All of Our Favorite Disney Moments at the 2018 Essence Festival

Let’s talk about the 2018 Essence Festival because it. Was. Iconic.

Some of our idols took center stage at the event, which was held from July 5–8 in New Orleans this year. On top of that, we had a chance to check out several activities and displays, themed to recent as well as upcoming Disney movies such as The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, and Christopher Robin! We were super impressed by all the suits on display at the Marvel 10-Year Anniversary booth, straight from Marvel Studios films like Black Panther and Ant-Man and The Wasp. There were so many amazing sights to see, and we captured all of our favorite moments. Experience the event through these pictures:

Vanellope was there to greet us at the Disney booth:

Love these Mickey ears:

And here is our Sugar Rush queen:

We know she’s going to rock in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 when it hits theaters November 21!

One of our most memorable moments is when Minnie was hanging with Ruth Carter, the amazing costume designer for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther:

We would be just as excited as Minnie if we got to stand next to one of the greatest designers of all time! Carter is a genius when it comes to creating majestic suits and garments fit for a king. Specifically, the king of Wakanda. You can spot her Black Panther works of art in this Marvel 10-Year Anniversary display:

Speaking of incredible suits, we got to see costumes from Ant-Man and The Wasp with our very own eyes!

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see them shrinking in action, but we were still amazed. Take a closer look at The Wasp’s suit:

If only we could try it on! Instead, we posed with a pair of gorgeous #WaspWings, which was the next best thing.

We’re still not over the excitement from experiencing Ant-Man and The Wasp in theaters, but another movie we can’t wait for is Christopher Robin. We spotted a few of the stars chillin’ at this booth:

Note to self: “Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing.”

It’s like our childhoods came to life!

Christopher Robin arrives in theaters August 3, so we’ll be marking our calendars—along with November 2, when The Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes out! After seeing the stunning costumes to be used in the film, we are so ready to watch it in theaters:


There were so many unforgettable moments at the 2018 Essence Festival.

Even if you missed it, you still have an opportunity to experience the magic of Disney. Tweet #DisneyMagicSweepstakes for a chance to win either a trip for four to Walt Disney World, a trip for two to the world premiere of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, or a trip for two to the world premiere of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2!

We can’t wait to experience Essence Festival all over again next year!

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