{Editor’s Note: Fresh off her recent post talking about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, our newest writer Alicia is back to talk about herself and her love of Disney!  Everyone, please welcome Alicia!}

Hello fellow Disney fans. My name is Alicia and I am thrilled to be joining Mike here at My Dreams of Disney as a contributor. I can’t think of anything better than sharing Disney memories and future plans, can you??

At the Italy Pavilion in Epcot

So how did I come to love Disney? Well I am not exactly sure of the exact moment. It was probably when I was a little girl. Growing up I would get a Disney movie every year for Christmas and we made a family trip here and there.  In high school, I was privileged enough to be able to perform at the Magic Kingdom with my high school marching band in a parade during the Christmas holiday. That was truly one of the coolest things I have ever done. Then for senior year there was Grad Night in 98. My classmates and I got all dressed up, rode rides, walked around and enjoyed concerts.  It was a magical night.

But it wasn’t until I became an adult that Disney really connected with me. It was then that I was able to really appreciate the parks for what they were and it was the first time I went to any of the other parks. Up until that point I had only been to the Magic Kingdom. Now I can say that Epcot has become one of my favorite parks, but Magic Kingdom will always be the bees knees! Of course, like any good Disney pass holder, we have the park hopper option. Who wouldn’t invest in that? It is the greatest option and it makes me feel like we own the park when we go from one to the other with no hassle.

One of my favorite things to do at the parks is take pictures. I know nothing changes but it seems like every time I go, things look different or I catch something that I overlooked before. The boyfriend and I do not ride many of the coasters or anything like that. We prefer the classics like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World. We mainly like to walk around and enjoy the weather and atmosphere. We generally try to go to the parks when the weather is nice and the parks are less crowded. It’s our preference to stay away during the weekend if at all possible. We generally try and plan our 2 main trips around the Flower and Garden festival and the Food and Wine Festival, both held at Epcot.

So for a few of my fave things about Disney:

  • Fave park: Epcot, Magic Kingdom
  • Fave movie: Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Cars, the Princess Movies too
  • Love the Boardwalk area. It’s so peaceful and pretty back there. It’s like a hidden gem.
  • Love shopping at The World of Disney at Downtown Disney
  • I have a serious addiction to Disney coffee mugs
  • We love to eat at Seasons at Epcot in the Land. It offers a great variety of foods and it’s a good place to regroup for your next outing.
  • I have recently started collecting pins too.
  • Fave character is Tinkerbell

Well that’s a little bit about me and my Disney history. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing our love of all things Disney.




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2 Responses to “Let’s Get to know Alicia, our new My Dreams of Disney contributor!”

  1. Alicia, you sound very much like me! I know I’ll be doing my intro soon, and we’ll have some of the same things to say. Nice to “meet” you! :)