MEET JANICE BRADY (Creator/Owner of The Adult Side of Disney)
With so many resorts, restaurants, attractions, and events that take place in Walt Disney World and Disney parks throughout the world – the topics are endless. In 2012 I created The Adult Side of Disney to share all of these topics with you! I have been a lover of all things Disney since taking my first trip to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in the 70’s. My love for Walt Disney World has grown over the years with each expansion, new attraction, new resort and new dining option. I travel to Walt Disney World multiple times a year and would love to share my experiences and recommendations with you.
I am a 55+ year old mom of 2 adult children and I have been married over 30 years. I was born and bred in NJ, where I worked for many years as the Executive Personal Assistant to a very high profile, wealthy family. My husband and I both retired in 2005 and moved to South Carolina to relax and enjoy the warm weather. Having worked most of my adult life in a fast paced environment, I quickly became bored with a life of relaxation and began my adventures into social media. Since one of my great passions is visiting Walt Disney World, I began as a guest contributor to various blogs in early 2011. In November, 2012, I started my own site, The Adult Side of Disney. I have been fortunate to have been very successful with The Adult Side of Disney so decided to create Theme Parks Done the Grown Up Way in late June, 2013.
MEET TANIA LAMB (Partner in The Adult Side of Disney)
Jambo! My family answers the phone this way, so we can keep the magic alive when we’re not visiting Walt Disney World. I am a mom to 5 sassy little princesses (No, we’re not trying for a boy), and we love to visit Walt Disney World as often as we can! Each Disney experience is new as our family increases in size. My husband and I also love to take babymoons there without the kids, so I have experienced Disney World pregnant many times in all trimesters. My favorite activity outside of the parks is getting my dance on at The Atlantic Dance Hall on Disney’s BoardWalk.
I have fallen in love with runDisney races and can’t wait to run them all! RunDisney inspires me to run longer and train harder and Disney inspires kindness, imagination, and fun in my family. Plus, I’m a Disney snack fiend. How can I stay away? I’m excited to share some posts in Spanish, so I can practice it more and hopefully answer questions and share information to Spanish-speaking Guests. Come chat with me on Twitter-@LolaLambchops or email me at email@example.com!
TANIA’S POSTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH
MEET DAWN GOSDIN
“Disney Dawn”is here to help guide Disney newbies into full-on Disney dorks like herself! She’s forty-one years young, Louisiana native (Who Dat) & Disney dork body, mind & spirit. Dawn is married to her BFF Ryan & privileged to be a stay-at-home-mom to their sixteen year old daughter Princess Peyton & son future Imagineer, thirteen year old Logan. In Dawn’s eyes a family that Disney’s together, stays together. She has enjoyed WDW many times as well as the breathtaking Aulani Resort & Spa on the beautiful island of Oahu. Disney is her outlet for creativity, positivity & longevity. She has experienced Disney many ways: solo, as a couple and with family. She also has experience with runDisney, Food & Wine & special holiday events. Very soon, her family will add DCL to their travel repertoire, when her family experiences their maiden voyage on the Disney Dream! Dawn also has extensive experience within the United States, Colorado Ski Vacations, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hawaii & the Bahamas. Blog:Dawnsdorkydiary@wordpress.com – Twitter:@Logpey
Where “Disney Dawn” has traveled: Nassau, Freeport, Little Stirrup Cay Bahamas, Manhattan, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Napa Valley California (all over), Dallas, Texas (all over), Key West, Orlando, Jacksonville, Destin, Fort Walton, Panama City Florida (all over), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Arkansas (all over), St Louis, Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi (all over), Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama (all over), New Mexico, Iowa, Washington D.C., Breckenridge, Keystone, Steamboat Springs & Crested Butte Colorado (all over), Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada (all over).
MEET CAROL KNEECE
I am so thrilled to be here and part of this wonderful group. I am a Mom of two and a Grandmother of three! Having been a restaurant Manager and Owner for thirty-five years, I am now retired and happy to be a stay at home Mom.
MEET GAYLE TURNER
Gayle is a lifelong educator by day and avid blogger by night and one of the founding members of the Disney Gals, one of the most popular Disney blogs around! Proud mommy to 5, Grammy to 4 she is blessed to share her life with an amazing man who encourages her to chase her dreams, no matter how bumpy the road or where they may lead. When not in the classroom, she can be found following her son as he dances his way through life, or working with young performers in free nationally recognized after school children’s theater program that she founded 13 years ago. She believes that life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain. On any given day you will find Gayle skipping her way through life with a giggle and a smile knowing that today is meant to be lived and enjoyed. Believe in the possibilities….live your dreams!
MEET SHERRY BOSWELL
Hi, y’all, I’m Sherry Boswell from South Carolina. I wear two sets of Mouse Ear Hats: as a part-time lawyer and full-time mom to two active kiddos! I have been a Disney FAN-atic since my 8 year old eyes first caught a glimpse of Cinderella Castle and my first meet-up with the Big Cheese onboard the Empress Lilly. Fast forward 30 something years, I have amazing memories ranging from a child, teen, college student, newlywed, expectant mom, mother, girls’ weekend and couples-only traveler. In fact, some of my fondest and most pixie-dusted experiences are EXACTLY what the Adult Side of Disney is all about: for instance, the Keys to the Kingdom tour and our anniversary upgrade to the Grand Villa at Bay Lake Tower! (Shhh-don’t tell the kids!)
Whether it is sailing the Caribbean blue seas aboard the Disney Dream or running as Belle in the runDisney Princess Half Marathon, I have embraced Ellie’s mantra that “adventure is out there!” My Disney bucket list includes Disneyland Paris (ooh la la), a Coast-to-Coast runDisney medal, and a sneak peek (or dare I say, a stay) in the Cinderella Castle Suite.
You can also find me at my blog, www.sherryboswell.com, on Facebook at Music 2 My Ears, or on Twitter: @SherryBoswell.
MEET SHANNON DILL
Hi, I’m Shannon. I am wife, mother, lover of God and just about everything Disney – but especially the Disney Parks and runDisney. Fortunately, my family not only tolerates my Disney-love, they whole heartedly support it. Walt Disney World is my “home” destination, but I also love Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure and just to shake it up I have been to Hong Kong Disneyland and plan to make it to the Tokyo Disney Resort and Disneyland Paris. I like to pinch pennies on some aspects of our trips so that we can be extravagant on others. I’ve stayed on property and off and know the benefits of both. I was a part of the Disney InsidEARS program before it went into the ether and perhaps like you, I’ve applied to be on the Disney Mom’s Panel a time or two. I enjoy helping family and friends plan their magical adventures to the Disney Parks and if you need convincing that you can take a “child-free” trip, just let me know. You can find me tweeting about Disney, running, and staying semi-sane at @PurveyorofPD and on Facebook at Purveyor of Pixie Dust. You can also visit my blog, Purveyor of Pixie Dust.