Inside Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a space that was decorated as a suite in the early 2000s. Called, appropriately enough, the Cinderella Castle Suite, it was originally used as a prize during its 2007 “Year Of A Million Dreams” promotion.
Following the end of that promotion, the suite was then generally only used for the occasional photo op (here’s the info when a travel blogger got to visit it), or as an overnight stay for the occasional celebrity. However it’s also sometimes been used as a prize for a charity fundraiser, and that’s how it’s available right now…
The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer and they have made a deal with Disney to bid on Walt Disney World vacation that includes one night in the Cinderella Castle Suite.
From the link on eBay:
YOU ARE BIDDING ON:
Stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom® Park
It’s an experience that only a limited few can ever hope to have – spend a night in the Cinderella Castle Suite in Magic Kingdom® Park. After others have left the park, you and your guests will remain in the majestic suite above the famed Castle. In addition, you’ll receive admission to 4 Theme Parks and 2 Water Parks at Walt Disney World® Resort, Air and Ground Transportation, lodging at a Disney Resort Hotel for 2 nights, and VIP Tour Services for a day.
This experience gives you one (1) vacation package for you and three (3) guests for three (3) nights and four (4) days at the Walt Disney World® Resort, including:
- Four (4) round trip coach airfares
- Four (4) round trip ground transfers between the Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World® Resort via Disney’s Magical Express® Service
- Room accommodations consisting of one (1) standard room(s) (with a maximum of four (4) persons per room) for two (2) nights at a hotel at the Walt Disney World® Resort selected by Disney in its sole discretion; based on availability.
- Four (4) 4-Day Theme Park Tickets with Park Hopper® Plus Option.
- One (1) Disney Gift Card with a value of $2,000.00 (subject to restrictions).
- One (1) night stay at the Cinderella Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom® Park at the Walt Disney World® Resort with select food and beverage snacks, breakfast at either Cinderella’s Royal Table or The Crystal Palace. Subject to availability.
- One (1) Disney VIP Tour Guide for (8) hours one (1) day
This package is non-transferable. Items that are not included as part of the vacation package are: meals (unless otherwise indicated), hotel room service, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, etc., local and long-distance telephone calls, tips, gratuities, service charges or taxes. All other charges and items not otherwise described above. The estimated retail value of the vacation package is US $10,644.80. Vacation rules, requirements include, but are not limited to: Vacation must be taken between 9/1/2019 and 7/1/2020. Departure date and accommodations are subject to availability; certain restrictions and block-out dates may apply. Vacation is for the winner of the auction and three (3) guests of the winner’s choosing. Vacation and vacation components may not be sold, traded, transferred, rescheduled to dates not within the fulfillment period set forth above, or refunded. Vacation is not redeemable for cash. Some events require an additional admission charge. Venues and attractions vary based on event schedule. Request for the Cinderella Castle Suite needs to be made (90) ninety days in advance. The winner must be 21 years of age or older. Any portion of the package not accepted or used by winner will be forfeited and no compensation will be given. Any portion of the package not accepted or used by winner will be forfeited and no compensation will be given. ESPN is not responsible for the inability of winner to accept or use the package (or any portion thereof) for any reason. Winner’s acceptance of the package hereby grants ESPN the unconditional right to use winner and guest’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical information, and/or statements made about the package and/or ESPYS Auction for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation.
This is not the first high profile auction that the V Foundation has done. In the past few years, they’ve offered the chance to attend a Lakers Game with Stephen A Smith in a Suite at the STAPLES Center, to go to J Lo’s birthday party, a behind-the-scenes tour of Pixar Animation Studios, and dozens of other opportunities. Based on bids, this Stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite at Magic Kingdom® Park opportunity is, by far, the most successful auction the charity has ever done.
The listing is restricted to pre-approved buyers only, but you can email the seller to inquire about pre-approval. The auction ends on Wednesday, July 10th at 4pm.
Staying overnight at the Cinderella Castle Suite is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that’s not offered very often and I’m sure the final price is going to pretty astronomical. That being said, it’s going to be an amazing experience for someone. If that someone is you, I get first dibs on an interview for YMMV, m’OK? 😉
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