Last Chance to Register: Play Along for Prizes with WDWNT’s 2020 March Madness Tournament of 64 Never-Built Disney Parks Attractions!
This year, we have picked 64 never-built Disney Parks attractions to battle it out for the honor of being named the top attraction to never see the light of day! Read on to see how our tournament works, how YOU can play along and win prizes, and even how YOU can influence the outcome! But to play along, you must register by 11:00PM ET TONIGHT, March 11th!
Here’s how it works!
For those of you who haven’t played along with WDWNT March Madness in years past, here’s the drill:
We have created a bracket of 64 never-built Disney attractions (“teams”) and seeded them into 4 regions. The complete bracket is available as a PDF for download.
Over the next three weeks on WDW News Tonight (Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.), a panel of WDWNT staff will discuss each matchup according to the schedule below. As we discuss each matchup, WDWNT staff will vote for the unbuilt attraction they think should have existed. The attraction that receives the most points by vote will win that matchup and move on to the next round.
As teams win matchups, they will accumulate Victory Points for each victory. The Victory Points (VPs) are distributed as follows:
But YOU can get in on the action too, and win prizes along the way!
Here is how YOU can play along!
Any WDWNT reader can register to play along with the tournament. The registration form is below. The form must be submitted before 11:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, March 11th.
On Thursday, March 12th, each person who registered to play along will receive four randomly-assigned teams in the tournament. Players will be assigned one team that is a 1-4 seed, one that is a 5-8 seed, one that is a 9-12 seed, and one that is a 13-16 seed. These four teams will also be from four different regions in the bracket. These will be your teams, and you will accumulate points as your teams win matchups in the tournament (according to the above point distribution schedule).
At the end of the tournament, the 16 participants with the most total points accumulated by their four teams will be awarded CorBucks to spend in the WDWNT Prize Wall. The top player will be declared the WDWNT March Madness 2020 champion.
Sounds pretty simple, right? We thought so too, which is why we came up with a way to make it more complicated! And it involves YOU!
Here is how YOU can influence the outcome!
REGISTERED PLAYERS who have filled out the registration form and received a set of teams can call in to change the matchup scores twice over the course of the tournament. To determine the winner of each matchup, panelist votes are worth 5 points, and call-in votes are worth 2 points. Any call-in votes for a team will add points to that team’s score, and therefore could change the outcome of the matchup. The attraction with the most points in the matchup, after panelist points and call-in points are tallied, wins and moves on in the tournament. The call in number is 832-7-WDWNT-7. Your call MUST come in within 5 minutes of the conclusion of the round or it will not be counted.
IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED PLAYER you can still try to sway the vote. During the live broadcasts, use the live chat at WDWNTunes.com or YouTube to try and sway our panelists while they are discussing the matchup.
Watch and play along!
Tune in to WDW News Tonight and ParksCenter over the next three weeks for all the tournament action and discussion. All shows will be broadcast live on WDWNTunes.com.
Bracketology Special: ParksCenter, Wednesday March 11th, 9 PM EDT Round 1: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 12th, 9 PM EDT Recap of Round 1 and Preview of Round 2: ParksCenter, Wednesday, March 18th, 9 PM EDT Round 2: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 19th, 9PM EDT Recap of Round 2 and Preview of Finals: ParksCenter, Wednesday, March 25th, 9 PM EDT Finals: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 26th, 9PM EDT
Sign up now!
The registration form is below. The form must be submitted before 11:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, March 11th. You will receive an email with your four randomly-assigned teams during the day on Thursday, March 12th.