About That Time I Made Disney History… #NewFantasyland #Disney #DisneySMMoms

Disney New Fantasyland Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little MermaidSometimes as a blogger, I get to do some pretty amazing things. One of the things that I truly love both as a blogger and as a travel writer, is my ongoing relationship with Disney. I get to go to some pretty exciting event with Disney and do some incredibly fun things (sometimes with my entire family).

This past week was no different as I was a part of Disney history. A new attraction opened at the Disney New Fantasyland called Under the Sea – Journey of the Mermaid and under is a body of water called Ariel’s Grotto. This attraction has opened on the same place that used to be the beloved 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

What made this event especially exciting is the Imagineers saved and bottled water from the lagoon. This water took a special role in the continuing rolling out of the new FantasyLand as I got to pour the water into Ariel’s Grotto with a few other of blogger friends. Chris Kelley, the Imagineer who spoke during this momentous occasion said, I “became part of Magic Kingdom history” and I honestly feel this way 100%.


 Check out the post on the Disney Parks Blog where you can see that we were part of history at the New Fantasyland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

As an invited guest to the New Fantasyland event for bloggers and social media, I was allowed access to areas and events in the New Fantasyland. I was provided with 2 nights at the Polynesian Resort, some meals, park tickets, entrance to Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and swag. I am not required nor was I asked to write about the events by Disney. All opinions are my own.

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Stacie Haight Connerty, a social media consultant, is the Editor's Pick for Most Influential Southern Blogger from Circle of Mom's one of Cision Media's Top 10 Most Influential Mommy Bloggers and one of the HERoic: 10 Mommy Bloggers Who Rule Social Media.

Stacie is the About.com Travel Expert for Vacation Rentals and Shares and a contributor to iBlog Magazine. Stacie founded Social Media Chicks, a collaborative social media consulting company and Georgia Social Media Moms, a group of 350+ social media/blogging experts in her home state.

An Atlanta resident and lifelong writer, Stacie is the mother of three children (12 & under), leader of two Girl Scout troops, an active PTA member and married to the love of her life. She is always planning the next epic travel adventure for her family.

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