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Portia G.

  • Ohio
  • 10/1/2011
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About Me

In 2007, we celebrated the bittersweet milestone of sending my daughter to college. Walt Disney World was the ideal destination, because the resort and parks are a perfect mixture of being a child and becoming a grown up all at once. The vacation was magical! I will never forget the tears rolling down my 18 year old daughter's face as we watched the fireworks light up the sky at The Magic Kingdom. She admitted that she was crying because the trip had accelerated her transition to adulthood, but she would always remember to keep the child inside her heart alive.

About My Family

This past July, I helped my sister-in-law plan her short Walt Disney World vacation. Her trip was a little impromptu because she was there for a basketball tournament and ended up with extra time at WDW. With such short notice, I suggested she make dining reservations quickly and I was able to give her the phone number right out of my cell phone. I discussed with her the advantages of the "Park Hopper" package rather than separate tickets, knowing that she didn't have very much time. Finally, I told her to enjoy herself, relax and let Mickey do the rest!

About My Disney Experience

For most of my life, I thought that Walt Disney World was where other people went to for vacation. Making magical memories was for the rich and famous, not for the middle class and average. A Disney World Vacation was the impossible dream. I didn't have any family or friends who vacationed at Disney World for the exactly same reasons. Then I began to research, and found that the Magic of Disney was attainable for my family. Once my very large family got their first dose of Disney there was no turning back. The obsession has been present with us every since! My Disney experience from that point on has been a whirlwind! Among my family and  friends I have become the Disney expert. As the guru for the"House of Mouse", I am constantly answering questions about resorts, park tickets,transportation etc. and giving out the Disney phone numbers by memory,of course. My life is now rich with all things Disney-and I even made it to the Moms Panel!

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