Saturday was our final day of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We started off with a breakfast full of entertainment. Cubby O’Brien and Sherry, two original Mouseketeers, told us their stories and Cubby even played the drums for us. It was neat to hear how they new Walt Disney and watch actual mouseketeer footage.
We also heard from the manager of Disney Signature Dreams. She showed us such fun floral arrangements that they can put together for placing in guests room and shipping all over the world. You can even order a Christmas tree for your room with stockings too! Oh and Disney even has professional photographers now that you can buy sessions with!
After breakfast, we broke out for different sessions. I chose the Disney Cruise Line – Fantasy Session. My husband and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon and ever since have been dying to go back. Now that we have kids it seems only fitting that we go on a Disney Cruise! The Disney Fantasy Cruise ship is the newest ship that has the features of other Disney ships but even more!
- rotational dining
- deck parties
- adult only sections – pools and dining
- lowest ratio of counselors to kids in the kids areas
- Aqua duck water-coaster on boat
- Magical portholes inside cabin rooms so you can see sea outside even if you have an inside room
- You draw a picture at dinner and it is transformed into animation on screen
- Europa – adult clubs to lounge with specialty drinks
- Artwork in hallway interacts with you
- Aqua lab – fun water activities for kids (and adults)
- Visit Castaway Cay – private island
I never really thought of cruising with kids, but Disney makes it fun for both adutls and kids. My favorite features though is the free kids care! The speaker was actually a mom herself and said her son always wants to stay longer in the kids care area, so that is nice to know. If we went and I wanted to have dinner or even just take a nap alone with my husband, I could without the worry of a stranger far away with my child. Oh and the Disney cruise ship also has areas from infants through tweens, so everyone has their own area with kids their own ages to hang out with. The ports are amazing too and there are even four ships that cruise out of different ports including one on the West and East coast.
So after being totally jealous that we can’t afford to go on a Disney cruise just yet, we headed off to our final dinner of the night. We were bussed to the new Disney Resort “Art of Animation.” While the hotel doesn’t open until May 31st we got a sneak peek into the hotel and the Nemo pool area. It is a Value Resort that includes standard rooms and family suites. We got to see a the family suites and they are amazing. They sleep up to six people, with one of the beds transforming from the table to a pull down bed and a separate master bedroom! Oh and they even have two bathrooms! I am so excited to check out the Art of Animation Cars Suites when they open as we have stayed at two of the other value resorts and loved it, and that was just a standard room. The suites include Finding Nemo, Cars, and Lion King, with standard rooms featuring Little Mermaid. There is even an animation-themed food court.
Overall, the dinner was amazing and my boys were totally wiped out. I was sad that the conference was over but ending it with an exclusive peek into the Art of Animation was a perfect ending.
I had to post a pic of the desserts (and yes I ate all three myself):
Table becomes bed:
Mom and More Disclosure: I paid a fee to attend the Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World, but as an attendee I received complimentary items, special discounts, and other exciting benefits such as food and entertainment, so my family and I could experience the magic of Disney. Please see my Disclosure Policy.