Wednesday I had the ultimate privilege of being part of the Disney Parks Social Media Moms Celebration (#DisneySMMC) in Atlanta. For those of you that don’t know what this is, it is a wonderful time to get together with other bloggers and learn about what is happening at Disney Parks and learn a few tips and tricks related to blogging or social media. It was a complete honor to attend and has me itching to get to Disney ASAP. My biggest take-away from the event was the quote, “Great things never come from comfort zones”. Very profound!
For the outing, I kept going back and forth on what to wear! I ended up deciding on a Figment theme since he’s my favorite character. I had on a purple shirt with an orange and white chevron scarf and I brought along my Figment hat. I ended up not wearing it though since DisneySMMC gave me some new ears! How cute are these!
Disney Dreamers Academy
Some of the things talked about were new to me and some were more of common knowledge. My favorite part of the conference was hearing from some of the students involved in the Disney Dreamers Academy. For those of you that haven’t heard about this wonderful opportunity, you’re going to love this!
Disney Dreamers Academy is a 4 day event at Walt Disney World where students can be prepared for future careers and become prepared to be a role model as they reach their dreams.
Students ages 13-19 can apply, but only 100 are selected each year. The window is open now for applications and closes October 31, 2017.
During the conference, we heard from 2 amazing students and their stories. Those kids are seriously going to make a difference in the world! Wow!
Disney Moms Panel
Do you think you know Disney like the back of your hand? If so, it’s currently time for Disney to accept applications for the 2018 Disney Moms Panel! Through September 13, 2017, you can head on over to apply for the Disney Moms Panel. Be sure to read all of the qualifications before you apply. Sadly, I’m not eligible this year.
Disney Parks Blog
One avenue of Disney that I was not aware of before the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is the Disney Parks Blog. It’s a great way to keep up with everything Disney, between the changes, upcoming events and festivities, and even a little fun! I loved hearing from speakers involved in the blog and how they come up with ideas and photos to share. The creative stories behind these fun light drawings at Disney World were fun to listen to and seeing all the photos they created.
Special Meetings at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration
At the end of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we had a few surprises! Actress Kim Fields stopped in with an incredible moving speech about finding balance and taking time for self-care. I know that is something I have been trying to work on. Lastly, Mickey Mouse himself arrived! He also brought along Princess Tiana to meet with us. We had time for photos shoots and left with a goodie bag that included a stuffed Mickey Mouse, a rice krispy treat, a water bottle, and more!
Thank you so much to the crew behind Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I had a fantastic time and hope to see you all again very soon!