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Announcing My 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Invitation #DisneySMMoms

by TerriAnn
2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Invitation #DisneySMMoms

A few weeks ago, I received a very unexpected surprise in my inbox. It started with this:

2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Invitation #DisneySMMoms

That’s right, it’s an invitation to attend the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration! The 5th annual Disney Social Media Moms Celebration will be April 10-13, 2014 and, for the first time, it will be at Disneyland in California instead of Walt Disney World in Florida. My family and I couldn’t be more excited as it will be our first time being a part of this special, and highly coveted, event!

2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disneyland

Within the ‘mom blogger’ world, no event stirs more excitement and drama than this one. At this unique conference, bloggers can benefit from great speakers and even better networking opportunities. At least that’s what I’ve heard. But, if it’s anything like the amazing experience I had at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On-the-Road held locally last year, I believe it! Oh, and the bloggers’ families are invited too!

For only a fraction of the cost, families receive up to four 5-day Park Hopper passes to the Disney Parks, 3-night stay at the official Park hotel, several included meals, special activities, and swag galore. By fraction I mean about 20% of what it would cost normally. This year, it will be only be $550 total for our family – one night at the Disneyland hotel is already $450 by itself!

The Other Side of #DisneySMMoms

Sounds awesome, right? Well, with only 200 or so bloggers asked to attend this invite-only event, there’s bound to be some jealously online. Feelings of entitlement, envy, self-pity, and more abound as ugly comments hit the social channels. I admit that it can be hard to read all about the fun but not be a part of it. However, it’s no reason to put others down just because one’s own pride is hurt.

So, this year I decided to completely avoid it all. Since I don’t have a Disney-specific blog and I’m not one of the blogging biggies, I figured that I wouldn’t be invited anyway. There was no reason for feelings of disappointment and I could  be honestly happy for those who did get to go. But, then, something surprising happened. It seems like several original invitees had to decline and another round late invites were going out. With the short amount of time left before the event, it made sense that many of these went to those who were in driving distance and who didn’t have to book last-minute airfare. In that round came my invitation.

Genuine Appreciation for the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

It doesn’t matter that I was on the ‘runner-up list’ or that it might have only been because of my location to Disneyland. Especially with the tough times we’ve been facing, I’m more than thrilled to get this opportunity and to be able to share it with my family. I also hope that I can share enough of it with you that you feel like you’re right there with us 🙂 Feel free to follow the hashtag #DisneySMMoms.

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Vanessa: thequeenofswag March 31, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Congrats on getting invited. I’ve never been and probably won’t ever be invited, but going to Disneyland is great.

Lauren Ivy Chiong April 1, 2014 - 12:57 am

Congratulations, TerriAnn–this sounds awesome!

Liz Mays April 1, 2014 - 11:20 am

I am thrilled for you that you were invited and that you’re able to go. You guys will have such a fun time and I can’t wait to read about it!

Heather April 1, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Congratulations! So happy for you and can’t wait to follow along on your trip. Have an amazing time and share what you learn 😉

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) April 1, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Wow, that sounds so wonderfully fun! I have a feeling I’m going to be reading about some GREAT stuff soon!!!

Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews April 1, 2014 - 6:34 pm

This sounds so fun, we’ve wanted to go to Disney World for a while. I’m glad you got invited!

Donna April 1, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I am so thrilled for you, TeriAnn!!! I hope you have an amazing time! Congrats!

Tricia Nightowlmama April 1, 2014 - 8:08 pm

I can’t wait to hear all about it. One day I’ll be able to take my family to Disney and I know they will just love it

Anne - Mommy Has to Work April 2, 2014 - 6:08 am

Congratulations! You will have a great time, I’m sure!

Rosey April 2, 2014 - 8:11 am

Huge congrats to you. I bet it’s going to be awesome!

Angela April 2, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Congrats to you! I know it will be a fantastic event! I went last year and had a blast!

Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} April 2, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Congrats. I bet you are going to have an awesome time.

HilLesha April 3, 2014 - 11:27 am

I honestly never understood why people get riled up when others are invited to something that they’re not. I’m always genuinely happy for others, but I guess that is just me. ~lol~ But anyways, that is wonderful news! I have never visited either, but I hope to visit them someday. My oldest brother goes to Disney World quite frequently with his granddaughters, and he absolutely loves it there! I look forward to reading about your experience. 🙂

Paula @ Frosted Fingers April 3, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Congrats for being invited! I’m jealous but happy for you! 🙂

Marcie W. April 4, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Congratulations on your invite! I happen to think you are one of the blogging biggies and always enjoy reading your posts. Can’t wait to see all of the fun you have!

Tammy April 4, 2014 - 11:07 pm

aaahh the coveted invitation found its way to your inbox! Congrats – that’s a feather in your cap for sure 😉

Kathleen B April 5, 2014 - 2:33 pm

I’m so happy for you even though I had to turn down my invite! I hope you have an amazing time. Can’t wait to read all about it.

Lisa April 6, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Congrats and it’s sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time! What a great way to bond with fellow bloggers and enjoy the magic at Disney!

Raijean April 6, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Congrats love, enjoy!

Colleen April 7, 2014 - 6:07 am

Congrats! I would love to visit Disney Land one day compare it to Disney World.

Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com April 7, 2014 - 10:56 am

Congratulations! I hope you have a great time.

Ty April 10, 2014 - 10:34 pm

I’m super jealous right now! Seriously though, I hope you have a mousetastic time!

Lolo April 13, 2014 - 9:28 pm

This is so awesome! I have loved seeing everyones pics!

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