Disney Parks and American Stories

Thank you so much for your interest in our project! We truly appreciate it. The response has exceeded all of our expectations. Our team has decided to stop accepting new entries so that we can review and sort the many submissions we've already received.

Please know that while we may not be able to respond directly to every message, each one is contributing to our ongoing research on how visitors use, experience, and enjoy the Disney parks. Stay tuned for future announcements about the project.


Have you ever been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Did you pose for a picture in front of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella Castle? Maybe take a selfie eating an iconic Mickey Premium Bar or getting an autograph from a famous character? If so, we want you to share your photos with us!

Our team at the National Museum of American History is working on a future project, and we’re looking for images that capture your experiences as guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. If you submit a photo and/or story, they might appear in the museum!

    Collage of two images, both showing children holding and eating ice cream treats shaped like Mickey Mouse
Messy faces welcome! Intergenerational stories as well. Courtesy of Bethanee Bemis (ice cream eater in left photo and mom of ice cream eater in right photo)