Monday, March 24, 2014

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2014- We're Going to Disneyland!

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.

Here's a look back of the magic that awaited the attendees of the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration that was held in Walt Disney World last year to help fuel the imagination, guesses and dreams of what might be in our futures April 10-13, 2014.

 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.

Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid blogger by night and is the owner and cofounder of the Disney Gals, one of the most popular Disney blogs around! Proud mommy to 5, Grammy to 4 she is blessed to share her life with amazing family and friends who encourage her to chase her dreams no matter where they may lead.  When not in the classroom, she can be found following her son as he dances his way through life, or working with young performers in free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded 13 years ago. On any given day you will find Gayle skipping her way through life with a giggle and a smile knowing that today is meant to be lived and enjoyed. To learn more about Gayle, click here.


  1. we are excited to see you there!

    1. I can't wait! What an incredible opportunity this is to not only learn from the best, but to be able to show off my home away from home, the DIsneyland Resort!

  2. I still keep pinching myself to see if it's real or not! The opportunity to learn from the best, interact with people from all over the country and hep introduce people to the Happiest Place in the World-it just doesn't get much better than that.