Calling All Peters and Wendys: You Could Win a Trip to Neverland in Belize

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If your name is Peter or Wendy, you’ve no doubt been on the receiving end of at least one Peter Pan joke in your lifetime.

Here’s a contest that will make humoring those jokesters worth it.

The Belize Tourism Board is sending one Peter and one Wendy on a free vacation to Neverland.

Okay, it’s actually a small island called Turneffe Atoll situated off the coast of Belize. Just go along with me here.

The people running Belize’s tourism board got the idea for the contest after Film Theory movie analyst Matthew Patrick suggested Turneffe Atoll is actually Peter Pan’s mythical island, Neverland.

Soon after Patrick floated his idea that Neverland has been hiding in plain sight all this time, the Belize Tourism Board tweeted, “Is your name Peter or Wendy? If so, we want to send you to Neverland. In Belize that is.”

To qualify for the contest, you must be over 18 years old and a U.S. resident.

If your name is Wendy, you’ll need to find someone named Peter to go on the trip with you. If your name is Peter, go forth and find your Wendy.

To enter the contest, send an email to [email protected] and CC your friend.

The winning pair will be randomly chosen on May 14, 2018.

Don’t worry that you’ll be bored spending a week in Neverland, er, Turneffe Atoll. There’s plenty to do, including scuba diving, fishing and, of course, lounging on the beach with a frosty beverage.

It’s highly unlikely you’ll find eternal youth or be expected to fly while you’re there but, hey, you never know what special powers Neverland might give you.

By the way, if anyone can make the time to find a tropical island named Springfield, I’d really appreciate it.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s never actually seen or read Peter Pan, so she had to phone a friend while writing this.