Like so many things that have had to change course, Disney Dreamers Academy is no exception. This Disney World event welcomes 100 students and a chaperone from the around the country to be immerse in life lessons and tools to help make their dreams come true.
The announcement of this new Disney Dreamers Academy experience was made Aug. 5, 2020, at the virtual NABJ/NAHJ convention by Tracey D. Powell, Disney Signature Experiences vice president and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. The original, in-person 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy program was shortened earlier this year due to the temporary closure of Walt Disney World Resort.
“We were disappointed to have to cut this year’s event short due to the pandemic, and we knew we had to create something extra special for this outstanding group of high school students,” said Powell. “We expect to deliver an immersive, informative and inspirational experience that will impact these Disney Dreamers just as the traditional program has done for more than a decade.”
The program, now in its 13th year, is a part of Walt Disney World’s commitment to helping the next generation of young people by inspiring them at a critical time in their development. The Disney Dreamers Academy theme is “Be100,” encouraging teens to be positive, to be “all in” and to carry what they learn back with them so they can relentlessly pursue their dreams and make a difference in the lives of others.
In preparation for launch weekend, Disney Dreamers Academy winners have been sent video messages highlighting what is to come. Princeton Parker, Disney Dreamer Alumni 2011 and now Disneyland Food and Beverage Manager, has been entertaining and intriguing us as part of this countdown.
Make certain to follow along all weekend (Sept 26 & 27th) as I will share exciting details about the days events.