I grew up going to Disney World. My dad had a conference every year at Disney and we were fortunate enough to make it a family trip each year. I was 3 years old when I went to Disney for the first time. The monorail going through the Contemporary Hotel was the coolest thing I had ever seen. Back then, we usually stayed off property so we considered the Tram our first “ride.” We had a family game of who could remember where we parked (Goofy, Minnie, Pluto?). My siblings and I treasure all the Disney memories we have together.
I have passed the love of Disney to my children. It is pure happiness when one of my children has a new experience at Disney such as riding a ride they are now tall enough to ride, training to be a Jedi or meeting a special character. My family loves downloading the ride photos from Memory Maker to see each other’s expressions. We have so many wonderful Disney memories from many visits and each visit is different and special.
I am that person that talks about Disney all the time and loves all the planning that goes into a great Disney vacation. I like mapping out fastpass selections with dining selections and which parks have extra magic hours or a special ticketed event. I would love to help you plan your vacation and make special memories for your family.
Some of my Disney favorites:
Resorts: Port Orleans Riverside (Yehaa Bob Jackson at the River Roost is so much fun!), the Grand Floridian (I love the orchestra playing when you step off the monorail and into the lobby after a day at the park), and the Polynesian (the Nighttime Torch Lighting Ceremony really makes the resort feel special)
Rides: The Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Avatar Flight of Passage (my new favorite)
Eats: Garden Grill, Chef Mickey’s, Biergarten (it’s a family tradition), Be Our Guest breakfast (added bonus of getting into the Magic Kingdom early), Satu’li Canteen (we are in love with the bowls) and California Grill for date night (drop your kids off at the Pixar Playzone at the Contemporary)
Treats: Mickey Bar, Mickey Pretzel, the Cheshire Cat Tail and hot coffee at the Chesire Café in the morning and of course, the refillable popcorn buckets.
Experiences: Jedi Training School, looking for Hidden Mickey’s throughout the park, the March of the First Order, expanding our Pressed Penny collection and Happily Ever After fireworks.