Partying at the Disney Social

Mickey mouse ears, face painting, music, dancing, an ice cream bar, and Disney Arts, crafts and toys galore.

Totally my kind of event as I love when companies include my kids in the magic. Just look at Kenzie’s glam tiger facepainting?

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Moments at Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Magic Kingdom truly is a magical place to make memories. No matter how many times I visit, it never loses the magic. Today was no exception. We did it all and even met up with another family for the afternoon. Happy to say my blogging friend Stephanie is now officially a real life friend- which merits another post altogether!

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Disney Pirate Party

Who do you think is the favorite character from Disney Junior??? Handy Manny? Special Agent Oso? Nope not even close! It’s the new guy on the block or should I say plank???

Kids went absolutely wild for Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I couldn’t even snap a photo of him as he was mobbed by 50 kids as he tried to make his way to the dance floor.

What a night! Tons of dancing from my kids and the event was fabulous as it was we sat basically on stage on the set of Lights Camera Action at Hollywood studios.

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Day 2 at Disney Social Media Moms conference

Learning lots today at the Disney Social Media Moms conference. I’m live blogging over at the Digital Handbook blog – amazing tips from Chris Brogan in this segment here. Later today I’ll post the tips from Facebook’s Head of Market Development, Matt Jacobson, who was also incredibly insightful.

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A Magical Day at Disney

Some special moments from our 1st day at the Disney Social Media Moms conference.

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In Awe of the Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom

Tough to capture on film, but you can tell we are all captivated by the “Wishes” Firework show at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. ¬†Oh how we are all dreaming about going back soon!

I need to work on my photography skills to capture the fireworks at just the right moment but as you can still tell despite my novice skills, the show was magnificent.

Disney Day Dreams

We’re having a blast at Disney before our highly anticipated Disney Dream cruise christening voyage. The new light show and fireworks were spectacular!















Disney Takes its Toll

Day 4. Multiple days of very late bed times for kids who just don’t know how to sleep in equals total exhaustion and a recipe for some cranky kids. Even Kenzie was begging for her PJ’s at 6 PM! Not to mention, the kids were totally exhausted after so much stimulation. I think there is such a thing as too much fun :)

They even look beat sleeping in these pics.


Luckily they bounced back great today after their reset with the very early bedtime last night!)

Day 2 at the Magic Kingdom with Hanes

Day 2 with Hanes was another action packed day of fun and Disney magic for the kiddos. As you can tell from the photo the kids are all becoming fast friends. Kenzie and her new pal Natalie from I’m Not Obsessed dashed out the secret doors our guides dropped us off at behind Main Street to catch the morning’s opening street parade. Gotta love that giant Disney Double stroller….. it works and is far better than lugging a double stroller on the airplane or in and out of monorail or bus lines since you get to leave it at the park when you exit (and just get a new one the next day or visit that evening)
We tackled a bunch of new rides for us with our Disney guide and a few old favorites when we hit Adventureland……. Mom loved Thunder Mountain, but Kenzie ended up being terrified in Pirates of the Caribbean which she loved last year – what a difference a year makes! Her crying terrified Kyle creating quite a chain reaction which made for an interesting ride to say the least.
Loving Jessie and Woody.

Hanging out with Lilo and Stitch along with Vera’s kids from I’m Not Obsessed.
Lunch was full of yummy food and the most incredible Disney Character expert Balloon Artist who wowed all the kiddies and kept them entertained. Check out these balloons. This entertainer has been working for Disney for 10 years now after he pitched himself for the job when he wowed Disney with all the characters he could whip up in minutes for event entertaining.


A visit from Goofy was a real surprise too.
It rained in the afternoon but these kids are so wiped out from all the fun we’ve been having it didn’t matter as we escaped back to the Polynesian for a 3 hour nap!

Disclosure: As I’m now a member of Hanes Comfort Crew, they sponsored most of the vacation expenses for our family.

An Evening at Disney with Hanes Day 2

After a busy day at the Magic Kingdom yesterday and a 3 hour serious nap for the tired kids, we finished the night off with fireworks and dinner at the Contemporary Resort with the Hanes Comfort Crew.
I’ll keep on posting when we can fit it in between the biz meetings, the fun, and managing the wild kiddies. When I come home, I’ll be posting Hanes giveaways too! (For the really awesome giveaway – you’ll need to enter at Hanes here – as Hanes is giving away a Disney Cruise!) And if you don’t win the grand prize, each week the 1st 100 entrants will get free socks.
Check out this flower bouquet all made from Hanes socks!

The kids were impressed with the Face Painting and Rice Krispie treats shaped like Sushi. Mom & Dad loved the unbelievable food at the California Grill (we will return!!!) and the view from the rooftop was incredible.
Natalie (Vera’s little girl from I‘m Not Obsessed) and Kenzie showing off their “tattoos”. Both girls are most infatuated with the ocean theme after seeing The Little Mermaid show at Hollywood Studio on Monday.

Kyle loved dipping his rice krispie treats into chocolate. And I was thrilled he could eat something that he was not allergic too. His desperation for a Mickey waffle is painful for Mommy but it is a total no go given his egg allergy.
After dinner we decided we’d forget about the drizzle and rushed on the monorail to the Magic Kingdom for a spectacular viewing of the Wishes fireworks show. We just made it up Main Street in time with minutes to spare before the show began. We were able to get up close to the castle to view from the Rose Garden area which is located to the right hand side of the castle as you come up Main Street and begin to turn off towards Tomorrow Land. I highly recommend this area for viewing if you are able to do so. (My media pass let us access this area during the show- I’m not sure if it is usually closed or saved for private parties – although last year we hung out there on our personal family vacation with a hot dog lunch on our own!)

Ending the evening with Disney fireworks — that Kenzie thought were officially real shooting stars — and topping it all off with an Ice Cream Social is definitely her kind of fun!

Thanks to Hanes and Mickey & Minnie for another fantastic day and all the memories we’ll have forever.

Disclosure: As I’m now a member of Hanes Comfort Crew, they sponsored most of the vacation expenses for our family.
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