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Walt Disney World “YOU ARE HERE” Collection Mug Giveaway


As many of you know – our family just enjoyed our first trip to Walt Disney World as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  It was a first for our entire family and it was simply incredible – there is nothing like it!  While we were on property for 6 nights and 7 full days I honestly feel like we barely scratched the surface. We got a small sampling of each park as well as the beautiful Yacht Club Resort but we are certainly going to need to return.  Everyone told us it was big, but we honestly had no idea how big until we got there!

I have so many posts I want to share over the next several months but I want to host a little giveaway too.  As many of you know, the Disney Social Media Moms Conference is an invite only conference that Disney sponsors.  While it was not free, it was a deeply discounted Walt Disney World experience for our entire family that we never would have been invited to without this amazing blog community.  So many of you seemed so genuinely excited for our family that I just had to bring a little something home for a giveaway.

If you know our family at all, you know my husband and I have a deep love for all things Starbucks, nearly as much as our love for Disney.  As you can imagine, we spent a reasonable amount of time making sure we knew where Starbucks locations were in each and every park.  I personally love the collection of Walt Disney World “You are Here” mugs that you can only purchase at the parks of Walt Disney World.  I thought some friends here might like to try their luck at winning a Magic Kingdom You Are Here Collection Walt Disney World mug!  I sure wish I could have brought one home for everyone, but I do hope this is a fun little giveaway and a fun bonus for one lucky reader!

This giveaway is only for those who are fan enough to subscribe to our free enewsletter.  Make sure to subscribe here if you haven’t already (just so you know, I totally check!) . There are TONS of bonus point options, but subscription is the only requirement (you can ditch me after the contest but I sure hope you don’t!).

I will be shipping myself so winner must provide an address that is in the United States; thank you for understanding.  As always, fill out the super easy and quick Rafflecopter entry form – one entry for simply being a subscriber – lots of other ways to engage and earn more entries if you are interested!

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*This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Walt Disney World or their affiliates – I purchased this mug with my own little purse and will cover shipping costs as well.  While this has never been a problem, Catching Up With Kate is not responsible for prizes lost/stolen/broken during shipping.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
  1. Chauncee says:

    My favorite Disney memory is from my adulthood. My brother works for Ford & one year they had a company night at Disneyland. The park was closed to everybody else. It was so great to be able to run around (like children) through the park & enjoy it without Long lines

  2. Michelle P in BC says:

    I am a subscriber! I have so many favorite memories at Disney! I think spending Christmas a couple years ago at Walt Disney World probably tops that list. It was such an amazing trip!

  3. Shawna says:

    I love your blog. My favorite Disneyland memory is taking my kids for the first time.

  4. christina sellers says:

    I am a subscriber.My favorite Disney Memory is sharing my love for Disney with my husband when were dating over 24 years ago.

  5. Lisa Richmond says:

    I’m a subscriber. And my favorite Disney memory is from when I wad about 5 and my cousins ans I were reading the 3 little pigs. My cousin punched one in the nose and dented it in. Oops!

  6. Yoonhee Kang says:

    When I was still living in Korea our family went to Disney resorts for the first time when I was very young. Everything was so unreal in my eyes. Every character I’ve seen on the movie was there and it was just like the magic I’ve felt when I was in Korea watching Disney films. While I was filled with so much happiness my parents were exhausted and they just did not want to be there with so many people. Noticing my parents’ distress I’ve told them, “Why are you sad at the happiest place on earth?” My parents laughed at my gesture and we ended up having a great time.

  7. Edward says:

    I subscribe and like your blog. My wife took me to Walt DisneyWorld for my 40th B-Day.We had a great time visiting Epcot, MGM Studios and Magic Kingdom. We also have had great memories attending Disneyland at Christmas and Halloween, it is really festive during the Holidays.

