My mom was a huge Disney fan and always boasted that she was born in the same year as Mickey Mouse. (1928) My mom’s love of Mickey definitely rubbed off on me and has made me a lifelong lover of everything Disney. While I remember visiting Disney World as a kid, my real memories started when my husband and I started going there together. The rides, the food, the hotels, and employees were all delightful and together we became intrigued with the Disney magic. Once we had children, we were so excited to introduce them to Disney and watch them experience it all for the first time. So many great memories come to mind! One of my favorite memories was when my daughter (who was almost a year old at the time) saw Winnie the Pooh while we were waiting in line for a picture. She wanted out of my arms so badly. When it was our turn, I put her on the floor, and she crawled very quickly to him and pulled herself up. She was so excited and happy until she realized he was “alive” and hugged her. Priceless!
In addition to visiting Disney World in Florida at least 15 times, I have also been to Disney Land in California, have stayed at Aulani in Hawaii, and have taken a Disney Cruise. Each trip has brought so many smiles, numerous pictures, and countless memories. Our most recent trip was in February 2022 with a big group of our family. While some Covid protocols were still in place, that didn’t prevent us from having another magical vacation.
My husband and I will celebrate our 30th Anniversary later this year. Our daughter is now 24 and in Medical School. She’s still a Disney fan and her bedroom at home is still adorned in Princess figurines and snow globes. Our son is 21, attends college and works full time. He also loves the Disney parks, especially Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios.
I grew up in Michigan and have we have lived in Farmington Hills, MI for the last 25 years. I have a background in Marketing, bake and decorate cakes as a hobby, and love to travel and explore. I’m excited to be a part of Wishdrawals, to share my experiences with others, and help travelers plan amazing, memorable vacations.