To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has announced the Disney Magic Makers contest, a new nationwide search to recognize and honor those who make magic in their everyday lives.
Starting today through Oct. 1, 2021, any U.S. resident over the age of 18 can nominate a person who inspires them for the contest by going to DisneyMagicMakers.com and sharing the story of their positive impact. Fifty nominees will then be chosen to win a trip to Walt Disney World to join “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” as well as receive a one-year subscription to Disney+.
“All of us at Disney have been inspired by the countless acts of goodwill by people across the country throughout the pandemic,” said Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “These magic makers and their stories have changed us in ways we never imagined. That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate those who continue to make everyday magic a reality.”
To keep the magic going, Disney will donate a total of $400,000 among four non-profit organizations that “demonstrated resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.” These include Make-A-Wish, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and The Nature Conservancy.