DisneySMMoms Celebration 2010: Friends & Parades

DisneySMMoms Celebration 2010
Friends & Parades


After lunch, we started to head back over to Epcot’s World Showplace to help with dis-assembling the can structure and packing the cans into boxes to be donated. When we got there, we were shocked to find out that there were so many volunteers that day that all the work had been done already. We could only stand outside of the gates and see that there was some very important filming going on. We were all pretty crushed…but…we persevere! The gates were blocked by this very fun truck!

There was a crowd gathering so we decided that it might be a good idea to stay put. There was a whole big group of us hanging out. It appeared as though something fun was about to happen and sure enough, Disney’s Honorary VoluntEARS Cavalcade started heading out! By golly, it was a parade!

This parade was adorable! It lasted for all of about 10 minutes. I loved it! Nothing beats a Disney parade. Nothing! Well, maybe fireworks…or Cinderella Castle….or….oh, who am I kidding? It’s all wonderful!

DisneySMMoms Celebration 2010: The Media Event

When we arrived at World Showplace in Epcot, I was in awe! I couldn’t believe we were fortunate enough to be involved with such an amazing event. There were lots of people already seated and we followed the signs to the media section. A woman holding the Disney Social Media Moms [DisneySMMoms] sign said “follow me”, so Lynne & I followed her over to the other side of the room where we were seated along with Kristen right in the very front row!!

The entire stage was surrounded with white balloons and a colored Mickey balloon every so often:

The Jammitors came out and did a performance for us:

Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, came out and spoke to us and also had a little chat with special guest, Kermit the Frog!

Then Ty Pennington from ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition came out and spoke to us about volunteering:

It was awesome because he took out his megaphone and asked us all to help him say “move those balloons” and when we did, they all raised up to the ceiling…

…and revealed an unbelievable structure made up of more than 115,000 cans! I wasn’t able to get a fabulous shot of the structure with my camera because of everything going on in front of us, but the Disney Parks Blog has a great video of it being assembled!

It was such a treat to be present for the unveiling of this structure! I found the props around the park to be a big treat as well, Disney always does things BIG!

This was one of the best experiences at this DisneySMMoms Celebration!