{Update} Thankful for Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in 2011 #DisneySMMoms

(This is an update from this post from last week.)

After reading so many heartbreaking posts about not being chosen for the 2011 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disney World and how Disney was not fair with the selection process,  I decided to continue my story.

I was already mentally preparing myself for the news that lots of other bloggers were receiving so I decided not to check my emails so obsessively like I’ve been for the past 24 hours.  Reason being — I had not received any information at all about “getting in” or not.

Instead, I laid-low and just stayed on Twitter, followed the #DisneySMMoms hashtag and joined the other moms who were upset about not being chosen.  You see, like I said before, I hadn’t received any emails whatsoever so I already took that as a sign that I was not going.

That was until I checked my emails around 7pm Friday night and saw an email from Disney. I was scared. My heart was beating fast. I knew right then and there it was a denial email. I was so sure of it.

To my surprise, it wasn’t. I was completely shocked and surprised! I really thought I was not chosen because of not receiving any notification prior to that email.  I screamed with joy and told my kids that we were going to Disney and they were so happy.

(Although I’m very happy, I’m also sad for my friends who are not going but just remember, something great will come your way. )

My kids have been asking to go on a vacation to Disney World for YEARS but like any middle class family in this awful economy we live in, we just couldn’t afford a “real” vacation. So this is a blessing in disguise — a true miracle.

To think that many other “top mom bloggers” (I don’t consider myself a top blogger – no way! I consider myself very lucky.) were not chosen makes me think Disney saw something in me.

Who knows what the selection process was.  They did mention before that it would be a first come, first serve process but we all found out later that wasn’t the case.  I still don’t know what criteria they were looking for but I’m so grateful to have been chosen for an experience of a lifetime.

Thank you Disney!


  1. So awesome! I’m glad you’re going and can’t wait to meet you!

  2. Congratulations!!!!! How exciting!

  3. I’m glad you finally got the confirmation!!! 🙂 I’ll be there too! So excited!

  4. Yahhhh I’m sooo happy for you – you’re going to have an amazing experience! and you’re going to be learning from the best of the best!

  5. Congratulations! I was wondering what the twitter buzz was with Disney. Have been there a few times as a kid & adult I’m sure your kids will have a blast. Disney never disappoints! 🙂

  6. Thanks guys. Hubby was quite shocked and surprised too. He was like I underestimated your blogging skills. Yay me.. LOL.. But seriously, I feel so lucky. I hoping and praying 2011 is so good to my family. We had a rough past 2 years even though I haven’t said it.

  7. I cant WAIT to hear all about your experience!

  8. Yay!!! This is so exciting! You guys are on a roll now 🙂

  9. Thank you girls!! We still can’t believe it!

  10. Hi there!

    This is absolutely AMAZING news! And I’m sure you and your family will have the BEST time ever! I discovered your blog from over at The Prissy Mommy Chronicles and I’m so happy that I decided to visit.

    I’m your newest follower from Mommy Delicious (http://momdelicious.blogspot.com) where I blog about being a NYC single mom and full time grad student.

    I look forward to connecting with you even more through our writing.


    • How wonderful! I love prissy mommy! So glad you found me. I hope we can connect with one another too. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be sure to stop by your site as well!

  11. Congrats!! I’ve been waiting for an email and of course never received one. Do you happen to know if there’s a “wait” list? Ugh, I’m so bummed…but excited for you!!

    • Awww thank you. We’re excited to go. It’s been a long time since the last time we were at Disney World. I have no idea about a wait list. If not, Hope you make it next year!


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