We traveled to Disney World a few days early before the official Disney Social Media Moms Celebration began. I’m still working on my vlogging skills so be kind. This is our Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Day One vlog!
Magic Kingdom is always my first stop when I get to Disney. There is just something to be said for walking down Main Street U.S.A., smelling the sweet scents coming from the Confectionary, and seeing the beautiful Cinderella Castle gleaming in the sunshine.
Our family couldn’t wait to get into the park and have fun as you will see in the video. We danced around, ate Dole Whips, met up with friends, and more!
Goodbye Washington DC and hello Magic Kingdom!
I was invited to the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I paid a conference fee to attend and received discounted & complimentary items from Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and their sponsors. We were not asked to write about our experiences at the conference. All opinions are my own.
Come meet American Girl of the year Gabriela McBride! She is a beautiful doll with an inspiring story. We just love her and think you will too!
Gabriela uses the power of poetry to help her break down barriers and overcome a personal challenge with stuttering. Her line features several performance-inspired outfits, fun accessories, an adorable kitty, and more. Additional Gabriela products and books will be available starting in spring 2017. And for the time time ever, this new Girl of the Year collection will be available beyond 2017!
As with other American Girl dolls, she comes with a book that begins her story. Two additional books will be available. Gabriela is a sweet, creative girl who has a love for the arts. Although she stutters, she discovers that her poetry helps her speech flow more easily. This gives her the confidence to find her voice to help save her beloved community arts center from being torn down.
Another exciting offering from American Girl to go along with Gabriela, is their partnership with Scholastic for Express Yourself, a custom curriculum program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression.
The free materials will be available on www.scholastic.com starting March 1st, 2017, and include teacher lessons and corresponding classroom activities, a poetry poster, plus parent tips and learning ideas to do at home.
Also to celebrate National Poetry Month, the program features a poetry contest for students that will run throughout the month of April.
My girl couldn’t wait to get Gabriela out of the box to play with her. You can see her unboxing and review in the video below.
Visit your local American Girl store to bring home Gabriela or visit AmericanGirl.com to see all things Girl of the Year!
Thank you American Girl for sending Gabriela for us to love. All opinions are my own.
Our first experience on a Disney Cruise ship was beyond anything I could have imagined. It was a magical trip from start to finish. Re-entry into the real world, was hard! Where are the character dance parties? The pirates? The amazing live shows? The kids’ clubs? We might be home but we brought some of the magic with us. I want to welcome all my Pirate mates for the Disney Dream Pirate Night!
During the day, we spotted characters wearing their piratey best. I thought Minnie was so adorable! And beware of Captain Hook and Mr. Smee looking for treasure!
Before dinner, in our stateroom, we found Pirate bandanas for the whole family and gold doubloons. That treasure was actually some tasty chocolate. Mmm.
Each main dining room features festive dinners with options like Jolly Rogers Barbecue Rib Salad or Pirates Gold-en Pot Stickers. Plus the adult menu looks like an old map and the kids’ menus turned into Pirate hats.
After dinner and the nightly show, head to the pool deck for a dance party with some of your favorites and watch out for some special surprises!
It wouldn’t be a Disney celebration without fireworks!! And watching Fireworks go off to the music of Pirates of the Caribbean = epic. You can watch the show in the video below.
After the fireworks, the Pool Deck turns into Club Pirate, the hottest dance club in all the seven seas!
There are special drinks for the kids and adults. Luckily the rum was not gone!
It was a party worthy of Captain Jack. We all danced until our peg legs felt like they would fall off! You can find out more about Pirate Night here.
What would your pirate name be?
Come along for the magic of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart!
This new Disney On Ice show brings Inside Out and the characters of Finding Dory to the ice for the first time. Before the show even began, the kids were going through all the E-motions backstage!
But Joy quickly took over headquarters when our favorite mice stopped by to say hi!
We are big fans of Inside Out and it was really fun to see how the Disney On Ice team brought the movie to life. It isn’t a retelling of the movie, but an extension. Riley has a big game for her new team, and she needs the help of her emotions to bring home the win! Go Riley!
Cheer on Riley in the opening number of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart!
The first half of the show featured Disney Princesses, who showed us all how to have courage, dream big, and discover the world around us.
Even if life can make you a little Grumpy sometimes, you can look for the goodness that surrounds you.
My favorite part had to be Rapunzel and Flynn!
The second half brought the Toy Story gang, Elsa and Anna, and Finding Dory (yay!) to the center of the ice.
How can you not want to just keep swimming, I mean skating with these guys?
Now you may have seen Elsa bring the snow with some of her other Disney On Ice appearances but in Follow Your Heart, prepare for a blizzard worthy of the North Mountain!
Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is a great addition to the Disney On Ice family. The whole family will enjoy laughing, cheering, and loving the special surprises only a Disney show could bring!
Read more about Disney On Ice and purchase your tickets today at Ticketmaster!
I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events.