The Latest Trend in Theme Parks — Yours Alone for a Night

On Sept. 27, Six Flags announced “Dream Nite,” a program that will give six lucky winners at each Six Flags the chance to host an exclusive night at their park, and invite up to 100 of their friends and family to celebrate with them.

Six Flags was probably following suit, for yesterday, Oct. 4, the Spangler family from Randolph, Ohio, exercised their prize of having the Magic Kingdom all to themselves, as winners of Disney’s online sweepstakes used to help kick off its “The Year of a Million Dreams” celebration. Disney Parks actually rolled out a red carpet for the Spanglers on Main Street, U.S.A. at Walt Disney World Resort.

During “The Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, “literally millions of dreams will come true at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort and California’s Disneyland Resort,” states a story from eTN.

“Our guests the world over have told us they believe a Disney Park is the place ‘where dreams come true’,” said Jay Rasulo, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, “and that something magical happens when they walk through our gates. And that’s never been truer than during ‘The Year of a Million Dreams’ as we bring more magic to life than ever before.”

Dreams will be awarded every day at Disney parks and Downtown Disney in Florida and California through a random process as part of the unique Disney Dreams Giveaway. For more information about “The Year of a Million Dreams” celebration, visit For more information about the Disney Dreams Giveaway, visit

If having a private party at a Six Flags theme park is more to your liking, buy a season pass to your local park. All 2007 Six Flags season pass holders are automatically entered to win the Six Flags promotion.

“We know that everyone — kids, teenagers, and parents — have dreamed about all they would do if they had a whole Six Flags park to themselves for a night,” said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO. “Dream Nite will make this fantasy a reality for a lucky six guests in each of our parks.”

The promotion runs through Memorial Day, May 28, 2007. The lucky winners will be chosen in a drawing in July 2007, and the Dream Nite parties will take place in September 2007 at these 16 Six Flags parks.

  • LaRonde
  • The Great Escape
  • Six Flags New England
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Six Flags Darien Lake
  • Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
  • Six Flags America
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Six Flags St. Louis
  • Six Flags Over Texas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Six Flags Elitch Gardens
  • Six Flags Marine World
  • Six Flags Mexico

To buy 2007 season passes, just log onto or visit any participating Six Flags theme park. Official entry rules can also be found that the website.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.