It was a dream come true for a young Krugersdorp family this week, when they learnt of their jaw-dropping win of a magical voyage on board the Disney Cruise Line.
This comes after mother of two; Marisa Odendaal struck it lucky when she entered the Toys R Us, Disney competition in the Cradlestone store last month.
The family beamed with excitement when they were told that they should have their bags packed to jet off to the USA in August.
“This was totally unexpected! We are all overwhelmed with excitement. It will be our first international trip and also the first for my kids in an aircraft. A massive thank you to Toys R Us and Disney for making our dream come true,” says Odendaal, who is an administrator at Ahavah Family Church in Krugersdorp.
Now, Odendaal, her husband Riaan and children, Marizé, 7, and Janco, 4 are anxiously counting down the days until they set off on their unforgettable experience.
“We have never won anything before. It was my daughter who prompted me to fill in the entry form in store and we did so without any expectation. I was completely shocked and speechless when I received the call informing me that we had won,” she said.
Marketing manager Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa, Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren said: “We are so excited for our deserving winner and her family and have no doubt they will have the most incredible holiday. We look forward to making more children’s dreams come true by giving them a chance to visit this magical wonderland at sea.”
“This was an exciting collaboration with Toys R Us in offering this magical, once-in-a-lifetime family experience to consumers,” says Luke Roberts, Director of Integrated Retail for The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We wish the Odendaal family a safe and memorable trip on board the Disney Cruise Line.”
The Odendaal family will be treated to an all-expenses paid trip of a lifetime to Florida where they will spend seven days on board the Disney Cruise Line.