Sharing a laugh with Minnie Mouse is a great way to end a week and begin a weekend, as contestants in the upcoming 2011 Miss America Pageant discovered during a visit to Magic Kingdom Park today. Miss Alabama 2010 Ashley Davis, of Dothan, Ala.; Miss Virginia 2010 Caitlin Uze, of Arlington, Va.; and Miss Iowa 2010 Pauli Mayfield, of Davenport, Iowa (pictured above) joined the rest of the contestants at Walt Disney World Resort on Friday. Here’s a quick video of some of the fun:
During their visit, the contestants recorded segments for the 2011 Miss America Pageant broadcast. . Returning to ABC for the 90th anniversary of the Miss America Pageant, the competition will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Saturday, January 15 at 8 P.M. ET.
Here are a few more images from today’s visit.
One of my favorite memories of competing in 1997 was visiting Disney World with the other contestants before the pageant! Thanks for bringing back that great tradition!
My favorite moment was one that never happened. The ABC camera crew and I went out in search of a kiosk to make one of those ear hats that said Miss DC… but the staff was so conscientious that they wouldn’t budge from the Disney Rules of only embroidering proper names.
I think Miss Florida looks a lot like Cinderella.
I think Minnie has a really good shot at winning this Pageant!
How cute! What a fun video.
Thanks, Alisha. The team did a great job with it.
Yaaaay Adrienne Core!!! Our gorgeous Miss NC!!!!
My sister is Miss Arizona! So cool and so jealous she got to go!
Thanks for checking out the blog and letting us know about your sister. Here’s her photo with Mickey Mouse – http://bit.ly/9tikFv