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Denise Lang  Email Denise

Denise LangDenise lives in Wisconsin where she grew up. She is married with two children, and her family shares her love for the Mouse.

Her love for Disney began with a trip in 1992. She has special memories of that vacation spending time with her grandfather. Denise and her husband honeymooned at Walt Disney World in 1998 and she has made several return trips, even taking part in a Disney wedding. She loves returning to the magic for new adventures and believes there is always something new or untried to experience with Disney. Denise has experienced several resorts, value to deluxe, and has vacationed through different seasons. She uses her knowledge and experiences to help others get the most out of their Disney vacation.

A graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Denise is able to assist fellow Disney travelers with helping their vacation dreams come true. She has served as a peer reviewer for PassPorter Guidebooks for the last several years. She finds planning the vacation to be just as exciting and fun as actually experiencing the vacation!

Some of Denise’s favorite Walt Disney World attractions are Spaceship Earth, the Haunted Mansion, Maharajah Jungle Trek, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Taking in the countries of World Showcase at Epcot is a much beloved way to spend a day and her favorite firework show is Illuminations-Reflections of Earth. Her top restaurants are Boma, Liberty Tree Tavern, and Rose & Crown. All-Star Movies is her favorite value resort, and she enjoys laying back in a hammock at the Caribbean Beach Resort for the moderates. And nothing beats looking out your patio window to see giraffes at the Animal Kingdom Lodge!

email Dawn  Dawn Erickson

Dawn EricksonDawn currently lives in Kentucky but was born and raised in Indiana. She is married to a wonderful husband who has love for Disney as well.  You'll find her enjoying her free time by indulging in photography, scrapbooking, enjoying a good book, or rooting for her favorite football team! 

Dawn first fell in love with Disney at an early age. Her first trip to Walt Disney World was in 1976. Her most vivid memory from that trip was riding the monorail while watching the Electrical Water Pageant. Since 2000, she has had 11 trips to Walt Disney World and Disneyland under her belt and is always planning for more. She has never had the same trip twice and knows that she'll find something new to experience on every trip. She recently completed her first Disney Cruise and is eagerly anticipating her next!

As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Dawn is able to assist future Disney travelers plan their dream vacation to their favorite Disney destination. She's been a message board moderator for PassPorter for 3 years, as well as a peer reviewer for the PassPorter Guidebooks. As a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, Dawn has had the opportunity to stay at all resort categories from value to deluxe during the lowest and high peak times of year. She believes that planning a Walt Disney World vacation is as fun as the actual trip and can provide suggestions to make your vacation as magical as ever.

Some of Dawn's favorite Walt Disney World attractions are Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania, Pirates of the Caribbean and Spaceship Earth. On every visit, she always makes sure to see SpectroMagic and Wishes in the Magic Kingdom. Her favorite dining spots are Crystal Palace, Le Cellier, and Teppan Edo. Her favorite value resort is All-Star Movies with its bigger-than-life icons; moderate resort is Port Orleans Riverside with the relaxed southern feel on the Bayou; and deluxe is Wilderness Lodge with the cozy fireplace in the lobby.

 

Sarah Mudd  Email Sarah

Sarah MuddSarah is a Navy wife and mom of two whose family is currently stationed in the state of Washington.  Having been born in San Diego, California, Sarah visited Disneyland numerous times as a child and has a very special place in her heart for the original Magic Kingdom.  Her first visit to Walt Disney World was in 1996 while she was stationed with the Navy in Florida.  In the past 15 years, she has made more trips to the Orlando area than she can possibly count!

Thanks to her St. Louis-born husband’s Naval service, her family has had the pleasure of living in Florida ( twice!), Maine, Virginia and (currently) on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington as well as visit family in St. Louis and Atlanta. During their moves from place to place, they have driven up and down the east coast, across parts of the southern U.S. coast and cross-country. They have visited many sites and cities from Boston to Key West, Jacksonville to New Orleans, as well as many National Parks from Maine’s Acadia to Washington’s Olympic.

Sarah's favorite Walt Disney World attractions are Toy Story Midway Mania, Expedition Everest, Pirates of the Caribbean and Test Track. She makes a point to see SpectroMagic and Wishes at the Magic Kingdom park at least once a trip. Her favorite dining spots are Chef Mickey’s, 50’s Prime Time Cafe, and Teppan Edo. Her favorite value resorts are Pop Century and All-Star Music; moderate resort is Port Orleans French Quarter, as it reminds her of her trip to New Orleans; and deluxe is the Polynesian with its laid-back tropical feel.

