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castlepicKristen was born in Northern Illinois in 1971 to what was already a family of Disney fans. She grew up traveling to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland several times a year with her parents and her aunt. Since her first trip in 1972, most of her happiest memories come from Disney, and the parks are the sanctuary of her dreams. As a young adult in the Navy she was lucky enough to be stationed in California, where nearly all of her off time was spent in Anaheim at the Happiest Place on Earth. Today, she’s back in Illinois and running a household of six. Her Disney kids are her pride and joy. Kristen works hard to incorporate the many lessons she has learned from Disney into the every day life of her family to keep the magic alive.

A Disney Vacation Club member since 2008, Kristen is always working on a plan for the family's next spectacular trip to a Disney Resort. Her hidden Mickey tattoo was designed to blend in with her freckles and sits on her wrist for those in the know to find.

Active online since 1996 Kristen can be found many places supporting the greater Disney Community. Apart from her own blog her posts can be found on many Disney fan sites, she has streamed live video from WDW for Eyes on Ears, and her photography can be found on the Disney Food Blog as well on Magical Kingdoms. Are you looking for more of what Kristen has written?

Podcast Interviews & Shout Outs
  1. WDW Parkhoppers Episode #4 (Full Audio Interview)
  2. Guide to Military Travel Interview w/ Diane Disney Miller (Shout Out)
  3. The Best Magic Disney Moms Roundtable (recording 9/13/11) 
Guest Posts & Interviews on Other Websites
  1. I’m 23, are you?  Disney Driven Life
  2. D23′s Destination D: Disneyland ’55 at the Disneyland Resort Disney Driven Life
  3. D23 Event Alert Disney Driven Life
  4. Mr. Bluebird on my Shoulder Disney Driven Life
  5. On Top of the World Disney Driven Life
  6. Understanding the Disney Vacation Club Guide to Military Travel
  7. Wine Wednesday: Taittinger Pink on Disney Go To Girl
  8. Disney Vacation Club Q&A on Babes in Disneyland
  9. Mentoring Monday Interview on DVC at Disney Donna Kay
  10. 40 Days to 40 Years - 1984 at DisTherapy 
  11. Chat with a Disney Guru (Blog Interview)
 Photo Credits
  1. 2010 WDW Foodie Fest Winners
  2. Magical Kingdoms Menu Pages Cape May Cafe Breakfast, GF Cafe, Restaurant Marrakesh, Rose & Crown, Turf Club, Wolfgang Puck, Yachtsman Steakhouse
  3. Disney Dispatch - Lapu Lapu 
  1. On Top of the World for DDL was picked up by Vacation Houses USA