The 2023 Disney Dreamers Academy kicks off at Walt Disney World on Thursday. The 100 students selected to participate in this year’s event came from across the nation to discover new career opportunities and pursue their dreams.

Students come from all walks of life and experiences. Here’s a snapshot of this year’s class.

▪ 1: Disney Dreamer who was surprised with news of their selection on Good Morning
▪ 3: Disney Dreamers Academy Career Exposés showcasing an array of job opportunities in
the career area of their preference, such as entertainment, business and STEM
▪ 4: Disney Theme Parks Disney Dreamers will play in
▪ 6: Event sponsors participating in the 2023 Disney Dreamers Academy: Sprite, AT&T, Delta,
State Farm, Hallmark and Zero G
▪ 8: Alumni returning to participate in this year’s event
▪ 9: Number of miles Orlando-area student Zara L. will travel to attend Disney Dreamers
Academy, making her the closest in proximity
▪ 12: Hands-on career workshops known as Deep Dives, based on the students’ career
▪ 13: Disney Dreamers interested in becoming healthcare professionals, the most popular
career path among the students, followed by 8 students each who seek a career as
entrepreneurs and engineers or future Imagineers
▪ 15: Students from California, the state with the highest representation this year, followed
by 11 students from Florida and 10 from Georgia

▪ 16: Years of Disney Dreamers Academy
▪ 27: States represented at this year’s event
▪ 49: Students from the South region of the United States (there are also 17 students from
the Northeast, 19 from the West and 15 from the Midwest)
▪ 55: Career paths our Disney Dreamers want to pursue
▪ 100: Teens named 2023 Disney Dreamers
▪ 1,000+: Disney Cast Members involved in planning this year’s program
▪ 1,500: Disney Dreamers who have participated in the event since its creation
▪ 2,565: Number of miles student Eliora Margaret Kwakye. will travel from Olympia, WA. to
Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to attend Disney Dreamers Academy, making her the farthest
traveling student

Disclosure: The Walt Disney Company paid for the travel and accommodations for several media outlets, including the AmNews, to cover the Disney Dreamers Academy. Disney did not review or approve any of our coverage.

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