As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Sarah is able to assist future Disney travelers plan their Disney dream vacation. She's been a message board moderator for PassPorter since early 2006, as well as a peer reviewer for the PassPorter Guidebooks. As a frequent visitor to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Sarah has had the opportunity to visit during the lowest and high peak times of year. She believes that half the fun of a Walt Disney World trip is in the planning and is happy to provide suggestions to add more magic to your vacation.

email Shellie  Shellie Smith

Shellie SmithShellie lives in Clanton, Alabama where she serves the children of Chilton County as a school nurse.  Along with her husband and 3 children, she developed her love for Disney travel after making her first trip there in 2002 with Jacob and Anna.   Since then, she and Chris have added another child (Sam) and have traveled to Disney at least once a year in some capacity.  

After an initial 5 day trip, Shellie learned that 5 short days was not enough time to see everything that a Disney attraction has to offer.  Her personal trips now consist of at least a week so she can experience all of the service and amenities available to Disney travelers.  Her personal slogan for Disney travel is that “if you can’t have fun at Disney, you don’t know the definition of fun”.

From rides to shows to fireworks to restaurants, there is no trip complete without a travel plan.  Shellie has become a master at managing all waking hours available to park travelers.  From planning the next meal to magic hours and character dining, Shellie knows how to plan a trip so that you experience everything Disney in whatever amount of time you choose to stay.  She has personally dined at over 20 of the restaurants around the parks and resorts and has graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. 

A final demonstration of Shellie’s Disney love is that for her  40th birthday, she was surprised with a weekend getaway for her and Chris to the place of her dreams:  Walt Disney World!    They enjoyed a “Keys to the Kingdom” backstage tour along with other attractions they would not normally experience when the entire family travels.  What they learned is that regardless of age and travel agenda, there is something magical about spending time at Disney for a special occasion.

From serving school children during the week to your children on the weekend, Shellie is ready and willing to help you plan your next Disney destination.

Carrie Voss  Email Carrie

Carrie VossCarrie lives in Kentucky with her husband, John, and their daughter, Emily. She is currently a stay-at-home mom, but taught second grade for nearly eight years. She loves all things Disney, whether it’s planning birthday parties, movie nights, Walt Disney World vacations, Disney Cruise Line vacations or pretending to have a character dinner at home (complete with her daughter changing into her princess costumes and coming to the dinner table for pictures and autographs). She also loves University of Kentucky basketball, watching gymnastics, helping with the youth at her church and consignment shopping.

She has been so fortunate to have been able to go on thirteen Disney World vacations in her lifetime, with most of them in the past ten years. Her parents took her for the first time when she was three years old. She was able to go back a few more times during her childhood. When she was married, she was able to take her husband on his first trip in July of 2004. They had such a wonderful time together that he surprised her with a Disney World weekend trip for their 5th wedding anniversary in November of the same year! They went several other times as a couple. Their favorite experience was the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at Magic Kingdom! When they became parents, Carrie’s love for Disney entered an all new level. They took their daughter to the Magic Kingdom the day before she turned 2 and she’s been hooked ever since; she has been to Disney World on four vacations.  From singing “Part of your World” when she met her favorite princess, Ariel,  to dancing with Prince Charming at a character dinner to saying she wants to grow up and be a princess and be in the Disney parade, Carrie is so thrilled that she enjoys all things Disney, too!

Carrie’s all-time favorite vacation was a seven-night Western Caribbean Disney cruise in 2009 to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary and their daughter’s 2nd birthday. It was the trip of a lifetime! She can’t say enough great things about Disney Cruise Line; the service from the waiters and stateroom hostess, the Oceaneer Club for kids, port adventures, cleanliness, variety of food, nightly Broadway-style Disney shows and attention to detail are just a few things that set them apart from other cruise lines. She can’t wait to go back again for her 15th wedding anniversary in 2014!

A few of Carrie’s favorites at  Magic Kingdom are Enchanted Tales with Belle, Under the Sea-The Journey of the Little Mermaid, Splash Mountain, Celebrate A Dream Come True parade and Wishes fireworks. At Hollywood Studios, her favorites are Toy Story Midway Mania, Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage and Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade. At Epcot, she likes to ride Soarin’ over and over again! Carrie’s all-time favorite ride is Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. Her favorite character meals are Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine and Cinderella’s Happily Ever After dinner.

As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Carrie is able to help plan every detail of your Disney vacation. She knows how to find the best deal and right fit for your family’s needs. Her attention to detail will leave no questions unanswered.