I was invited to the Disney Creators Celebration back in 2020. My family and I headed to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL from Feb.18-24, 2020. When I first started blogging back in 2015, I dreamed of being invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. This is what it was called before it went through changes. I used to search online and read blogposts of past attendees wondering how they got invited. There were no definitive answers and even now, no one really knows how to get invited- they are just so excited when they do, which is how I felt.
What is it?
Disney Creators Celebration used to be called Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. It was a huge conference with mostly Disney mom bloggers. I remember reading about it and dreaming of being invited one day. In 2019, they had the first-ever Disney Creator Days and invited content creators from various backgrounds, not just a Disney mom blogger. In 2020, they changed it again to Disney Creators Celebration. Then the pandemic hit and we all know what happened- nothing. Life stood still.
In 2021, Disney launched Disney Creators Lab which is a group of influencers that Disney selects. From my understanding, Disney selects about 20 content creators and they do training and learn more about content creation. Then they also participate in the Disney Creators Celebration.
So you didn’t answer my question, what is it?
Disney Creators Celebration is an invitation only conference that’s usually held in Orlando. The conference invites bloggers and content creators from different backgrounds and niches to learn more about what’s going on at the Walt Disney Company and become familiar with what Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line offers. When I went in 2020, we paid an attendance fee but that may have changed.
What do you do there?
When I was invited back in 2020, I had no idea what to expect. We were given an itinerary which gave us a general idea of our schedule but the actual experience of being there was absolutely surreal. There was some special programming and special events. We got to experience new nighttime spectaculars and ride new or popular attractions.
During the first part of the celebration, we went to WDW during the day and there were some special events before the parks opened and some after the parks closed. One of the special events was having breakfast inside of Pandora and getting to ride Flight of Passage before Animal Kingdom opened. On another day, we got to have an after hours dessert party inside of Galaxy’s Edge and ride Rise of the Resistance inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Even though there were some early days and late nights, it was an amazing being inside the parks to participate in these special events! Not only that, I was just excited to share the whole experience with my audience on Instagram!
There was also a conference portion where just the conference attendees were together to learn. We listened to motivational speakers and learned more about what the Walt Disney Company was up to whether it was new attractions, their partnership with Make -a- Wish or the beauty of storytelling- I was inspired and so motivated to continue to share my story.
At the heart of the celebration is the belief in magic and the art of storytelling. We all have a story to tell and as a content creator/influencer, what kind of story do you want to tell/share with your audience?
How does someone get invited?
I honestly don’t know. If you Google “how to get invited to Disney Social Media Moms Conference,” there are posts from past attendees who share how they got invited. But there’s no “formula” to get you an invite. And just because you do get an invite doesn’t mean you’re a “better” blogger or “better” influencer or better anything! So my encouragement to those of you who want to get an invite one day, KEEP DOING YOU.
- Don’t harass PR people. (Do not slide into their DMs, emails, LinkedIn, whatever..)
- Don’t DM people who were invited and ask them how they were invited, especially if you don’t ever talk to them or even engage with their page.
- Don’t ask for a PR person’s email address
- Be authentic and genuine.
- Be kind.
- Tell YOUR story because it’s unique to you.
- Share your unique experience and stories
- Don’t copy others.
- Use your influence for good.
- Keep sharing the things you love regardless of an invite.
- Believe in Disney magic- because magic happens!
My biggest encouragement to you would be to keep being you and enjoy creating memories and create the content your audience wants to see. When you’re creating content that’s authentically you, you’ll enjoy it more and it will shine through!
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