The contestants for the 2011 Miss America pageant were in Orlando to observe the Miss Teen American competition, so what better to do than visit Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. While there, they ran into Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and a couple of Princesses – Belle and Cinderella. I think Mickey is enjoying the attention just a little too much. He’s a cheeky fella, don’t tell Minnie.
The Miss America Pageant is returning to ABC for its 90th anniversary. The competition will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Saturday, January 15 at 8 P.M. ET
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All 53 contestants for the title of Miss America 2011 visited Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on Friday, August 27, 2010. Representing fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, the ladies continued the Miss America tradition of walking together down Main Street USA toward Cinderella Castle. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Cinderella and Belle met the 53 contestants for photos before the women broke up into smaller groups to see the rest of the park. Through the day, guests may have spotted contestants on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Mad Tea Party, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and other attractions. The 53 Miss American 2011 contestants also recorded interviews that are scheduled to appear in the 2011 Miss America Pageant broadcast. Returning to ABC for the 90th anniversary of the Miss America Pageant, the competition will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Saturday, January 15 at 8 P.M. ET. 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 2011 contestants are in the Orlando area to attend the annual Miss America Outstanding Teen Competition.