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You’re Invited…

To the Most Magical Social Media Conference of the Year!

The 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!DisneySMMC Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017

Dear Gayle,
You’re Invited!
The 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration will be the first of its kind and something only Disney can do… a Disney Land and Sea Celebration. The celebration begins at the Walt Disney World® Resort, and culminates on board Disney Cruise LineIt’s no “wonder” that we are very excited to invite you to attend this year’s Celebration, taking place February 7-12, 2017 with 2-nights at the Walt Disney World Resort and a 3-night voyage aboard the Disney Wonder.#DisneySMMC Disney Land And Sea

It’s the most magical of pixie-dusted emails to ever hit your inbox -the invitations to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I can say with all my heart that any time you see in the message line “Disney would like to invite you…” to any of the Disney events, be it for Disney Social Moms Celebration or for a media trip, the shock, thrill and utter shock and amazement never goes away.DIsney Social Media Moms Celebration DIsneySMMC

 You momentarily find yourself not being able to breathe or say a word, then you scream and cry, then you jump up and down and want to shout it to the world but this one truly stopped me dead in my tracks and it was like a moment suspended in time. To say it was totally and completely unexpected would be an understatement as I have been so incredibly lucky to have attended several of these life changing events in the past so although I knew all about it, and dreamed of what those going would be experiencing it just never, ever crossed my mind that one of these most magical of all invitations would have my name on it.Disney Cruise Magnets DisneySMMC

 And to have part of it taking place onboard the Disney Wonder-I am still pinching myself-and knee deep in door magnets and Fish Extenders and everything else that goes with taking a Disney Cruise. My last trip on the Disney Cruise Line was back in 1986 when it was still known as The Big Red Boat and I have been dreaming of sailing away with them again ever since.  I do not know how they always mange to know, but part of the Disney magic is that this golden ticket and grand daddy of all invites always seems to find their way to my inbox at the exact moment I need to find them. Disney Social Media Moms Celebration #DisneySMMC

So just what is the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration? 

The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is an invitation-only professional conference for social media-minded moms, dads and grandparents.

We’re here!!!! #DisneySMMC #Disney #disneyyachtclub #TeamTurner #travelblogger #familytravel #Disney

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Their goal is to present a dynamic line-up of speakers and one-of-a-kind events that empower and energize you in both your professional endeavors and family life. Disney truly believes that as social media influencers and content creators, that we work hard  in everything we do and this is their way of saying “Thank you” and a way to be able to give us and our families who give so much in order to make what we do possible and provide with a way to create some magical memories of our own together as a family!

The Magic Is Endless! 

Throughout the celebration, there are dedicated events just for conference attendees where you can mingle with other influencers and get a peek behind-the-scenes via Disney speakers, as well as exclusive family events for all registered conference guests.  Disney Social Media Moms "On The Road" Disneyland
These events are all about the art of the surprise and nobody does surprises better than the incredible people that are a part of the Walt Disney World Events team. Although we have very few details at this point in order to preserve the magic we do know that there will be a special family dinner at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge…

…as well as a Family Pizza Party & Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Viewing & Dessert, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Awaken-Summer-Walt-Disney-World-Launch-Bay-Hollywood-Studios

The Celebration includes incredible opportunities to meet, mingle and network with fellow influencers from around the country, be inspired by industry leaders, and participate in family events sprinkled with Disney magic. During week, there are dedicated events just for conference attendees as well as fun family events for all registered conference guests.


The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration continues to be one of the most prestigious conferences and one of the few family-friendly events for social media influencers and opinion leaders.  This year’s host hotel will be Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. From stately white-column mansions to quaint backwoods cottages of the Bayou, delight in a picturesque setting that evokes the romance of rural Louisiana. Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort

To say I am excited, thrilled, honored, overwhelmed and so incredibly humbled to be selected for this most magical of conferences  with my first one being at the Happiest Place On Earth, the Disneyland Resort in 2014, and then again at the Walt Disney World Resort last Mother’s Day as well as being a part of  the Disney On the Road Events over the past few years would be the understatement . 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. DisneySMMC

To be able to be among media-savvy parents and have the chance to learn, network, get inspired, and share inspirations –as well as spend some quality family time together-that is the true meaning of Disney magic at its very best. It also gives me that unique 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.

What’s the most magical part of #DisneySMMC- the magic of friends

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Like everything Disney does, we know that this will be a once in a lifetime experience for each and every one of us starting with many surprises along the way. Over the years, these events have afforded me  the opportunity to give my children and grandchildren a lifetime of memories that they will hold in their hearts for many years to come, could there possibly be any better legacy for a mother to hand down to her children and her children’s children? Stay tuned right here over the coming weeks as we share with you all of the excitement leading up to this Disney Land and Sea extravaganza that is the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration.


Special thanks to our friends at DriveShop and Mazda for giving us the  chance to explore the Orlando area in the sleek and sporty Mazda CX-5 when we arrive a few days before the start of the actual event so we can take in such things as the all new Epcot International Arts Festival

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To keep up with all the latest and greatest news about Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2017, follow along on Twitter at @DisneyMoms or with our official hashtag for the event #DisneySMMC.  Or better yet, don’t miss a thing as we come to you live all starting on Saturday and leading up right to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Feb 7- Feb 12 across all of our social media platforms:

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