You’ve stumbled upon something life changing. No – I don’t mean this blog. I mean the love of Disney! Give me a chance to help you have the magical vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
Born and raised in the Mitten State (Michigan), a trip to Walt Disney World was not on our radar growing up. Spending days in small towns, I always dreamed of visiting the big city but the small town appeal drew me in.
When I became a mom, visiting Walt Disney World was something I wanted my son to experience. Before long one baby turned into two and Disney seemed even more out of reach. With the blink of an eye, my husband accepted a position 1,000 miles away from our home. We were moving away from everything we’d ever known but a quick five hour drive to that castle I’d been longing to visit for years.
Having a less than perfect childhood, I wanted my kids to have experiences I was able to. Throughout my life I’d been living out examples of the Disney way without even knowing it. Customer service has always been a passion of mine and I’ve gone out of my way to make customers happy in a variety of ways. Funny how things work out sometimes.
Besides blogging here, I’m also sharing mom stuff over at my other site called Always Moving Mommy. Writing and being a mom keeps me very busy but I also work outside the home in the medical field where I get to interact with a variety of people every day.
I’ve always had a love for writing and after one visit to Walt Disney World, I was in love with that too. Our first trip was full of magic but could have been so much better if I’d have known what I was getting into. After more than 20 visits in the past eight years, I’ve learned so much! From having a “mission” or focus for your visit to just having fun and with groups from infants to grandparents, my tips will be valuable for any group. Helping other families and friends plan their Disney vacation and hearing how helpful my advice was warms my heart and keeps me going.
Being a tween isn’t easy but I’m thrilled that it’s still cool for my oldest to go to Disney with his family. He’s really taken a fondness to learning where things are in the parks and helping others when he sees them studying a map or overhears them asking questions. Always up for a good thrill, you can find him at Big Thunder Mountain during our visits.
My middle son has been on his own schedule from the second he was born. He spent a week in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born as planned so we were all shocked. Super creative, he’d much rather build something from Legos or make his own comic book than watch television or just sit around. After a bit of negotiating on a recent trip, he found his favorite attraction is Astro Orbiter even though he didn’t want to ride while we were in line.
Full of sass and not afraid to let her inner princess shine, my youngest keeps us on our toes for sure. She found my love of all things Disney (maybe it was because she went before she was even born?!?) and seeing the magic through her eyes is so special. Currently she’s loving all things puppy and baby related, and her favorite attraction is Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel.