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Walt Disney states “It all started with a mouse”. Here at A Walk in the Park with Colleen we state “It all started with a baby” . Everyone should have a great time at Disney!

I want you to know about me and why I do what I do.  Everyone should have a great time at Disney!

The baby was not mine, as that was not meant to be. That child was my nephew, Charles, later to become my godson.  Charles started my Disney vacation planning world.  As I sat holding Charles when he was 3 days old, I made him a promise that “If I was not able to have children then when you are 5, we will take you to Disney with your brother.” And so my dream of Disney and magic memories began.

As promised, when he was 5, we took him and his brother to Disney. I had done all kinds of research to make sure it was a great trip. Unfortunately, my research was not enough, so we had a good trip but not a great trip. I set out to correct this for future niece and nephew trips.  It was and continues to be my mission to create wonderful trips to Disney for all.

Having a great time at Disney has became my mission and goal.

I would read anything I could find- books, websites, newsletter, you name it I read it-EVERYTHING! We also started traveling to Disney 1-3 times per year and became annual pass holders. Here are a few:  Disney World   Kenny the Pirate   WDW Prep School  All Ears   Under Cover Tourist  to name just a few.

As my husband and I took each of our nieces/nephews on their trip to Disney, we have strive to create a great vacation at Disney, specifically for each one. Some have been to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, or the Spas and so much more!  Over time I have made some incredible friends of Disney and cohorts. We talk, email, Facebook, anything to share information we have or ask questions we want great information on. I still can’t get enough information about Disney!

The next tradition we started was once the nieces/nephews graduated high school they could have an all-expense paid week with us anywhere in the 48 states. To date all have chosen Disney and this makes me happy.  Taking them to the happiest place on earth and creating a magical time for them is wonderful!  Believe me, it is a magical time for my husband and I as well.

Soon family and friends started asking me to help plan their vacations to Disney, which I did with great success.

As this continued I said to my husband, “When I ‘retire’ I want to start an IN park planning service for those going to Disney”. He supported me in my dream and endeavor. Retirement came earlier than expected due to a downsizing at my regular job, and A Walk in the Park with Colleen was born, my baby.

At A Walk in the Park with Colleen, I help you create your magical in park experience at Disney tailored to meet each person’s interests and desires. My motto is “Everyone should have fun in the Parks”. Where else do dreams come true and magical moments happen.  Thank you Colleen.

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My Story- I want to help YOU have a great time at Disney!!
Planning a trip to Disney? If you are a busy parent or grandparent struggling to plan your magical vacation, you’ve come to the right place. I will create your itinerary, or as I call it your GAME PLAN, to maximize your time in each park. Taking care of the details so you can enjoy your time in the parks! Let’s take the stress out of your Disney planning and vacation and putting the fun back in!!
Everyone should have a great time at Disney and we are here for you to accomplish this! I plan your trip to Disney with you so you can plan to have fun. If you want your Disney planning to be easy, call Colleen Parisi.
A Walk in the Park all started over 20 years ago. My husband and I found out we could not have children so we decided we would take our nieces and nephews to Disney (we paid for the entire trip) when the youngest of each family was 5. We had our first trip and it was good but not great. I believed that they deserved the best time. It became my mission to learn everything I could about the Disney parks and planning at Disney. With this was the birth of the company. Now, all my clients are my “nieces and nephews” and I want them to have the best time at Disney!
Everyone should have a great time at Disney!!
My mission is to make sure everyone has a great time at Disney by helping them plan their days in the park at Disney! I help you minimize what you need to for planning at Disney by maximizing what I do for you. Disney has grown and it is more challenging to learn what you need to know for planning a trip to Disney. Think of me as your fairy godmother and concierge service provider. Disney planning is an integral part of a great trip to Disney, let me do it with you and for you. My goal is creating magical moments for you and your family while giving Disney level customer service.


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July Newsletter Part 2 of 3

Let us pick up where we left off.  The trip that changed my life and how it has brought me to where I am today. I also wanted to mention that we did the trip with our nieces and nephews when they were children, but we also gave them a week vacation with us after...

Monthly newsletters

Did you get the May Newsletter? It was about fastpasses for each of the parks.   You can use the link on the bottom of this page to sign up for newsletter or go to tab and see prior newsletters.

