Growing up in Orange County, CA with Disneyland in my backyard made me feel pretty darn cool. I went to the “Mouse House” all the time with friends and family and have plenty of souvenirs, photos and hours of old video to prove it (well, my mom does). In fact, I think my first words were Mickey and Minnie, not mommy and daddy. But, I digress. As an adult, I still get just as excited about going to any of the Disney Parks because Disney and its many loveable characters have always held a special place in my heart. And I don’t think I’m alone when I say that.
So when I learned that Sony was working with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to promote its latest line of Handycam® camcorders, I thought how perfect. Hardly anybody makes the trip to Disneyland without some sort of recording device and I bet a camcorder tops the list. Who would want to miss that special moment when your daughter meets Cinderella for the first time or when your son watches wide-eyed at the Lion King parade?
To make sure no one misses those precious moments, Sony and Disney have kicked off the “Share Magical Memories” campaign with a unique online contest and dedicated website hosted by Disney Interactive at www.disney.com/memories. Here guests can submit a written entry about a special someone in their life, a family member, friend or educator, who has helped create a lasting memory to a panel of judges who’ll review the stories about the special memory makers. Five grand prize winners will receive a family vacation for themselves and three guests, plus a vacation for their memory makers and three guests to Walt Disney World Resort. And of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without a gadget to capture those memories so the winning families will also receive a Sony® HDR-PJ260V projector camcorder.
And as if that wasn’t easy enough, there will also be a weekly sweepstakes on disney.com/memories where guests can enter daily on the site or text “SONY” to DISNEY on their mobile devices*, for a chance to win prizes such as a $200 Disney gift card and a Sony HDR-PJ260V camcorder. A series of videos showcasing the new camcorders will also be featured on disney.com/memories and in-store, at Sony Stores and select electronics retailers nationwide. Speaking of participating stores, anyone who purchases a new Sony HD Handycam camcorder at select retailers from May 14 – Sept. 30 will receive an exclusive, limited-edition Disney item.
So for all you Disney fans, this is your chance to get the best of both worlds – the opportunity to make magical memories at Walt Disney World and preserve those memories in HD. We’ve all had that special someone in our life who has helped create a lasting memory so share your story and maybe both of your families will be headed to Disney World before you know it! Then kick back and enjoy watching your home-made Disney movies … keepsakes you’ll hold near & dear for a lifetime.
*Standard text message rates apply when entering the sweepstakes on your mobile device.
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