Disney Vacations rewards a family with a $1 million gift for a birthday celebration.
The gift is being offered to the daughter of the Walt Disney World Resort executive chairman, Jim Chiller, the company announced Wednesday.
The Walt Disney family is the only Disney family with an official invitation to the celebration, the announcement said.
“This is a celebration of our family and its members, and we are excited to be able to offer this wonderful gift,” said Walt Disney Resorts chairman and CEO Robert Iger in a statement.
“Jim Chiller is one of our most successful and admired executives and has a profound impact on the future of Walt Disney Resort.”
Chiller’s daughter, Emily, will attend the event at the Magic Kingdom on Dec. 31 and a company spokeswoman confirmed to NBC News the offer.
The invitation was first reported by Business Insider.
In a statement, Chiller said he is “heartbroken” to have to cancel Emily’s trip.
He said the Walt Family is a wonderful family, and the gift will be appreciated.
Disney said the offer was made in the spirit of its “family holiday gift tradition,” and that guests will receive a $500 gift card.
Chiller, who is a vice chairman at the Walt Hollywood Studios theme park and president of the Board of Directors at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, has led the company since 2001.
He stepped down from his position in 2014, saying he wanted to focus on other priorities.
Disney has been struggling with record holiday attendance.
In 2016, attendance dropped by 11 percent from the previous year.
The company reported an operating loss of $6.2 billion.