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Rachel L, Wisconsin

  • 9/17/2020

About Me

I am a Wisconsin girl, born and raised (GO, PACK, GO!). I enjoy photography, cooking, hiking, spoiling my dog, doting on my cat, crafting, and gardening.

Something I have observed over the years is that each family has a different view of their perfect Walt Disney World vacation. It is vital to plan your vacation around your unique family's needs and preferences. I am here to listen and help you customize your most memorable family vacation yet!

 

About My Family

I met my Prince Charming in high school, and we have been together for over 23 years. My husband is hard-working, supportive, and my biggest fan - he also shares my love of Walt Disney World! We are a great team and perfect partners as we parent two teenage boys. My 16-year-old plays the French horn for his high school concert and marching bands. He also loves home construction projects and building things with his hands. My 'little' one is already 13-years-old. He is a rock star in the making and is quite good at playing the guitar. He has had a passion for cooking since before he could even talk! He comes home after our Walt Disney World visits and tries to replicate his favorite dishes. Their ages bring a new challenge to our Walt Disney World Resort vacations, finding new experiences that cater to their maturing interests. We enjoy more restaurants and find entertainment in discovering new dishes together. My teens can now experience new things, such as venturing out onto Bay Lake on their own rented Sea Raycers. We are enjoying more of the tours and special events and can stay up late for special events such as the Disney After Hours parties.
 

About My Disney Experience

My love of Disney began as a child when my mother ordered The Disney Channel from our local cable company. I was instantly hooked on the magic and wanted nothing more but to visit Walt Disney World and experience "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for myself. My first trip was as an adult, and seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time brought tears to my eyes. It still does! The sights, atmosphere, and smells of Main Street, U.S.A. was even more magical and beautiful than I imagined. The highlight of that first visit was when my then 14-month-old saw Mickey Mouse for the first time. I had never seen anyone full of that much joy and awe. It was then that I realized that Disney is bigger than a mouse, bigger than a castle, and bigger than the entire Magic Kingdom. Instead, Disney is a feeling inside of endless possibilities, dreams coming true, and pure joy. Although I did not experience Walt Disney World as a child, I would not change anything that led to that first magical moment I was able to share with my husband and children. With each visit to our favorite vacation destination, we create more of these special moments and memories that my family and I will always hold close to our hearts.

We typically bounce between value, moderate, and deluxe resorts, depending on our budget and reason for our visit. We enjoy experiencing all the different themes and the unique activities each hotel offers. We have visited every month of the year, and I can't decide which time is the best! (OK, it is autumn for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Don't tell the other seasons!)

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