Wishing Well Contest

True confession time…

So I posted that there are two wishing wells at Disneyland and lots o’ people asked me where the other one is, and since I happen to already have a picture of it I thought I would be all clever and sneaky and post a picture of a part of it, and then pick a winner from the correct comments ON THE BLOG (not on Facebook!) to win my little contest.

Okay, the confession part is that I wasn’t actually going to give out a prize, like I was just going to write in tiny letters that the “prize” was my love and admiration for a period not shorter than 24 hours, actual retail value (ARV) $0.00, your mileage may vary, and so on.

BUT! BUT! Then I won a Disneyland prize myself!

That’s right! I won a prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The exclamation points are because I rarely, if ever win prizes. Now my grandmother, on the other hand, is just one of those lucky people. She can buy one raffle ticket and be the winner. If you walk into a room with a door prize, she’s leaving with it. But I, on the other hand, am not one of those lucky people.

So I was feeling all Scrooge McDuckish about not actually giving a prize, but once I won something myself, I dove into my money bin. Or something. Did you know that Scrooge McDuck’s German name is Onkel Dagobert? Which translates to “Uncle Dagobert.” Just your German Disney trivia of the day*.

The prize I won was a sweepstakes to preview the new Star Tours before it opens to the public. I was all in Cloud City and stuff until I realized that I wouldn’t be able to go because it’s the morning after I’m having some minor surgery. Naturally I immediately called to reschedule the surgery, but neither the hospital nor the doctor seemed inclined to consider my case a “last minute change of circumstance.”

I’m kidding. I didn’t try to reschedule. But I thought about it.

ANYway, here’s my contest to  you. This is part of the second wishing well at Disneyland. Leave a comment here with your guess of the name and location of this wishing well, and I’ll pick from among the winners and send you a pair of mouse ears!

Yeah, sorry it’s tiny. I’m not real great with pictures, so you’re going to have to squint or something. COMPLAINERS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED!!!

Go ahead and leave your guesses. I’ll check back in on Sunday night, because right now Kevin and I are taking our very first baby-free vacation in VEGAS, BABY!

*if you’d like to make my husband and my German friend Melinda very happy, you can identify the translator who named Dagobert Duck.

See ya on Sunday!

17 responses to “Wishing Well Contest

  1. rachel May 13, 2011 at 11:34 am

    That is in Toon Town.

  2. rachel May 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Its Minne’s wishing well in toon town

  3. Roxann May 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

    It’s behind Minnie’s House in Toontown! Have fun in Vegas, we’re headed there in a few weeks!

  4. Nancy May 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

    It’s outside the Snow White ride.

  5. stacey May 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Minnie’s Wishing Well behind Minnie’s House in Toontown.

  6. BruinKristin May 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Behind Minnie’s House in Toontown? (Going with my “poll the audience” option here…)

  7. Bowmansinbavaria May 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t have a guess about the wishing well, sadly, but I know a little about the German translator, Erika Fuchs. When translating Disney comics etc., she apparently added in numerous literary references which weren’t part of the original English translations. I believe she and her husband spent much of their life in Munich.

    Sometimes, Onkel Dagobert is called Bertl for short.

  8. Stephanie May 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    It’s the talking wishing well next to Minnie’s House (actually, I did know that!) – we *have* to visit Mickey and Minnie everytime =D

    Have a great weekend!!

  9. Lola May 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    The 2ns wishing well is in between Minnie and Mickeys houses in Toontown.

  10. Kelli the trouble maker May 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Shelby~~~ the other wishing well is outside of Minnie Mouse’s house, and Minnie’s voice speaks to you

  11. Rebecca May 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    It’s a Minnie’s house in Toon Town! I knew that even before you posted the photo and contest. 🙂 Can I have your spot for the Star Tours preview? Because I guess I didn’t win that one. Oh, well!

    Thanks for a fun contest and chance to win a prize.

  12. Tia May 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, I totally didn’t know where the wishing well is before I read all the responses. But, Star Tours is my favorite ride of all time in any amusement park ever and I always have to go on it VERY FIRST when I go to Disneyland. I was actually kind of bummed to hear they were changing it. So I am desperately curious about it and DEMAND THE WINNER POST ABOUT IT. Since I’m moving away from So Cal, perhaps it is for the best that my memories of Star Tours not be revised live and in person with what I am worried will be the addition of such travesties as Jar-jar Binks.

  13. Mary Sanchez May 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    In toontown between Mickey and Minnie’s house.

  14. Carol May 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    uuuuuuummm, apparently it’s in Toon Town between Mickey and Minnie’s house. But I still don’t need any ears. Thanks.

  15. Janice May 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I knew it was in Toon Town but could not recall where so I’m now slightly cheating when I say it’s by Minnie’s house. Have fun in Vegas and sad that you have to miss the Star Tours re-launch for surgery. Ugh! Hope it’s simple and you heal quickly.
    Janice (mayken from RQ)

  16. mackenzimeetsengland May 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    minne’s wishing well in toontown! One of my best memories in Disneyland was a night in toon town with some good friends. I’m excited to hear what you have to say about the new improved star tours! I’m a huge star wars nerd…..can’t wait! 🙂 xox

  17. Kaylyn May 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    It’s by minnie’s house in toontown.
    thanks for the information. I have been searching the internet looking for tips to have the best trip for my girls in a month. I can’t wait to try the secret passages from the castle.

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