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Miss America Contestants Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Miss America Contestants Visit Walt Disney World Resort

Look who stopped by Magic Kingdom Park. All 53 contestants for the title of Miss America 2012 – and current Miss America Teresa Scanlan – continued a Walt Disney World Resort tradition of walking down Main Street, U.S.A., and making some magical memories.

Representing fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the women were greeted by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, Belle, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. After group photos at Cinderella Castle, the women broke up into smaller groups to see the rest of Magic Kingdom Park and later in the day, visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios to ride the new 3-D “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.” Here’s a look at some of the fun.

The 53 Miss America 2012 contestants also recorded interviews that are scheduled to appear in the pageant’s live telecast on ABC, Saturday, January 14.

As the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization last year made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The 53 Miss America 2012 contestants are in the Orlando area to attend the annual Miss America Outstanding Teen Competition.


  • Any plans to bring the contestants over to Seashore Sweets over at the Boardwalk resort? It seems like a natural fit; it would be interesting to see what their reaction would be to seeing all of the vintage Miss America memorabilia.

  • Well, that’s a first! How often do beauty queens want anything to do with Star Wars? 🙂

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