  8. Penny says:

    I’m a subscriber! My favorite Disney memory is when I went to Disneyland with the man who is now my husband, on one of our first dates. We went on the Indiana Jones ride and during one part my then date/now husband was all excited and waving his hands in the air. His pinky caught my glasses and there they went, off my face and down onto the track of the ride. They were expensive glasses, but I didn’t care. During those days I was able to just walk out to the car in the parking lot and get my spare pair out of the glove box. Who cares about broken glasses when you’re having the time of your life? 🙂

  9. Lacey says:

    Haven’t been to Disney since I was 10 years old. Waiting for our kids to be old enough to remember the trip.
    Yes I am a subscriber

  10. Sabrina Paul says:

    Yes! I am a subscriber 🙂 My fondest memory of Disney was this past April, getting Annual Passes for me and my son! We love Disneyland!!

  11. Danielle F says:

    I love Disney! My favorite memory is going to Disneyland with my middle school band and recording a song behind the scenes in their studio. So fun! (Oh, and I’m an email subscriber too! 🙂 )

  12. My favorite Disney memory is when I took my one year old daughter this past summer and she danced on Main Street in front of the Castle at Magic Kingdom!

  13. Lisa w says:

    Our first trip with my oldest was wonderful, but I love how it’s different every time as we add more kids and can’t wait to take baby #4 after she’s weaned.

  14. Roxanne says:

    My favorite Disneyland memory is playing flute with my high school marching band from small world to front of main street. I am also a subscriber!

  15. Kari says:

    My favorite Disney memory is being 4 years old and riding “It’s a Small World” with my mom at Disneyland

  16. Melissa says:

    I am a subscriber. My favorite Disney memory happened during my daughters first trip to WDW in February when Peter Pan played a game of Hide and Seek with her in the lobby of the Contemporary. It was one of those amazing moments as a parent that still brings a smile to my face. . The Magic of Disney is still very much alive and well. I’m looking forward to your future posts!

  17. Rita A says:

    I am a subscriber … my fave Disney memory is a wonderful Christmas Eve when it was raining. There was hardly anyone at Disneyland that day. We wore our Mickey ponchos and had a blast!

  18. Stacy says:

    I just subscribed! Found you on our social media moms page. My favorite Disney memory is the first time we opened the magic kingdom with our kids.

  19. Gayle says:

    My daughter is a huge collector of these!

  20. Lisa Peek says:

    subscribed! Haven’t been to disney yet with my boys, too young, but can’t wait!

  21. Jeannett says:

    my daughter walking up to a giant sully using her walker!

  22. Shay says:

    LOVE this mug, and we are headed to Disney World in just 19 days & I cannot believe how excited we are! The last time we treated my little guy to Star Wars Weekends for just a day, but this time we are doing an entire week AND staying at the Yacht Club, so I’ll be impatiently waiting for all the posts of your experience. 😉 Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Carissa J. says:

    I LOVE these! I only have 2 (I don’t travel much), but I’m always looking to add! Saw an amazing collection of these from all over the world at the Del Mar Fair 2 days ago…and I noticed that while they did have Disneyland, they did not have Magic Kingdom! 🙂

  24. Carissa J. says:

    Oh, yes…AND I’m totally a subscriber (for a long while now), and my favorite Disney memory was going with my husband before kids. He took me for my birthday, and it was just just such an amazing day!

  25. Julie says:

    I am subscribed. My favorite Disney memory is going on Dumbo with my Grandma. My second favorite memory is taking my kids there for the first time three years ago.

  26. Julie B. says:

    Most recent favorite Disney memory would be taking my three yr old to WDW for the first time (we are Disneyland veterans). He loved going on Seven Dwarves Mine Train after watching it over and over on YouTube!

  27. Bethany Kreiter says:

    I do subscribe to CatchingupwithKate! My favorite Disney memory is going to the Food & Wine Festival with my favorite people on the planet three falls ago! So much fun!

  28. I subscribe via email (lmclockedile at gmail dot com) and my favorite Disney memory is the year that I graduated from college in Florida and my entire family (parents, brothers, grandparents, cousins, aunt & uncle) drove down to Florida from Maine to attend, and then we all spent a week together at Disney World! Getting to do the Hoop De Doo, fireworks, and more with my extended family really made the memories special.

