Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014 Recap #DisneySMMoms

At the beginning of April, we packed up the car and headed on a trip of a lifetime. From Atlanta to Miami for Hispanicize 2014 to Key West, FL for vacation and then we hopped on a plane and headed to the Happiest Place on Earth for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland Park in California! We were so honored and excited to be invited to this years annual celebration! Did I say excited? Because we literally could not stop talking about it for weeks! We started our trip with a little Disney magic – a gift bag filled with Disney-themed goodies for both Lucas and Amelia…

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We arrived at the Disneyland Hotel and immediately checked in to the conference.

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We were so happy to run into one of our best buds…Mickey Mouse, of course! It was Amelia’s first time meeting Mickey and she loved him!

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The official conference events began that night with a welcome cocktail party for attendees followed by a dinner for families.

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The conference sessions the next two days were amazing and so inspirational! I wrote about my key takeaways from the sessions HERE. They are perfect for bloggers (or anyone) trying to build their brand and business.

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I loved getting to see so many friends and their lovely families!

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Our stay at the Disneyland Hotel did not disappoint! It is such a beautiful hotel and has several restaurants, pools, and shops on the property. It is bursting with magical details! For example, kids (and adults) can receive wake-up calls from their favorite Disney characters, the headboards on the beds light up and play music, and more. 

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We ended up extending our stay by adding an extra four days. It was perfect! We were able to fit in two pool days and even rented a private cabana by the slides. The cabana was ideal for us because it allowed us to spend all day at the pool with a baby.

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The cabana comes with a play yard, which Amelia napped in quite happily while we read and Lucas had a blast making friends and playing on the slides.

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As you can see…he also relaxed quite a bit too lol.

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Disneyland was…magical.

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We made memories we will NEVER forget.

Look at his face. PURE JOY.

Look at his face. PURE JOY.

 

Riding Dumbo with my baby

Riding Dumbo with my baby

 

Watching Fantasmic from VIP Dessert Buffet Seating

Watching Fantasmic from VIP Dessert Buffet Seating

 

Lucas & Mike on Space Mountain for the first time!

Lucas & Mike on Space Mountain for the first time!

 

The sign we made for Jedi Training & it worked!

The sign we made for Jedi Training & it worked!

Lucas' dream come true! Fighting Darth Vader at Jedi Training

Lucas’ dream come true! Fighting Darth Vader at Jedi Training

 

Meeting Captain America

Meeting Captain America

 

My princess meeting Cinderella

My princess meeting Cinderella

 

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Enjoying cotton candy at Mickey’s Magical Map

 

 

Meeting Princess Aurora

Meeting Princess Aurora

At Goofy's Kitchen

At Goofy’s Kitchen

Stay tuned for additional posts in the coming weeks with Disneyland tips and tricks!

*Reduced rates for accommodations were provided during the conference. However, all opinions are my own.