'Family Time Together' Contest Announced Today on ABC's 'The View'

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November 26th, 2012

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Spending time together as a family is precious and limited. This holiday season ABC’s Emmy Award-winning talk show “The View” is offering a chance for four lucky viewers to win a Disney Parks Vacation in the “Family Time Together” contest announced live today, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). The nomination process begins today and is open through December 21, 2012. Winners will be announced live on “The View” on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013.


Whether it’s the sheer joy on the face of a child, the special togetherness with a family member about to leave the nest or grandparents who treasure every laugh and hug, now is the time to experience the fantasy, the magic, the laughter of a Disney Parks family vacation together. Winners will receive their choice of the following Disney Parks vacations for four: the “Ultimate Fairy Tale Experience” and “Family Thrills Vacation” at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida or the “Cruise into Cars Land Adventure” and “Big Kid Fun - California Style” at the Disneyland® Resort in California. Viewers can nominate their own family or a deserving family they know who need some time together. The viewers who nominate the winning families will also win a Disney Parks vacation for four.


Visit www.abc.com/theview to find out how to nominate friends or family members and for full details, including entrant and nominee/family eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and limitations. Entrants must be 18 or older. No purchase necessary.


About “The View”: “The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.™


About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: More than 50 years ago Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.

  • laura abanto

    I would like to nominate my daughter and her husband and 3 kids. Her husband works very hard to keep the family going. They are very young and really give their kids all their spare time. But because he is the only one working he doesn’t have time with the family. They deserve this vacation because they need quality time together. Plus they do the right thing. Thanks

  • Rachael Hall

    I would like to nominate the Hall Family. They have been through so much. Their family started out with 6 people, and now their household is consisting of 3ish kindof 4 people due to divorce and just people leaving (moving) from things like bad experiences together. But this very Christian family and precious attitude is hard to watch from knowing what all they have been through. They are very tough and they, like all, are without much money but are blessed with an amazing home. They love Disney very much but have not been able to enjoy any experience at Disney World or Land. They would definitely enjoy this once in a life time chance. This would change their lives and eyes in the way that they see things.
    Please choose the Hall Family.

  • kira kauzounas

    I’m asking that you choose Kira. She is a single mom of two and she is always working to make ends meat for her two children. On her spare time she helps take of me ( anitta) her friend with cancer and cares for kids as well. She never has time to enjoy life with her kids. Kira could use this trip for her 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter. Please View help give Kira and her kids this trip together she was God sent to me and this is all I can do for her

  • michael rice

    I want to nominate my brothers family. He workso hard for his famiily. Our mother passed away in july,my brother paid for everything .His family is everything to him. Hes always hepling me ,and my uncle when we need him. My brother has three beautiful dauthers,and a great step son. His wife is one of the greatest ladies i know. They are always taking poeple in.Even when they cant afforf to please pick them.They deserve some good coming back to them.I would love to see my brother win some thing good. I dont even want to win so i can go ,he can take his family. My brother saved my family. He is so selfless. U feel so good when u are arround them they are all so special to me. I love my big brother , and u will to. Thanks for being my big bubby. Love your lil sis.

  • Vivian Lopez

    family time together contest ,I would like to nominate my mom(Dora Lopez) and my sisters and my moms granddaughters my dad just died in October 15th2012 were are a tight knit family my dad was diagnosed with non Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the summer of 2008 he had chemo and it started of slowly well as his illness progressed more things started to happen he finally got to go to the dentist and to our amazement the dentist broke his jaw so my dad couldn’t eat my dad was a 325pound man well he ended up with a feeding tube in his stomach and he lost 100pounds ,then my dad became blood transfusion dependent my dad went to infusion therapy at first about twice a week ended up going every other day but my mom never left his side no matter what whether she wasn’t feeling well or hadn’t had sleep she was always their my mom and dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 13 2012 ,I turned fifty and we had so many life changing events this year and my dads favorite place is Disneyland we wanted to take my dad to Disney land but we never made it the last time we went was when my dad was diagnosed with cancer 2008 before he started chemo we always had hope that we would take him again and that he would get better but god had other plans I guess I’m cray to think we could win this contest but I thought I try please remind the view viewers to not to forget to donate blood so many cancer patiences and people’ need blood transfusions everyday ! I love to watch the view enjoy Barbara Walters ,Whoppie,and the ladies of the view for sure thank you for all that you do to keep us informed!!

