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Cathy S, Ohio

  • 12/31/2017

About Me

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a basketball game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

Having this opportunity to be on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel is a dream come true. I have so many wonderful memories of our dozens of Disney vacations, and the idea that I can help other families create memories of their own is truly magical!

I never got the chance to be in the Mickey Mouse Club (when I was a child, I REALLY thought I would be able to do that!) However, I think having the opportunity to be a "Disney Mom" surpasses even my craziest Mouseketeer dreams!

About My Family

My husband, Mark, and I are both graduates of John Carroll University. I originally thought Mark was just being a good sport about all of our treks from our home here in Cleveland, Ohio to Central Florida, but then I realized he loved the whole Disney experience as much as I do!

Our fondness of Disney has been passed along to our son and daughter. Seeing the parks through their eyes has given us such joy over the years. Our honeymoon, family birthday parties, first steps, my daughter losing her first tooth … we’ve experienced it all at Disney World.   Over the past few years, we have added runDisney events to our list of favorite activities.  I have participated in several runDisney 5k's and have enjoyed cheering on my husband and fellow Moms Panelists as they conquer half and full marathons through the Disney parks. 

About My Disney Experience

With over 60 mouse-eared vacations to my name, I can say that no two trips have ever been the same.  We have stayed at almost every resort on property and enjoy trying all of the wonderful Disney restaurants from quick service to fine dining.  And, for every trip, we must make sure to plan plenty of time for shopping - my very favorite Disney pastime!  In addition to visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, my family is also a big fan of the Disney Cruise Line with its beautiful ships and exciting ports of call.

But the number one reason we keep returning to Walt Disney World:  that feeling you get as you step onto Main Street USA when you enter the Magic Kingdom.  As you look up at the beautiful Cinderella Castle, you just know you made the perfect choice for a magical vacation.  

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