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Darcie M, Alabama

  • 6/27/2021

About Me

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who see things through pixie-dusted glasses and those who haven't yet had the pleasure. Count me in with the former. I'm Darcie, a central California native who now calls northeastern Alabama home. I'm also the mother of four children, each of them distinctly, inexplicably, and beautifully different than the next. Several years ago, I was promoted to the role of grandma, though I prefer the term "Mimi." I'm a wife, writer, reader, blogger, experimental home cook, COO of domestic affairs and aspiring optimist. My incurably Type-A personality lends itself well to planning Disney trips down to every last practically-perfect detail. I'm also a lover of pedicures, a hopeless foodie, and a wine connoisseur. I believe Walt Disney said it best when he said, "Everybody can make their dreams come true..." For me, being a part of this panel is living proof.

About My Family

I’m married to a rocket scientist, who, unlike a stereotypical one, is as fun-loving and carefree as they come, think “Hakuna Matata.” I have three daughters, one son and a sweet granddaughter. The personalities that make up our family run the gamut from shy and quiet to outrageously outgoing. My oldest daughter is convinced that she is Cinderella's long lost sister. My middle daughter is an eternally inquisitive fiery redhead (as stubborn as Ariel no doubt!). My youngest daughter was blessed with an extra chromosome; we have yet to figure out if her charming ways are enhanced or inhibited by the fact that she has Down syndrome. Last, but certainly not least, is my son whose boundless energy keeps me on my toes day in and day out! Disney destinations always top our list of vacation hot spots. Keep an eye out for us in the parks or on the ships; we'll be the ones with the matching Disney shirts, singing along word-for-word to the attraction/parade soundtracks!

About My Disney Experience

Since having become an inagural member of the Walt Disney World Moms panel in 2008, my love for and knowledge of all things Disney has only multiplied.  As the resident expert on travel planning, I've garnered tons of insight into valuable travel trips, including details for special needs and senior citizen family members.  My love for Disney parks is deeply rooted; I grew up taking regular trips to Disneyland, so many I've lost count!    As an adult, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to create priceless magical memories with my own four children at various Disney destinations.  My role as a panelist affords me the honor of playing an “Internet Fairy Godmother” and spreading virtual pixie dust in the form of vacation tips that help other families plan amazing Disney vacations!

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