MY FOUNDER’S STORY:
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”. The baby was not mine, as that was not meant to be. The baby 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.
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. I can take them to the happiest place on earth and they can have a magical time! 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”. As usual, 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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I am available for speaking engagements and can speak on the following topics:
- Planning Your Trip to Disney in 9 Easy Steps
- Planning Your Trip to Disney with Children who have Autism.
- The Best Ways to Plan in Your Business
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Disclaimer: A Walk in the Park with Colleen is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries.