Monday, February 22, 2010

Social Media Moms Event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Our first scheduled event at the Social Media Moms Celebration was an family event held at the soon to be rebranded as ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The attendees attended an exclusive media event, What's New What's Next, while our families enjoyed special outdoor activities.
While I was learning more about what's in store for Disney enthusiasts during the next year, ER got a chance to run off some steam on the outdoor fields. Brad and my mom enjoyed playing football and kicking around a soccer ball with her before snacking on popcorn. Basketball, volleyball, and badminton could also be played. However, it seemed ER enjoyed holding onto a short pole and spinning around it the most. Oh well, guess she's not ready for organized sports yet!
After the presentation concluded we met up with our families and everyone headed into Josten's Center for dinner. On that night is was a banquet hall but it can be configured many different ways to accommodate several games and sports such as fit six college sized basketball courts, or twelve regulation volleyball courts, or two regular sized hockey rinks.

Dinner was set up in several self serve stations with fun tail gate style foods like cheese steak sandwiches, hamburgers, a variety of sausages, nachos, and desserts. There were bags of Cracker Jacks and cotton candy and of course some special guests. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Chip & Dale all made an appearance. Not that you'd know it from our pictures! ER promptly hid as soon as they showed up.Beside a wonderful meal, our Disney World hosts had some other surprises planned for us. A DJ played upbeat tunes and got the kids involved in learning some new dance steps. ER wanted to go right up on the stage to dance along. It was fun to see everyone's kids having enjoying themselves! After awhile, even Grammy got up there to shake her grove thing!Our first night at Walt Disney World wouldn't be complete without enjoying some Mickey shaped treats! My mom and ER enjoyed their mouse eared chocolate covered ice creams, every last bite. It was a long day and we headed back to the Polynesian, wearing our new ESPN Wide World of Sports baseball hats, before the High School Musical performance hit the stage.

{I attended these special media events as a member of the Social Media Moms Conference, for which I paid a conference fee. The purposes of this post are to share my experiences and observations with family and friends.}

3 Friends Said:

eriochrome said...

ER's sports interest is there but it is limited. She will play with a ball for a few minutes but is not really ready for anything organized.

As you can see we tried a few different things having the most luck with soccer since she has a soccer ball at home.

Shona Cole said...

That looks like a fun day! Good family memories made I am sure.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Wasn't it a great night. I loved watching all the kids dancing on stage, they seemed to have so much fun.
Your daughter and mom weren't the only ones to have the Mickey ice cream, I HAD to have one, too. :-)

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