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Tips from Disney to get Invited to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

by Deborah Cruz

Since I’ve attended Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, the number one question people have for me is, “How to get invited to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration?”

I’m going to be honest with you, I have no idea so I asked someone from Disney.

Being completely honest, my mama taught me to never look a gift horse in the mouth so when I got invited, I just thanked the universe that I was.

I didn’t even care why I was asked. I didn’t want to question anyone too much about it because I didn’t want to realize they’d made a mistake. So, I stood really still and held my breath and hoped I’d make it to the celebration without being noticed or outed for being an imposter.

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Turns out that I’m not an imposter. There was no accidental email sent. They like me, they really, really like me and good thing because I LOVE Disney. I am not exclusively a Disney blogger, but I do blog about our Disney trips because I write family travel pieces and yep, you guessed it, we genuinely love Disney.

Let me tell you a little bit about my history with Walt Disney World parks and resorts. My first ever trip to the most magical place on earth happened in May of 1999. I was just out of college and newly married and so, my first trip to Walt Disney World was for my honeymoon. I fell in love with more than just the Big Guy there on that trip.

For someone who was always the oldest in her family. The responsible one from sibling number 3 on and a perfectionist, control freak by birth. Disney was the first place where I left my responsibilities of the real world at the front gate. The moment I walked through those gates, I felt like a 4-year-old, overcome with wonder and joy and every trip since has been the same. Those gates represent freedom to me. It’s the one place that I get to shed the weight of my world and just be free.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration has been a dream of mine for years; one I thought I may never achieve because though I love Disney and I’ve been blogging professionally for almost a decade, I know there are thousands of amazing bloggers out there to choose from.  And then one day, I got the invite. In fact, I’ve gotten it a couple times. I was thrilled. My entire family was.

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We’ve been about 20 times in as many years because that feeling is like nothing else you get anywhere. I’ve gotten wonderment, joy, breathtaking beauty but nowhere else do I get honest to goodness magic. If you are a Disney fan, I’m sure that you know what I’m talking about.

So, I asked someone from the WDW PR team if they could give me some pointers to pass along to all the Disney Social Media Mom Celebration hopefuls and this was what I was told:

Attend conferences where Disney will be at and connect/network with Disney.

Write good content about Disney.

Send the links to the WDW PR dept.

What qualities does Disney look for in the influencers that they work with?


“It really depends on the initiative that we have going on. But it is helpful if bloggers have an up-to-date blog, have great social reach and engagement across the different social platforms, Disney-friendly content on social and their blogs, and a good Travel section.”


There you have it. If you were ever left scratching your head wondering how to be proactive about working with Disney, there you have it. Do your best, be your best and connect with Disney. They can’t invite you if they don’t see you. So introduce yourself at conferences and any chance you get to network with them. Most importantly, to be considered, you must be Disney friendly.

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Ali 2019/01/07 - 2:46 pm

I am going to visit Canada and Cuba nexr month me and my cousins from Canada and i need an invitation to Disney land to get the visitor visa from the american embassy in Beirut
Thank you

Mikayla 2019/01/15 - 12:26 pm

Thank you so much for your insight! It’s a dream to be selected to go on this kind of trip of a lifetime!

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Carolina Edson 2019/04/18 - 5:11 pm

Hello! Thank you for sharing these tips! I love Disney and my hope is to be invited one day.
What conferences would you recommend attending to better interact with the Disney theme?

Christine Leger 2019/05/31 - 8:12 pm

How does one send a link to the PR department?

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Andrea Bowens 2020/07/28 - 6:32 pm

I love Disney World and I took my children e very chance we could get so now I want my grandchildren to get that experience we will be there for sure in 2021

Deborah Cruz 2020/07/28 - 7:43 pm

Us too! We can’t wait to go back but we have to wait until we can do it safely. Its ok, 2021 is the 50th anniversary, so it should be AMAZING!


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