure ticket
  • Toy Story Party for winner and up to 25 guests
  • $1,000 Disney Store gift card
  • Karaoke machine
  • Ford Mustang
  • Yamaha piano
  • Disney crib set
  • $500 Visa gift card
  • $500 Disney gift card

See, real people do win these things. (And if you win a contest you found on, let us know.) Congratulations to the winners!

Avoiding Junk Mail

Sweepstakes entries are one of the primary ways companies build their email lists. If you don’t want to be bombarded with junk email, try to opt out (if possible) from any mailing list sign-ups they are offering along with the contest entry.

It’s also smart to create a “junk mail” address through a free Web-based email provider such as Gmail and use it for all sweepstakes sign-ups. However, be sure to check that mailbox at least every couple of days, since winners are frequently notified by email.

Know of a great Disney-related sweepstakes not listed here?

Send us an email with a link to the entry page.

We only list the following types of sweepstakes:

  • sponsored by Disney
  • major company/organization offering major Disney prizes
  • major company/organization offering trip to Central Florida (Orlando, Tampa, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral)
  • major company/organization offering trip to Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego)

We sometimes choose not to list specific sweepstakes for various reasons. Some of those reasons include:

  • no official rules
  • promotion seems misleading/questionable
  • sponsor is obscure or known/suspected to be problematic
  • primary prize is negligible, such as a low-value merchandise item, video or pair of tickets to a show
  • rules suggest major privacy issues (seems possible your data will be sold to a telemarketer or spammer)
  • Facebook sweepstakes that requires you to authorize an app (potential privacy issues)