JeniLynn Knopp (234 Posts)

JeniLynn was born and raised in South Florida. Being so close to Walt Disney World, she grew up regularly visiting the Mouse and developed a fascination with the creativity of Disney Parks. Noticing that her happiest moments seemed to always take place in Walt Disney World, JeniLynn began trying to recreate the magic of Disney in her everyday life beginning in her pre-teen years. Adulthood, sixteen years of marriage, and three children later, JeniLynn continues to lead a Disney Driven Life and diligently works to pass her love for Disney on to her husband and children. She has blogged for Touring Plans and been a contributing writer for The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and she currently co-hosts Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show; however, her primary focus has always been with the community that has grown around her own site, The Disney Driven Life. Through these venues JeniLynn strives to help other Disney fans stay connected to the brand that has served as a keystone in her family’s life.

A Mickey shaped pool. A backyard safari adventure. A pirates life for you. Sure all of this can be found within the Walt Disney World Resort, but what if you could walk into your own backyard and find the same kind of magic day after day?

Well, friends, it looks like HGTV and Disney are ready to spread a little more pixie dust around the country as they will soon be filming another season of My Yard Goes Disney. And why shouldn’t they pick you?

You’ve heard of backyard makeovers, but if you’ve never seen My Yard Goes Disney on HGTV, then get ready for a treat. Designers surprise lucky homeowners every week, and even Disney Imagineers get into the fun as they bring the magic of the Mouse straight into neighborhood backyards around the country!

Sounds great, right? Well then what are you waiting for? The Disney Driven Life isn’t going anywhere, but I can assure you that this once in a lifetime opportunity won’t last forever. If you are interested, applying is SIMPLE! Keep arms and hands inside the vehicle and head over to: Jay TV.

All you need to do is fill out the application, include a picture of your family and also include a WIDE picture of your backyard. I spoke with the casting agent.  He tells me that videos are also welcome.  And from my experience with TV, I would say a great video showing your passion, personality and love of Disney will go a LONG way! Always remember (and this is coming from a producer) don’t over-edit the video.  Just be sincere and honest.  Let the producers edit the video.  After all, it’s what they are paid to do.

So who’s going to try? I think you would be crazy not to.  Remember if you get picked, please share your story with all of us on the Disney Driven Life!

*This guest post was contributed by Jeff M., our Disney Programming Blogger.  For further information, please contact Jeff at*



2 thoughts on “My Yard Goes Disney

  1. I gotta tell you – I really hope you get it if for no other reason that we can live our lives vicariously through you and your entire family :-)!  Best of luck!  Keep us posted here if you are contacted!

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