Nominate your Magical Neighbors! They might win a trip to Disney World!

National Neighbors Day is September 28, and Disney wants to celebrate!

Disney has joined forces with the neighborhood network, Nextdoor, to create a new interactive map of the United States that shows the locations of neighborhoods across the country where acts of kindness and generosity are taking place and inspiring others to do more of the same.

But that’s not all.

Disney Magic Makers was launched so that those who are making a difference in their communities–making “Magic” for others–might be recognized and rewarded for their kindness. In honor of National Neighbor Day, Disney fans are encouraged to nominate someone they know who’s making a difference in the lives of others.

So far, Disney has received close to 30,000 nominations from states all over the country. To date, the states with the most nominations include California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania.

Would you like to see the interactive map? Here’s a photo of the map, but you’ll want to click on to see the animated version. Simply click on an animated “pin” to learn more about the Magic taking place in that neighborhood.

Thanks to Nextdoor, you’ll get to see who these magical neighbors are, and how they are helping to make their communities just a little more magical.

Do you know someone who works tirelessly, hoping to make their communities stronger, more positive, more flourishing? Would you like to make a nomination? Just follow these steps from Disney Parks Blog about the contest:

To nominate an inspiring neighbor to become a Disney Magic Maker, visit by Oct. 1, 2021. You can further celebrate your neighborhood heroes by sharing the nomination on Nextdoor using #DisneyMagicMakers. 50 Disney Magic Makers will receive a trip to Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the “Year’s Most Magical Celebration” and may also receive a one-year subscription to Disney+.

Hurry! The deadline for nominations is October 1!

About Becky Burkett

I'm a Lone Star State native whose idea of joy includes any combination of the following: cold weather, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 2 boys, my 2 girls, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history and being at Disney World. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birds at the Enchanted Tiki Room, scoring the 999,999 at Buzz's Space Ranger Spin, or trying for the highest score in the toybox at Toy Story Mania! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!