Disney Creators Celebration 2020… Part 1 | Epcot, Magic Kingdom + General Session

It’s been almost two weeks since we left the magical word of all things Walt Disney and we’re still talking about all the memories we made along our journey. As much as you all know how deep our love of Disney runs deep throughout our family, we wanted to take you behind the scenes of our most recent girls getaway and chat about our Disney Creators Celebration Event!

First things first, what is a #disneycreator?? I had so many of you sending me emails and DMs asking about this trip and what all it entailed. Last November, we received an email from the Disney Special Events team inviting us to take part in this unique experience where they invite 100 social media creators to come together to learn more about their brand, show us new and exciting things in the world of Disney, and of course have FUN with our families while sharing all the details with you, our friends and followers. I’ll be honest, I don’t know how I secured such a coveted spot to be included among these incredible bloggers and social media creators.  But you better believe we weren’t going to miss out on all the fun!! Hands down one of the most incredible opportunities of my life and I hope it’s something Caroline + Carson will ALWAYS remember.

For this first blog post, I’m taking you along for the first half of our vacation… three days at Walt Disney World and our general session as well as our special creators events and then my next post in this series will be everything about our Disney Cruise Line 3-night adventure onboard the Dream!


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Mickey Raglans | Benny Ruffle Pants | Minnie Suitcase | Sparkle Natives

Disney Creators Celebration-Part 1

One thing I was SUPER excited about for this trip was to be among the first to stay at Disney’s all new hotel destination, the Riviera Resort. Modeled after everything European, the accommodations were super luxe, modern, and the rooms were so cleverly designed with all the storage and convenience we’ve come to expect when staying onsite at a Disney resort. The lobby is fresh and inviting and I was later informed that every lobby has its own “scent”. For me, this one smelled like cotton candy and definitely took your breath away upon arrival. I loved the La Petit Café for early morning coffee + pastries as well as afternoon cocktails [like my go-to Aperol Spritz], too. Right off the lobby is a gorgeous pool area complete with bocce court and picturesque views as well. Read more of the details of this beautiful new resort here.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of the Riviera Resort.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a hotel room at the Riviera Resort.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a bathroom at the Riviera Resort.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls sitting on a pullout bed at the Riviera Resort.

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A great place to stay when you’re wanting to be close to the action because you can also hop on the new Skyliner gondola transports to get you to Hollywood Studios and Epcot super quickly and efficiently! Disney seriously thinks of everything.

On our first night, we headed to Epcot for our welcome reception to kick-off the fun! We were introduced to the Disney PR Team as well as some special personalities like Ashley Eckstein and then our families came to join us for dinner, princess meet and greets and then free time to take advantage of Epcot after dark! We got to ride SOARIN which we absolutely loved and then headed to the entrance of the World Showcase for a private dessert party followed by Epcot’s incredibly nightly fireworks show… talk about a bang!

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a mom and her two daughters at Disneyland wearing a Hanna Andersson Flutter Swing Dress, ASOS ASOS DESIGN tiered mini smock dress in seersuckerASOS DESIGN tiered mini smock dress in seersucker, and Amazon Lethez Hairband, Women Polka Dot Bowknot Headband.

Confetti Dresses | Seersucker Dress | Polka Dot Headband

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Erica via Coming Up Roses [she is a SWEET soul and I so enjoyed our week together!!]

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Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Soarin' ride entrance.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls and their grandma standing in line for the Soarin' ride.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of the Epcot center.

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Applique Nightgowns 

The next morning, us creators gathered at the Contemporary Resort for our general session meeting, while my little ladies and Mimi headed to Magic Kingdom to get their day underway. They dined at The Plaza Restaurant for breakfast and took advantage of multiple FastPasses, while we got so much insight about Disney, what’s to come in the next 2-3 years for all the parks, destinations and resorts and got to chat with some of the brand sponsors including Havianas, Otterbox, and Go Go Squeez… all brands we know and love in our house!

Let’s chat about a few of the super secret stuff they shared with us that I couldn’t wait to tell you about: SO many new restaurants coming to the parks, including La Creperie de Paris and Space 220 at Epcot, a new Mary Poppins exhibit via the UK area at Epcot [personally THRILLED for this!!], new ride alerts: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure to Epcot, Tron to Magic Kingdom and even more Make-A-Wishes coming for 2020 and beyond!! We also got to meet the voice of Mickey Mouse himself, Mr. Brett Iwan–fun fact: he is only the fourth person to ever receive this honor and it’s INCREDIBLE to hear him in person! I loved hearing from the Disney executives on their vision for what’s coming and what they are doing to ensure the continuation of Walt and his legacy and everything Disney–they even shared this quote which resonated to me in so many ways: “together, happy people can do anything”. 

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a woman wearing a ASOS v neck button through mini smock dress in mono spot, Able MARGARIT RAW EDGE JACKET, Amazon FANYITY Minnie Mouse ears, Nero Giardini shoes, and Nordstrom Gucci Small Matelassé Leather Camera Bag.

Polka Dot Dress [wearing size 0/on sale for $14] | Cropped Denim Jacket | Minnie Ears | White Sneakers | Marmont Crossbody
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Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Havaianas flip flops.

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Bailey via Everyday Bay and Loren via Wear and When Blog

That afternoon, I walked over to Magic Kingdom to meet up with my crew so we could ride our favorites we never want to miss [Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It’s a Small World, Tomorrowland Speedway, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Barnstormer and Caroline’s first time to experience Space Mountain] before we had dinner with Pooh and friends at Crystal Palace and watched the Happily Ever After Fireworks show. 10PM came all too quickly that day and though we were a bit tired, we couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces from a spectacular day of family fun at the happiest place on earth.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls standing in front of the Disneyland castle and wearing a PREORDER MAGIC FLUTTER DRESS, Zappos rose gold Birkenstocks sandals, and Disney Minnie ears.

Magic Flutter Dresses [a total steal for $30] |  Rose Gold Birks | Minnie Ears

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls standing with their mom in front of the Disneyland castle.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Woman and her mother wearing Minnie Mouse ears and standing in front of the Disney castle.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls standing with Tigger.

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Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of two girls standing with their grandma in front of the Disney castle.

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Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a girl and her grandma standing in line for a ride.

Disney Creators Celebration by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a girl and her mom eating Disneyland popsicles.

 

Are you a Disney fan? What do you think of the Disney creators celebration?  Let me know in a comment below!

1 Comment

  1. Lindsay
    March 16, 2020 / 1:04 am

    HUGE Disney fans in our house!! We are headed on a Disney Land & Sea trip next year. The cruise is booked and we are anxiously awaiting June when we can book our resort. We’ve been several times but I’m always on the lookout for tips and tricks because as you noted above with the new restaurants coming… Disney is ever changing! <3

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