May Newsletter

MAY NEWSLETTER 2018 Guide to Fastpasses and Tiers Before heading to Disney, it is important for you and your group to decide on your MUST DO rides. Deciding on must do rides prior to your trip will help you choose the best fastpasses for your group.  What is a...

Sign up to win Disney back pack!!

I am looking to get to 500 people on my newsletter. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter, see sign up form on lower part of page. Once we hit 500 I am giving it away.  We are currently at 485, so close. Thank you!!

March Newsletter

MARCH NEWSLETTER 2018 PANDORA AT ANIMAL KINGDOM With the opening of Pandora at Animal Kingdom last year, there has been a BIG shift in the intensity of the crowds at Animal Kingdom and the way people tour the park. The most sought out attraction in Pandora is quite...

February Newsletter

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2018 Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party!! A must do!! Magic Kingdom Fireworks Dessert Party!! A must do!! I FINALLY experienced the Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom!!  I am sorry I waited so long! It was amazing! In my opinion, it was...

January Newsletter

Exciting changes coming to Disneyworld in 2018!!  I recommend signing up for the monthly newsletter to better get information and see some neat pictures!!   Recap of improvements made during 2017:-Pandora at Animal Kingdom-THIS WAS HUGE!! Flight of Passage has...

New article!

I am happy to announce that I had an article published in local magazine- Clifton Park Neighbors Magazine. It a quick 10 step to planning a trip to Disney.  Check it out! http://www.silverpenproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/CliftonParkNeighbors_Dec17.pdf...

December newsletter

SAVING MONEY AT DISNEY Here are some quick tips and tricks to save money while planning your trip to Disney. 1. Use a Disney Authorized Travel Agent You will want someone who knows the Disney Park in and out. Authorized Disney Travel Agents will know all the best...

Travel in the pandemic

Travel in the pandemic is the big question people are asking. This post is based upon my personal experiences as well as my readings.  I recommend checking into all resources.  Here is a list of some: -CDC (Center for disease control)                  -Cruise ships...

Something to look forward to!

We all could use something to look forward to, why not a trip someplace?  It is said that when people have something to look forward to, like a vacation, it makes them happier. I happen to agree with this as it works for me.  Here is an article from  National...

Traveling this holiday season

Let's face it, we are all anxious to be traveling this holiday season to see family and friends.  I am definitely on this list as I am ready to go.  Sadly, it does not look like I will be traveling this holiday due to many reasons.  The list includes my husband cannot...

Are you ready to travel now??

People are certainly ready to travel now.  We have issues with safety concerns as well as where we actually can go.  Are you ready to travel now?? I have travelled two times to Disney during this pandemic and would certainly go again.  I feel that Disney is doing an...

Saving Money at Disney

Here are some quick tips and tricks for saving money at Disney. Naturally, I want to help you save money at Disney. 1. Use a Disney Authorized Travel Agent You will want someone who knows the Disney Park in and out. Authorized Disney Travel Agents will know all the...

Why I walk so much

I am sure many of you wonder why I walk so much.  The answer is easy, it keeps me in shape for Disney. I know this sounds funny but it's true. With the pandemic I went from walking about 11,000 steps/day to about 17.000 steps/day (Keep in mind these are minimums). ...

Lets GO There, where is your there?

Lets go there, where is your there?  The new campaign showing how planning a vacation and/or going on vacation can make you feel better!  So, where do you want to go? #LetsGoThere Let's not dwell on where we can't go but where we CAN go.  As a resident of New York...

How about a trip to Paris?

How about a trip to Paris? I am hoping that 2021 is going to be a magical year for traveling to Paris!  Their is so much to see and do in the city or within a short trip of it.  What do you want to see while you are there? In my opinion, their are many must do things...

Fall Foliage in New York

Fall Foliage in New York State is upon us!  Keep in mind that New York is a big state and that the foliage varies by area.  What I mean is, the farther north you are the earlier that the Fall foliage reaches it's peak.  I recommend checking out New York Fall Foliage...

Walking at Disney

Walking at Disney is a definite!!  Even with the smaller crowds you will still do lots of walking.  it is important for you to prepare BEFORE you go. Here are a couple hints from me: 1-Start walking 30 minutes a day (does not have to be fast) 2-Break in your shoe...