What could possibly make a Disneyland vacation more magical? Perhaps visiting it with a supermodel celebrity and taking in a VIP lunch to boot. No, we’re not talking about chowing down with Minnie Mouse at the Blue Bayou restaurant tucked under the Pirates of the Caribbean waterfall (although that sounds great, too). Today’s item has more fanfare than even the nightly fireworks and fake snowstorms on Main Street. We’re excited about this Kathy Ireland Disneyland Lunch & VIP Experience:
Ireland’s is a fascinating story. According to the somewhat reliable insiders at The Hollywood Gossip, Ireland graduated high school by the skin of her teeth, yet went on to earn the title of “the world’s richest model.” With a net worth of $350 million, she managed to claw past some tough competition, including Giselle Bundchen (net worth $250 million) and Heidi Klum ($200 million).
She did not reach such heights by Sports Illustrated swimsuits photo shoots alone (although those 13 issue and three covers certainly helped add money to the bank account). Like many a billionaire celebrity, she focused on licensing products, including her own line of clothing at Kmart and even bedroom furniture and flooring.
In an interview in Forbes, Ireland was quoted as advising fellow cover girl Kate Upton to understand the big picture and formulate a plan of action. “So many young people say, ‘I’m just going to see what happens’,” says Ireland. “It’s so much more powerful to make things happen and have a plan.”
The same could be said of navigating Disneyland. If you’ve been to Disneyland, you’ve certainly witnessed those amusement park novices sitting there in the Tiki Room, in a half daze, wondering just how to work the FASTPASS system, knowing that the clock is ticking and they have just lost a valuable 30 minutes that could have gotten them halfway through the line to Space Mountain. Never fear, because Ireland is ready to put her advice to Upton in action with you and your pack at Disneyland.
Here’s the grand plan, according to the listing:
“You and your friends will share a delicious lunch with Kathy Ireland. Kathy is a Forbes cover girl CEO and the Chief Designer for kathy ireland Worldwide®. Your meal will take place at Disneyland Resort’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa; or at one of the many exquisite dining options around The Magic Kingdom. A total of twelve people, you and your most cherished companions; will join Kathy for an elegant dining experience and then your group will accompany Kathy to the Disneyland Park. Kathy will introduce you to a VIP ambassador who will personally escort you through the Magic Kingdom for the balance of your Disneyland Adventure to enjoy the many charming, timeless classic experiences that Disneyland Park has to offer.”
The lucky winner of this auction gets the lunch for 12, the VIP escort, crystal gifts and other gifts from Ireland, and an autographed copy of her book, Real Solutions for Busy Moms.
This unique item is a benefit auction, with proceeds from the high bid going to the Providence Educational Foundation. According to the listing, the foundation has the mission of serving “…students of all races, genders, socio-economic levels, faiths and those with no faith through extraordinary academics and Christian education throughout our nation and around our world. The Providence Educational Foundation respects the rich diversity of the communities it serves. The mission of the Providence Educational Foundation is to support the development of innovative, high-quality, Christian education that facilitates intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.”
You, your friends, Kathy Ireland, and diverse children seeking an education— it’s a small world after all.