If you are unfamiliar with Gowalla, it's an application on your phone that you use to "check in" to the locations you are at. You can then let your friends know where you are through the app, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Of course if you don't feel like letting everyone know where you are, you can opt out of publishing it on Facebook and Twitter.
Disneyland and Walt Disney World both have created special "trips" for you to check in to. For example at Disneyland there is a "Entertainment Park Hopper" trip for you to complete. The spots include World of Color, elecTRONica, Disney's Aladdin, Pixar Play Parade (no longer running), Fantasmic, Celebrate! A Street Party (also not running), and Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks (also not running). If you check into each of these locations, then you get a virtual trip button to keep at the end.
Although this application is mostly used for fun, you can win real stuff too. One weekend in early March, if you checked into elecTRONica you were given a real Flynn's arcade coin and a free coca-cola voucher.
Now I would like to add to the fun of Gowalla. I have made a trip called For Little Ones at Disneyland. I have picked 12 spots that are my son's favorite spots to frequent. Although he is two, my trip can be enjoyed by all ages.
But here's the catch... I will reward the first person* to complete the trip with photographic evidence.
My 12 spots include:
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
It's a Small World
Big Thunder Ranch
Monsters Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue
Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
Princess Dot Puddle Park
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Casey Jr. Circus Train
and King Arthur Carrousel
Now for the rules:
Besides checking in (yes you have to download Gowalla and check in to each spot), I also want photographic evidence. Anyone can just walk up to the attraction and check in without riding it. I want pictures of either you, your children, or your favorite toy on that attraction.
You don't have to show me your face. A picture of your child's back on the Disneyland Railroad will work just fine.
|King Arthur Carrousel|
|Casey Jr. Circus Train|
|Big Thunder Ranch|
|Woody at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail|
|Princess Dot Puddle Park|
Once you finish your trip, take a screen shot of your completed Gowalla trip and send me that picture along with your 12 photographs from each spot.
You can either post your pictures in 3 different ways:
•On a blog and link back this post
• Post your pictures on the Magical Days with the Mouse Facebook page
•Tweet them to me on Twitter @MagicMouseDays
The first person to post them in one of those three formats wins the first prize.
But wait... there's more. Because I know not everyone can get to Disneyland right away, I will also pick a second winner by random. org who completes the trip by August 31, 2011. That gives everyone who is visiting Disneyland for the summer a chance.
What do you win? A random prize selected by me from Disneyland. It's cash value will be no less then $10, but it could be more as I like to shop. The prize will be determined by if you are a passholder or not. I have a prize in mind for passholders, but it would be of no use to a non passholder. Either way, it's a prize from the Disneyland Resort.
The point of this is to just have a good time with us.
Have fun and good luck!
You can download Gowalla here.
*Please note that members of DLRNetwork are excluded to win the first place prize, but can be entered in the random drawing for the second prize.