With the Jackpot now up to $1.6 billion you can buy even more Disney stuff! How about getting yourself a top notch media CEO—like Bob Iger—for 44 years based on his $36.3 million 2017 salary? If you haven’t already, check out our list of Disney things you could purchase should you win big. Good luck!
In case you haven’t heard, lottery fever is sweeping the nation this week as the Mega Millions jackpot adds a ‘b.’ That’s right, it’s just been announced that the multi-state jackpot is now valued at over $1 billion dollars. With that kind of that fat cash up for grabs — and being the Disney dreamer that I am — I couldn’t help but ponder some of the amazing Disney treasures that could be purchased if you managed to pick those oh-so-lucky numbers.
With that, here are some of the incredible, amazing, and unimaginably awesome Disney things you could (theoretically) buy with the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot:
1. Thousands of Disneyland Resort APs
Buy a Disneyland Resort Signature Passport for yourself and 870,321 of your closest friends. No blockouts! They’re only $1149 each – although the price tends to go up yearly, so budget appropriately.
2. All the In-Park Snacks and Ears
No trip to the Disney Parks is complete without snacks and mouse ears. You can buy mouse ears, a churro, a box of popcorn and a Mickey Ice Cream bar for about $32.75. This means you could purchase 30,534,351 sets in total with your winnings.
3. Disney Cruise Line Getaways Forever
For you cruise lovers (that’s me!) why not take 27,057 seven-night Caribbean cruises on the Disney Fantasy in the Royal Suite? Even at $36,959 per cruise, you can bet this would be #1 on my list. P.S. be sure to book all of those cruises through our friends at Mouse Fan Travel. 😉
4. Get Your Own Ship Instead
Still not enough cruising? You could buy your own Disney Fantasy cruise ship for $900 million (based on $1.8 to build the Dream and Fantasy).
5. Cast RDJ in Your Films
Want to go the Howard Hughes route and get into movies? Hire Robert Downey Jr. for 10 films. He reportedly made $200 million for the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 films.
6. Fill a Closet with Dooney and Bourke Purses
Fashionista? Buy all 47 Dooney and Bourke bags currently listed on Shop Disney (a woman needs variety!) 89,039 times over. Note: That does include a free cosmetic case for purchases over $100. If you don’t need multiples, $11,231 will get you all 47.
7. Way More than 90 Mickey Beats by Dre Headphones
Have you seen the new Beats by Dre Mickey Mouse 90th anniversary Headphones? They’re not so expensive now, are they? You can buy 3,067,955 pairs at $325.95 each.
8. Tons of Mickey Rolex Watches
Rolex, Shmolex. Might as well be a Swatch Watch. You can get 50,421 Rolex Daytona Steel Mickey Mouse Watches at only $19,833 each.
9. Multiple Original Disneylands
You could build 59 original Disneylands (or six adjusted for inflation) at a price of $17 million 1955 dollars each. (A small fraction of what today’s park expansions are costing).
10. So Much Memrobilia
If you’re going to build a Disneyland, you need rides – based on prices at the recent “That’s From Disneyland” auction you could purchase 1,610 Skyway buckets ($621,000), 2,070 Dumbo ride vehicles ($483,000), 4,537 Doombuggies ($220,400) or 108,108 Frontierland trash cans ($9,250).
11. Lifetimes at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian
Prefer taking a trip Walt Disney World? You could spend 2,044 years in a Grand Floridian Club Level suites with a theme park view at only $1340 per night in the summer. Note: They might kick you out after a while. If really want to stay at Disney World that long….
12. A Neighborhood of Homes at Golden Oak
How about buy a home there! Purchase 200 of the $5 million houses at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort. No need to skimp – you can get the high end.
13. Many, Many Meals at Victoria & Albert’s
While living on property, you and nine friends can eat at the Victoria & Albert’s Chefs Table – with wine pairings no less – every night from tonight until April 12, 2703. After all, it’s only $400 per person.
14. A Slice of Shanghai Disneyland
Or maybe you should save your money. Turns out, $1 billion only builds about 18% of Shanghai Disneyland which costs $5.5 billion. Guess you’re not quite as rich as you thought, eh?
15. A Royal Stay (or Not)
And finally, $1 billion gets you 0 nights in the Cinderella Suite at the Magic Kingdom – it’s not for sale. Though you’ll probably figure out something.
So there you have it — which of these ridiculous options is catchy your fancy the most? Of course, keep in mind that the lump sum payout on the massive jackpot will eat into your earnings as will the various taxes you’ll need to pay (pro tip: Florida doesn’t have state income taxes so that Golden Oak idea might be a winner). In any case, GOOD LUCK!
Doobie is the co-owner of LaughingPlace.com having founded the website with his wife Rebekah in 1999. He became a “hardcore” Disney fan in 1995. His favorite Disney film is Snow White and his all-time favorite attraction is the PeopleMover. Having lived near both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, he’s visited them literally thousands of times.