Last week I opened up my email to find a magical email filled with pixie dust waiting for me.
A little background-
Disney hosts an annual conference at Walt Disney World (and in 2014 it was held at Disneyland) called the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. It is an amazing opportunity for a select number of bloggers who receive an invite to not only get to travel with their families to Disney, but also to learn, network, and immerse themselves in social media, Disney and family.
Well, Disney likes to spread pixie dust and magic so a few years ago they added mini “On-The-Road” sessions through out select cities in the United States. I was blessed to attend one in Seattle two years ago, but was unable to make the one in Phoenix last year (though I did follow along through live streaming and social media). This year, I was a bit nervous as I waited to hear what cities would be included for the On-The-Road events. Having just had twins in March, I wouldn’t be able to travel too far, whether by myself or with my family. So I was excited when Portland was announced as the first stop. I quickly filled out an “I’m interested” form and tried not to think about it too much after that.
Then, last Monday, I opened my email, not expecting anything out of the ordinary, and I saw this:
I was shocked and excited! And then nervous… I just had twins. Should we make it a family vacation and all go, should I decline the invitation, or was there another option. After a little searching, discussion, and juggling, we decided that I would attend by myself. I am not ready to leave the twins over night, but luckily, there is an early enough flight to make it to Portland before the conference, and then I will fly home that evening. It will be a quick whirlwind of a trip, but I am excited for it!
The conference is on June 9th. Several of my blogger buddies will also be attending and I am excited to see them again. I am also excited to learn what is new with Disney parks, and learn more about how I can improve my site and social media presence for you- my readers- to enjoy. Plus, this conference will be filled with pixie dust and magic, like only Disney can provide.
The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is also heading On-The-Road to NYC and Austin this summer, so be sure to follow along in all those cities by following #DisneySMMoms