Having been born less than 60 miles from Disneyland, I grew up loving Disney from birth. My mom instilled that love of Disney and kept it alive even after moving from California to Louisiana. Every year when we returned to visit my family in California, I looked forward to the summer trips to Disneyland. The sights, sounds, and smells still bring me back to those very first visits.

One of my favorite Disney memories was our trip to Walt Disney World when I was about 10 years old. We stayed in a trailer (which they no longer have) at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. I loved the atmosphere of being at the campground. There were campfires and roasted marshmallows with Chip & Dale, BBQ with Mickey and friends, and the fantastical Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review. I truly felt like we had escaped to a different time and place. That trip solidified my love of Disney. I knew then that I wanted to make Disney memories the rest of my life.

I am currently a Disney Vacation Club member at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa as well as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. I venture to Disney World at least 2-3 times a year with my daughters. About once every two years, I head back to the west coast to revisit where it all started for me – Disneyland. I’ve been on 2 Disney cruises as well as made a trip to Disneyland Paris (when it was still only one park) and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. My knowledge and love of Disney knows no boundaries. Below are a few of my favorites about Walt Disney World:

Favorite Character: Eeyore

Favorite Ride: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom

Favorite Place to Stay: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Favorite Special Event: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Favorite Treat: Frozen Banana

Favorite Signature Dining Restaurant: Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Favorite Table Service Restaurant: 50’s Prime Time Café at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Favorite Breakfast Buffet: Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

I’d love to help you and your family create magical memories. Let’s get started! E-mail me at michelle@startswithawishtravel.com or find me on Facebook (Starts with a Wish Travel by Michelle).

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” Walter Elias Disney