Jodi Benson wants to be where the people are, and those people are at the Walt Disney World Resort! In 1989, Benson voiced the mermaid princess Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and immediately became a major part of Disney history. Since that time, Benson has frequently worked with Disney, reprising her role as Ariel in The Little Mermaid series, Ariel’s Studio Story, and The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. She also worked on the Disney projects, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure, among many others. In 2011, Benson was officially inducted as a Disney Legend.
Benson has always been incredibly open about her love of Disney, and she loves to visit the Disney Parks. Benson has teamed up with Disney, and now you can join her during one of her fun trips! Benson took to Instagram to share that, in honor of the release of her book Part of My World, she was hosting a sweepstakes. The winner will not only get a trip to Walt Disney World, but they will also get to meet the Little Mermaid herself!
SURPRISE !!❤️🧜♀️I’m so excited to share some big news with you!
If you pre-order my new book, Part of My World, you can enter to win a trip to Disney World where you’ll get to meet with me!
I’ll share some inside stories over lunch and we’ll get to ride The Little Mermaid attraction together—we’ll have so much fun!
Plus, everyone who pre-orders gets access to the audiobook for 30 days! Head over to the website to pre-order and enter before the book releases in September.
And if you’ve already ordered, you can still enter! It’s for anyone who orders the book at any retailer and any time before September 13th.
I can’t wait to meet one of you at Walt Disney World!
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If you are wondering what Benson’s new book is about (and we know you are), here is some more information on Part of My World: What I’ve Learned from The Little Mermaid about Love, Faith, and Finding My Voice, courtesy of Amazon:
A treasure trove of colorful characters and unforgettable anecdotes, Part of My World reads like a real-life fairy tale as a girl with a big voice and even bigger dreams sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, Jodi shares lessons she’s learned about faith, friendship, love, loss, taking chances, making mistakes, following God’s call, and chasing your dreams. In Part of My World you’ll come alongside Jodi as she
- struggles to find her footing in the rehearsal halls of Manhattan;
- finds (then loses, then marries) her prince charming;
- makes a splash on Broadway;
- gives voice to a feisty redheaded mermaid, a blonde bombshell named Barbie, and a Tony-nominated powerhouse named Polly; and
- searches for her own personal happily ever after.
Written with warmth, humor, and disarming vulnerability, Part of My World is a captivating glimpse behind the curtain at the making of one of the most celebrated animated movies of all time, and a must-read for Disney fans of all ages.
This sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States and you can pre-order the book, and enter the contest, by clicking here. It should be noted that those who do not wish to pre-order can enter the contest only if they submit a handwritten entry request. The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 and runs through September 13.