Meeting Your Friends at Disney!

My Dreams of Disney

Cindy, Sophie and I have been going to Walt Disney every year since 2005.  In 2005 we went with some of our best friends, whose daughter is Sophie’s BFF.  In 2006 we took my Mom for the day, and starting in 2007 we started going on our own, until 2010 when my niece Stephanie came with us.  In 2011 my sister-in-law and her family came, and we had a great time.  However, for all of those trips, it wasn’t until the trip we took in October to celebrate the Magic Kingdom’s 40th Anniversary that I finally met some of the people that I have relied on nearly since the beginning of my hobby as a Disney blogger.  This post is special in that it tells what these incredible people mean to me!

One of the biggest highlights of our trip was meeting my Sister-in-Christ Brenda.  She joined Chip & Company some months ago, and we immediately struck up a great friendship because both of us love the history of Walt Disney.  So when I found out that she was going to be there, I knew that we had to meet!

The funny thing is, when I met Brenda in person, it really felt like I had known her for years!  Brenda has a genuine personality that loves to laugh, have fun, and enjoy visiting Walt Disney World.  We had our picture taken in front of the big Troll in Norway; we all rode Maelstrom together; and we cemented a friendship that had begun online and continues to this day.

My Dreams of Disney

In addition to meeting Brenda, we also met quite a few of the great travel agents from Pixie Vacations!  For starters, we met my good friend Chris, who is hysterically funny.  Surprisingly, Chris lives in the town next to mine, yet we had never met until we met at Walt Disney World.  I also met Natalie from West Virginia, Lisa and Steve the owners of Pixie Vacations, and Bob, another of the Pixie Vacations gang.  What is really cool about all of them is that they also were part of the Mouse Chat Podcast, one of the funniest and best Disney podcasts on the Internet.  Since I met them, I had to get a picture of them all, so here it is!

My Dreams of Disney

Adults From L-R, Lisa, Brenda, Mike, Bob, Chris, Natalie, Stephanie, and Steve

In addition to meeting all of these great people, I also met George.  Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of George, but let me just say that I don’t know that I’ve ever met a bigger Disney nerd then George, and I mean that in the best possible way.  George is the creator of Imaginerding.  On top of all that, when it comes to Disney, George is, to put it mildly, cool.  I know it seems like an oxymoron to be both nerdy and cool at the same time, but somehow, George pulls it off.  Check out his site and you’ll understand what I mean, I think.

I hope you have enjoyed my post!  Have you ever met friends at Walt Disney World?  Tell me all about it in the comments!