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Visit Disney at the ESSENCE Music Festival July 1-3

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

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.

Take Virtual In-Park Disney Photos at the 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.

Take Virtual In-Park Disney Photos at the ESSENCE Music Festival

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.


  • Love this idea! Great job Disney! In November 2009, my family and I attended a special preview of The Princess and the Frog at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York called the Ultimate Experience. All the Princesses were there for meet-and-greet, including Princess Tiana…I think I was more excited than my daughter! We had a very nice time, and everything was done in true Disney style! I’m sure the Disney booth at the Essence Music Festival will be no exception.

    p.s–We can’t wait until our annual WDW visit scheduled for this Fall 2011 to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival!!

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