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I have been a Disney fanatic as far back as I can remember. I announced to my first grade teacher that I would someday live in Walt Disney World.  I said that before my first visit. There were many times that I would get in trouble during elementary school library research sessions because the teacher would find me in the travel section or biography section reading any information I could get my hands on regarding Walt Disney or his parks.

I starting my career with The Walt Disney Company by working at a local Disney Store when I was around 18 years old.  I loved every second of my shifts "on stage".  One year later, I did fullfill my dream of living at WDW by taking part in a Walt Disney World College Program during the 1997-98 school year.  Our living quarters were located in a gated place called Vista Way and owned by The Walt Disney Company.  You can imagine my excitement.  I continued to hold my status with WDW by returning once a year to work a seasonal shift.  My final semester in college I returned to Walt Disney World to take part in an Advanced Internship Program in their Florida Tourist Sales department.  I met my husband during that internship and we both stayed in Florida after completing the program.  We ended up working full time for the Disney Vacation Club.  I loved working for The Walt Disney Company and the Disney Vacation Club.  However, 9/11 happened.  My father was in a bad accident at work and reality set in very quickly.  I missed my family in Pennsylvania.  After coming home to visit family in December that year, I realized I wanted to someday raise my children close to family.  I was offered a management job at the Disney Store where I started my career with Disney.  Two weeks later I returned to Pennsylvania and loved every second I managed The Disney Store.  Unfortunately, that Disney Store has now closed along with all of the others within a two hour driving radius of my home. 

Now I get my Disney "fix" by traveling back to visit at least once a year with my husband and little prince and princess.  I also enjoy being a guest speaking on podcasts and helping friends and family with planning their Disney vacations.  Of course, my all important "research" is never done.

 

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