  • linda duran

    I would like to nominate my husband Neil Moreno. He has. A very rare. Eye disease that causes blindness its called retnit pigmentosa. He lives on DisAbility and could never afford a wonderful trip. Like this he is a wonderful stepparent and father to two boys on e 15. And one is two years old he is very worried that he won’t be able to see is son grow up and have very special memories of us all as a family and not worry that one day he will go blind The smile on his face is priceless when he looks at the baby AMD would give him the world if he could .winning this trip would give him a very special memorie one that we would never for get and appreciatevery much.

  • Michael-Papa

    My Daughter and 3 children ages from 2 to 11 yrs old Have not been able to live together for 8 mnths. My Daughter Lost her job and she could not afford to get her own place to live. Her husband the father of the oldest granddaughter had to go into an alcholic program it did not work he still drinks. In the meantime my daughter had 2 more children (Boys) but their father abused them so my daughter had me and my wife take legal gaurdians of them. I’m on full Disability Because I’m a Heart Failure Patient. Anyways My Daughter keeps trying to get a job but everytime she gets one its not long and then they lay her off.Brooke is my Daughter (and a very hard worker and Loving Mother), her oldest is Utopia 11yrs old, then the 2 boys are Baron 4 and Kayden 2. The whole family has never had a vacation but they are the best kids you would ever meet. My wife and I live on very little I get SSA disability each month and my wife drives a school bus part time. She owned a daycare for 23 yrs but she got worn out doing it. The family would truely appreciate a trip to Disney Land. I’ll Pray for this to happen for them I know how much they would LOVE it. I know because when I was a young boy I went there with my Mom and Dad. I’m 62 now . May God Bless You…

  • Wanda Reed

    I would like to nominate my family I have always wanted to go but never could afford it and I don’t know if I will ever get to go but I have a eye disease called Best Disease there is not many people that have this and eventually I will only be able to see shapes. And the other reason is my granddaughter came to live with my husband and her dad which lives with us because her mother wouldn’t take her to school she is 8 and I know she would really Love it and I know her dad would never be able to afford it. I’m not expecting it to happen but it would really be nice to go because I have always wanted this so much and I know she would really enjoy it because she would never expect to go. May God Bless You for doing this…. Thank You!!

  • Nancy McGuire

    I would like to nominate my sons both who serve in the Army National Guard. My oldest son Michael has served 2 tours in Iraq away from his family. He is marrued and father of 2 beautiful girls ages 7 and 9 mos. Then there is my son Matt who is leaving in January to serve over seas away from his wife and 3 small children ages 6,5 and 1 1/2. They both have given so much to and for out country. So far we ave been very blessed not to have them both gone at the same time. In 2005 we lost our youngest son in a freak accident at the tender age of 17, ths has been hard on the boys especially when the other one is called to serve overseas. They both work hard for their families and ask very little in return. This would so be a dream come true to see them able to enjoy such quality time with their families. God bless!!

  • tyann poindexter

    I would like to nominate my momcherie shes a wonderful mother.a loving sister as well.she takes care of her sister&brother &nephew . She needs a vacation never goes anywhere. So please pick my mother cherie she deserves it! She watches the view all the time. Her mom past away 15 years ago & shes been taking care of her brother who is blind&sister who is very much handicapped. So please pick her thank you. She also has to beautiful daughters we love her.

  • nancy vanlaningham

    My name is Nancy I’d like nominate my daughter and her family The Fowlers Kerri Brent and their darling daughters Maddie and Charlotte. They have had a very hard and stressfull time. Having to reclocate from Vermont To North Carolina where there is no family due to their job. This has them working 6 and sometimes 7 days a week. Daddy and Mommy have a different day off because of the cost of day care. The only day they have had all together was Christmas day. They work so hard and long hours. The girls are asking when can we all do something together. What a Magical time this would be to have a few days together and let those precious girls see mommy and daddys faces and hold there hands for a magical magical time.

  • mindie galvin

    I would like to nominate my daughter shana and her daughter haley. Haley is a special needs child that is 8 yrs old. My daughter is single and is on disability and has a very stressful life. Haley is her number 1 priority. Between the two of them they are at 2-3 appointments each day. She trys very hard to make ends meet and i help her as much as possible. I would love to take Haley more often than i do to give her some alone time to try and relax but i work a full time job and only can do so much. My daughter is always talking about trying to save money to take haley to disney but something always happens and it doesn’t work out. This would be the greatest thing that ever happened to them. I am not going to let her know that i entered her in this, just in case they win it would be the biggest surprise ever.

