As Disney lovers awoke to their first morning of 2010, one thing many may want to remember is that today marks the official launch of Disney’s ‘Give A Day, Get a Disney Day!’
As we first announced in October, the Disney program aims to get a million people to volunteer in an approved program for a day, in return for which they will be given free admission for one day to a Disney park of their choice (in the United States). Of course, several stipulations apply.
Interested individuals need to pre-apply with the HandsOn Network, the organization Disney has chosen to affiliate with for the program. They are a “clearinghouse” of sorts with opportunities nation-wide.
Once a volunteer has signed up for a job, completed that activity, and then it is verified by Disney, the company will forward a voucher to them which they can exchange at Disneyland (including California Adventure) or Disney World (including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) for free admission to that park for one day.
Disney requires an adult aged 18 or older to initiate the application process, but multiple family volunteer opportunities are available under the program allowing kids aged 6-17 a chance at a free ticket as well. Only one free ticket is allowed per person, no matter how many days you volunteer.
The program runs from January 1, 2010 through December 15, 2010 or until all of the allotted tickets have been distributed, whichever occurs first. Also, all vouchers must be redeemed by December 15, 2010 for same day access or they will be forfeited.
If you want to take part in the program but will already have tickets or an annual pass to get in the park you can choose three other options for your free day.
- Get Disney FastPass exchange cards which allow you and up to f.ive other guests entrance to the FastPass lines at several attractions in each park.
- Receive a special Ear Hat figurine with unique trading pins
- Donate your free day to a select non-profit organization.
Disney has been pre-advertising this new program for some time now, for a look at one of these spots, check out the video below:
(Thanks to DisneyParks for the clip!)