What is it like to receive that most coveted of invites that lets you know that your fairy godmother has waved her magic wand and the slipper fits and wants you to be a part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014?
Several weeks ago, it seemed like just a normal, routine day. Leprechaun traps were flooding the classroom, Spring Break was upon us and during recess I was finally scrolling through my email when I discovered the most pixie dusted message that literally took my breath away-“You are invited to the Most Magical Social Media Conference of the Year- The 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!” at the Disneyland Resort.
It’s one of those moments in your life where your breathing stops, the world fades away and time stand stills and you read, and you read again and you reread trying to process what you are seeing. My first thought was that one of my many, amazingly talented Disney partners was sending me a copy of their invite and nothing could ever make me happier but then it truly sunk in that on this most magical of emails was my name and of course the screaming and the tears commenced. Now how do you explain to kindergarten students who were by then returning from recess just why Mrs. Turner was sobbing? Why by telling them that you just found out you were going to get to meet Olaf of course and she was the Happiest Snowman ever! There is nothing like screams of joy from a roomful of 5 year olds, immediately followed by “Can we have Choice Time now? ”to bring you right back to reality.
To say I am excited, thrilled, honored, overwhelmed and so incredibly humbled to be selected for this most magical of conferences would be the understatement of all times. So just what is this conference? Now in its 5th year, the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration has quickly become one of the premier events of its kind and one of the only family-friendly conferences for social media influencers and opinion leaders. At the 4-day event, social media-savvy parents can learn, network, get inspired, and share their inspirations – and spend some quality family time together. The best part, aside from it being held for the first time ever at the Disneyland Resort, is the opportunity to finally come together with so many of the incredible friends I have made thanks to this world known as social media and finally meet them in person or be reunited with those I haven’t seen in much too long. Like everything Disney does, we know that this will be a once in a lifetime experience for each and every one of us but we are just now starting to find out some of the many surprises this event holds in store for us.
Our first arrived on the front porch earlier this week in the form of a brand new Color Your World suitcase sent from the wonderful folks at American Tourister, who are the official luggage of the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland.
Now I will totally be able to #PackMoreFun while traveling in style. What else lies ahead for all of us still remains a closely guarded secret but then that’s part of the magic and nobody does it better than Disney.
Be sure to follow along right here on Disney Gals to see what the future holds or on Twitter @DisneyGals or @TheDisneyGals as well as on Instagram @DisneyGalGayle. While you’re at it, be sure to check out the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration or on Twitter @DisneySMMoms or #DisneySMMoms for all the latest and most up to the minute details. Want to have the opportunity to be a part of the Disney Social Media Moms? A great place to begin is by attending Disney on the Road, which I was lucky enough to be a part of last June when it was held in San Francisco.
For more information on last June’s event check out Disney on the Road San Francisco In the meantime, life is an adventure meant to be explored, lived and enjoyed. Who knows what magic will await you?
Disclaimer: I was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland and have offered a special discounted rate that was offered to all attendees and their families. In addition, I have received products to help make my experience even more magical. I will be sharing the unique things I learn throughout the Celebration however these are my own personal thoughts and opinions, not those of the Walt Disney Company.