Disney Dreamers Academy: Your Time to Apply is Almost Up!
On October 31, 2018, the Disney Dreamers Academy will stop accepting applications…and that means your time is almost up! To make it into the Dreamers Academy is no small feat, and if your son or daughter is hoping to be one of the very select few chosen for the experience, I hope they’re hard at work on their applications.
In fact, I hope they’re reading this article right along with you, because we are about to break down each and every detail of the Disney Dreamers Academy, and what you need to do to apply. Let’s get started!
Disney Dreamers Academy
For young high school students with dreams of becoming a successful professional , the Disney Dreamers Academy is the mentorship program that will give them the tools to do just that. With a combination of hands-on experiences and mentors who were chosen from a group of top industry professionals, there isn’t a better way to kick-start big career dreams than right here in the academy!
Of course The Walt Disney Company can explain the program best. This is what they had to say about their program: “ Disney Dreamers Academy turns the entire magical setting of Walt Disney World into a vibrant classroom. Students participate in a series of sessions and workshops designed to help them imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their goals into action.
Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side by side with celebrities, community and industry leaders and Disney cast members.” -The Walt Disney Company.
Now that you’ve gotten an overview, let’s delve into what the 4-day experience holds!
- Workshops specially curated for the program will take students on a hands-on, out-of-the-classroom learning journey.
- Disney Dreamers will work and learn alongside industry professionals, community leaders, Cast Members, and of course, a lineup of celebrity mentors. Check out some of the speakers the Dreamers will experience:
- Experiences will take place around Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where the Resort itself will serve as the world’s coolest classroom.
- Dreamers will star in a special parade in Magic Kingdom Park, celebrating both their acceptance into the Academy and all of their successes to come.
Maybe a graduate of the Academy will be the first to invent time travel, but until then, I’ll have to live out my fantasy of journeying back in time to when I was eligible to apply by telling you all about it! Now in its second decade of teaching young industry hopefuls, the Academy has set loftier goals than ever before with this years’ application process.
In order to be eligible, the student must be between the ages of 13 and 19 and be enrolled in a high school. Essence magazine and Steve Harvey will collaborate to welcome 100 select students to Walt Disney World Resort March 21-24 , 2019. We already know that workshops, mentoring sessions, and out-of-the-classroom learning experiences are part of the program…but there’re more!
If you are one of the 100 selected students, you will not only get to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime journey…but you’ll get to do so at absolutely no cost to you! With the only mandate being a parental accompaniment, the Disney Dreamers Academy is truly an all-expenses-paid learning vacation! To apply, students will be prompted to respond to essay questions about their life experiences to date and what their dream future would look like.
What makes you unique in the classroom? What have you done in your personal time to help others? Do you volunteer at a local animal shelter? Are you the trusted president or captain of a school club or sports team? These are the types of attributes to highlight in your application if you’re hoping to be selected- the more you include, the better your chances of being selected.
After all, this is Disney choosing- and their standards are notoriously high, so don’t be afraid to talk yourself up! We know it’s a lot to think about, but we’d love to hear what will you highlight about yourself in your application? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer thrilled to a part of your Disney vacation planning! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!