Disney has announced a new program that will give anyone volunteering for a day at a charity organisation a free days' entry to one of its theme parks.
The offer will be available from January 1, 2010, and will be limited to one million free tickets for residents of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. To qualify, volunteers will have to register with a participating organization through Disney's website in the US or Canada.
The offer is available to anyone over the age of 6, although you need to be at least 18 to register on Disney's website. Unlike Disney's free admission on your birthday offer - which expires at the end of 2009 - the new program allows an entire family or group to receive a free ticket for the same day.
Tickets will be available for Disney's California parks (Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure) and Walt Disney World Resort parks (the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom).
Disney hasn't yet announced the list of participating organizations, but the program is being managed by the HandsOn Network. This suggests that similar volunteering opportunities will be available to those that already offered through the 1-800-Volunteer program (also managed by the HandsOn Network).
If the ticket allocation hasn't been used up, the offer will expire on December 15. Some block-out dates do apply, and are listed below:
- Walt Disney World - March 29 - April 8, July 4, 2010
- Disneyland - February 13-14, March 21, June 21-22, July 4, November 21, December 11-12, 2010
Annual passholders can also participate, and can select from one of three alternatives to the free ticket:
- Fastpass cards for select attractions for up to 6 people.
- A collectable Ear Hat figurine with exclusive trading pins.
- The ability to donate the free ticket to a non-profit organization (that will be designated by Disney)
Full terms and conditions can be found in Disney's FAQ.