I am so happy to be a part of the Wishdrawals team. Disney has always been such a special place for me, from going with my family as a child, visiting my brother who was in the college program, going with my husband and another couple early in our marriage, to now getting to experience the magic from our children’s eyes. As a parent, watching my oldest daughter meet Anna and Elsa for the first time and my son meeting Buzz Lightyear will always have such a special place in my heart. Over the years, we have celebrated all 3 of our kid’s birthdays at Disney. We hope they will always remember those celebrations.

Favorite Resort: Beach Club is our family’s favorite place to stay. We loved watching the fireworks on the beach, walking to Epcot and riding the boat to Hollywood Studios.  We have also stayed at All-Star Sports, Fort Wilderness Cabins, the Contemporary and Boardwalk.  I loved the Contemporary because it’s so convenient to have the Monorail just feet away from your hotel room!

Favorite Park: That’s a tough choice, but I always have to choose Magic Kingdom. Walking down Main Street and seeing Cinderella’s Castle can’t be topped!

Favorite Rides:

Magic Kingdom: We must ride the Teacups and Dumbo each time! Seven Dwarves Mine Train has quickly become a favorite for our whole family.

Hollywood Studios: Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania and Rockin’ Rollercoaster are our favorites! We have loved that our oldest two are riding the big coasters now. It’s so much fun and we love the rider Switch Pass for our youngest who isn’t tall enough for them yet! Our big two get to ride more than once and my husband and I both get a turn riding with them.

Epcot: Soarin’

Animal Kingdom: Avatar Flight of Passage is amazing, and we must do the Safari. The first time we rode the Safari was early in the morning and so magical. The Lion was on top of the rock, just like Simba in the Lion King.

Favorite Restaurants: What a tough choice! Disney continues to expand their selections.  For a quiet meal with my husband, I loved Palo brunch aboard the Disney Dream. As a family, we love Ohana for breakfast or dinner. It’s always so much fun. Amazing food and setting that just can’t be beat.  We also love seeing the Princesses at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. It has been a favorite for both of my girls. We love to meet Belle as we walk in and have our picture made with her. Chef Mickey’s and Tusker House are a fun way to see Mickey and hIs friends. 1900 Park Faire became another favorite for us on one of our recent trips. We loved meeting Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland. Our trips wouldn’t be complete without visiting the countries in Epcot. Mexico is our favorite!

We have also loved all the Disney magic aboard the Disney Cruise! We have gone on two cruises on the Disney Dream with our extended families and they have been so much fun. Lots to do for everyone.

Whether you are planning a trip to Disney World, Disney Land, Aulani, or a Disney cruise, I can’t wait to work with you! 

Katie Waters