  29. kelly mcgrew says:

    i subscribe now; my favorite memory was getting all of the autographs!

  30. Jennifer says:

    I’m an email subscriber! My favorite Disneyland memory is finally being tall enough to ride on Space Mountain with my Dad. Mom wouldn’t go on roller coasters so my dad was SO excited to have someone to ride with him!

  31. Kristle says:

    I subscribe.
    My favorite memory from Disneyland happened on our family-moon trip. While staying for a week in the Paradise Pier Hotel & going to the park daily was AMAZING. There is one day & one moment in particular that I remember so vividly, it will forever be engraved in my memory.
    It was day three and we were heading into Disneyland and decided that that was the day we were going to try and meet any characters our son would want to go up to. Now for this you MUST know that our son is on the Autism spectrum and until this day he was non verbal & so terrified of costume characters and wouldn’t even look at them; let alone walk up to one to get a picture. So anyway we started our day in toontown with Mickey’s house -since that would give us ample time to find out if our son was up for the whole experience of walking through, waiting in line, & meeting Mickey, his favorite character. Of course the whole time we are walking through we are telling him when we get to the end we are going to watch a cartoon Mickey but then we are going to meet him for real after that. Fast forward to the big moment when we walk right in that door with our son in my arms (for a quick exit if need be) to greet Mickey, our son has this giant smile on his face, big sparkling eyes and shouts out “Mickey Mouse!” (His first word in over two years- his first was “mama” at about a year old, then nothing but babbling.)and gave him a high five then said “goodbye, mouse.” It was fast, about 30 seconds and thankfully the wonderful CM’s got a few pictures to capture this very special moment that started a wonderful change reaction. We went from Charter greeting to character greeting all day that day. It’s all we did and our son did wonderful and even got into a tickle fight with Woody. Disneyland was already a very magical and special place to my husband and I, but that day Disneyland gave us something that we will forever be grateful for and pictures that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

  32. Kristle says:

    I totally posted my pintrest link on the tweeter link by accident lol here is the twitter link… Buy hey this comment counts as another entry 😉


  33. Michaelyn P says:

    My favorite Disney memory was when my oldest daughter was 18 months old. We went to Disneyland (as we had many times before) but this trip was so very different. This time, when we walked under the train tracks, she immediately spotted Minnie taking pictures with guests. We walked over and got in line to see her, with my daughter in the stroller. We took my daughter out of the stroller when we were next in line, and she bolted off to see Minnie! We grabbed her by the back of the overalls to stop her! When it was her turn she just ran straight into Minnie, gave her the biggest hug, and I just cried. It was so sweet. Especially since she had never really warmed up to any of the characters before that moment. It was a magical trip.

  34. Kyra says:

    I am subscribed and love the blog! My favorite disney memory is the time our family got dole whips and took them to New Orleans square to eat. it was simple but gave us the opportunity to just enjoy the atmosphere, food and company.

  35. elizabeth m says:

    My greatest Disneyland memory is hearing my son and the choir he is in sing at Disneyland! They were great!

  36. Liana Grant says:

    My greatest Disneyland memory is when I went to California.

  37. Kristin says:

    I am subscribed. My favorite Disney memory is seeing my daughters face light up when she saw Elsa!

  38. Jennie C. says:

    I subscribe. My favorite Disney memory was staying at the paradise peir and welcoming my hubby home from a deployment.

  39. I love those mugs – and our family loves Disney! My favorite Disney memory that old ride, Mission to Mars. An oldie, now gone, but still a fave memory.

  40. Tracy Faris says:

    I subscribe 🙂
    My favorite Disney Moment was when I took my 4 year old daughter last year. She got to be in the Padawan Training show and she was front and center on the stage. She got a lot of interaction and it was precious and hilarious! Then she got to battle Darth Vader and she said she kicked his booty! I filmed the whole thing. My husband was home sick so I facetimed him so he could watch too. Makes me smile just thinking about it!

  41. Lisa says:

    I subscribe

    Going as a kid and then getting to share it with my kids was the most special memories for me

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