1,000 Twitter followers give away-Follow, Tweet, Win


When we started up a few years ago, we never thought that we’d see all the things that we have. We’ve been very lucky to have all of our readers, and with Twitter, all of our Followers. To show our appreciation we’re going to give you free stuff. It’s stuff that we’ve been very lucky to receive from the parks over the years, plus some other fun stuff.

But as we’re not quite at 1,000 followers just yet we are going to use our stuff as a bribe. Help us get there. In return we will randomly draw Twitter usernames for one of our fabulous prizes.

UPDATE: As of February 19th, we’ve reached a major milestone of 1,000 followers. With 1,000 followers, we introduce the use of a new network to our fans: Tumblr. The contest will close Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12:00pm EST. Entires submitted at 12:01pm EST or later will not be entered into the contest. For a complete look at entires, click here.


  • Must be following @BehindThrills on Twitter.
  • Must copy and paste the message exactly as it is posted below. Only correct entries will count.
  • One entry per day for the entire length of the contest. Any more than one will count as just one. Any extra tweets just shows us you love us!
  • One prize per Twitter follower, even if your Twitter name is drawn more than once, to make it fair we’re only going to give you one prize.
  • One Twitter account per person. Entering under multiple accounts is strictly prohibited. Those found using multiple accounts will have their usernames with the least amount of entries taken out of the drawing.
  • Only entries within the continental U.S. will be considered.
  • All prizes are shipped as is, and cannot be return for an exchange, substitution or refund
  • Have fun!

Now that we’ve got the hard part out of the way, here’s a list of the 20 prizes we’re giving away! These are items that we’ve collected over the years from various theme parks.. and even movie theaters. You’ll also have the chance to win some prizes specifically related to our site.

Prize pack #1: Coco Key Picture Frame

Prize pack #2: Legoland Florida “Freeze Resistant” Orange

Prize pack #3: Busch Gardens Tampa Summer Nights Prize Pack

This pack includes a glow in the dark Summer Nights Frisbee, an Island Nights/Summer Nights temporary tattoo, an orange Summer Nights wrist snap, and a purple Summer Nights bag that zips.

Prize pack #4: IAAPA Prize Pack

This package includes a Technical Park bag, Two small bags of “Faux Snow” (fake snow), and one lanyard all from IAAPA.

Prize pack #5: Universal Digital Media Prize Pack

This flash drive contains the Halloween Horror Nights XX: Twenty Years of Fear press kit.

Prize pack #6: Seaworld Orlando Digital Media Prize Pack

This 2GB flash drive contains the Aquatica Splash Up Press Kit.

Prize pack #7: Wizarding World of Harry Potter Commemorative Ticket

Prize pack #8: “My X Rocks” Prize Pack

This prize pack contains a Howl-o-Scream My X bookbag, one pack of un-opened My X gum, Omaka Rocka sun screen, and an Aquatica “Motu” ink pen.

Prize pack #9: “House of Vayne” Prize Pack

This prize pack contains a Howl-o-Screan House of Vayne bookbag, un-used House of Vayne notebook, Un-opened House of Vayne gun, a light up House of Vayne necklace (will need new batteries), and a Ms. Vayne ink pen.

Prize pack #10: Wolfman Movie Poster

Ok, so it’s not theme park related, but we’re sure some of our Horror fans would love a full size Wolfman movie poster!

Prize pack #11-16: 2010 Behind the Thrills “Look-Back” DVD. (Quantity: 6)

Prize pack #16-20: Harry Potter Annual Pass Event Poster (Quantity: 4)

You can enter once per day. Every day you tweet this exact message, it increases your chances for some cool prizes! Here’s how to enter: Copy and paste the following message into Twitter and tweet it:

Follow @BehindThrills for theme park news, fun, and free stuff! Click the link & Follow to win free park stuff!

The goal for us is to get to 1,000 followers on Twitter, so once we get to it  we’ll do the drawing! If we get to 1,000 before a week we’ll just let the week run out. Good luck!

The Drawing:

Once the contest has closed, we’ll jot everyone’s usernames down on bits of paper and toss them into a bowl after careful review to ensure the users are following each rule posted above. We’ll do a video of the drawing and post it to the site where everyone can see who won! Once the video has been posted, we will contact all users via a Direct Message on Twitter to collect more information. We’ll need your mailing address to send your prize to (and if we’re unable to make contact or collect your shipping information within one week, we’ll re-draw for your prize and give it to someone else). Once your prize has been shipped out, you’ll be notified that it’s on the way.

Once you get it, enjoy it, and maybe twit-pic it?