  • norma board

    I would like to nominate my family, my husband and I have been married for 24yrs. We lost our oldest son in a drive by shooting in Lou. Ky. Our middle son made a mistake and went to jail for 5 yrs. Our last son has been away in college for the last 2 1/2 yrs. Until he was I involved in an very bad accident in Coles co. Illinois, thank god he is safe although there was a fatality! They were leaving a basketball tournament playing the game he loves and was born to do. My son and my husband are very hard workers! My husband has worked for Norton hospital for 40 years, and UPS for 16 yrs. We have never had a honeymoon or a vacation, God knows we deserve it. It would be a healing process for us all! Thank you and God Bless you All

  • Andi Everline

    I would like to nominate a co-worker at my school. She is raising her boys on her own and does not have family to turn to for emotional or physical help. One boy has a significant hearing loss and she has no medical insurance. She works 3 jobs and is a hard and loyal worker. Linda has a heart of gold and is always willing to help anyone. I am a teacher at a special needs preschool and she is a follow-a-long for a child in my class. She also cleans her church and she cleans her boys school to pay for their tuition. She also works at Akron Children’s Hospital and that shift often ends a few hours before she needs to be at our school. At work she is happy, upbeat and liked by everyone. No one would ever know she was up all night. She herself grew up in a series of foster homes and she will do anything for her boys to have the kind of love she could only dream about. For her to be able to take her children on a vacation like this is something she could never imagine doing. Please consider her and her family for this amazing opportunity! You will not regret it! Andi Everline

  • Patina Scott

    Hello my name is Patina. I have two children Teyanna and Kevin JR. I have a husband name Kevin. My husband works very hard and so do I. We try to take vacations when we can afford it. This year we could’nt take one because we had no funds. I Patina, only make minimum wage with no benefits.
    We have to pay for our own health insurance. I had a hard time getting insurance do to my preexisting conditions. Things are rough but we manage. This would be great for all of us to get away and do it together. This why we would like to win this family vacation?

  • debbie roland

    I would like to nominate my family who lives in florida.I have not see my 3 boys and their wives and my randchildren for 2 years.My husbands job has had us in mississippi and now louisianna. would love to win this contest so we could see our family after 2 years. It would be a dream come true to see them all. thank you so much.

  • Mike garcia

    nominate my neighbor Laura Gonzalez she has 4 kids wonderful kids they never been to Disneyland I hope she gets the surprise ,make a year come true thank you and good luck

  • Mike garcia

    nominate my neighbor she has 4 kids yeah I know they never have been in Disneyland so I wish she wins , so for her Christmas can come true and her kids could be so happy thank you good luck

  • Nancy Bos

    Dear Ladies: I would like to nominate my son, Rob, and his wife, Tesh, for the Disney Adventure you are offering to families. They have 2 sons; Josh, 12, and Gabe, 3, who both love everything Disney. Whenever they come to my house, Gabe often dresses up like Disney characters and we watch Disney movies on my t.v. every other Sun. Josh has Asberger’s Syndrome but is very bright and loves everything mechanical and all computers. He would love “Car Land”! Gabe would love the rides and meeting Mickey and Goofy!
    Rob and Tesh are trying to finish their college educations. Rob is getting his Masters Degree at Loma Linda U. in Loma Linda, CA, and Tesh is getting her teaching degree online while home schooling the boys. This Disney outing would mean so much to their family!
    I enjoy watching “The View” every day and seeing the hosts and their guests. Thank you for giving families this opportunity to enjoy wholesome family entertainment!

  • Nancy Bos

    Dear Ladies: I would like to nominate my son, Rob. and his family, for your Disney Family Adventure. Rob and his wife, Tesh, have 2 sons, Josh, 12, and Gabe,3. The boys love everything Disney and Gabe often dresses like a Disney character when they come to my house. Josh has Asberger’s Syndrome but is extremely bright and loves computers and anything mechanical. He would love “Car Land”! Little Gabe is developmentally challenged because he had a stroke at birth but is talking better every day. He would love the rides and meeting Micky and Goofy. We watch Disney movies on my t.v. when they come to visit me every other Sun.
    Both Rob and Tesh are getting their college educations. Rob is getting his Masters Degree at Loma Linda U. in Loma Linda, CA, majoring in Occupational Therapy, and Tesh is getting her teaching degree online while home schooling the boys.
    I enjoy watching “The View” every day with the hosts and their guests. I hope you will consider my family as this Disney outing would mean a great deal to them. Thank you for giving families this opportunity to enjoy wholesome family entertainment.

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