Disney Social Media Moms Day 1 & Fun Run

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We are back from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and had so much fun! We arrived at the Contemporary Resort and checked in bright and early. We were thrilled to see our room was ready just after 8 am. The hotel is amazing and Kora & Logan can’t get over that the monorail runs right through it. We opened the door to our room and were amazed at magnificent view!

Disney Contemporary ResortWe’ve loved the Contemporary and it is definitely one of my favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotels. I’ll be posting a full resort review soon so keep an eye out for it.

Next I registered for the conference and was excited to meet and see again the members of the Disney Social Media Moms team. They are all so friendly and excited for everyone. I was excited to see that our name tags are so cute and the blogger lanyards are sparkly this year.

Then we were off to explore the parks. We rode the monorail right out of the middle of the hotel and headed off to Epcot for the day. I love Epcot this time of year because of the International Flower & Garden Show. It adds such dramatic and beautiful color to park all the while infusing everything with lighthearted whimsy.

Epcot Flower & Garden

Epcot Flower & Garden Show

Epcot FlowersWe rode some of Kora & Logan’s favorite rides including Test Track, Soarin’, and Living With The Land. We then tried to make our way around the countries but it was slow going due to the heat and afternoon sun. It was still fun though and Kora & Logan and their cousins enjoyed playing the Agent P game in Norway and we stopped for ice cream often.

Epcot International Flower Garden

Epcot International Flower Garden ShowThat evening there was a wonderful welcome reception and family dinner at Epcot followed by an incredible Illuminations fireworks dessert party. The dinner was delicious and featured Epcot Try It! healthy living initiative. There were also fun interactive games for the kids.

Epcot Try It

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot Family Dinner

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot DinnerThe entertainment was fabulous too. A band played using no instruments. All of the music was made using tablets, even the guitars had tablets in them that they strummed. I’ve never seen anything like it and it sounded great, the kids thought so too and spent much of the evening dancing.

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot Dinner DancingThere was also photo opportunities with Wreck It Ralph characters, the Incredibles, and other Disney favorites.

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot Family Dinner Wreck It RalphWe were also amazed by a balance performance that took place in the center of the room. I don’t know how these guys do this but it was a big hit and everyone loved it.

Disney Social Media Moms Epcot Family Dinner Balance PerformanceMickey did a little breakdancing and then it was off to the fireworks and dessert party which was unforgettable.

We got back to the Contemporary and everyone was exhausted but happy after such a fantastic day so we crashed early.

Disney Social Media Moms End of EveningI woke up this morning at 5 am to head out for the runDisney 2 mile Fun Run at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports with Ali Vincent from the Biggest Loser.

Disney Social Media Moms Ali VincentI had a fantastic time on the run and although I was worried about getting up so early, once I was with the other bloggers excitement filled the air and it was great to catch up with old friends and make new ones along the way.

2 Wired 2 Tired & Kidsumers

Disney Social Media Moms runDisneyRunning throughout the ESPN complex was an experience I’ll  never forget.

Disney Social Media Moms runDisney ESPNIt was a great way to start the day and now I’m off to the conference to be inspired by fabulous speakers and then to enjoy another wonderful family dinner at Hollywood Studios.

It’s been a great event so far and I’ll be sure to share more with you along the way. Be sure to follow me on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for updates.

As participants in the Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2013 we paid our conference fee, which includes hotel accommodations, park tickets, meals, and other gift items. I was not required, or asked, to write about the conference, events, or speakers. The honest opinions are my own and that of my family.

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  1. Robin Wilson says:

    I think it is just wonderful that as a blogger you get to take and do so much with your family. You are truly blessed! I know it’s been a year already but Disney is on my bucket list and I couldn’t help but open to look at these pictures! The flowers and grounds are so pretty!

  2. amanda assencoa says:

    this looks like a total blast

  3. ive always wanted to go to disney world

  4. The flowers look so good there. Fun to have the monorail run through your hotel.

  5. Maralea says:

    Looks like such a fun time for everyone!

  6. I haven’t been to Disney World for a few years. I can’t wait to go again!

  7. Kim Allmon says:

    I LOVE Disney World! I’ve been there numerous times, but would like to go during the International Flower & Garden Show…been there durning EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival and really enjoyed ourselves.

  8. Paol Trenny says:

    i would have loved to be there to see the International Flower & Garden Show plus epcot is favorite place at disneyworld

  9. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Looks Like A Lot Of Fun, And So Much To Do!

  10. md kennedy says:

    I have dreamed of staying at the Contemporary Resort since my parents took us to Disney World when we were kids. I was super-fascinated on the monorail ride through the hotel – it was so cool to see the restaurant below us! I look forward to your full review…

  11. I’ve never really liked Epcot, but I thought it was always pretty their & I loved their shows they had. A very unique place. We are heading up to Florida in July I at least want to visit one park while I am there but not so sure because of the cost :(

  12. Sarah L says:

    What a beautiful day you had. Love the flowers. I’ll be at Epcot in October, hope the flowers are good then, too.

  13. What a blast! I’d love to do that run.

  14. Jennifer Marie says:

    looks like so much fun! Hope you are enjoying yourself! The water looks beautiful too!

  15. Tammy S says:

    I love the pictures from the International Flower & Garden Show at Epcot. I think it would be amazing to go during that time period. The flowers are so vivid and beautiful. Thanks for sharing you family pictures.

  16. I don’t know about getting up at 5 to run. If I’m up that early there better be some fishing involved!

  17. Susan Smith says:

    Looks like you had fun. I love that the monorail runs throught the hotel, so convienient. Great pictures.

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