Attention Disney fans in the New Orleans area: There will be some Disney magic in town July 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the 2011 ESSENCE Music Festival.
Walt Disney World Resort will be onsite at the festival, which features African-American cultural celebrations, empowerment seminars, and musical concerts from top R&B artists. Disney is hosting a Let the Memories Begin! booth daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visits to the booth are complimentary and engaging! Family-friendly entertainment is provided, including a Disney dance party, Disney trivia, giveaways, and elaborately themed photo booths that let you take virtual in-park Disney photos on the spot. Guests also can stop by the booth and pick up a ticket for a meet-and-greet with Disney’s Princess Tiana.
Disney and ESSENCE partner on various projects including Disney Dreamer’s Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine, a major annual event at the Walt Disney World Resort that celebrates the achievements of deserving high school students who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, compassion, courage and demonstrate the desire to help others and overcome obstacles. Disney’s Dreamer’s Academy inspires these students to dream big, discover a world of possibilities and get a jumpstart on making those dreams come true.