“Disney Magic Makers” Contest Announced for 50th Anniversary to Recognize Hometown Heroes

On Good Morning America today, it was revealed that Disney will celebrate those who make a difference in their local communities through the “Disney Magic Makers” contest. 50 winners will be selected from across the country.

Winners will receive a free trip to Walt Disney World and a one-year subscription to the Disney+ streaming service.

Starting today through Oct. 1, 2021, you can nominate any person who inspires you for the Disney Magic Makers contest by visiting and sharing the positive impact they have made. You can further share their amazing story with a public post using #DisneyMagicMakers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok. Fifty nominees whose inspirational acts of kindness, compassion, and creativity best exemplify the values of a Disney Magic Maker will win a trip to Walt Disney World Resort to join “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” during the 50th anniversary and 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, 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.” 

So what does it take to be a Disney Magic Maker? Magic moments come in all shapes and sizes, from simple, sincere acts between neighbors to massive acts of charity, kindness and generosity. What binds these special moments together is the way they raise spirits, inspire communities, and connect people to one another. 

The magic doesn’t stop there. Disney will also donate a total of $400,000 among four non-profits that demonstrated resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic: Make-A-Wish®Starlight Children’s Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and The Nature Conservancy. These organizations each found unique and innovative ways to continue serving their communities when they needed magic most.

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Emily Brewster
Emily Brewster
2 months ago

Anita Marsh has been tireless in loving not only her family, but especially the students that she has lifted UP during this challenging school year! Please take a moment to recognize Ms. Marsh’s efforts to engage her students and to encourage them to be the very BEST that they can be during extraordinary times. Her students have been her Family. Thank you for your consideration!