This year, we have picked 64 Walt Disney World attraction show scenes to battle it out for the honor of being named the greatest theme park conveyance system of all time! Read on to see how our tournament works, and how YOU can play along and win prizes!
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 Walt Disney World attraction show scenes (“teams”), past and present, and seeded them into 4 regions. The bracket is available online HERE. Download a high resolution image file or PDF for printing at home.
Over the next three weeks on WDW News Tonight (Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET on YouTube), 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 show scene they think is best. The attraction that receives the most votes 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:
First Round Win – 1 Victory Point
Second Round Win – 2 Victory Points
Third Round Win (“Swell Sixteen”) – 3 Victory Points
Fourth Round Win (“E-Ticket Eight”) – 4 Victory Points
Fifth Round Win (“Fantasmic Four”) – 5 Victory Points
Championship Round Win – 6 Victory Points
At the end of the tournament, the championship team will have accumulated the most points and be crowned as the greatest show scene of all-time!
Over the next three weeks, we hope you join us for some heated debates, as the illustrious panel constructed from the finest members of the WDWNT staff argues for or against the teams in each matchup.
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.
On Thursday, March 17th, around 8:00 PM EDT, 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 2022 champion.
Sounds pretty simple, right? We thought so too, and since things are already way too complicated here at WDWNT, we’re eliminating the call-in options this year in hopes of streamlining things and not making the shows over 3 hours.
Tune in to WDW News Tonight and ParksCenter over the next two weeks for all the tournament action and discussion. All shows will be broadcast live at YouTube.com/wdwnt.
Bracketology Special: ParksCenter, Sunday, March 13th, 9 PM ET
Round 1: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 17th, 9 PM ET
Recap of Round 1 and Preview of Round 2: ParksCenter, Sunday, March 20th, 9 PM ET
Round 2: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 24th, 9 PM ET
Recap of Round 2 and Preview of Round 3: ParksCenter, Sunday, March 27th, 9 PM ET
Round 3 Through Finals: WDW News Tonight, Thursday March 31st, 9PM ET