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Herriman family wins Disney World vacation from Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Jun 30, 2022 09:20PM ● By Peri Kinder

By Peri Kinder | [email protected]

Herriman resident Crystal Baughman saw the announcement that the Loveland Living PlanetAquarium would soon celebrate its 7 millionth guest, but she didn’t think much about it.

When she took her young children to the aquarium on May 25, she hadn’t made an online reservation and her entrance to the aquarium was delayed. That delay won her family a Disney World vacation package, including four round-trip airfare tickets to Orlando, a four-night stay at Hyatt Regency Grand Express and a $1,000 Disney Gift Card.

“When I walked through [the entrance], I thought, there are a lot of people here with cameras, and they’re all smiling at me,” Baughman said. “I was super shocked because we don’t ever win anything. We love the aquarium and we just got a membership. This makes our experience even more amazing.”

Swire Coca Cola partnered with the aquarium to provide the attendance prize package. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (12033 Lone Peak Pkwy.) is home to more than 4,000 animals representing more than 600 species.

“Welcoming our 7 millionth guest is a significant and meaningful milestone that we could only reach with the tremendous support from our community,” said Brent Andersen, aquarium CEO. “Every guest who walks through our doors supports our mission of education and conservation and for that, we are very grateful.”

The Baughman family has never been to any of the Disney parks and Baughman plans on taking the vacation with her husband and four children in December.

“It’s because of Coca-Cola and the aquarium that we’re able to do this. It’s fun that we get to be a face for the community,” she said. “Thank you again to Coca-Cola and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.”

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