Wow, it feels like it’s been longer than a few months that we were enjoying so much magic and fun from Walt Disney World at the Disney Creators Celebration. In February of this year, we were invited to the Disney Creators Celebration event which is an invite-only event for social media creators to come together to learn more about everything the Disney brand has to offer, new things they had coming up, and more. It was an extreme honor to receive this invitation so it was definitely an opportunity we were not going to miss. Myself, the hubby, and the little one packed up our bags and headed towards Orlando for our first solo family vacation.
If you follow me on Instagram @jasminescrockett, you know we shared and probably overshared so much amazing information from this year’s event. I still have the highlight saved in my profile, but I had to share a few key things we did during our trip, such as where we stayed, my thoughts on our first ever Disney cruise, and more. The Disney Creators Celebration was split into two different parts. It was called the Land/Sea event because we spent a few days on land exploring the beautiful new resort Disney’s Riviera Resort, where we stayed, and the Walt Disney World parks. For the sea, we went on a cruise to the Bahamas, which was absolutely amazing. The first half of the trip was everything we imagined and more.
As mentioned, we stayed at Disney’s Riviera Resort which is Disney’s newest resort that is inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney. From the tower studios to spacious villas with up to 3 bedrooms this resort was perfect for family and it’s extremely close to the parks. One feature I loved was the gondolas you can take directly into Disney Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
The Disney team had so many fun activities on our agenda as creators and our families. From the conference part of the event, we learned about so many different initiatives Disney spearheads that I honestly had no clue about and the amazing rides and activities and more coming to each park over the next couple of years. We did the conference part for about two days, met with a few brands, and then joined our family throughout the days for exclusive access to the parks after hours, before hours, and rides that usually are hours and hours of wait times. Being in Disney with our son, who was two at the time, was such an amazing experience because he’s obsessed with the Disney shows and characters, so seeing everything from his eyes and how excited he was to meet characters like Mickey and Minnie was beautiful.
Once we wrapped up the “land” part of the trip, we were escorted on the Magic Express shuttles to Port Canaveral to board our Disney Cruise ship, Disney Dream. One thing I can say is Disney thinks of everything. I love that this is an actual trip option if you’re traveling with your family to enjoy the parks for a few days, and then a Disney shuttle transfers you to the cruise ship. You honestly never have to worry about needing a car and getting you and your family around. From check-in on the ship to boarding, the entire experience was one we still talk about to this day. We are already counting down the days until we can take another Disney cruise.
It was only 3 of us, but the rooms were very spacious. We could have had at least 2 more people in our room if needed. I know for one, when I hear cruise ship rooms, you think you probably won’t get as much space unless you opt-in for one of the huge suites that are offered, but we had the Verandah room, which came with full balconies and was absolutely beautiful.
With the Disney Creators event, we had one kickoff party for creators only and everything after we could enjoy on our own with our families. We really met so many incredible content creators and their families on this trip, and I’m thankful that Disney included us for such an exclusive event. I could go on and on about how amazing this trip was but with so much content; if you missed anything, definitely check out my Instagram highlight to see up close all of the cool things we had the opportunity to experience.